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Antibiotics keep animals healthy, but some dangerous superbugs are resistant

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As high-density, industrial-scale livestock feeding operations become the norm, farmers have had to take extra steps to keep animals healthy. Illnesses and diseases grow and spread quickly when large numbers of similar animals are kept in close proximity. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How new inventions help people with injuries and disabilities

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For decades, technology has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities and injuries. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will learn about the invention…read more

Second Ebola diagnosis shows danger for health workers

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The second diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S. has raised concerns about how to keep health workers safe while treating sick patients in hospitals. Continue reading

CDC racing to stop Ebola

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is working to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa and prevent further deaths. Continue reading

Tanzania’s Brain Drain

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Tanzania has a brain drain problem; not enough doctors to treat its more than 40 million people. To combat this, the Tanzanian Government now trains…read more

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