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Fox Employees Raise $124,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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For the fifth year in a row, more than 100 Fox employees competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, an annual event that raises money for the pediatric cancer research center Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This was the first year that the Fox team won the Entertainment Industry Challenge, beating out triathlon teams from other media companies and raising nearly $124,000 for Children's Hospital LA.
 

Hershey-Funded Operation Now Producing Life-Saving Therapeutic Food

Hershey invests more than $1 million and food expertise to help severely malnourished Ghanaian children using peanut-based food
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Accra, Ghana, December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), in partnership with Project Peanut Butter, today announced that the project’s newest manufacturing facility – located in Kumasi, Ghana -- is now beginning full operation.

USA TODAY: Amway Expertise Improves Childhood Nutrition Globally

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By Steve Van Andel, Amway Chairman

Around the world, Amway is taking on the issue of global malnutrition, helping thousands of children and families live better lives. Everyone needs proper nutrition to achieve their full potential. However, many people — especially children — are not getting the vitamins and minerals they need. This causes a wide range of health and developmental problems.

More than 3.1 million children age 5 and younger die each year of malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization.

Making a commitment

Go Organic for the Holidays with Safeway’s O Organics

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Safeway is proud to be growing and evolving our O Organics™ line of products so families can enjoy purely delicious organic food for the holidays, and all year ‘round.

O Organics was introduced in 2005 and has grown rapidly to become one of the biggest organic brands in the country. It’s recently been given a new fresh, modern look.

Safeway’s O Organics line has all the essentials for holiday meals and entertaining including:

·         Snacks and appetizers: Dry Roasted Mixed Nuts  and Stone Ground Wheat Crackers

Former SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Rides in Rose Parade

Former NHL player Gates Orlando will appear on the Donate Life entry as a donor heart recipient after he was bridged to transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.
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TUCSON, Ariz., December 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A former NHL player who was supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart before receiving his donor heart transplant will ride in the Rose Parade New Year’s Day.

Gaetano “Gates” Orlando, who played with the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League, received the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant April 4, 2012, and was bridged to a donor heart transplant 10 months later.

eSpring™ Brand is First to be Certified to All 15 New NSF/ANSI 401 Emerging Contaminants

New industry standard addresses removal of 15 additional contaminants from drinking water
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ADA, MICH., December 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When the world’s leading brands in home technology seek third-party verification of their products, they often turn to NSF International.  NSF International is a global, independent organization that sets standards for product safety and tests and certifies products for compliance, and recently gave the eSpring™ Water Treatment System the first certification for removal of all 15 “potential contaminants” included in the new NSF/ANSI 401 drinking water treatment standard.

Lilly: An Unexpected Global Health Threat

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If someone asked you to characterize the biggest global health crisis in low and middle income countries, would non-communicable diseases (NCDs) come to mind? Probably not. With headlines focusing on infectious diseases like Ebola or influenza, the damaging societal effect of chronic diseases can get lost. In fact, NCDs like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have the greatest impact on economic stability, governance, and workforce productivity. 

Boeing and South African Airways’ New Biofuel Creates Triple Bottom Line

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As companies search for sustainable solutions, sometimes the advantages extend far beyond just the environmental benefits. Boeing and South African Airways' newest innovation provides a multi-layered solution – combining health, economic development and sustainability gains.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Unlikely to Reach Epidemic Status

New reports published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases suggest controls can reduce transmission
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London, December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. It exhibits a 40% fatality rate and over 97% of the cases have occurred in the Middle East. In three new studies in the current issue of the International Journal of Infectious Disease, researchers reported on clinical outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), how long patients will shed virus during their infections, and how the Sultanate of Oman is dealing with cases that have appeared there.

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