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  1. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A broader relaxation of the one-child policy would trigger a baby boom and introduce pressure on resources, family planners say Birth rate steady but easing rule any further unlikely The birth rate has remained stable following the mainland's easing of the one-child policy, a senior official in charge family planning has said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551461/birth-rate-holds-steady-after-one-child-policy-eased-there-wont-be
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in their lifetimes. Demographers say the fertility rate needs to reach 2.1 just to replace deaths and keep populations constant. The effects on economies, personal wealth and living standards are far reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... into disruptive group action. This has been the case in some of China's most violent phases, when female infanticide and high fertility rates created similar situations. In the past, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575673/divine-intervention-beijing-style
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... services to the poorest families while also lowering the average number of children that fertile women would bear in their lifetimes. "We'd like to push the fertility rate down to two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  5. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bid to start baby boom

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... in 1965, bringing million-dollar high-rise apartments and shopping malls in place of pig farms and fishing villages. In 1965, the country had a 4.7 fertility rate. So many women gave birth ... as the economy developed brought the fertility rate down to 1.82 by the end of the decade. A survey by I Love Children, an organisation that promotes a "children-plenty" Singapore, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1136058/singapores-bid-start-baby-boom
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s Lee says not to blame for low birth rate

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... and mindsets, which no amount of financial perks could alter. Despite a slew of so-called “baby bonuses” to encourage couples to have children, Singapore’s total fertility rate last year stood at 1.20 ... suggestions that his “Stop At Two” children campaign in the 1970s played a part in the decline of current fertility rates. Fearing that a population explosion would hit growth and overwhelm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294672/singapores-lee-says-not-blame-low-birth-rate
  7. Doctors link near-doubling in twin births to fertility treatment

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... in Central, said the Council on Human Reproductive Technology would release statistics later this year that should prove that the increase in fertility treatments had led to the jump. The overall birth rate has increased as more mainland mothers have come to Hong Kong. There were 70,875 births in 2007 compared to 48,209 in 2002. But Dr So said he suspected the number of people seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679772/doctors-link-near-doubling-twin-births-fertility-treatment
  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s plunging birth rate causes serious concerns for economic future

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In one generation, Iran has been hit by one of the most rapid declines in fertility ever recorded Plunging birth rate triggers concernsfor nation's future Qassem Ali-Loui ... in fertility. Iran risks going prematurely grey, blighting the future of an economy pummeled for almost a decade by international sanctions and undermining its regional ambitions. Births in Iran dropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447267/irans-plunging-birth-rate-causes-serious-concerns-economic-future
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The therapy reduced their risk of death alone by 55 per cent. Those benefits far outstripped rates of effectiveness for men, whose risk of heart failure or death declined by only 26 per cent with CRT, ... "Metabolism is affected by cyclical rhythms within the body that relate to sleeping, waking and light exposure."   Fertility troubles linked to psychiatric disorders in children Children born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543644/health-bites-cool-indoor-temperatures-stimulate-growth-healthy
  10. Ignorance of fertility problems costing HK

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... of the world- which could have a bearing on the fertility rate. 'This is going on across the world but Hong Kong has really become a model for the 21st century,' Mr Dychtwald said. 'If ... in fertility. But he said Hong Kong was better placed than other countries with low birth rates, such as Japan, because there was a ready supply of immigrants from China on the doorstep. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525284

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