Tag: Rising

Over a billion! UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

“Over a billion young people are at risk of hearing loss simply by doing what they really enjoy doing a lot, which is listening regularly to music through their headphones over their devices,” said Dr Shelly Chadha, a Technical Officer, working on preventing deafness and hearing loss, at WHO. “At the moment, we don’t really have anything solid other than our instinct to tell us: are we doing this right, or is this something that is going to lead to tinnitus and hearing loss a few years down the line?”…more: unnews

A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising

 Christianity is currently the world’s largest religion, making up a third of the world’s population with 2.2 billion adherents. Pew research shows that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The religious group will make up 30 percent of the world’s population by 2050, compared to just 23 percent of the population in 2010. That means the number of Muslims in the world will nearly equal the number of Christians by 2050….more:

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Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates .

The New York Times

Nov 3, 2015 – Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates. By LAURA BEIL NOV. 3, 2015… Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times … Rural adolescents commit suicide at roughly twice the rate of their urban peers, according to a study …
more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/small-towns-face-rising-suicide-rates.html