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2012-09-10 23:07:21

A study by the University of Southampton has shown that women are having children later in life mainly because they are spending longer in education. Research by Professor Máire Ní Bhrolcháin and Dr Éva Beaujouan of the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University reveals that finishing full-time education and training at an older average age is the main reason why people are having their first child later in life — both in...

2010-03-22 18:01:15

Motherhood appears to protect against suicide, with increasing numbers of children associated with decreasing rates of death from suicide, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study, following 1 292 462 women in Taiwan over 20 years, was undertaken to confirm a hypothesis postulated by the renowned sociologist Emile Durkheim in 1897 that parenthood is protective against suicide. It found a 39% decrease in suicide-related mortality among women with two live...

2009-08-12 19:36:59

U.S. women are delaying motherhood -- from 1970-2006 first births to women age 35 years and older increased nearly eight times, U.S. health officials said. A study by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said from 1970-2006, the age of U.S. first-time births rose from age 21.4 to age 25. The report said that in 2006, about 1 out of 12 first births were to women age 35 and older compared with 1 out of 100 in 1970. Since 1970, the...

2009-01-09 13:11:10

There were 4,265,555 U.S. births in 2006 -- an increase of 3 percent over 2005 and highest in more than four decades, federal health officials said. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found in that 2006 births and fertility rates increased for most states, age groups and race and Hispanic origin groups. Birth rates increased for women in nearly all age groups, with the largest increases for teenagers and for women ages 20"“24 and 40"“44....

2005-12-13 14:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women older than 35 years and black women are more likely than other women to experience stillbirth, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health. Previous studies have found disparities in stillbirth rates between black and white women and between older and younger women, the authors explain, but these studies have not investigated how stillbirth rate differences vary across generations. Dr. Cande V. Ananth from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'