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Nearly 3 in 4 babies live in areas where low vaccination rates cause measles outbreaks: UN

More children were left out of crucial vaccination campaigns against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough last year as rising conflicts around the world hampered the delivery of life-saving vaccines, especially in conflict-torn regions, the United Nations said Monday. The UN estimates that around 14.5 million children worldwide were not vaccinated in 2023, compared to 13.9 million a …

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Nova Scotia wants to change the way it screens for cervical cancer

Nova Scotia plans to follow the lead of other provinces in how it screens for cervical cancer, but the transition from Pap smears to HPV testing will take at least two years, the legislature’s health committee heard Tuesday. Dr. Robert Grimshaw, medical director of Nova Scotia Health’s cervical cancer screening program, told the committee that the effectiveness of the human …

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Losing a foot due to diabetes is terrifying and preventable. How doctors try to help

Duane Lea is terrified she will need an amputation, or worse. The 46-year-old Toronto native lost his right foot to a blood clot in his 30s and is now on constant alert about losing his left leg to diabetes. “It’s like the fear never leaves you,” Lea said during a pre-diabetes checkup at Black Creek Community Health Center in Toronto. …

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