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International Child Mortality Rates On The Decline

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Child mortality rates are declining. A report by the United Nations says international child mortality rates have decreased by half since 1990. Last year, six-point-three-million babies died within their first five years. The mortality rate among newborns remains high at nearly three million deaths.

Chiropractic Care Combined With Exercises Will Help With Back-Related Leg Pain

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study shows a combination of chiropractic care and home exercises will help people suffering from back-related leg pain. Doctor Andrew Bang with the Cleveland Clinic says exercises will help, but chiropractic care is also important.   Researchers at the University of Minnesota says people who received chiropractic care and did exercises…

Parents Worried About Viruses Spreading At School

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- With the "Enterovirus" spreading, parents are worried about their children catching the virus at school. Doctor Emma Raizman at Cleveland Clinic Children's says keeping things clean can help decrease the risk of your child catching the virus.   Researchers at the C-D-C call washing your hands a do-it-yourself vaccine for viruses. Doctor Raizman…

Ebola Survivor Visits Oval Office

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- An American Ebola survivor is doing well enough for a trip to the Oval Office. Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly virus while doing aid work in Liberia, met with President Obama early Tuesday at the White House. A White House photo was posted on Twitter showing a smiling Brantly and…

U.S. Waistlines Keep Expanding, Study Finds

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Americans' waistlines are getting bigger. A new study finds the average American has a waistline of almost 39 inches. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied nearly 33-thousand adults from 1999 until 2012. The CDC says researchers can't explain why waistlines are growing, even though body mass index, which is…