Obstetrics & gynaecology

Earth's population could shrink in a few decades

"As women become better educated and gain access to birth control, they don't want to have as many children," says Professor Chris Murray, head of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) in the United States.

Pediatrics

Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children

Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Health

How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.

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