Topic: National Center for Health Statistics
The US teen birth rate is down in all 50 states, and among all racial and ethnic groups, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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