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Kentucky College of Optometry Announces Collaboration Agreement with Cassini
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Kentucky College of Optometry Announces Collaboration Agreement with Cassini

Pikeville, KY: Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) at the University of Pikeville has announced a collaboration with Cassini to provide the next generation of optometrists with the most innovative corneal analysis using the Cassini Corneal Shape Analyzer.  With this announcement, KYCO becomes the first optometry school to include the Cassini in their education program.  The agreement is aimed at improving education and research in key…

New Inhaled Antibiotic Promising in Bronchiectasis
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New Inhaled Antibiotic Promising in Bronchiectasis

LOS ANGELES: For patients with non–cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, an investigational inhaled powder form of ciprofloxacin can significantly reduce the frequency of exacerbations, results from the phase 3 RESPIRE 1 trial show. “This is the first large, double-blind, randomized inhaled antibiotic trial to suggest efficacy in non–cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis,” said lead investigator Kevin Winthrop, MD, from Oregon Health &…

Haiti’s Ministry of Health organizing a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew, supported by PAHO-WHO, UNICEF and other partners
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Haiti’s Ministry of Health organizing a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew, supported by PAHO-WHO, UNICEF and other partners

Haiti: The Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) is setting up  a vaccination campaign against cholera in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO). The decision of WHO and other member of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control to approve the request…

Innovative app wins top prize at AKU’s Hackathon
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Innovative app wins top prize at AKU’s Hackathon

Karachi: Innovators at Pakistan’s first-ever medical hackathon at the Aga Khan University have proposed new ways of tackling challenges facing Pakistan’s emergency rooms (ER). HistorER, the winning team at the Hackathon, came up with a unique QR (quick response) code system to address a persistent challenge faced by ER doctors. Patients are often brought to…

Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away
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Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

Karachi: Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away on Friday after his prolonged fight with illness following kidney failure, said Dr Abhay, medical officer at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). The philanthropist was brought to SIUT after he had trouble breathing and was subsequently put on ventilator. “Edhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of…

Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck
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Maya Martinez-Davis appointed Global Head Oncology Merck

Darmstadt, Germany,– Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces the appointment of Maya Martinez-Davis (46), as Global Head of Oncology Franchise for its biopharma business. She will report to Rehan Verjee, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Merck’s Healthcare business sector, and will be based in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. Martinez-Davis’ appointment is effective…

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