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Merck Announces Findings from WHO-led Study of Investigational Heat-Stable Carbetocin for Preventing Excessive Bleeding After Childbirth

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KENILWORTH, N.J., June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through its Merck for Mothers initiative announced study results on an investigational heat-stable formulation of carbetocin for the prevention of excessive bleeding after childbirth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).

Merck for Mothers Blog | Assessing and Addressing Maternal Sepsis

Read the latest blog post by Merck for Mothers guest authors Mercedes Bonet, a perinatal health epidemiologist at the World Health Organization and Vanessa Brizuela, a consultant at the World Health Organization
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Every pregnant or recently pregnant woman is at risk of an infection that could trigger maternal sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.

Despite it being one of the main causes of maternal death and leading to about 35,000 deaths every year, the true burden of maternal sepsis is presently unknown, due to a lack of data.

Merck Commemorates 30 Years of MECTIZAN® Donation Program Progress

Program Expanded to Reach Additional 100 Million People Annually for Lymphatic Filariasis in Support of New, Evidence-Based WHO Guidelines
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KENILWORTH, N.J., November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Merck announced an expansion of the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP) to reach up to an additional 100 million people per year through 2025 as part of the global effort to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF).

On World Food Day, Amway Ran a "Power of 5K" Virtual Race

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On World Food Day, Amway’s Nutrilite™ Power of 5K brought 50,000 runners and walkers from around the globe to fight childhood malnutrition.

Over 3 million children die each year as a result of malnutrition and those who survive are often challenged with health and development problems for the rest of their lives.

The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign is designed to build awareness of childhood malnutrition, address the critical need for proper nutrition during the first 5 years of life and offer a way that everyone can help.

Creating the Mentally Healthy Workplace

by Kristen Coco
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For those of us working in the 21st century, we’ve experienced technologies, innovation and efficiencies in our personal lives and across the global marketplace that were unthinkable just a few decades ago.

Lilly: Taking the Fight to MDR-TB

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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's vice president of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.

“Americans can no longer afford to be indifferent to the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis.”

Lilly: A Collective Impact Approach to Global Partnerships

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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.
 

Go Play Outside! Outdoor Time Promotes Physical Activity in Youth

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Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to reason that increasing outdoor time after school hours would increase MVPA. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated with MVPA.

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