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Pre-term births on the rise

Pre-term births on the rise | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
But simple measures could cut the mortality rate  of premature babies in poorer countries.
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Migration of low-skilled workers into UK is too high, says Ed Miliband

Migration of low-skilled workers into UK is too high, says Ed Miliband | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Labour leader rejects immigration caps but calls for tougher employment rights to protect both immigrants British workers...
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Hundreds of babies dying unnecessarily because hospital staff aren't trained to use equipment

Hundreds of babies dying unnecessarily because hospital staff aren't trained to use equipment | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Official figures show that 200 baby deaths a year are due to a failure to read and act on results from CTG machines which check babies' heart rates for signs of fetal distress...
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CDC - Less Developed Countries - Hygiene - Healthy Water

Education and information about the special challenges and hygiene needs of less developed countries around the world and how they relate to hygiene and healthy water, including drinking water, swimming / recreational water, recreational water...
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Worst Environmental Problem? Overpopulation, Experts Say

Overpopulation is the world's top environmental issue, followed closely by climate change and the need to develop renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels, according to a survey of the faculty at the SUNY College of Environmental Science...
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Focus on HIV-Aids cost family planning a decade, says UN population chief

Focus on HIV-Aids cost family planning a decade, says UN population chief | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Babatunde Osotimehin says it was hard to talk about cutting birth rate as families lost their children...
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UN warns over ageing populations

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The world needs to do more to prepare for the impact of rapidly ageing populations, the United Nations warns - particularly in developing countries.
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What happens if the population forecasts are wrong?

What happens if the population forecasts are wrong? | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: The assumption that global population will peak around 9-10bn may be overly optimistic — and if it is, population will continue to rise, placing enormous strains on the environment...
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Pyramids in the Middle East | Regional GeogBlog

Pyramids in the Middle East | Regional GeogBlog | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

Population pyramids in the middle east

 

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The Battle over Birth Control for Developing Nations | Globalization101

The Battle over Birth Control for Developing Nations | Globalization101 | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
This analysis examines birth control policy challenges in developing countries.
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How serious is the Syrian refugee crisis?

How serious is the Syrian refugee crisis? | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
As an increasing number of Syrians flee their country, we ask if the host countries can handle the sudden influx.
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Stressful job 'raises heart attack risk, even in healthy' - Telegraph

Stressful job 'raises heart attack risk, even in healthy' - Telegraph | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Having a stressful job increases the chance of a heart attack, even among those who take good care of their health, a UK-led study has found.
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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egyptian born 'every 23 seconds'

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egyptian born 'every 23 seconds' | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Egyptian census shows population numbers increased by 20% in the past decade and doubled in the last 30 years.
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What If Experts Are Wrong On World Population Growth? by Carl Haub: Yale Environment 360

What If Experts Are Wrong On World Population Growth? by Carl Haub: Yale Environment 360 | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
A central tenet of demography is that global population will peak at 9 to 10 billion this century and then gradually decline as poorer countries develop.
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The Unintended Consequences Of China's One-child Policy

The Unintended Consequences Of China's One-child Policy | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
It has been 34 years since the People's Republic of China introduced their one-child policy, a population control measure that restricts the reproductive practices of married couples.
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Sleep and Disease Risk | Healthy Sleep

Sleep and Disease Risk | Healthy Sleep | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
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World Map of All Wars and Conflicts Happening In 2012

World Map of All Wars and Conflicts Happening In 2012 | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Aviation Week's Defense Technology International has compiled a summary of all the current and probable conflicts of 2012, so I made this map*. The only conflict that is not in this map is the incoming Obama-Romney nuclear war.
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BBC - Baby Sex Selection

For every 100 girls, 106 boys are born!!

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World faces ageing population time bomb says UN - Telegraph

World faces ageing population time bomb says UN  - Telegraph | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
The world needs to take urgent action to cope with the impact of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new report, which forecast that the number of people older than 60 would surpass one billion within a decade.
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Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100'

Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100' | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Nearly 7 billion people now inhabit planet but projections that number will double this century have shocked academics...

Via Marc Crawford , Mankato East High School
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Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead

Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
As the world faces overpopulation, the Philippine capital highlights the problems it brings...
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Crowded planet: Global population hits 7 billion + United Nations | Environment | The Guardian

Crowded planet: Global population hits 7 billion + United Nations | Environment | The Guardian | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

A great collection of links

 

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Zimbabwe city pulls together as council orders simultaneous toilet flush

Zimbabwe city pulls together as council orders simultaneous toilet flush | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Thousands of lavatories gush at once as Bulawayo tries to clear sewers filling up after weeks of drought...
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Free bus pass 'helps keep people healthy' - Telegraph

Free bus pass 'helps keep people healthy' - Telegraph | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Having a free bus pass could help you live longer because it encourages you to get more exercise, a study has found.
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Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030

Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030 | IB Part 1: Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Americans stick to their eating and exercise habits, future historians will look back on the early 21st century as a golden age of svelte.The latest in a long string of reports...
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