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More people worldwide are living into old age, but the gains in the United States were much smaller, according to a new study.

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  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • New study: debt limit deadline likely extended
    The likely deadline for Congress to prevent the government's first default will be later than earlier thought, a Washington think tank has found. The Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the government probably won't reach the brink of default until early September or early October. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • Spain population shrinks amid crisis
    Spain's population fell in 2012 for the first time in decades, as immigrants left the country amid a major economic crisis, official figures show. More
  • Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors, Study Finds
    Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday. More
  • It's time environmentalists talked about the population problem
    In all the talk of tackling environmental problems such as climate change, the problem of population growth often escapes attention. Politicians don't like talking about it. By and large, neither do ...
    10/22/2020 - 2:15 am | View Link
  • Bob Brown is right – it’s time environmentalists talked about the population problem
    Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
    10/21/2020 - 4:31 pm | View Link
  • One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise during pandemic: UN
    Children make up around a third of the global population, around half of the extreme poor are children. UNITED NATIONS: An estimated one in six children "or 356 million globally" were living in ...
    10/20/2020 - 3:41 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 40m; US cases rise in 48 states
    Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images “Our mathematical model estimates that around 30% of the population is currently ... and other experts, whose report was made public on Sunday ...
    10/19/2020 - 1:16 am | View Link
  • New Zealanders living longer but spending more years in poor health
    According to the study, the life expectancy for New Zealanders last year was 81.8 years - an increase of 6.2 years - but our healthy life expectancy has only increased 4.7 years to 69.4. That means we ...
    10/15/2020 - 11:48 am | View Link
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  • World’s older population grows dramatically | National ...
    The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “ An Aging World: 2015,” this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion).
    10/21/2020 - 4:20 am | View Website
  • Humans are living longer than ever. But we aren't ...
    That number is projected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030 and nearly 2.1 billion by 2050. But the success story of longer lives is a worthless prize if the quality of those lives is compromised ...
    10/21/2020 - 4:20 am | View Website
  • Nearly Half the World Lives on Less than $5.50 a Day
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2018 — Economic advances around the world mean that while fewer people live in extreme poverty, almost half the world’s population — 3.4 billion people — still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said. Living on less than $3.20 per day reflects poverty lines in lower-middle-income countries, while $5.50 a ...
    10/20/2020 - 9:17 pm | View Website
  • SWOP Report 2020 | UNFPA
    The State of World Population 2020 was developed during the initial stages of the pandemic. There is little data on how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the exercise of harmful practices around the world, but there are already a few certainties: First, programmes designed to end child marriage and female genital mutilation are facing ...
    10/20/2020 - 9:29 am | View Website
  • Ageing and health
    People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older.
    10/20/2020 - 4:35 am | View Website
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