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Research Looks At Role Of Overpopulation In Global Health

Healthline News: Overpopulation: An Overlooked Factor in Global Health
“New research suggests that population growth is driving numerous global health crises, yet it’s rarely factored into the equation. The world’s population currently stands at 7.15 billion people and has the potential to double in the next 50 years. In the U.S., there’s one birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds. With an ever-growing population on a finite earth, the issue of overpopulation should be a major concern when evaluating how we’ll be able to feed and care for the masses…” (Krans, 3/19).

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