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SmileDirectClub Shares Update In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak 

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmileDirectClub , the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced the company will extend its SmileShop closures until at least May 3, 2020. The extended closure of SmileShops in ...

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Healthians Resumes Doorstep Health Test Services - Announces Zero Collection

As India battles corona the ones with special needs such as expectingmothers chronic heart patients among others have not been able toaccess health test services. State authorities realised this concern andallowed healthcare services companies to operate pan-India. Healthians Doorstep Health Test ...

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Florida Company Synapse Technologies Helps Fight against COVID Pandemic using Robots and Other Connected Technologies

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Synapse Technologies based in Bonita Springs, FL is enlisting robots and other connected devices in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Synapse, a physician led company, engages in programming and deploying cutting edge technologies t...

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INOVIO Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine and Plans First Dose Today

- Up to 40 Healthy Volunteers To Participate at Two Trial Locations PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) applicatio...

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Theranica Expands Access to Prescribed Migraine Wearable Nerivio™ Through Partnership With UpScript Health Telemedicine Platform

FDA-Authorized Drug-Free Migraine Treatment Device Available by Prescription through One-Stop Telemedicine Platform NETANYA, Israel and SCOTTSDALE, Arizona , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Theranica Bioelectronics (Theranica), a bio-medical technology company developing advanced electroce...

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E.T. Browne Drug Co., Maker of Palmer's®, to Manufacture Medical-Grade Hand Sanitizer for U.S. Military Personnel and Emergency First Responders

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  E.T. Browne Drug Co ., manufacturer of Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula and Coconut Oil Formula skin and hair care products, announced that its manufacturing facility, Hayward Laboratories , has started producing medical-grade hand sanitize...

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COVID-19: CAE announces measures to protect its financial position and mitigate the impact on its employees

Common share dividend and share repurchases suspended Temporary layoffs (furloughs) and work-week reductions To help save lives, CAE is developing an easy-to-manufacture ventilator MONTREAL , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today that it has taken...

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Healthcare Simulation Associations: Allow The Replacement of Clinical Setting Hours With Simulation Training To Address Pending Lack of Healthcare Workers During the Pandemic

WASHINGTON , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the pending shortage of healthcare workers due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH, www.ssih.org ) and the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL, ...

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New Study Finds that Supportive Adults Are Key to Reducing HIV Among Transgender Youth

A new study, titled "Transgender youth's experiences and perspectives related to HIV preventive services," by researchers at The Fenway Institute, Boston College, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health Johns, and NORC, University of Chicago provides...

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Same-Day Dental Implants in Berkeley, CA, Made Possible by Dr. Keith Chertok and Straumann®

Periodontist, Dr. Keith Chertok, now offers Straumann®'s new BLX dental implants in Berkeley, CA making immediate dental implants a reality for more patients. BERKELEY, Calif. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An early adopter of cutting-edge techniques and technology, Dr. Keith Chertok...

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History of Psychiatry and Medicine Addressed in Captivating New Book

Author Anthony M D'Agostino, MD explores our current healthcare system through a look at its beginnings in "The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital." HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Due to scientific and economic developments, medicine ...

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Cryopak Introduces New Sustainability Packaging - Solversa

Solversa is the first packaging line offered by Cryopak to incorporate 100% biodegradable materials. EDISON, N.J. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cryopak, a leader in the cold chain packaging industry, is introducing its next entry into an expanding line of ecologically-friendly shippi...

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Curaleaf Completes Acquisition of Arrow Alternative Care

Curaleaf Achieves Vertical Integration in Connecticut with the Addition of AAC Dispensaries in Three of the Largest Metro-Areas WAKEFIELD, Mass. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrat...

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Canadian Chamber and Statistics Canada create one of the largest business conditions survey in Canadian history; Chamber sends out call to action for all businesses amid COVID-19

OTTAWA , April 6, 2020 /CNW/ - As Canada rises to the challenge of COVID-19, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada have created a new weapon: time-sensitive data about what businesses are going through and how they are planning for the eventual recovery. The two organizations ...

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Silicon Valley Smile Solutions Protects Smiles, Treats Receding Gums in San Jose, CA

Dentist Dr. Amir HagShenas restores the gum line of patients who suffer from receding gums in San Jose, CA with timely gum grafting and Pinhole® Surgical Technique solutions. By treating gum recession, the teeth can be protected from harm and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. SAN JOSE, Cal...

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Windtree Presents New Istaroxime Phase 2b Study Analysis at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Congress

Efficacy of 24 Hour Istaroxime Infusion is Similar Between Caucasian and Asian Patients Hospitalized for Acute Heart Failure WARRINGTON, Pa. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Windtree Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: WINT), a biotechnology and medical device company focused on developing drug produc...

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Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Thousand Oaks, CA Offered by Dr. Jacqueline Subka

Experienced dentist, Dr. Jacqueline Subka, offers comprehensive family dentistry in Thousand Oaks, CA. Patients of all ages can receive care ranging from pediatric dentistry to full mouth dental implants. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Families looking for a dent...

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Chorus Aviation Announces Significant Measures in Response to COVID-19, including Dividend Suspension and New US$100 Million Credit Facility

HALIFAX , April 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus' or the 'Company') provides the following update on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on its business and its initiatives to preserve liquidity. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to worldwide economic uncertainty with c...

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LifeStation And The Blue Card Partner To Reduce Social Isolation Among Holocaust survivors During the COVID-19 Crisis

Proactive check-in calls to keep vulnerable Survivors connected. UNION, N.J. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LifeStation ( http://www.lifestation.com ), the premier medical alert company announced today it has partnered with The Blue Card ( http://www.bluecardfund.org ) to provide remo...

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CT REIT Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19

TORONTO , April 6, 2020 /CNW/ - CT Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: TSX: CRT.UN) (the "REIT") today provided an update regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on its business. "CT REIT continues to remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, our tenan...

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LifeLink Chatbots Live at Jefferson Health for Wide Scale COVID-19 Screening and Intake

Conversational chatbot solution configured and deployed in just days to help meet spike in patient volume across the Jefferson Health network OAKLAND, Calif. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LifeLink today announced it recently deployed a new conversational chatbot solution to serve as ...

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Determining How Many Veterinarians are in the Workforce is Trickier Than You Think

Food animal veterinarians (FAVs) are vital for the health and well-being of our nation's food supply, but the veterinary profession has struggled with a key question: Why is it difficult to recruit and retain food animal veterinarians? A new publication from the Council for Agricultural Science and...

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Soligenix Receives European Patent for Therapeutic Use of Synthetic Hypericin to Treat Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

PRINCETON, N.J. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need, announced today that the European pat...

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Compugen Announces First Patient Dosed in COM902 Phase 1 Trial for Patients With Advanced Malignancies

Initial data expected in 2021 HOLON, Israel , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Compugen Ltd. (Nasdaq: CGEN), a clinical-stage cancer immunotherapy company and a leader in predictive target discovery, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 1 clinical trial of COM902...

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Centene Announces New Benefits For Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

- Centene to provide up to three months paid leave for employees who choose to join a medical reserve force ST. LOUIS , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it is establishing a Medical Reserve Leave policy to support clinical staff who want to join a medica...

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2019 Canadian Pictures of the Year event cancelled due to COVID-19

WHITEHORSE , April 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The National Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) regrets to announce that the 2020 NPAC Conference, trade show and the marquee event, the 2019 National Pictures of the Year Gala planned for April 24-25, 2020 in Montreal will not take place due to ...

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SuperCom Ships to Central America Coronavirus Quarantine Home Containment Solution for Second Pilot

SuperCom experiencing surge in global demand for location tracking and home containment technology in reaction to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NEW YORK , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  SuperCom  (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, Hea...

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Simbhaoli Sugars' TrustTM Hand Sanitizers Hailed as Truly a Public-Private Partnership 'For Rural India, by Rural India' in India's Fight Against COVID-19

HAPUR, India , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbhaoli Sugars Limited, whose manufacturing units are located in rural Uttar Pradesh, will aim to distribute its sanitizers to over 50% of all rural districts of India , with a focus on affordability and packaging formats specifically designed fo...

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Kickstarter Campaign IsoSpine Hits Funding Goal in Under 9 Hours and Is Looking to Change At-Home-Care for Individuals

IsoSpine is a back traction device that aims to provide deep tissue relief for its users. IsoSpine creators, Iso Life Inc., projects the campaign to raise over $150,000. Rewards will begin shipping starting August 2020. COSTA MESA, Calif. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Since launching...

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Arebo Makes a Surprising Comeback on Kickstarter and Is Now One of the Most Popular Campaigns on the Platform

Miracle Healthcare has announced that their Kickstarter campaign for Arebo, the one-touch activation body dryer has hit and surpassed its $10,000 funding goal. CHICAGO , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Miracle Healthcare has announced that their Kickstarter campaign for Arebo , the one-...

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Omada Mental Health Program Now Available at No Cost

Digital Care Leader Will Provide All Available Capacity to Employers and Health Plans Through September SAN FRANCISCO , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --   Omada Health will make the company's mental health program for stress, anxiety, and depression accessible at no cost for the next six months...

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World Water Week 2020 is Cancelled Due to COVID-19

STOCKHOLM , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Water Week assembles over 500 co-convening organizations and 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries in Stockholm every year. This world-leading conference on water is now cancelled due to the global spread of COVID-19 and the measures ta...

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London-based Brookstreet Equity and Its Greek Tech Investments Are Fighting Coronavirus

LONDON , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookstreet Equity Partners (Brookstreet ), a London -based PEVC investor, is joining the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) with the support of its technology portfolio assets in Greece , including Terracom software, Gizelis Robotics and NanoPhos nan...

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Fast New Tests for Covid-19 on the Way

At present polymerise chain reaction (PCR) and antibody testing are the dominant ways that global healthcare systems are testing citizens for Covid-19. Both techniques have their caveats and as the crisis unfolds researchers are looking into alternative ways to screen for the deadly disease. Chloe ...

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Gateway Genomics Surpasses 200,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Tests Sold with the Acceleration of At-Home Kit Purchases

The prominent sales milestone was achieved last month as families seek alternative proven methods to learn the fetal sex of their babies from the comfort of home. LA JOLLA, Calif. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Gateway Genomics , leading developer of direct-to-consumer genetic tests ...

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Bravrr Launches Novel Assessment Tool for Bruxism Disorders

Patient Friendly Bruxism Assessment Technology Supports Dentists with Objective Data CANON CITY, Colo. , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bravrr, a company dedicated to providing wearable diagnostic and digital therapeutic technologies to clinicians and patients, has launched BruxRelief, ...

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P-Cure Secures CE Marking for Breakthrough Image Guided Positioning System

P-Cure Secures CE Marking for Breakthrough Image Guided Positioning System, Part of the P-Cure 360° Gantry-less Adaptive Proton Therapy Solution SHILAT, Israel , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- P-Cure Ltd (Shilat, Israel ), a developer and supplier of the comprehensive 360°-gantry-less ...

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OxThera Announces Completion of Recruitment in Phase 3 ePHex Study With Oxabact® in Patients With Primary Hyperoxaluria

STOCKHOLM , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OxThera AB, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of people with Primary Hyperoxaluria (PH), announced today that it has completed enrollment in its Oxabact ePHex phase III study. Oxabact is an investigational bi-m...

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World's Leading Biobanks Join BC Platforms Global Data Partner Network to Advance Personalized Healthcare Research

Total number of consented patient records in BCRQUEST.com network reaches 3.5 million ZURICH and BOSTON , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Platforms , a global leader in providing a powerful data and technology platform for personalized healthcare, today announced it has added three new l...

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Claims Conference Establishes Special Emergency Fund For Holocaust Survivors During The COVID-19 Crisis

$300 Million Advanced To Social Service Agencies Globally And An Emergency Fund of $4.3 Million Established For Social Service Agencies Providing Life-Saving Assistance NEW YORK , April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Julius Berman , President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Ger...

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Infinitus Scales-up Health Literacy Initiative for World Health Day

GUANGZHOU, China , April. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With World Health Day fast approaching on April 7 , Infinitus ( China ) Company Ltd., a purveyor of health products and solutions, taps into its vast products, services and wealth of knowledge to improve health literacy of larger population. Thro...

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Samsung Biologics enters into a development and manufacturing partnership with PharmAbcine for oncology and neovascular treatment

SONGDO, South Korea , April 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Biologics (207940.KS) entered into a strategic partnership with PharmAbcine for the development and manufacturing of PMC-402 pipeline, a next generation therapeutic antibody candidate to treat oncology and neovascular disorders. Under ...

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Message from Her Majesty The Queen to the people of Canada on the COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA , April 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada , wishes to share the following message from Her Majesty The Queen: "As the people of Canada experience profound and rapid changes to their lives, we are all concerned about the f...

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The Government of Canada announces new measures for ferries and commercial passenger vessels capable of carrying more than 12 passengers

OTTAWA , April 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Ensuring the safety and security of Canadians is the Government of Canada's top priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Transport Canada is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada , other levels of government, transportation industry sta...

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