A growing coalition of advocates from schools, health care and community organizations is mobilizing to take more action to address a small but continuing rise in teen suicides. The latest effort was a first annual Suicide Prevention Symposium for those who work with teens, to educate about the extent of the problem, causes and resources available to help at-risk teens.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Ministry of Health here has placed restrictions of travellers coming from six countries in the wake of outbreaks of the yellow fever . The health minister said effective Mar. 22, travellers coming from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Suriname would be required to show documentation in their respective countries proving that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever before they are allowed to travel to this country.
Tuberculosis - or TB - is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. It is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body, including the kidney, spine and brain. Latent TB can live within the body without making you sick. People with latent TB do not have symptoms, are not infectious and cannot make others sick.
When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task. Throughout the day, you may be faced with the difficult choice: to move or not to move. Luckily, there are many simple changes you can incorporate into your daily routine to squeeze in that extra bit of movement, such as parking a bit farther away from your destination or opting to take the stairs versus riding the elevator.
Did you know that doctors now recommend that children as young as six months old should have their first comprehensive eye exam? Not only is correcting vision problems crucial for happiness and success, but an eye exam can detect such health problems as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
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