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P&O Cruises Guests Help Save Lives of Newborn Babies in PNG With Their Contributions to P&O Pacific Partnership

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July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ A tiny bracelet is helping to save the lives of thousands of newborn babies in PNG and P&O Cruises’ guests are playing a part through the power of their one dollar contributions to the P&O Pacific Partnership.

PNG has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates with 6,000 babies dying each year before the age of four weeks, in many cases due to hypothermia caused by a sudden fall in body temperature.

Regional Health Provides Cancer Patients With a New Fun Tool

By Cali Montana
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA, TV) - Rapid City Regional Health welcomed some new feathered friends to its pediatric floor.

Thanks to a donation from Aflac, the hospital is providing young patients with a new fun tool.

"It's a gift that we can give to all of our patients that we see who have cancer and are receiving chemo. It's a way for them to communicate their feelings," says Regional Health Nurse Amanda Horsley.

Aflac Reports on Effort to Give Children With Cancer Huggable Robots

Aflac says some of the money for the Aflac Duck robots comes from donations from agents.
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By Allison Bell 

A foundation affiliated with Aflac Inc. has given toy robots that look like the Aflac Duck to children who are facing cancer in about 200 U.S. hospitals and clinics, Aflac said today.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company started distributing My Special Aflac Duck robots last year.

Teva Drives Progress to Address Pressing Global Health Challenges While Maintaining Focus on Compliance

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Jerusalem, July 11, 2019 – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) published today its 2018 Social Impact Report, highlighting how the world’s leading provider of generic medicines helped create a healthier world through its product portfolio, patient programs, environmental sustainability actions and corporate culture rooted in compliance and ethics.  

Serving Our Tiniest Consumers: Meet Susan Ludwig

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Susan Ludwig and the team that developed diapers for preemie babies have kept these tiny consumers at the center of our diaper innovation since 2002. In heartbreak, she realized the company's unique ability to deliver hope. 

“Who else has all this access to these amazing people, in a company that listens?”

P&O Cruises’ Guests Play a Part in Saving One Ni Van Life so That Others Can Be Saved in Health Emergencies

Press Release

July 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — When 35-year-old Ni Van paramedic trainee Jerome Sese suffered a heart attack recently, P&O Cruises’ guests played a part in saving his life through their contributions to the guest-funded P&O Pacific Partnership.

With combined support from the Partnership and P&O itself, Jerome is now on the path to a full recovery following cardiac surgery so that he can resume his work with ProMedical Vanuatu providing emergency ambulance care for local communities.

Children Battling Cancer Can’t Always Express Their Feelings. Now a Robotic Duck Is Doing It for Them.

By Peter Holley
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It was hard enough that Savi Abdallah-Sinha was only a 2-year-old when he began undergoing chemotherapy treatment to rid his body of leukemia.

What made his situation even more difficult, his parents say, was knowing that the little boy was so young he lacked the words to communicate the many varieties of acute pain he was experiencing. Each time a new drug was introduced or a round of treatment completed, the boy’s inner world remained largely mysterious to the adults caring for him.

Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager
Blog

On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

“My Life's Mission Is Finding a Way to Prevent HIV”: Meet the Lead Scientist on a Promising Female-Focused Vaccine Trial

By Darren Frei
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A study of women, by women. We're talking about the Imbokodo trial, which is evaluating an investigational HIV vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa. As the study hits a key milestone, we sat down with South African physician and scientist Glenda Gray, who's at the helm of the groundbreaking trial.

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A study of women, by women. We're talking about the Imbokodo trial, which is evaluating an investigational HIV vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa. As the study hits a key milestone, we sat down with South African physician and scientist Glenda Gray, who's at the helm of the groundbreaking trial.

365 Days of Caring: 13 Ways Johnson & Johnson Helped Progress Health for Humanity in 2018

By Camille Chatterjee
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From a $10 million pledge to UNICEF in support of health workers to promising news about a preventive HIV vaccine regimen, the company’s new 2018 Health for Humanity Report details how Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to creating a better future for everyone, everywhere.

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From a $10 million pledge to UNICEF in support of health workers to promising news about a preventive HIV vaccine regimen, the company’s new 2018 Health for Humanity Report details how Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to creating a better future for everyone, everywhere.

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