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Novartis Forms Alliance to Develop Medicines for Treating Infectious Diarrheal Disease

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  • Novartis receives funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for further development of Novartis drug candidate KDU731 for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis is the second leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children
  • Private companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other stakeholders need to work together to create sustainable solutions for global health issues.
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  • Novartis receives funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for further development of Novartis drug candidate KDU731 for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis is the second leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children
  • Private companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other stakeholders need to work together to create sustainable solutions for global health issues.

Shire and SeriousFun Children's Network Celebrate Two Years of Partnership

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In February of 2016, we committed $3 million over three years to SeriousFun Children’s Network. Our support will enable nearly 1,000 children, many with rare diseases, to attend SeriousFun’s transformative camps and programs free of charge. This is a look at our partnership in year two!

Our volunteers had this to say (and more) in the video above:

"What I experienced at camp was beyond my expectations."

"Every camper was made to feel that FUN was the most important goal (of the day)."

"The campers attitudes and strength were absolutely contagious."

CVS Health Offering No Cost "Know Your Numbers" Heart Health Screenings As Part of Its National Support of American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Movement

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its continued support of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today extended its commitment to women's health by offering no cost "Know Your Numbers" heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company's retail medical clinic, every Wednesday in February.

More Than a Dress: The 15th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards

By Nici Bush, General Manager, Mars Symbioscience at Mars
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This month, I have the privilege of presenting an award at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, where we at Mars Symbioscience, makers of CocoaVia® dietary supplement, are the lead sponsor for the third year in a row. Before I don my own red dress at this glamorous event, (thankfully picked out by my 18-year old daughter on a rushed Sunday afternoon shopping trip,) I find myself reflecting on what this award means to me as a business leader, a woman, a friend, and a mother.  

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cancer Survivor Jim Kelly Joins Merck to Challenge America to Raise Funds for the Cancer Community

30-day Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge Helps Those Impacted by Cancer and the Patient Organizations That Support Them
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With an estimated 1.6 million Americans diagnosed in 2017 alone, cancer not only impacts those diagnosed but their friends and family as well. In recognition of World Cancer Day on Sunday, Feb. 4, Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, along with Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is asking all Americans to join the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge, a social awareness effort to help raise funds to support cancer patient organizations.

CocoaVia Brand Honors Health Equality Advocate at Woman's Day Red Dress Awards

Brand Continues to Promote Healthy Hearts in Third Year of Sponsorship
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GERMANTOWN, Md., February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Mars Symbioscience announced today that its CocoaVia® brand will be the lead sponsor of the 15th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards for the third year in a row. The event, hosted on February 6, 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, recognizes doctors, researchers, and advocates who are making a positive impact in the fight against heart disease, still the leading cause of death in women.

Twitter Chat Announcement: “Non-Communicable Diseases: Co-Creating Solutions for Prevention and Treatment” with PSI, Intra Health International, and the Novartis Foundation Next Wed at 10, ET

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - What do cervical cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension have in common? They are three diseases that are largely preventable, easily screened for/diagnosed, and highly treatable with known therapies. Addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as these, is a problem we can solve if we work together.

Humana Foundation Announces Focus for the Future: Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Sustainable Community Impact

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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

Evolution of foundation’s strategy aligns with Humana Inc.’s Bold Goal of improving the health of communities Humana serves
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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

My Special Aflac Duck Takes Home Best of CES 2018 Award

Caring Companion for Children with Cancer Honored for Best Unexpected Product among 3,900 Exhibitors
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, capped off a busy week at the Consumer Electronics Show® (CES) by accepting the Best of CES 2018 Award for Best Unexpected Product for My Special Aflac Duck, the company’s new social robot designed to help children coping with cancer.

7 Nestlé Brand Stories You Missed in 2017

Our brands were busy in 2017 — find out what they were up to!
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by Shorouk Elkobrsi

2017 was an eventful year here at Nestlé. We launched innovative products, had new learnings on the joy of pizza, broke Guinness World Records, and welcomed new members to our family.

We know you had a busy year too — so in case you missed any of our biggest stories, we’ve got a quick roundup of the highlights for you:

1. Bringing Plant-Based Creamers to Life

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