Japan suffers biggest natural population decline ever in 2018

(CNN)Japan suffered its biggest natural population decline ever this year, government statistics show. Japan is a “super-aged” nation, meaning more than 20% of its population is older than 65. The country’s total population stands at 124 million this year –but by 2065 it is expected to have dropped to about…

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How Indonesia can reduce mortality from tsunamis

(CNN)Wednesday marks 14 years since a massive 9.1-magnitude earthquake shook the floor of the Indian Ocean and sent killer waves towards the shores of multiple countries, killing more than 227,000 people and causing some $10 billion in property damage. But promising to install infrastructure that helps save lives is one…

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The 10 largest US venture rounds of 2018

Three U.S. companies raised more than $1 billion in just one funding round in 2018, a year in which total deal value for U.S. startups is expected to surpass $100 billion for the first time. For the most part, it was the usual suspects, and yes, SoftBank was an accessory in…

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Two Migrant Teens Were Killed In Mexico. Advocates Worry It Could Happen Again.

U.S. and Mexican immigration officials are turning unaccompanied children away from the border, child advocates and lawyers told HuffPost, forcing kids into dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. according to the Honduran foreign ministry. And advocates worry this kind of tragedy may become more common if U.S. Customs and Border Protection…

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1 in 4 globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to new study

(CNN)One in four people globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Gregory Roth, the study’s author andassistant professor of health metrics sciences at the institute, said that what he found most striking is…

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