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Study warns stroke rates rising in young adults

Stroke

The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published recently. Hospitalisation rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012. A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood flow ...

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Giving indigenous communities title to land protects tropical forests, study finds

Peruvian-Amazon

Peer-reviewed study shows deforestation drops dramatically the same year land rights are granted to indigenous communities in Peru A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides some of the first rigorous peer-reviewed evidence that giving indigenous communities formal legal title to their land protects tropical forests. The study was conducted by researchers from Resources for ...

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Climate-driven water scarcity could cost regions up to 6% of GDP by 2050

water scarcity

A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key findings of the are listed to include: Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost ...

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