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2013-07-09 15:25:20

As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase.

global population increase
2013-06-14 07:08:28

The world population could reach nearly 11 billion before the end of the century, according to revised United Nations (UN) predictions released on Thursday.

Economic Factors Have Greatest Impact On Fertility Rates
2013-05-01 08:56:09

Economic factors, rather than medical or cultural influences, will have the greatest impact on global population levels over the next decade, according to a recent University of Missouri study.

Natural Selection Keeps Up As People Live Longer And Reproduce Less
2013-04-25 15:59:54

In many places around the world, people are living longer and are having fewer children. But that's not all. A study of people living in rural Gambia shows that this modern-day "demographic transition" may lead women to be taller and slimmer, too.

Global Population To Stabilize By 2050
2013-04-05 10:34:58

The population of our planet will stabilize around the middle of the next century, according to a research team led by the Autonomous University of Madrid.

2013-01-25 10:10:16

The cab driver who was an engineer in his home country, the gas station attendant who used to teach physics, the cashier who trained as a pediatrician.

Childless Couples Face Higher Death Risk
2012-12-06 11:22:11

A new study from Danish researchers suggests that couples who are unable to conceive a child have a shorter life expectancy than those who do.

Birth Rates In The US Are On The Decline
2012-11-30 05:32:20

A new study from the Pew Research Center recently found that the decline in U.S. birth rates following the Great Recession was led by immigrant women, whose birth rates dropped 14 percent between 2007 and 2010.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.