One vaccinator in the town says mothers didn't want her near their babies.
"They had a notion that when the people come to the hospital, we would inject them and kill them," says vaccinator Che Che Richardson at the Clara Town Health Center, "because it was the hospital giving the people Ebola."
Rumors like that, combined with the closing of many health facilities, have caused childhood vaccinations rates to plummet in Liberia.
Now thousands of children are vulnerabl
Kenny G, who is hugely popular in mainland China, was in Hong Kong on Wednesday and decided to pop by the main pro-democracy protest camp, which is now in its fourth week.
He posed for photos with fans, flashed a peace sign and said he hoped the demonstrations would end peacefully.
"Most people really welcomed Kenny G's visit," says Kacey Wong, a protester and professor of d
On Wednesday, the Labor Department said its consumer price index barely inched up 0.1 percent last month. Over the last 12 months, the CPI has risen by 1.7 percent, roughly half of its historical average rate of increase.
That sounds great for consumers.
But some economists see possible trouble ahead.
Membership in Girl Scouts of the USA is on the decline.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said Friday that the federal government will, for now, not fund any new research proposals that might make three particular viruses more virulent or contagious.
But preliminary research suggests there may be an upside to all this dryness: fruit packed
It's autumn, and apples have begun to fall, although many remain on the trees. In full view of its offspring, an adult Pileated Woodpecker stabs a tasty apple treat. After it feeds, it flies to a nearby tree. Alone now, the youngster repeats what it's seen, knocking apples to the ground until it finds one secure enough to withstand its hungry blows. It just learned something that will sustain it, once it's on its own. Hey, perhaps they should be called Pileated Applepeckers at this time of year!
As the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, some global health experts downplayed it. The virus has flared up here and there since it was discovered in the 1970s, and rarely has its death toll exceeded a few dozen or at most a few hundred.
“I actually was among those who didn’t think it would be that big a deal, and like the previous ones, it would be contained and would burn itself out very quickly,” said Tom Paulson, who has been covering global health for nearly 20 years. “I was dead wrong.”
Seattle voters will have to choose between two ballot measures that both aim to help improve education for preschoolers, but in different ways.
The city’s plan, Proposition 1B, would set up a pilot program of subsidized preschool using a property tax levy.
The competing measure, Proposition 1A, is sponsored by two unions, Service Employees International Union Local 925 and American Federation of Teachers, a national teachers’ union affiliated with AFL-CIO.
Prop. 1A calls for a quicker path to a minimum wage of $15 an hour for child care teachers and would set a city policy that states no family should have to spend more than 10 percent of the household income on child care.
One other provision that’s drawn less attention is a plan to set up a system of training in which the unions would play a bigger role.
With autumn in full swing, it’s already time to start planning winter getaways. Here are a few options from KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley:
The report suggests that Brown was shot at close range by Officer Darren Wilson.
The mystery began in 1965, when fossil hunters found a pair of 6-foot-long, heavily clawed arm bones in Mongolia's Gobi desert. Nobody had seen anything like them before. Now, scientists say, they've got the rest of the beast ... and dinosaur textbooks may need to be rewritten.
Those two giant arm bones have long amazed researchers. Some suspected the whole beast, which died about 70 million years ago, could have been more than 100 feet long. But the arms were all they had to go on.
Today, NPR Ed begins a new series examining these icons of the classroom. We start off with a device that once was essential to higher-level math, in school and in the workplace, but now has all but disappeared:
The slide rule.
"Take your batteries out," Jim Hus says, watching his pre-calculus students remove the AA batteries that power their calculators.
The attack coincided with the launch in China of the new iPhone 6.
Women who work at Dream Girls at Foxes, a strip club in Tacoma, don’t want Pierce County to release personal information about them. They say doing so would violate their right to privacy.
But the Pierce County auditor says Washington’s Public Records Act requires her to release information contained in the women’s business licenses on file with the county.
And, if you follow the advice of Steven Johnson and Martina Zupanic, these treats won't leave you feeling regretful the next day about your eating choices.
Zupanic, the chef in their relationship, lives in Croatia. She likes to avoid processed and sugary foods, cooking most of her dishes from scratch, whether it's chips or pasta.