Teen Sexual Activity Increases, Contraceptive Use Decreases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports almost half of high school teens say they have had sex -- an increase of two percent between 2005 and 2007. During the same time period, the proportion of high school teens who say they used a condom the last time they had sex decreased two percent.
The new data is from the C-D-C's 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The survey is administered every two years to about 14-thousand high school students nationwide and contains information on high school students' sexual behavior, drug and alcohol use, and other measures.
Heart Patients More Likely to Adopt Healthy Habits in 3-Year Program Led by Cardiac Rehabilitation Experts, Mayo Clinic Research Shows
People recovering from acute heart problems such as heart attack and heart surgery are more likely to develop habits to control heart attack risk factors when they meet regularly with cardiac "disease managers," according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Minnesota. These managers are nonphysician cardiac rehabilitation specialists who lead long-term follow-up programs that last three years. With these risk factors under control, heart patients are likely to live longer and have fewer heart problems, the Mayo researchers conclude.
'The Show Must Go On' Is Rallying Cry at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Following Backlot Fire Incident
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk have taken a "the show must go on" stance and are open for business as usual after a much-publicized weekend fire that damaged the King Kong backlot attraction and one area of film sets that were frequently visited by the Studio Tour.
All rides, shows and attractions are open and operating normally, including the new and much-acclaimed "The Simpsons Ride," which opened to spectacular reviews just weeks ago and joined "Revenge of the Mummy -- The Ride" and "Jurassic Park -- The Ride" as stand-out Universal Studios Hollywood thrill-ride experiences.
Solange Knowles Breaks Her Foot on the 'Art Of Love' Tour and Soldiers on
Solange Knowles, currently on tour to support the August 26th release of her new album, SoL-AngeL and The Hadley St. Dreams, performed with a broken foot on June first at the Kansas City, Missouri "Art Of Love" tour date. As Solange entered the stage in Kansas City, a large piece of metal fell from the doorway and onto her foot, breaking it. Ms. Knowles continued to head out to the stage and performed her full set while in extreme pain. Immediately following her performance, she was rushed to the hospital where she learned her foot was indeed broken. Solange will continue on with the remainder of the tour while in a cast. Per the doctor's instructions and because of the immense pain she is experiencing, Solange will perform her set while sitting on a stool.
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