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Fertility Doctors Aim to Lower Rate of Twin Births

In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

12/02/2013

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Selfridges)

UN: World Population To Reach 8.1 Billion In 2025

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.

06/13/2013