Tomorrow's Health: Fewer Kids Getting Hurt On ATVs

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Story Updated: Jul 9, 2013

Fewer children are getting injured on all-terrain vehicles.

A new study in the journal Pediatrics found ATV accidents landed about 360,000 children in the ER over the last decade.
 
The number of ATV injuries in children was highest in 2004 and dropped in 2010.
 
The most common injuries included fractures, bruises and cuts.
 
 
Preventing Premature Deaths
 
Anti-tobacco policies could help millions of people around the world live longer.
 
That's according to Georgetown University researchers. Their study focused on 41 countries and found measures including advertising bans and higher taxes on tobacco will prevent about 7.5 million premature deaths in the coming decades.
 
 
Virtual Healthiness 
 
Virtual reality may help real-life weight loss. A Temple University study had overweight women create a computer model that looked liked themselves.
 
The women watched videos of their models walking on a treadmill or selecting the right portion sizes. After four weeks the women lost on average 3.5 pounds.
 
Researchers believe if the person can visualize themselves in healthy activities, they might learn those behaviors.

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