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Google sets up anti-ageing platform
Google sets up anti-ageing platform

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

UNITED STATES

App provides prompt delivery of dagga order
App provides prompt delivery of dagga order

SAN FRANCISCO, USA:- Startup company Eaze has released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana to the doors of patients in San Francisco.

31 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Mobile technology reshapes healthcare sector
Mobile technology reshapes healthcare sector

WASHINGTON, USA: Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

29 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices
Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices

WASHINGTON, USA: Thanks to smartphones, email, video games and photo sharing are available at the touch of a finger.

20 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves
US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves

WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."

6 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

The Global Awards 2013: The winners
The Global Awards 2013: The winners

NEW YORK CITY, US / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising announced its 2013 award winners on Friday, 15 November at ceremonies in New York City and Sydney, Australia. Two SA agencies won Finalist Certificates.

18 Nov 2013

UNITED STATES

Google promises new thinking for health company
Google promises new thinking for health company

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

UNITED STATES

Internet health searches not private: US researcher

WASHINGTON, US: Patients searching for health-related information on the Internet may find their privacy threatened, said a research letter published in a major US medical journal on Monday.

9 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

GSK's blockbuster drug Avandia reviewed
GSK's blockbuster drug Avandia reviewed

WASHINGTON, USA: GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, restricted in the US and banned in Europe over concerns it raises heart attack risk, is getting a second look this week by US medical experts.

6 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Nike 'lances' support for Livestrong
Nike 'lances' support for Livestrong

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

UNITED STATES

Video games improve mental agility
Video games improve mental agility

WASHINGTON, USA: Playing video games can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning and visual processing, according to a study released on Wednesday (1 May).

2 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Bacteria may halt pancreatic cancer's spread
Bacteria may halt pancreatic cancer's spread

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

UNITED STATES

Does anyone use health apps?

WASHINGTON, USA: US consumers are being offered a cornucopia of smartphone apps to track or manage health but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey released recently.

28 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Flu, fever in pregnancy tied to autism risk

WASHINGTON, USA: Women who had the flu or ran a fever for more than a week during their pregnancy face a greater risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, Danish researchers said last week.

14 Nov 2012

UNITED STATES

Global beer, wine, and spirits CEOs back new initiatives to reduce harmful use of alcohol

WASHINGTON, US: Building on their longstanding commitment to public health, the world's leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have agreed to a new series of actions in five key areas that are designed to strengthen and expand existing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

10 Oct 2012

UNITED STATES

Nike, sponsors stand by Armstrong after he loses titles
Nike, sponsors stand by Armstrong after he loses titles

NEW YORK, US: Sporting goods giant Nike was one of several sponsors sticking by Lance Armstrong after the US Anti-Doping Agency stripped the cycling legend of his record seven Tour de France titles.

28 Aug 2012

UNITED STATES

Nike auctions off mythical Mags for Parkinson's foundation
Nike auctions off mythical Mags for Parkinson's foundation

BEAVERTON, US: Nike has announced that 1500 pairs of the mythical 2011 Nike Mag shoes will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

12 Sep 2011

UNITED STATES

Economic slowdown impacts on consumer health-care spending
Economic slowdown impacts on consumer health-care spending

WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.

24 Jun 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

2011 Framepool/LBB/Challenge announces award show details
2011 Framepool/LBB/Challenge announces award show details

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

UNITED KINGDOM

2011 Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge latest news
2011 Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge latest news

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

UNITED KINGDOM

Entries open: The Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge
Entries open: The Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge

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