News tagged with population growth

The aging population and emergency departments

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. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham ...

Jul 08, 2013
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Economics influence fertility rates more than other factors

The world population could top 8 billion in the year 2023 if current growth rates remain constant, according to United Nations figures. However, if global fertility rates slow more quickly than expected, there could be up ...

Apr 30, 2013
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UN deputy chief urges action on water rights

(AP)—Most of the world's urgent problems boil down to water and sanitation, and global leaders must act to reduce child mortality and urban poverty, the UN's deputy chief said Friday.

Jan 25, 2013
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