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U.S. Air Force orders all units to accommodate breastfeeding mothers

U.S. Air Force orders all units to accommodate breastfeeding mothers

Business
Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force units must provide breastfeeding stations for nursing personnel under a policy announced this week. An Air Force Guidance Memorandum of Aug. 15 calls for action that "immediately implements policy and procedures for women's health by supporting nursing mothers with a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary area, herein referred to as a lactation room, within unit facilities." The order applies to accommodations for all new mothers in the Air Force, and calls for a lactation room, similar to a break room. It specifies appropriate furniture and lighting, as well as electrical outlets and proximity to hot and cold running water. "This policy gap came to our attention from the grassroots level. Our job here is to do what we can to make it easie...
Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Health
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ordering urgent action to ensure that children and young people in Britain are protected against measles. The disease can be stopped through two doses of the MMR vaccine, but immunisation rates have been falling for a number of reasons.And the UK has lost its measles-free status, three years after the virus was eliminated in the country.In the first quarter of 2019, there were 231 confirmed cases in the UK. The prime minister announced that: GPs are being asked to promote catch-up vaccinations for children who may have missed out on both doses Social media companies are being urged to quash misleading anti-vaccine messages The firms will be invited to a summit to explore how they can better promote accurate vaccination info...
Trump ‘orders cyber attack’ on Iranian military computers

Trump ‘orders cyber attack’ on Iranian military computers

Technology
By Lucia Binding, news reporter The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed.The attacks were conducted with approval from the president on Thursday in response to Iran's downing of an American surveillance drone, two US officials told The Associated Press. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike and all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk publicly about the operation. Image: Iran's military has released video which it claims shows a US surveillance drone being shot down by Iranian forces The cyber attacks - plann...
Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

World
An Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, highlighting political tensions in the country that evicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the countrys London embassy. Ricardo Patiño said in a video message on social media that hes being wrongfully pursued for calling for peaceful protests against President Lenin Moreno. Patiño said in the message released on Thursday that he had left Ecuador legally and was in another territory, but did not provide any further details about his location. He spoke in a room with a bare wall behind him. Some media reports say Patiño went to Peru and then flew to Mexico. Ecuadorian prosecutors said Patiño left Ecuador by crossing a land border on Wednesday night after a judge denied their request for an arrest order. They sai
NYC declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations

NYC declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations

Health
April 9 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in response to a measles outbreak in a Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The declaration requires people living in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn to receive the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine to help curb the spread of the virus. The city's health department will check vaccination records of people suspected of making contact with infected patients. Anyone without a vaccination or proof of immunity from the virus could receive a $ 1,000 fine. Since last October, the community has seen 285 cases of measles, prompting the city to order child care centers and yeshivas in Jewish communities throughout Williamsburg to keep non-vaccinated children from attending until the outbreak...