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Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Study: Young Black Children Drown At Far Higher Rates

Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows.

05/16/2014

Researchers suggest improvements in lifestyles and public health policies could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year. (Getty Images)

CDC: 40 Percent Of Annual Deaths From Top Five Causes Can Be Prevented

Researchers suggest improvements in lifestyles and public health policies could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year.

05/01/2014

Marital stress exposes couples to depression, including a greater inability to enjoy positive experiences in life. (Photo credit NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Marital Stress Linked To Depression, Inability To Enjoy Positive Experiences

Marital stress exposes couples to depression, including a greater inability to enjoy positive experiences in life.

04/28/2014

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

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.  (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

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