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8:14am

Fri March 15, 2013
Shots - Health News

Power Shift Under Way As Middle Class Expands In Developing World

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 7:00 am

Brookings Institution

"The meek shall inherit the earth" — that seems to be the latest message from the United Nations Development Program.

Their 2013 Human Development Report chronicles the recent, rapid expansion of the middle class in the developing world. It also predicts that over the next two decades growth in the so-called "Global South" will dramatically shift economic and political power away from Europe and North America.

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3:27pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Binge Drinking Sticks Wisconsin With A Hefty Tab

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 7:47 am

A bartender pours a beer at the Nomad Pub in Milwaukee, Wisc., in 2006.
Darren Hauck Getty Images

Wisconsin has the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation — one in four adults. And binge drinking — defined as five or more alcoholic drinks in a short period of time for men, and four for women — cost the state $6.8 billion in 2012.

That breaks down to about $1,200 per person in higher taxes, more health care, and other costs, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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11:10am

Thu March 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Americans More Distracted Behind The Wheel Than Europeans

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 2:34 pm

A woman uses a cellphone while driving in Los Angeles in 2011.
Damian Dovarganes AP

U.S. drivers are much more likely than Europeans to drive while distracted, federal health officials report Thursday.

Nearly 69 percent of Americans who drive say that they talked on their cell phones while driving at least once in the previous month, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That's a lot higher than what was reported by Europeans in another survey. Only 21 percent of British drivers reported chatting on their cell phones while behind the wheel, for example. In Germany and France it was about 40 percent.

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10:27am

Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Modern Parenthood: More Equal, More Stressed

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 11:50 am

Maybe in the 1940s, they just let them cry.
Fox Photos Getty Images

If you've ever had a spousal spat over who logs more time on housework, child care, or at the office, you might want to see how you stack up against other couples.

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10:04am

Thu March 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Have Better Outlook Than Doctors Think

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 7:48 am

Students at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, Fla., perform CPR on a mock patient.
Bruce Ackerman Ocala Star-Banner /Landov

Every day something like 550 hospitalized Americans suffer cardiac arrest. That's bad news. Only about one in five will live to leave the hospital.

But for the lucky 44,000 a year who are resuscitated and survive, the outlook is much better than expected, authors of a new study say.

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