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Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

Two out of three survivors of childhood cancer have at least one chronic or late-occurring health problem following their cancer therapy

Two out of three survivors of childhood cancer have at least one chronic or late-occurring health problem following their cancer therapy

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Priorities on dealing with the big 3 infectious diseases - HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria

Priorities on dealing with the big 3 infectious diseases - HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria

36.5 million people of working age have HIV

36.5 million people of working age have HIV

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of mortality in children worldwide

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of mortality in children worldwide

Cheap AIDS drugs may help prevent HIV in babies in Thailand

Cheap AIDS drugs may help prevent HIV in babies in Thailand

New rotavirus vaccines could reduce mortality from the disease by up to 60 percent

New rotavirus vaccines could reduce mortality from the disease by up to 60 percent

AIDS toll in African heartland isn’t always what people think

AIDS toll in African heartland isn’t always what people think

Possible cure for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Possible cure for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Skeletal remains of 3,160 individuals reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries

Skeletal remains of 3,160 individuals reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries

Hospital inspection scores may be a better measure of performance than star ratings

Hospital inspection scores may be a better measure of performance than star ratings

Rates of infant and maternal mortality in indigenous communities are among the highest in the Americas

Rates of infant and maternal mortality in indigenous communities are among the highest in the Americas

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

The impact of rotavirus on the world’s children

The impact of rotavirus on the world’s children

New Zealand research to help reduce depression amongst stroke victims

New Zealand research to help reduce depression amongst stroke victims

Teenage girls in the U.S. bombarded by more alcohol advertising than boys

Teenage girls in the U.S. bombarded by more alcohol advertising than boys