PRB Topic Feed: Family Planning/Topics/FamilyPlanning.aspxTrends in Life Expectancy in the United States, Denmark, and the Netherlands: Rapid Increase, Stagnation, and ResumptionThis e-newsletter highlights key findings from a National Research Council expert panel that investigated the causes of stagnation in U.S. life expectancy at age 50 and above. 08/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/aging-trends.aspxf0b74d75-ed45-44d2-9f81-6a1c91666cbcRwanda's Success In Improving Maternal Health Rwanda today has been hailed as one of the few countries on a fast track to reducing child and maternal mortality--thus meeting two of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2015. 02/24/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/rwanda-maternal-health.aspxf07495ec-e326-4186-bd5b-adf1eea4bd16The Crucial Role of Health Services in Responding to Gender-Based ViolenceThe Crucial Role of Health Services in Responding to Gender-Based Violence examines why health services should address gender-based violence and highlights examples of health programs that have incorporated responses to violence into their work. 09/01/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/genderbasedviolencehs.aspxf04cdfca-afe9-46c0-8852-5fc87c72a2d4Recreational Areas Among the Fastest Growing in the U.S.Places in the United States that offer leisure opportunities near lakes, mountains, valleys, and scenic landscapes are attracting large numbers of migrants. Population gains in such areas exceed the national average by more than 50 percent between 1990 and 2000 and growth is continuing.07/21/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/RecreationalAreasAmongtheFastestGrowingintheUS.aspxf0328294-050a-4f9b-b7b0-515def29b165Desertification Convention Inches Toward ImplementationLast December, diplomats and conservationists took aim at an environmental problem that has quietly come to afflict more than 110 countries: desertification.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/DesertificationConventionInchesTowardImplementation.aspxf012cc55-7d6a-4adb-96e8-85de34492224The Poor-Rich Health DivideFor the more than 1 billion people living on less than US$1 per day, health services and modern medicines are still out of reach, and many initiatives to improve the health of people in extreme poverty have been unsuccessful.01/09/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/ThePoorRichHealthDivide.aspxef5703ed-d07f-4422-9042-160b635ac107Sex Ratio at Birth Deteriorating Among Asian Immigrants in the United StatesA new study finds sex ratio that favors boys among U.S.-born children in Indian, Korean, and Chinese families.11/19/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/sexratioatbirth.aspxeef3ad50-d7c6-4d8e-b17c-13011b4bbe6eKangaroo Mother Care Offers Hope for Underweight Babies in MalawiConstant skin-to-skin contact is a low-tech and effective way to keep low birth weight babies healthy. In low-resource settings, mothers can act as "incubators" for their infants, especially during the crucial first month of life. 10/17/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/KangarooMotherCareOffersHopeforUnderweightBabiesinMalawi.aspxeed842c4-5b33-4048-a356-ff3925aee50dInternational PHE Conference Energizes New AudiencesThe 2nd International Population, Health, and Environment Conference, organized by PRB and the PHE Ethiopia Consortium, convened in November in Ethiopia around the theme "Healthy Families, Healthy Environments."12/05/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/phe-activities-ICFP-2013.aspxeece2c96-dc98-4751-9ce1-8776049ea21fPRB Discuss Online: Population and Climate Change, What Is the Link?During a PRB Discuss Online, Karen Hardee, vice president of research at Population Action International, answered participants' questions about population and adaption to (or mitigation of) the effects of climate change. Read a transcript of the questions and answers.12/02/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/discussiondec12009.aspxee73bfdb-858d-4b34-bf6b-ec6a8b27e046