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Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children’s charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before they start formal schooling. It says early years teachers can assist children and [...]

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Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Syria was a leader in basic education in the region before the crisis began in 2011: an estimated 97% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school. Today, more than half of school-aged children in Syria are out of school. A recent report by UNICEF and partners highlights how severely the conflict has damaged education, decimating a [...]

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School in a Box $209.11

School in a Box $209.11

Kids coping with crisis crave normalcy. We all do. Attending classes gives them the chance to forget the devastation and focus on learning. Even in the middle of a disaster, UNICEF can get temporary classes up and running in 72 hours. We customize School-in-a-Box Kits for local languages and select basic educational supplies that can [...]

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Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Fewer homes were sold last month as the lack of properties bearing those familiar “For Sale” signs continued to keep prices high. Sales dropped 7.1% from January to a total seasonally adjusted 5.08 million, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. But they were still up 2.2% from a year earlier. [...]

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Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Where will the most homes be sold this spring? In the Midwest, the latest numbers show. All across the U.S., buyers were snapping up homes, pushing the number of residences under contract for sale in February 29% higher than January, theNational Association of Realtors® reported on Monday. That’s looking at the actual numbers, rather than [...]

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Home prices rise 5.7% in Jan: S&P/Case-Shiller

Home prices rise 5.7% in Jan: S&P/Case-Shiller

Home price appreciation in major U.S. metropolitan areas in the first month of the year kept pace with recent gains as inventory remained low, S&P Dow Jones Indices reported Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index rose 5.7 percent in January from the previous year, roughly in line with expectations. “Home prices are rising very rapidly [...]

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Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

STANFORD, Calif., March 28  — Researchers found a drug discarded by the company GlaxoSmithKline because of side effects during clinical trials helped human cells fight off two viruses, according to a new study. The drug GSK983 helped cells in the lab fight off the viruses that cause dengue fever and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, or [...]

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Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Funding for graduate medical education (GME) for doctors-in-training needs to be changed to deal with a shortage of pediatric specialists, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy statement. This shortage comes at a time when a growing number of American children have chronic health problems and special [...]

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Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

LOS ANGELES, March 29  — Scientists created a web application that mimics the thyroid’s function of controlling the hormone system, which they say allows them to analyze the effects of treatment on the organ and better treat patients. Thyrosim, is a browser-based app that analyzes multiple sets of patient data offering simulated responses to treatment [...]

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Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

WASHINGTON, March 29 — With seismic testing tied to the oil and gas sector continuing in the Atlantic, an advocacy group called on Washington to make good on clean-energy pledges. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced consent for the first-everwind energy research facility offshore Virginia this week. The research plan envisions the installation [...]

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President’s rule imposed in Uttarakhand

President’s rule imposed in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand was on Sunday brought under President’s rule by the Centre on grounds of “breakdown of governance” in a controversial decision which comes in the wake of a political crisis triggered by a rebellion in the ruling Congress. President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation under Art 356 of the Constitution dismissing the Congress government headed [...]

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How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

If you have health insurance, there’s a good chance you’ll pay more for it in 2016. Health care and health insurance costs increase year to year, like most expenses. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, growth in premiums has mostly slowed (as has the rise in health care costs overall), while your share [...]

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