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Slowdown in African fertility rate linked to disruption of girls’ education


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A team of researchers with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has found a connection between fertility rates in many African countries and access to education for girls living in those countries. In their paper published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their analysis of population and economic data in multiple African countries and what they found.


Earth can only support a certain number of people—nobody knows what that number is, but most would agree that steps are required today to prevent the population from exceeding…

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5X rate of ’emergency’ blood pressure for African Americans


Organizations Working To Reduce Rate Of Child Deaths In African American Community – CBS Sacramento


SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Keeping the momentum going, the rate of child deaths in the African American community has reduced. On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team went before the County Board of Supervisors to present its report.

“It was a stress reliever to know that someone was there to have my back,” said Tamara Walton, a former program participant.

She said bringing her now 18-month-old son into the world was much easier than her first pregnancy because this time around she had an advocate in a program called Black Mothers United.

“She came and picked me up when I needed a ride. Took me to my doctor’s appointment, waited for me to get out of my doctor’s appointment and took me home,” she said, adding that the help was vital especially as a black…

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Kentucky is disenfranchising black voters at a higher rate than any other state in the country – ThinkProgress


One out of every four African American voters is disenfranchised in the state of Kentucky, a higher rate than any other state, as a result of the state’s law barring people with felony convictions from voting, according to a new report from the Kentucky League of Women Voters released Tuesday.

Kentucky is one of three states that currently has a lifetime ban keeping people with felony convictions — also known as returning citizens — from voting, and the report found that the state ranks third in the United States in rate of disenfranchisement. Currently, more than 312,000 people in Kentucky are currently without ballot access, or one out of every 11 adults. (For context, nationally, just one in 40 people, about 2.5 percent of the country, are ineligible to vote due to felony…

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Cricket 2019: Faf du Plessis suspended for slow over rate, South Africa vs Pakistan


South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fee after his side were charged with a slow over rate in the nine-wicket second Test victory over Pakistan at Newlands.

Du Plessis will sit out the final match of the series starting in Johannesburg on Friday after Australian match referee David Boon imposed the suspension having found South Africa to be one over short of their required number in the match.

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It is the second time in 12 months that Du Plessis and his side have been found guilty of a slow over rate after a test against India in Johannesburg that ended on January 17.

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Smoking rate in Wisconsin hits all-time low


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials say fewer Wisconsin adults are smoking than ever before.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that statistics from the state Department of Health Services show that Wisconsin’s overall smoking rate dropped to 16 percent in 2017. That compares to 21 percent in 2011, but is still higher than the national rate of 14 percent.

The data show that low-income residents and African Americans continue to smoke at much higher rates. The numbers have decreased in recent years, but not as quickly as smoking overall in the state.

Still, anti-smoking advocates say small declines add up. Lorraine Lathen is director of the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network….

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