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The HSE issue severe warning after measles outbreak in Co Donegal

The HSE has confirmed that the measles outbreak in Co Donegal last week is continuing and has urged everyone who believes that they may have been affected by the illness to contact their GP. Two cases of the illness were confirmed last Wednesday but today there have been another two cases confirmed with three more probable… Read More »

Professor's allergy test leads to $48329 bill. Here's how she handled the irritating issue

Note: Bill of the Month feature is a crowdsourced collaboration between Kaiser Health News and NPR that dissects and explains medical bills. It is being republished with permission. Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, California, always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This… Read More »

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both… Read More »