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Missing measles vaccines in Canadian children; Parents my be putting kids at risk with peanut allergy remedy

Almost a decade of kids could be missing their measles vaccine

Almost 300,000 children missed their first measles vaccine in Canada over the last eight years. A report by UNICEF said around 169 million children worldwide missed their first dose over the same period. The organization added kids made up the majority of the 110,000 people who died from measles worldwide in 2017.

Peanut allergy remedy debunked

Parents trying to cure their kid’s peanuts allergies may be doing more harm than good. Some studies suggest that the allergy can be reversed by exposing kids to gradually increased doses of peanuts. Researchers from McMaster University said it actually triples a person’s chance of having a severe allergic reaction.

Everyone told to avoid places of worship in Sri Lanka

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Muslims in Sri Lanka are being urged to pray at home out of fear of relation for the Easter weekend bombings. The U.S. embassy is also asking citizens to avoid places of worship in general because there could be more attacks targeting religious centres. The country’s president said police are still looking for 140 people believed to have links with ISIS.

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