Topic: National Center for Health Statistics
American adults got 11 percent of their daily calories from fast food in 2010, down from about 13 percent four years earlier, a new study shows. Public education may have played a role, but so have pocketbook issues.
Birthrates have been declining for the past four years, according to a government report on Wednesday. It's a new phenomenon for a country with rising populations rates since the 1990s.
Teen use of pot is at its highest in 30 years, with 10th graders more likely to smoke a joint than a cigarette. With the spread of 'medical' marijuana, they perceive less risk – despite the evidence.
12/16/2011 02:41 pm
Last year, the teen birthrate dropped to the lowest level ever reported in the US. Increased use of birth control is one reason, and many say that parent-child dialogue is key.
12/12/2011 02:15 pm
US birth rate: Numbers have dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children.
08/27/2010 04:03 pm
Personal options in any federal support of 'wellness' programs need to be wider.
10/28/2009 01:00 am