Sunscreen Protection

When you go outside during these hot summer days, make sure you put sunscreen on your visible skin! The sun emits harmful rays which can cause skin cancer. Check out this infographic created by the American Academy of Dermatology on how to choose the right sunscreen for you. Take into consideration the labels on the sunscreen bottle before buying or using one. Skin cancer is no laughing matter so protect yourself with sunscreen!

 

How to select a sunscreen infographic

 

Source:

American Academy of Dermatology – How to choose a sunscreen 

 

 

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Throwback Thursday – Evelyn Lauder

Long before pink ribbons were a universal sign that October coming up, Evelyn Lauder was a leader in the breast cancer awareness movement. The daughter-in-law of Estee Lauder, Evelyn, who worked in the Lauder family business, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989. Evelyn went on to found the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and create the pink ribbon as a symbol of awareness, along with Self magazine editor-in-chief Alexandra Penney, Women’s Wear Daily reported in 2011. Evelyn Lauder died in November 2011 from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer.

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Sources:
Evelyn Lauder, Breast Cancer Awareness Activist

World Hepatitis Day

Today, we’re bringing you information about Hepatitis in honor of World Hepatitis Day on July 28th.

What is Hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E.

Hepatitis-B

Type of Viral Hepatitis Mode of Transmission/Prevention
Hepatitis A (HAV)
  • Contaminated food and water.
  • There is a safe HAV vaccine.
Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Infected blood, sex, and needles.
  • From an infected mother to her newborn.
  • There is a safe HBV vaccine.
Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Infected blood and needles.
  • There is no vaccine.
Hepatitis D (HDV)
  • Must already have hepatitis B.
  • Infected blood, sex, and needles.
  • From an infected mother to her newborn.
  • Get the hepatitis B vaccine.
Hepatitis E (HEV)
  • Contaminated water.
  • There is no vaccine.

Facts

  • Worldwide, there are 240 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B.
  • Around 780,000 people die each year from hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinating children for hepatitis B is incredibly important. The risk of becoming chronically infected is as high as 90% for infants infected during their first year.
  • Some groups are more at risk for hepatitis B, these include
    • Prison populations
    • People who inject drugs
    • Close contacts of people with chronic hepatitis B infection
    • People with multiple sexual partners
    • Healthcare workers
    • Travelers to high-risk countries

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Prevention

Hepatitis B is vaccine preventable. It can help protect against liver cancer. The Hepatitis B vaccine is three or four separate doses.

To learn more about World Hepatitis Day, visit: http://worldhepatitisday.org/en.

Sources:
Hepatitis B Foundation
International SOS – Hepatitis
World Hepatitis Day

Fun Fact Fridays – World Youth Skills Day

sJuly 15th is World Youth Skills Day. Today, we’re bringing you a few facts about youth and employment.

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Did you know?

  • Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults.
  • Young people are also exposed to lower quality jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions.
  • Women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and are more likely to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

Why is this important?

Education and training are important factors that determine success in the labor market. Unfortunately, existing systems do not address the needs of many young people and do not prepare them for the labor force.

You can learn more here. Tune in to the United Nation’s Live Broadcast on July 15. RSVP here.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

Sources:
World Youth Skills Day 2016