April 17, 2012

Explain That, Rush Limbaugh

1 Teen Birth Rates Highest in Red States

U.S. teen birth rates have fallen dramatically nationwide, down 44 percent from 1991 to 2011 to the lowest figure, 34.3 per 1000 females aged 15-19, since 1946. Even so, there is a marked geographical disparity in the number of teen births per thousand, with the highest rates, 50 or more, concentrated in just five contiguous and southern/sunbelt states (Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico), and all but two of the thirteen states with rates above 40 located below the Mason-Dixon line. In contrast, the four states with the lowest rates, under 20 per thousand, were concentrated in New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts), and all of the eighteen states with rates below 30 located above the Mason-Dixon line.

More at Cdc.gov | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: US Teen Birth Rate at Record Low

Tags: Teen Birth Rates, US Birth Rates, Lowest Teen Birth Rates, Highest Teen Birth Rates, Teen Birth Rates by States

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Promises Rapid Weight Loss

2 K-E Nose Drip Diet: Dangerous New Fad?

The K-E Diet promises a weight loss of up to 20 lbs in 10 days. A feeding tube inserted in the nose to the stomach allows a constant slow drip of protein, fat and water that totals 800 calories/day. Weight is rapidly lost through a process called ketosis which burns body fat. The diet is popular in Spain and Italy and is gaining popularity stateside. FL-based Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, charges $1500 for the treatment. He claims that dieters lose their appetites for the entire 10 days. Dieters must keep the tube in their nose for the entire 10-day period and must also carry the weight loss solution with them. Side effects include bad breath and constipation and people with kidney problems are warned to avoid the diet. Some experts believe the diet could cause long term health damage.

More at Www.mirror.co.uk | Hat tip to www.huffingtonpost.co.uk | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Dieters Ate All the Butter in Norway

Tags: Diet, Weight Loss, KE Diet, Nose Drip Diet, Fad Diets, Low-Carbohydrate Diets, Ketosis, Dr. Oliver Di Pietro

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Breathalyzer Tests Don't Lie

3 People with Tattoos Drink More

Individuals with tattoos are more likely to consume more alcohol than their peers without tattoos, suggest researchers in France. Researchers asked almost 3,000 young men and women to take a breathalyzer test as they were leaving bars on a Saturday night. Among those who agreed to the breathalyzer test, researchers found that people who had tattoos had consumed more alcoholic beverages than people without tattoos. MSNBC reports that the researchers suggest that doctors, parents and teachers consider tattoos as possible "markers" of drinking. Yet, researchers also warn that physicians shouldn't stereotype people with tattoos as heavy drinkers. The study was published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

More at MSNBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Wine Consumption May Help Cognitive Function

Tags: Tattoo Stereotypes, Risks Getting Tattoos, Tattooed People Drink More Alcohol, Drinking Habits People Tattoos, Markers of Drinking, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research

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Get It Done More Quickly!

4 Moderate Exercise Tied to Quicker Conception

Moderate exercise is linked to quicker conception for women trying to get pregnant, finds a new study. Women in the study who chose moderate exercise such as cycling, gardening or walking became pregnant more quickly, regardless of weight. Published in Fertility and Sterility, the research suggests that vigorous exercise could delay conception. Researchers say that with the exception of obese and overweight women, those who exercise vigorously may take longer to get pregnant. Chicago Tribune reports that researchers also found that women who spent more than five hours each week doing moderate exercise were 18 percent more likely to conceive during any given menstrual cycle compared with women who did moderate exercise for less than one hour a week.

More at Chicago Tribune | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Fertility and Sterility, Conception Rates, Exercise Effect on Conception, Moderate Exercise Quicker Conception, How Conceive Quickly, Fertility BMI

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