In Kenya, rabies is endemic across the country and has been estimated to cause 2,000 deaths annually.
Kenya should improve access to life saving vaccines, and train healthcare workers on patient management and best practices.
Women line up to collect water in their buckets in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi.
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The manner in which people access water differs according to income. People in high- and middle- income areas tend to have piped connections in their homes.
Some places rarely see the sun.
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Extended periods of rain are most likely found in locations where mountains are near oceans.
Water: an increasingly expensive necessity.
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Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
The Supreme Court waited until the final day of its 2020-2021 term, July 1, 2021, to issue two controversial decisions, including one that may dramatically limit voting rights in the US.
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The court upheld two Arizona laws that limit when, where and how people can vote.The ruling further guts the Voting Rights Act at a time when many US states are passing more restrictive voting rules.
The Maricopa County Election Department counts ballots in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. Arizona’s election laws are the subject of a pending Supreme Court decision.
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In Brnovich v. DNC, the court will decide whether two Arizona rules unfairly hurt poor, minority and rural voters. The ruling could determine the fate of many states’ restrictive new voting laws.
Lack of trust in college leaders was particularly high.
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New research uncovers sizable gaps in how college students from different ethnic backgrounds trust the people in charge of their schools. Could a history of racism be to blame?
According to Oregon law, possessing a small amount of drugs for personal consumption is now a civil – rather than criminal – offense.
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Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
A man in San Pablo, California, gets a flu shot at a drive-through flu shot clinic Nov. 6, 2014.
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Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
A lab technician sorts blood samples inside a lab for a COVID-19 vaccine study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020.
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People who oppose vaccines often are dismissed as ignorant or naive. Failing to hear their concerns and address them may only be fueling vaccine resistance, however.
Anti-vaccination supporters in Olympia, Wash., protesting the state’s stay-at-home orders.
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Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.
Syringe and cooked heroin.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
Buffalo relaxes in Lake Nakuru surrounded by flamingoes.
Outbreaks often affect the same areas because, once released, the bacteria continues to live as spores in the soil.
Foot-and-mouth disease is endemic to Tanzania.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Screen shot of Beto O'Rourke’s Facebook ad, 2018.
Health care dominated 2018’s political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn’t yet killed TV’s share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Many plastics that used BPA have now replaced it with substitutes like BPS, a related molecule that may have just as many health issues.
BPA, used widely in plastics and as a liner in food cans, was replaced by a related chemical called BPS. But it seems that this substitute may also harm eggs and sperm and disrupt hormones.
The high-voltage lines carrying electricity across the U.S. aren’t the only potential targets.
Power utilities’ cybersecurity practices may be effective, but need to evolve over time. And all companies operating elements of the grid – even the small ones – should step up.
Pa-ta-ta… o no. Una mujer trabaja en un stand en un festival de queso en Moscú, Rusia.
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Los rusos consideran que sonreír es un signo de estupidez. Las investigaciones de psicología social pueden explicar estas diferencias culturales.
Say cheese … or not. A woman works a stand at a cheese festival in Moscow, Russia.
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In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.