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Efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine in Nepal: final results of a phase 3, randomised, controlled trial

Summary Background Typhoid fever is a major public health problem in low-resource settings. Vaccination can help curb the disease and might reduce transmission. We have previously reported an interim analysis of the efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepali children. Here we report the final results after 2 years of follow-up. Methods We did a participant-masked and observer-masked individually ... Read More »

‘It’s a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

The campaign to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education has submitted enough valid signatures to put the questions before voters next year, in a referendum on the district’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its stewardship of the city’s schools. San Francisco’s Department of Elections announced Monday that recalls against Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga will ... Read More »

9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development

Technology and kids today is a sight you often see. A toddler holding a tablet, an infant with an iphone in her mouth, what’s new? At one point, parents have great regard over gadgets as a way to pacify their children and as an entertaining and educational tool. But later on, it becomes an alarming sight. Apparently,  a research from ... Read More »

Excessive use of electronic gadgets: health effects

Mobile phones, internet, social networking sites, and texting have changed the way we see the world. There are ~6.9 billion mobile users, almost as many as people on earth. People who excessively use electronic gadgets develop musculoskeletal disorders. Repetitive strain injury is a chronic condition that develops because of repetitive, forceful, or awkward hand movements for prolonged periods leading to ... Read More »

The Top 20 Education Next Articles of 2020

Our annual look back at the year’s most popular Education Next articles is itself a popular article with readers. It’s useful as an indicator of what issues are at the top of the education policy conversation. This year, as our list indicates, race and the Covid-19 pandemic dominated the discussion. The top two articles of the year—“‘The 1619 Project’ Enters American Classrooms,” ... Read More »

What is a Blog? – Definition of Terms Blog, Blogging, and Blogger

Do you know what a blog is? If you don’t, then you’ve come to the right place. In 1994, when blogs began, a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online. In this online journal, you could talk about your daily life or share about things that you were doing. Then, people saw an opportunity to communicate ... Read More »

Top finance stories of the day

All you need to know about Govt’s 100% collateral free MSME loan scheme. Over 1 lakh national IDs including Aadhaar, PAN card of Indians put on dark net for sale. Best places to learn new skills right now. Here are our top 10 finance news of the day you could use: ECLGS: All you need to know about Govt’s 100% ... Read More »

Rahul Dravid to be part of Royals’ initiative on mental health and well-being

Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the social impact arm of Rajasthan Royals is proud to team up with its legendary former batsman Rahul Dravid, McLean Hospital, (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School) and Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation to advocate for removing stigma around mental health conversations, raising awareness about the impact mental illness can have on ones mind, body and soul. The ... Read More »

Health minister Harsh Vardhan seeks ban on spitting in public, sale of tobacco products to check coronavirus

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday appealed to all states and union territories to ban the sale of tobacco products and spitting in public to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. The appeal comes after the Rajasthan and Jharkhand governments issued orders in this regard to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. In a letter to all ... Read More »

Tumblr now removes reblogs in violatioTumblr now removes reblogs in violation of its hate-speech policy, not just the original postsn of its hate-speech policy, not just the original posts

Tumblr is making a change to how it deals with hate speech on its blogging platform. The company announced today it will also remove the reblogs (repostings) from any blogs that were suspended for violating its policies around hate speech. Already, the company says it’s identified nearly 1,000 blogs that were banned for blatant violations of its hate-speech rules. Most ... Read More »