November 19, 2017

Today’s teens are the best-behaved generation on record

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The Centers for Disease Control released a monster report last week on the state of Americans’ health. The 511-page report makes one thing abundantly clear: today’s teens are behaving better right now than pretty much any other time since the federal government began collecting data. The teen birth rate is at an all-time low. Read the rest… Read more

Child obesity rates decline

Obesity rates among preschoolers are falling in many states for the first time in decades, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Read more

U.S Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low, Births for Older and Unwed Mothers Up

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The birth rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2011, according to a report released this month by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Childhood Death Rate From Accidents Falls 30%

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30% less children died from drowning, falls, or fires than they did 10 years ago, but the number of kids dying from overdosing on prescription drugs has risen, a new report from the CDC finds.  Read more

Autism Rate Rises 25%

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One out of 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

CDC Says Twin Births Have Doubled Since 1980

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Women having babies at older ages account for 1/3 of the increase while fertility treatments account for another large percentage of why the rate of twins born each year has doubled since 1980m according to the CDC.  Read why the increased prevalence of birth control pills also plays a factor here.

Wait to Restart the Pill after Childbirth, says CDC

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The Centers for Disease Control has published strict new guidelines stating when it’s safe to resume certain medications after giving birth, namely birth control pills. Read their conclusions.