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22 April 2019

Population and Sustainable Development
Population and Sustainable Development
The First Forum on Population and Sustainable Development, titled ‘Toward a New Perspective on the Relation Between Population and Sustainable Development’ held from April 14-15 at Qatar University.
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The most important study on parenting in the age of anxiety

Mental health
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, more than a third of adolescent girls have an anxiety disorder. The rate for boys is only slightly less.
[Peg Tyre - Forbes, 16 April 2019.]
Singaporeans share views on marriage and parenthood

Singaporeans can share their views on marriage and parenthood over the next few months through a number of channels, both online and offline, as the Government looks to encourage more people to have families.
[Amelia Teng - Straits Times, 20 April 2019.]
Children who spend two hours a day on smartphones risk ADHD

A study of 3,500 children found that high levels of screen time were associated with a far greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by the age of five.
[Laura Donnelly - The Telegraph, 17 April 2019.]
‘Foreign children’ in Syrian camp need urgent help

Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria.
[UN News Centre, 18 April 2019.]
Canada: How housing is helping immigrant families

For immigrant families, housing alone has been the primary driver of wealth growth.
[Murtaza Haider and Stephen Moranis - Financial Post, 18 April 2019.]
US teens: Anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers

For boys and girls, day-to-day experiences and future aspirations vary in key ways.
[Juliana Menasce Horowitz and Nikki Graf - Pew Research Center, 20 February 2019.]
Donate life

Public health
In California, drivers who commit traffic violations are given a ‘second chance’ as thanks for being registered organ donors and giving fellow citizens a second chance at life.
[Donate Life California]
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