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2012-10-03 10:35:37

Children in smaller families are only slightly more likely to survive childhood in high mortality environments.

As Aging Population Increases, Policy Changes Needed
2012-09-26 07:05:34

A study from the National Academies recently revealed that major policy changes are needed to deal with the aging population in the United States and the long-term impact that they will have on the economy.

Population Explosion Strains World Resources
2012-06-15 08:37:51

The UK’s Royal Society has announced that population and consumption must be addressed at the Rio+20 environmental summit. They say past failures on these issues threaten the natural world and prospects for future generations.

2012-05-16 01:02:58

An increasing number of highly educated women are opting for families.

2011-10-03 15:47:53

Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age.

2011-07-22 12:22:00

LONDON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British population-control fanatics and radical environmentalists are once again showing their irrationality and true totalitarian colors by using the birth of a fourth child to English football star David Beckham and his wife to climb on their over-population soapboxes. Simon Ross, CEO of the Optimum Population Trust, calls the Beckham family "very bad role models." Ross insists, "There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon...

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2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old.

2011-03-22 08:15:10

We’ve heard again and again about the obesity epidemic, but according to this analysis of trends over the last 40 years, life expectancy in Europe is on the rise, with people in Britain reaching an older age than those living in the US.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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