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Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group. (Getty Images)

Study: Drowning A Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths For Young Children

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group.

04/15/2014

Fewer male infants in the U.S. are being circumcised, and new research finds that nearly half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical ailment related to their foreskin. (Getty)

Study: Circumcision Rates Declining Among US Males

Fewer male infants in the U.S. are being circumcised, and new research finds that nearly half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical ailment related to their foreskin.

04/03/2014

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

04/01/2014

File photo of an overweight person.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Study: Exposure To Fast Food Restaurants Can Lead To Obesity

According to a recent study, exposure to fast food restaurants can lead to obesity; and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, adults in the US consumed an average of 11.3 percent of their total daily calories from fast food.

03/15/2014

File photo of preschool children in a classroom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Preschoolers Better At Figuring Out How Gadgets Work Than College Students

A recent study revealed that preschool-age children are better at figuring out how to use technological gadgets than college students.

03/12/2014

Report finds majority of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives. (Getty Images)

Friends Common Source Of Abused Prescription Meds

Majority of people who abuse prescription painkillers get the drugs for free from friends or relatives.

03/04/2014

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Obesity In US Toddlers Drops By 43 Percent

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.

02/26/2014

People leaning their heads together to pose for selfies. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Expert Claims Selfies Are Spreading Head Lice Infestations

People leaning their heads together to pose for selfies can capture memories from all across the globe – but they may just be capturing head lice.

02/25/2014

File photo of people exercising. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Average Obese Woman Only Gets One Hour Of Vigorous Exercise Per Year

The findings of a recent study suggest that the average obese woman in America only exercises vigorously for approximately one hour per year.

02/21/2014

File photo of a person getting a flu shot. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Younger People Especially Affected By Flu This Winter

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.

02/20/2014

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