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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th January 2018

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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Child marriage will cost the world$ 4tn by 2030, researchers alert

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd January 2018

Study suggests objective child matrimony would save governments and donors hundreds of billions annually, rein in population growth and improve lives Ending child marriage could add more than$ 4tn to the global economy, kerb population growth and transform the lives of millions of young women worldwide, assert researchers. A study by the World Bank and […]

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Households, fertility and feminism: landmarks in women’s rights

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th December 2017

Women have fought long and hard to secure access to family planning and abortion, and reduce maternal mortality. A modern timeline of that conflict tells a narrative full of highs and lows Women have been joining forces to agitate for their right to a better life for centuries, but some of the most significant changes […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th December 2017

As Aids and malaria demises fell, 70% of deaths are now caused by diseases that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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World population to made 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th December 2017

New findings show more men than women and that there will be 1bn over-6 0s next year for the first time The worlds population will break through the 8 billion mark in 2023, there are more men than females, and next year the number of over 60 s will top 1 billion for the first […]

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Maternal demises worldwide drop by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th December 2017

Study in Lancet shows a womans lifetime opportunity of dying from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st December 2017

Study in Lancet reveals a womans lifetime chance of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women succumbing from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Survivors Ink: tattoos of liberty aEUR” in pictures

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th December 2017

How a trafficking survivor transgressed free to be established an organisation to help fellow victims reclaim their lives Underneath the feathering that stretches across the back of Ericas neck, the words Sin City are still just about visible. A mark from her hour on the street of Columbus, Ohio, trafficked and controlled by a street […]

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‘Extreme’ gag rule on abortion sets$ 9bn in health assistance at risk, activists say

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th December 2017

Donald Trumps executive order prompts dreads for groups fighting Aids and Zika and working against child and maternal deaths Billions of dollars in US aid to groups combating illness worldwide could be at risk from Donalds Trumps unprecedented and far-reaching reversal of abortion-related policy, campaigners advised on Tuesday. Trump signed an executive order on Monday […]

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Mexico’s lost generation of young girls robbed of innocence and education

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th December 2017

Study reveals rising number of Mexican daughters in relationships and weddings with older men and castings fresh light on causes of child marriage in Latin America Hundreds of thousands of young girl across Mexico are being driven into relationships and weddings with older humen, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals. Of […]

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