• Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day
Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day

Tim Hortons donated coffee and muffins, Youth Wellness Hub Ontario donated prizes and Bell provided swag for the event. We are here for you when you need us. "I encourage everyone to help break down barriers and talk about mental health". According to the Canadian Mental Health Association , one in five Canadians will experience a mental healt...

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  • Three Georgia Measles Cases
Three Georgia Measles Cases

The states of OR and Washington are now dealing with an outbreak of measles, which had previously been eliminated in the entire United States as recently as 2000. One to three of every 1,000 cases is fatal. You may be told to stay home until you're no longer contagious. But it is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infe...

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  • Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today
Bell Let's Talk mental health campaign kicks off today

In honour of mental health awareness today, HRD Canada caught up with Kim Tabac, chief people officer at League - who revealed how you can get involved in health and safety initiatives. "Bell Let's Talk is a great starting point", she said. Organizations will have until March 15 to submit an application for consideration. Some have also opened up a...

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  • Too much screen time stunts early children's development
Too much screen time stunts early children's development

The study showed the children were watching television or using digital devices for an average of 2.4 hours a day at age two, 3.6 hours at age three, and 1.6 hours at age five. That also includes computers, gaming devices, and even TVs. The new study provides insight into how technology impacts individual young people over time , "but increas...

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  • MPs' Brexit vote gives PM mandate to renegotiate deal claims Cairns
MPs' Brexit vote gives PM mandate to renegotiate deal claims Cairns

Another would let lawmakers vote on a set of alternate Brexit proposals to see which - if any - could muster majority support. They are hell bent on a no-deal Brexit. It comes ahead of crucial votes in Parliament on January 29. There is also the small matter of the amendment being called by Commons Speaker John Bercow on Tuesday morning, alth...

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  • Measles Outbreak Sparks State of Emergency in Washington
Measles Outbreak Sparks State of Emergency in Washington

One child has been hospitalized. There is one case so far in Multnomah County , one in King County, Washington, and now a suspected case in Deschutes County. Between one and three cases out of every 1,000 are fatal, he said. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. The CDC also noted that the virus can be prevented with the ...

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  • Washington measles outbreak is causing concern among Idaho health officials
Washington measles outbreak is causing concern among Idaho health officials

Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measles, which was eradicated in the US after the vaccine was introduced in 1963. In a health alert from King County, it was said the man had recently traveled to Clark County . Herd immunity happens when unvaccinated individuals are protected from in...

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  • Records of 14 200 Singapore HIV patients leaked online
Records of 14 200 Singapore HIV patients leaked online

The MOH said the information was in the possession of a USA citizen named Mikhy K Farrera Brochez, who had been remanded to prison in Singapore in 2016, convicted of numerous fraud and drug-related offenses. "We have worked with the relevant parties to disable access to the information". "We will extend whatever assistance and support that we can...

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  • Careful travelling to Washington counties hit by measles outbreak: provincial health authority
Careful travelling to Washington counties hit by measles outbreak: provincial health authority

The World Health Organization says that unvaccinated young children face the highest risk of measles and its complications, including death. "If the measles virus is introduced from overseas into populations that have not had the vaccination, it will spread very widely since measles is probably the most contagious virus we know", says Schaffner...

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  • Alleged Kamala Harris affair sheds light on cronyism in Calif. government
Alleged Kamala Harris affair sheds light on cronyism in Calif. government

Harris is a former state attorney general. One close ally, California congressman Ted Lieu, said: "She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward". Harris began by criticizing the Trump administration for breaking the promise the government made on DACA. "And guys, let us understand what is happening ...

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  • CDC: Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them
CDC: Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them

Cases have been reported in eight states: Colorado , Maine , Minnesota, Mississippi , Missouri , Nebraska , Texas , and Wyoming . Pet experts say hedgehogs should have room to roam, as they can become depressed or fat without that.

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  • Superbugs' threat as big 'as climate change and warfare'
Superbugs' threat as big 'as climate change and warfare'

The 5-year national action plan calls for a 10% reduction in the number of antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025, a 15% decrease in human antibiotic use by 2024, and a 25% decrease in the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals by 2020.

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  • Here's What Happens If You Eat Chicken, Fish Daily
Here's What Happens If You Eat Chicken, Fish Daily

The study - which used roughly two decades worth of health data on more than 100,000 American women over 50 - found that women who ate fried chicken at least once a week had a 13 per cent higher risk of premature death when compared to women who abstained.

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  • Flu forces some schools to close in at least 12 states
Flu forces some schools to close in at least 12 states

The report also shows that in week 3, 2019 no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death has been seen yet overall or by age group in England this season. Skowronski said there has been a lot of regional variation in the timing and intensity of the influenza epidemic across the country. This year we have had very little...

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  • Study Implicates Gum Disease Bacteria in Alzheimer's Pathology
Study Implicates Gum Disease Bacteria in Alzheimer's Pathology

Scientists know structures called amyloid plaques are often found in the brains of people who died with Alzheimer's disease , but so far efforts to curb formation of those plaques haven't done much to stop the disease. Clinical trials on Alzheimer's patients will be carried out this year. There is now no test doctors can use to conclusively ...

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  • Tyler Dawson: Don't shame me for eating alone, Canada Food Guide!
Tyler Dawson: Don't shame me for eating alone, Canada Food Guide!

Canadians are also advised to replace foods with high saturated fat (cream, high fat cheese, butter) with unsaturated fats (nuts, seeds, avocados). The new guide will continuously update as more information on healthy eating is discovered, which is basically entirely different than what was considered "healthy" in older versions of the guide.

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  • The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet
The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet

The strategy also discusses humanity's responsibility to have strong and co-ordinated governance of land and oceans by implementing a zero-expansion policy of new agricultural land into natural ecosystems and species-rich forests, and underlines the importance of halving food losses and waste in line with UN Sustainable Development goals.

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  • Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert
Election Commission writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert

The Election Commission of India has written to the Delhi Police, asking that a case be lodged against a London-based hacker who, during a so-called hackathon yesterday, claimed the Electronic Voting Machines used for elections in India can be tampered with.

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  • Red meat report criticised by industry
Red meat report criticised by industry

We don't know about your taste buds, but this diet will keep you not only alive but also very healthy. Moving to a more sustainable system will require efforts to encourage healthier eating, reduce food waste and reform food production. While scientists continue to call for immediately phasing out fossil fuels across the global to avert climate ...

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  • DeSantis Pushes To End Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban
DeSantis Pushes To End Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban

Amendment Author John Morgan has said the ban is unconstitutional, and many people agree with him. DeSantis said he supports smoking medical marijuana and will address legislators about ban to smoke. - Patients with debillatating diseases, could be allowed to smoke medical marijana legally in Florida, as soon as March. "If they don't do it"...

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