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American Cancer Death Rates Have DROPPED 20 Percent Since 1991

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Good news everyone!

The American Cancer Society has reported that the death rate from cancer has dropped dramatically in the last two decades.

American cancer rates had risen dramatically since the year 1900, peaking in 1991 at 215.1 deaths per 100,000 in the population.

But just made available was the 2009 death rate which came in at 173.1 per 100,000. That's a 20% decline in cancer death rates!!!

Ch-ch-check out the full report by clicking PLAY directly (above) !!!

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Childhood Obesity Rates Fall Slightly

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Or at least that is what the experts are saying!

Childhood obesity rates are actually falling in the United States after years of increasing!!

This is a huge boon for America as a child whom is obese in childhood is much more likely to keep that up in Adulthood.

Here's what an expert said:

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School Vending Machine Laws May Help Kids Lose Weight

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Obesity is a huge problem in America, but some health experts believe they may have found a way to curb kids' massive weight gains.

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Officials Battle Teen Pregnancy In Mississippi

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Elected officials are speaking their minds concerning the state with the highest teen pregnancy rate - Mississippi.

The governor has mandated all state schools to teach sex education for the FIRST TIME.

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Autism Rates In Children Have Risen By 78% In The Last Decade

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Holy smokes! That's a BIG jump!

More and more kids are being diagnosed with autism these days. In fact, rates in the United States have risen 78% in the last decade!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually estimates that 1 in 88 children have a form of autism spectrum disorder, which is partly due to

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Kim Kardashian Did Not Make $20 Million For The Rights To Her Wedding!

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Well, at least according to Kim Kardashian, she didn't!

The reality starlet and her mother, Kris Jenner, appeared on The Rachael Ray Show today and deny reports that she received $20 million for rights to her nuptials to Kris Humphries, and claims:

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Conan Still Worth Lots Of $$$ On Cable

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Looks like Conan's getting yet another way to say HAH! to NBC.

Rates for commercials on Conan's new show, despite being on TBS, will run for $30,000 to $40,000 for 30 seconds, which is in the same ballpark as commercial rates for Leno and Letterman.

Here's what Conan's manager Gavin Polone had to say about ad space on the new show:

“The whole concept of paying differently always eluded me. Why is a 27-year-old male with $70,000 income more valuable if he’s watching Conan on NBC than if he’s watching Conan on TBS?”

We'll be curious to see which advertisers will shell out for commercials on Conan's TBS show.

Would U want your commercial to run during Conan's new show? Or do U still think Leno and Letterman will attract more audiences?

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