U.S. Teen Birth Rate Declines

The birth rate for teenagers in the United States is at its lowest level since birth records were started 70 years ago. That fact has come as a surprise to many experts who say that it might be because of the economic recession. The statistics are in a new report released by a subsidiary of […]

CDC Reports Lower Statistics of Stroke Leading to Death

The National Center for Health Statistics, a subsidiary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, has released a report that details the cause of death statistics for the year 2008. One important fact that came out in the report is that stroke has gone down to the fourth leading cause […]

Number of Smokers in America Still High

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two reports recently that demonstrated that the numbers of smokers and non-smokers regularly exposed to secondhand smoke are still high, despite progress in encouraging Americans to quit. While youth smoking levels have fallen, tobacco prevention experts warn officials from declaring the battle against tobacco use over. The […]

Costs of Motor Vehicle Accidents Over $99 Billion

Each year the combined costs of lost productivity and medical care for injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents add up to more than $99 billion, according to a recently released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This annual cost equals roughly $500 per licensed driver in the country. The study, published in […]

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