Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers develop novel, woman controlled contraceptive product

Despite the availability of numerous effective birth control methods, more than 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unintended. In addition to contributing significantly to population growth, unintended pregnancies can ...

Health

Australia sees first population drop since World War I

Australia's population has declined for the first time in more than a century as pandemic-induced border closures stemmed the flow of overseas migrants, according to figures released Thursday.

Health

US population growth smallest in at least 120 years

The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau—a trend that demographers say provides a glimpse of the coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Masks don't just save lives, they also boost economy

The economy and coronavirus pandemic were two of the top issues for voters in the 2020 election, according to exit poll surveys. Notably, 52% of voters said controlling the pandemic was more important, even if it hurts the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds involuntary psychiatric detentions on the rise

The rate at which Americans are held against their will and forced to undergo mental health evaluations and even state-ordered confinement—lasting anywhere from a few days to years—has risen sharply over the past decade, ...

Ophthalmology

Blindness and sight loss to double by 2050

Blindness and severe vision impairment is predicted to affect almost 900 million people worldwide by 2050—up from around 338 million today, according to a new pre-print study accepted by The Lancet and highlighted on World ...

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