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Maslinda Alil is 43 and the proud mother of baby number 7. With so many mouths to feed, there's never enough money at home. Maslinda hopes her daughter Rina won't follow in her footsteps but it might be too late. At 19, Rina is newly married and pregnant with her first child.
International tourism is rapidly growing. People are constantly exploring the world and technology is making travel easier. So what will be the future destinations? Is space travel on the horizon? Join us as we find out on Future Forward.
Many sufferers are only in their 30s or 40s, but over half of them already have one foot in the grave.
60 men in the small village of Daozi have died of the illness, leading to some to label it the ‘black lung’ village. Pneumoconiosis or black lung disease is the worst occupational disease to plague China. 10,000 new cases are diagnosed every year and employers are doing nothing to protect or compensate their workers. All they can wait for is a slow and painful death.