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Agents of Healing: Light in a Dark World

We all have witnessed the rapid contagion of the novel coronavirus around the world, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to call it a pandemic on March 11. Amidst the almost unreal impact on the lives of most people around the world, health professionals have received our utmost attention and respect. We have seen their faces marked with the indentation of the facemasks and goggles they wore for hours on end. Those marks express their tireless efforts to save lives and to bring healing and light at a time of crisis and uncertainty.

WHO Campaign to Combat the Coronavirus

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign entitled “Connecting the World to Combat the Coronavirus” in an effort to unite the world in the fight against coronavirus, bringing together a wide array of partners on a series of engaging initiatives to motivate and mobilize people to be ready to beat COVID-19, and to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The WHO is providing accurate country specific reports, advice for the public, media resources, technical guidance and travel advice.

PositiveTips from PositiveChoices.com

An Australian observational study followed more than 5000 children from infancy to 11 years old--approximately 4700 were ever breast fed. Infants whose mothers drank alcohol while breast-feeding had lower cognitive scores by age 6. These differences were no longer significant by age 10-11, and were independent of prenatal alcohol use. PositiveTip: Alcohol use while breastfeeding can significantly impair the mother's ability to self-regulate and make safe choices for herself and/or her child.