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Teenagers: less alcohol but having more couch potato

Teenagers are less likely to smoke and drink alcohol but are far more physically inactive than a decade ago, new statistics show. A report on health risks released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that smoking was down in all age groups. Teenagers were the only age group less likely to [...]

Biggest health problem facing US kids

Lack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults. The plight of young couch potatoes outranked teen pregnancy and drug abuse as problems that adults are concerned about, according to the survey. Not getting enough exercise was ranked a "big problem" by 39 [...]