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Circumcision benefits far outweigh its risks

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 10:53

In a new study, researchers have shown that the benefits of infant male circumcision exceed the risks by over 100 to 1.

Amudat records the highest number of maternal deaths

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 19:43

According to a study, Amudat district has the highest maternal mortality ratio in Uganda at 850 deaths per 100,000 births.

Assam doctor to promote population control in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 19:16

An Assamese doctor who uses Quranic verses to popularize the need for birth control left for Australia Wednesday to take part in a meeting to promote vasectomy.

Indians walk less than 30 minutes a day: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 19:36

A regular walk helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle but a survey indicates that a lot of people in India don`t even walk for a minimum of 30 minutes a day at a brisk pace.

Ghulam Nabi Azad bats for population stabilisation, small families

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 16:58

Stressing on the need for population stablisation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Thursday the focus of the government was on creating awareness about the need for small families.

Four million adolescent girls give birth every year in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 20:55

Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

World`s population will stop growing in 2050: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 11:17

Global population data spanning the years from 1900 to 2010 have enabled researchers to predict that the number of people on Earth will stabilise around the middle of the century, a report has said.

World`s elderly could number two billion by 2050

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 13:12

Every ninth person in the world is aged 60 and above and their numbers will increase to one in five by 2050, numbering two billion elderly, a UN agency has concluded.

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