US regulators announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it...
22 Dec 2017
LOS ANGELES, USA: A newly-wed US woman with terminal cancer has announced plans online to end her life on 1 November to die with dignity and without debilitating pain.
13 Oct 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward with its own website and mission statement.
13 Aug 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google announced on Wednesday (17 September) it was launching a new company focused on health and well-being and hinted at co-operation with longtime rival Apple in the venture.
19 Sep 2013
LOS ANGELES, USA: Nike has decided to stop making products for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's cancer charity Livestrong, but will still support the group financially, the company said on Tuesday (28 May).
30 May 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: An experimental therapy that uses Listeria bacteria to infect pancreatic cancer cells and deliver tumour-killing drugs has shown promise in laboratory animal research, US scientists said on Monday (22 April).
23 Apr 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: IBM is putting its Watson super-computer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial computer program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease.
12 Feb 2013
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: The voting of the jury for the 2011 Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge is done. The shortlist of the ten best films will be announced on 16 June 2011, the final award ceremony and screening take place on 23 June 23 in Cannes' Cinéma Star.
10 Jun 2011
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, LBB and the Fireflies can now welcome even more advertising super stars to their challenge's prominent jury: Al Moseley (180 Amsterdam), Barnsley (The Mill) and Tiger Savage (Tiger's Eye) are now also confirmed as judges.
5 May 2011
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, the footage collection run by filmmakers, has opened its call for entries for the 2011 Framepool / LBB / FireFlies Challenge. This short-film competition is aimed at the world's directors who want to present their films to a highly prominent jury - while supporting a good cause.
30 Mar 2011
CANNES, France: Filmmakers' competition ends on 24 June 2010 with a neck-and-neck-race between the top five entries. The winners of the 2010 Framepool/ LBB Online/ Fireflies Challenge come from the United Kingdom, Japan and the USA is a close-run race for the top spots.
25 Jun 2010