1 out of 5 white women smoke while pregnant, study reveals
(CBS News) Despite all the risks, about one in five white women still smoke cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that 21.8 percent of white women aged 15 to 44 admitted to having cigarettes while having a baby. Black and Hispanic women reported lower rates at 14.2 percent and 6.5 percent respectively.
Skin-cancer warnings ignored
The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.
Half of U.S. adults under 30 say they have had a sunburn at least once in the previous year — about the same as a decade ago, according to a government survey. In fact, the modest progress reported five years ago has been wiped out.
Not only that, but women in their 20s are going to tanning salons almost twice a month on average.
"I don't know that we're making any headway," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the American Cancer Society's deputy chief medical officer.
Mitt Romney tells Liberty grads to honor family commitments
California's budget deficit swelled to $16 billion
California's budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago — and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in November, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday.
The Democratic governor said the shortfall grew from $9.2 billion in January in part because tax collections have not come in as high as expected and the economy isn't growing as fast as hoped for. The deficit has also risen because lawsuits and federal requirements have blocked billions of dollars in state cuts.
President Obama should cut his European trip ASAP and return to Joplin, MO
President Obama should immediately cut his European trip and return home to visit the devastating disaster unfolding in Joplin, MO. This is the lead story even on local news channels far from Joplin, MO. The picture of Obama in Ireland with a Guinness beer while the people of Joplin and much of the middle America is suffering from a historic tornado season will not go well for his legacy.