Health Alert: Urgent need for increased HPV vaccination

(CBS) - A national study reveals that from 2000 to 2009 the overall cancer death rate in the United States dropped. But death rates increased for certain cancers including liver, pancreas, and in men, melanoma. The study also shows there is a growing number of cancers associated with the human papilloma virus. Researchers say that highlights the need for increased HPV vaccination.


(CBS) - A new study shows people cut back on their healthcare during the recession from 2007 to 2009. Researchers from the University of Maryland say that during the economic downturn people didn't visit the doctors office as much and they cut back on filling prescriptions.


(CBS) - National health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity a day and spend less than two hours in front of a TV or computer. A new study shows fewer than four in ten children meet both those recommendations. Researchers reviewed data from more than 1,200 children and found the older the kids get, the less active they become.


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