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Accidental Poisoning Deaths—Mostly Drug Overdoses—Exceed Homicides of U.S. Young Adults

February 2016: Article Drug overdoses propelled the number of accidental poisonings above homicides as a cause of death among young adults ages 20 to 24 in the United States, according to 2014 data released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of accidental poisonings--nearly all from drug overdoses--still trails the number of suicides, which overtook homicides as a cause of death in this age group in 2010. The results are based on PRB analysis of the CDC data.

PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local Context

February 2016: Article Population Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia.

Women and Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States

February 2016: Article Although FGM/C is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, global migration patterns have increased the risk of FGM/C among women and girls living in developed countries, including the United States, according to PRB analysis published February 2015.

PRB Blogs From ICFP

January 2016: Article Keep up with the Population Reference Bureau via our Tumblr blog at the International Conference on Family Planning.

Making the Case for Investing in Adolescent Reproductive Health

January 2016: Report This report highlights new research from the Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Initiative that bolsters the case for investments in adolescent reproductive health and family planning programs and identifies knowledge gaps where research is still needed.

Aging Baby Boomers to Face Caregiving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges

January 2016: Report The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects in a new report.

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View From Tanzania

January 2016: Article Cool Green Science, a blog by the Nature Conservancy, published "Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View From Tanzania," by PRB's Kristen P. Patterson.

Three States Account for Nearly Half of U.S. Population Growth

December 2015: Article California, Florida, and Texas made up a combined 27 percent of the U.S. population in 2015 but accounted for 48 percent of U.S. population growth between 2014 and 2015, according to new Census Bureau estimates.

PRB Program Inspires Senegalese Journalist to Write Award-Winning Stories

December 2015: Article Senegalese journalist Maimouna Gueye has won a 2015 Global Health Reporting award from the International Center for Journalists for stories she wrote after participating in a program organized by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in southern Senegal and the capital, Dakar.

Ethiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic Dividend

December 2015: Article Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.

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