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United States measles outbreak could be prevented

Thus, investing to capacitate, not only medical doctors, but also nurses, midwives, and other allied health professionals tasked to perform the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is critical. "In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles overseas and bring it into the US and/or further spread of measles in USA communities with pockets of unvaccinated people", the CDC website says.

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In Praise of the Instagram Egg, Social Media’s Unlikeliest Optimist

The "Egg Gang" partnered up with Hulu and delivered an important message about mental health on social media. "If you're struggling too. talk to someone". The egg, dubbed "Eugene", was created by London-based advertising executive Chris Godfrey , who was curious to see if a picture of an egg could become a social-media star.

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Awareness of oral cancer urged

Ithighlights the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. University Teaching Hospital of Kigali offers surgery, King Faisal Hospital offers surgery and drugs, Butaro Cancer Centre offers chemotherapy, Rwanda Military Hospital offers surgery, and will soon have radiotherapy as well, and also offers chemotherapy, while University Teaching Hospital of Butare also does surgery.

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Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , if you are not sure about your immunization status, and you can not locate your vaccination records, it is safe to get the MMR vaccine. There have also been three reported cases in Atlanta. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".

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Is breakfast always a good idea?

Conducted mostly on obese people from the USA or United Kingdom over the last several decades, those 13 trials looked at the links between eating (or skipping ) breakfast and body weight , and how breakfast impacted total daily energy intake.

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Waterloo Region police join Bell Let's Talk conversation

Tim Hortons donated coffee and muffins, Youth Wellness Hub Ontario donated prizes and Bell provided swag for the event. We envision an Ontario where people don't need to be in crisis to find timely access to mental health treatment. "Safewards encourages active communication so that patients are heard and understood in an environment of trust", said Heather Hickey, director, Collaborative Practice and Mental Health and Addictions, Sault Area Hospital.