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Philips and the European Society of Radiology to Host Ultrasound Academy at ECR 2020

February 27, 2020   Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Vienna, Austria – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the European Society of Radiology (ESR), today announced a collaboration to host an Ultrasound Academy at the European Congress of Radi...

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Philips on Track to Become Carbon-neutral in its Own Operations this year

February 25, 2020 Philips is set to meet all the targets proposed in its 5-year ‘Healthy people, Sustainable planet’ program, with expansion of its renewable energy sourcing initiatives, and Green Revenues [1] accounting for 67% of revenues and Circular Products & Solutions [2] accounting for 1...

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Philips Publishes its Annual Report 2019

February 25, 2020 Company provides update related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today published its Annual Report 2019, and expects to file the report on Form 20-...

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Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Offers Infertility Community a Dose of Encouragement in New Patient Stories of Hope eBook

While every journey to parenthood is unique, the common thread in these patient stories compiled by SGF is hope. In this uplifting free e-book, commemorating SGF's new "Better Approach" campaign, readers will catch a glimpse into the obstacles, setbacks, and triumphs experienced by 10 courageous SG...

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Rare Disease Day 2020 - Orphan Drugs Face Uphill Battle in 2020

As patients clinicians and researchers prepare for Rare Disease Day on February 29 2020 GlobalData’s analysis shows the number of drugs awarded orphan drug designations (ODDs) by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has declined over the last six years ...

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Fitternity Joins Hands With Swiggy to Give Consumers Incentives for Healthy Choices

MUMBAI , Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitternity, India's one-stop destination for fitness, has collaborated with India's largest online food ordering and delivery platform- Swiggy. The alliance is in sight to incentivise consumers to take steps towards adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thr...

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PolyU designs a new 3D-printed face shield for HA Mass production in local factories will help fulfill the imminent needs of medical personnel

In the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields and disposable gowns are badly needed in hospitals. With a view to alleviating the imminent need for protective gear amongst frontline medical professionals, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ...

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Regen Suppliers Now Offering 20% Discount On Biologics Orders to New Customers

Regen Suppliers is now offering first time customers a 20% discount on initial biologics orders. This includes all available stem cell and exosome biologics. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Regen Suppliers is now offering first time customers a 20% discount on initial...

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CKGSB Survey Finds Over 60% of Chinese Entrepreneurs Are Doing Their Best to Stay Positive Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

BEIJING , Feb. 27 , 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This survey was led by Dr. Zhang Xiaomeng , Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Co-Director of the Leadership and Motivation Research Centre at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). I...

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Special Learning, Inc. Announces the Launch of its Global Solutions in Russia to Help Those who Serve Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs

Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of comprehensive digital autism solutions including training, educational materials and virtual consulting, announces the official launch of its programs across Russia. SLGlobalSolutions.com will offer parents, caregivers, educators, and professio...

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VA Maryland Health Care System Invites Women to Continue Making History with VA

Women comprise about 10 percent of the veterans VA serves nationwide, and that number is set to increase, as women are about 20 percent of our military forces. For decades, VA's principal patient base was men. But today's VA facilities provide comprehensive primary care for women, as well as gyneco...

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A Coronavirus Pandemic Won't Be Covered By Travel Insurance, says Squaremouth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The coronavirus outbreak has reached almost every continent, leading to reports of an impending global pandemic. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, urges nervous travelers not to rush to buy a policy now, and explains the only typ...

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation at March 2020 Investor Conferences

WASHINGTON , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (Nasdaq: VNDA), today announced that it will participate at the following upcoming investor conferences in March 2020 : The Cowen and Company 40th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 3, 2020...

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Therap Introduces Enhancements to Suite of Health Tracking Tools

New User Interface Among Improvements to Developmental Disability Software's Health Data Tracking Features WATERBURY, Conn. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Therap's Health Tracking modules have undergone enhancements to their interface, both for system cohesion and ease of use by health prof...

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Therap Tools Improve Daily Notes for Agencies Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

WATERBURY, Conn. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Therap's electronic health record and documentation software offers multiple features designed to improve communication and documentation, including observations, issues, and daily notes during service delivery times and transfers.  Notes within ...

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Regen Suppliers is Now Offering FDA Cleared PDO Max Thread Lift Products

Regen Suppliers is now offering the top FDA Cleared thread lifts available on the market, PDO Max. The first rate PDO thread lift products are not only one of the only FDA Cleared options available, there are fifteen different types in the portfolio. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNews...

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Coronavirus & Top Questions About Travel Insurance Answered

MINNEAPOLIS , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused worldwide panic, especially for travelers with upcoming trips to infected areas. Yonder Travel Insurance, a travel insurance comparison site based just outside of Minneapolis , has seen a sharp spik...

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As Coronavirus Spreads Americans Can Begin Taking Precautions Now

Worldwide Rescue & Security, Inc. provides advice to lessen exposure to the virus SANTA BARBARA, Calif. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There are currently over 82,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The U.S. State Department has already announced travel advisories for mainland...

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Segal Trials Screens its First Patient in a study of Psilocybin for Major Depressive Disorder

Over the years, Segal Trials has grown into one of the premier, privately held clinical trial sites in the U.S., with six sites located in South Florida and Charleston, South Carolina focusing on mental health and women's health; and has been awarded groundbreaking studies such as the use of Psiloc...

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Rare disease in children: the key role of a protein revealed

INRS scientists take one step closer towards a better understanding of Batten disease LAVAL, QC , Feb. 27, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Professor Stéphane Lefrançois, a researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), is working on Batten disease, a neurodegenerative genetic ...

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Levity Products Incorporated Announces Release of External Catheter Stabilizers

HUGO, Minn. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Levity Products Incorporated is pleased to announce the release of a set of newly patented and clinically proven external catheter stabilizers, a new medical device known as  The LECS  that is expected to revolutionize the catheter stabilization marke...

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Bruce Linton to Discuss His Next Great Adventure at CWCBEXPO New York

Prolific Entrepreneur, Investor and Business Leader to Participate in Special "In Conversation With…" at Top B2B Cannabis Event in New York City PARAMUS, N.J. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Returning for a 3rd year, one of the most influential voices in the cannabis industry, Bruce L...

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NACDS Op-ed in Morning Consult: DIR Fees "as Damaging to Patients and Pharmacies as Advertised"

NACDS' op-ed cites a Drug Channels Institute analysis that DIR fees "have grown faster than most people realize" and reached a record $9.1 billion in 2019. This further substantiates NACDS' advertising regarding the effects of DIR fees on patients and pharmacies. ARLINGTON, Va. , Feb. 27, 202...

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Dental Bonding by Top Los Angeles Dentist at Los Angeles Dental Experts

Dr. Nik of LA Dental Experts in Los Angeles, CA explains how biomimetic dentistry techniques and cosmetic dental bonding can help enhance your smile and your self-confidence in less than 1 hour. LOS ANGELES , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At LA Dental Experts , we offer comprehensive ...

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PURA Announces New Acquisition Entering $1 Billion CBD Pet Products Market

DALLAS , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) today announced the acquisition of a CBD Infused Pet Products operation.  PURA has acquired the CBD Infused Pet Products operation in exchange for a perpetual royalty payment to the seller and a commitment to fund the marketing...

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Savannah Age Management Medicine Adds Extensive MedSpa Capabilities

POOLER, Ga. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Harry Collins , Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and certified Age Management practitioner, is proud to announce that Savannah Age Management Medicine is expanding its trusted solutions to provide a full suit...

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Over $2.1 Million in New Canine Health Research Grants

RALEIGH, N.C. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, has recently awarded over $2.1 million in 36 new canine health research grants. Celebrating their 25 th anniversary in 20...

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Yandex Launches "SoundsEasy" Skill for Intelligent Assistant to Help Children with Speech Disorders

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, has launched a skill for its intelligent assistant that helps children with speech disorders. "SoundsEasy" allows children to use Alice-enabled devices to practice their pronunciation skills. ...

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AltMed Florida Opens the First Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in Ormond Beach, Florida

AltMed Florida now has 18 MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensaries throughout Florida with its newest location in the busy Daytona Beach region northeast of Orlando SARASOTA, Fla. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  AltMed Florida will become the first company to open a medical marijuana treatm...

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New App Supports Growing Families at Every Age and Every Stage

Personalized Health Guidance Connects to Vetted Resources Within the Sutter Health Network Via Wildflower Health's Digital Platform SACRAMENTO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- From the moment a woman realizes she's pregnant, there's so much to think about, fr...

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Midmark partners with Direct Relief to support healthcare clinic in Puerto Rico

Midmark worked with Direct Relief to donate medical equipment needed for the Clinica Comunitaria Mameyes (COSSA). Located in the Mameyes community in the town of Utuado, in the central mountainous region of Puerto Rico, the clinic opened in April 2018, after Hurricane Maria left the community and s...

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Local Organization NOVA ScriptsCentral Benefits BIG with Eli Lilly release of Bulk Donation Insulin Pens

NOVA ScriptsCentral, in conjunction with Eli Lilly, will have bulk donation insulin pens available for the first time in the Northern Virginia area helping fight diabetes in lower income communities by adding an essential second option. FAIRFAX, Va. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lill...

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RSNA: MRI Shows Blood Flow Differs in Men and Women, According to New Research

Healthy men and women have different blood flow characteristics in their hearts, according to a new study published, February 27, in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Researchers said the results could be used to help create quantitative standards that adjust for gender to provide impr...

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Next-generation Targeted Cytokine Therapy to be Explored on Advancements Series

Discover the latest innovations in oncology and inflammatory disease treatment. JUPITER, Fla. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An upcoming episode of Advancements with Ted Danson , scheduled to broadcast 2Q/2020, will explore innovative treatment solutions for maladies, such as Inflamm...

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Odoro's Simplified Digital Patient Check-In System Selected by SLUCare

Platform Allows Patients to Rapidly, Digitally Check-in Via Multiple-Channels Before their Appointment in New State-of-the-art Physician Office Building. NEW YORK , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Odoro , developer of the next generation digital patient access platform (DPAP), today ann...

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Leading Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Toronto Updates Skincare Offering

IGBeauty leading the way in innovative new aesthetic treatments for face and body. TORONTO, Ontario , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- IGBeauty, Toronto's foremost laser hair and skin care clinic announces a number of new ranges of treatments, services and products for both men and wome...

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Study Shows Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Protocols Can Improve Cognitive Function in Stroke Patients

The World's Largest Cohort of Stroke Patients Treated with HBOT at the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir Medical Center TEL AVIV, Israel , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research  at Shamir Medical Center , one of the larg...

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Antimicrobial Effects Of U.S. Pistachio Extracts Shown To Prevent Growth Of Bacteria And Viruses

Initial findings point to extracts' potential role in the development of novel medical treatments FRESNO, Calif. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Once just a snack, pistachios possess extracts that have been shown to stop the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Listeria and Herpes simplex ...

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PolyPid Announces the Initiation of a Phase 3 Clinical Trial of D-PLEX100 for the Prevention of Sternal Wound Infection Post-cardiac Surgery

PETAH TIKVA , Israel , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --   PolyPid Ltd. , a Phase 3 clinical-stage  biopharmaceutical company focused on developing targeted, locally administered and prolonged-release therapeutics using its proprietary PLEX technology, today announced that the first patient has b...

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First FDA approved Potassium Phosphates Injection from CMP Pharma Has Been Approved.

First Ever FDA Approved Potassium Phosphates Injection Expected to Address Previous Market Shortages and Provide Improved Safety Profile as Opposed to Using Unapproved Products FARMVILLE N.C. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty pharmaceutical company CMP Pharma, Inc. announced today th...

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March Declared as Workplace Eye Wellness Month by Prevent Blindness in Effort to Help Protect Employees' Vision

Prevent Blindness Provides Free Resources to Employers and Employees to Help Keep Vision Healthy CHICAGO , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Prevent Blindness , the nation's oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month. According ...

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Ping An Research on AI Applications for Retinal Imaging Selected at Top International Medical Imaging Conference ISBI

AI OCT Completes Multiple Clinical Validations HONG KONG and SHANGHAI , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China , Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An", the "Company" or the "Group", HKEX: 02318; SSE: 601318) announced today that five papers related to artificial intell...

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Debiopharm's Novel Chemo-Radio Sensitizer Debio 1143 for Front-line Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer

- There have been no newly approved therapies over the last 25 years for "high risk" locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN) patients LAUSANNE , Switzerland , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm ( www.debiopharm.com ), a Swiss-based, global biopharmaceu...

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Nextleaf Solutions Prepares for Potential Pharmaceutical Participation with Prodrug Patent

The Company's latest U.S. patent is for the Acetylation of Cannabinoids, protecting the production of a cannabinoid-derived prodrug with unique medicinal properties and potential applications in the pharmaceutical industry. VANCOUVER , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Nextleaf Solutions Ltd. (" ...

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Colgate-Palmolive $1M Gift to Support Penn Dental Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, Establish Innovation Laboratory

PHILADELPHIA , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Dental Medicine has received a $1 million gift from the Colgate-Palmolive Company to help advance patient care through the new Penn Dental Medicine Care Center for Persons with Disabilities and the development of the Colgate Innovation Laborat...

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New Flexible Power Workstations Adapt to Staffing Changes and Clinical Needs

Enovate Medical introduces unconventional flexibility with its new MobiusPower® Plus option. MURFREESBORO, Tenn. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Reducing hospital operating expenses will be a primary focus over the next year for many hospitals according to Healthcare Financial Manageme...

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Pillo Health Launches Pillo Remotely, a Population Health Data and Device Manager to Improve Engagement & Visibility into In-Home Health Habits

Customizable device management interface offers increased control for healthcare professionals to deliver relevant, engaging communication to patients at scale. BOSTON , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Pillo Health , a Boston -based technology company improving longevity and quality of...

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Catalent Announces Supplying Blueprint Medicines' Precision Therapy AYVAKIT™ (avapritinib)

Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, gene and cell therapies, and consumer health products, welcomes the announcement by Blueprint Medicines Corporation that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

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Penelope Case Management Software Selected by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Nonprofit Pittsburgh Action Against Rape has selected Athena Software's secure and user-friendly Penelope case management platform to manage their data more efficiently while saving time for staff. WATERLOO, Ontario , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Athena Software is honored to announ...

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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Across North America Receive $11.8 Million Raised by Speedway to Fuel Miracles for Kids

Speedway customers, vendor partners and employees pump up giving efforts in 2019 by donating 25% more to kids treated in local children's hospitals. SALT LAKE CITY , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Speedway LLC (Speedway) raised $11.8 million for kids treated at Children's Miracle Netw...

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EDOBIO Combines Traditions and Flavors of the East and West with Introduction of Blended Herbal Tea

New Tea Selection Expands on Company's Line of Health and Beauty Products TOKYO , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- People all around the world love their tea. In fact, tea is the most consumed hot drink worldwide and the most consumed non-alcoholic beverage overall. Yet when it comes down...

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Tens of Thousands Flock to Las Vegas Convention Center for USA CBD Expo

The event hosted celebrities, athletes, and influencers for a weekend of product launches, education, and after-parties. LAS VEGAS , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top CBD brands and leading executives filled the Las Vegas Convention Center February 13-15 for USA CBD Expo...

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RedHawk Partners With Pelican Engineering LLC for GMP Manufacturing Oversight

RedHawk Nearing Completion of Steps Necessary to Seek Medicare and Medicaid Accreditation LAFAYETTE, Louisiana , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RedHawk Holdings Corp.  (OTC: SNDD)   ("RedHawk" or the "Company") a diversified holding company engaged in sales and distribution of medical device...

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KT Tape is Only Effective When Applied Correctly, Gsport is Here to Help

Sports Medicine Company Gsport Makes PreCut Muscle Tape That's Easy and Safe to Use FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports medicine company, Gsport, over fifteen years of experience manufacturing the highest quality therapeutic products.The sports medicine market is g...

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One of the Most Overlooked Parts of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Financialnewsmedia.com News Commentary PALM BEACH, Florida , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most overlooked parts of any crisis is the need for effective, quick communication between medical sources, managers, and those impacted by an emergency event. Look at the coronavirus for ex...

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Global Advances in Breast Cancer Detection Creating $5.13 Billion Opportunity

Financialnewsmedia.com News Commentary PALM BEACH, Florida , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Globally, breast cancer effects 2.1 million women every year. In 2018 alone, it was the cause of nearly 627,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, accounting for 15% of all cancer deat...

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PURA Expects to Close and Announce CBD Pet Products Acquisition Later Today

DALLAS , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) expects to close and announce the acquisition of a CBD Infused Pet Products operation later today. The CBD Infused Pet Products acquisition is the first in an anticipated series of acquisitions. PURA recently launched a campaig...

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Nanoemulsion Becoming Hottest New Trend for Billion Dollar CBD Industry

Financialnewsmedia.com News Commentary PALM BEACH, Florida , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research (TMR) is predicting an increased growth in the global nanoemulsion market. Valued at US$6.78 Billion in 2016, it's estimated to rise to $14.91 billion by the end of 2...

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China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. Launches Online Order Service to Satisfy Residents' Food Demand

CHONGQING, China , Feb . 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China Xiangtai Food Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: PLIN) (the "Company" or the "PLIN"), an emerging growth company primarily engaged in pork processing in China , today announced that the Company has launched online ordering service to communities in Chongq...

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IFFGD Raises Awareness for Rare Digestive Diseases on Rare Disease Day 2020

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, Rare Disease Day is recognized by people around the world on the last day of February. This is a day to bring attention to rare diseases and to encourage recognition of these conditions as a global health challenge. The National In...

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GSport Makes Products That Help Athletes Do What They Do Best

Gsport's Sports Medicine Products Help Propel Athletes To Succeed FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leader in the world of innovative sports medicine, Gsport has a proven track record of success in their field as they work to elevate the standard for popular sports medi...

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Heart Health Problems in Your 20s May Affect Brain Health Decades Later

Study Finds Healthier Heart Linked to Better Scores on Thinking and Memory Tests MINNEAPOLIS , Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory s...

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