In today’s edition of Squirrel News, US cancer deaths are down over 30% since 1991, Saudi women’s football league hosts its first international tournament and a new blood test can replace brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s.
US cancer deaths have been declining since 1991
Better treatment, more accurate detection and public awareness are just some of the factors that have steadily reduced cancer-related deaths in the US since 1991.
Saudi Arabia’s women’s league gets its first international tournament
Saudi Arabia’s women’s football league, launched last year, has hosted its first international tournament, together with Comoros, Pakistan and Mauritius.
Source: Arabian Business
New blood test could replace brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s
Brain imaging and cell analysis, both costly and invasive, may be substituted for a more simple blood test when checking for Alzheimer’s disease.
Cincinnati city government outbids outsiders to keep rent affordable
Cincinnati’s port authority bought nearly 200 homes, with the intent to repair and renovate them. Afterward, these houses will be rented to low-income families.
Source: Next City
Washington state children get hands-on climate change classes
The first US state to fund climate change education in public schools has food justice classes and mock G7 summits on the curriculum.
Source: Reasons to be Cheerful
Riga uses a digital twin of itself in Minecraft to teach urban planning
The Latvian capital of Riga has introduced a Minecraft-based curriculum, involving scale models of the city to help high schoolers learn urban planning and development.