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The women leading the cholera battle in northeast Nigeria - UNICEF Connect

A force of determined women already involved in the fight against polio has been assembled to lead work to curb the spread of a cholera outbreak in …

Emanuel uses test scores to make the case — again — for school funding

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday plucked out the most favorable gains in standardized test scores–among English learners—to make the case for rewriting …

Education

Charlotte School District Will Get $2 Million Grant To Help African-Americans Close Achievement Gap

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will receive a $2 million grant that will help close the education achievement gap between black and white students in …

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), Chanavia Patterson, principal of …

Labor Economics

Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

Disease

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

ISTANBUL (AP) — Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. …

Education

29 Powerful Women Reveal Their Success Secrets, Leadership Tips & The Awful Advice They Didn't Take

<i>This week leaders in advertising and media descend on Cologne, Germany for the annual Dmexco conference. Ahead of the event, we sat down to profile</i> …

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be scary this year

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been made some great moves the last few years, culminating in the Jimmy Butler acquisition this summer. They finally …

Oil Jumps as Post-Harvey Refinery Revivals Trigger Demand Boost

Crude rose to the highest in more than three weeks as key refineries and pipelines resumed operation following hurricane-driven shutdowns, stoking …

Laryngospasm: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

People experiencing a laryngospasm have sudden difficulty breathing and talking. A laryngospasm is a muscle spasm in the vocal cords, sometimes …

Playoff basketball is back

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.<p>Playoff basketball is back on Wednesday as the WNBA's postseason gets underway.<p>The first two rounds of the eight-team tournament are single elimination. (The top two seeds have byes to the semifinals.) The Lynx, behind Maya Moore, are …

Basketball

Study shows contrasting long-term cognitive effects of psychiatric drugs in schizophrenia

PARIS, France: A long-term study has found that low cumulative exposure to benzodiazepine and antidepressant medications does not seem to affect …

'I lost my wife and unborn daughter to sepsis'

<b>Five years ago Craig Stobo suddenly lost his wife and unborn daughter to a condition he knew nothing about - and he almost died himself.</b><p>His wife Fiona was a GP in Bo'ness and it was her concern at Craig's symptoms that led him to seek medical help.<p>Fiona, who was 35 weeks pregnant with their second …

Medicine

Gut bacteria found to trigger gene that protects against type 1 diabetes

Researchers have discovered that a powerful guardian gene known to protect against a variety of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, is …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Microbiology

Experts Weigh in On the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon: "I Just Don't Think He's Done the Science"

Real-Life Frankenstein<p>To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.<p>The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s …