Life Spans in U.S. Still Shorter

On December 16, U.S. health officials reported that the average life span in the United States had reached a record high of almost 78 years. The United States still ranks behind other wealthy nations, such as Canada and Japan. Within the United States, race, class,...

Obesity Bill Proposed

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are some of the popular fast food chains are contributing to the rise of obesity. Though this issue has afflicted many parts of the world, in the U.S., it has become a cause for concern. Some senators have proposed a bill targeting...

Horse Slaughter

By IndyKids Staff Due to the economic downturn, many horse owners are finding it too expensive to take care of their horses. In Montana, controversy surrounds House Bill 418, which will permit horse slaughter in the state. Backers of the bill are considering selling...

Prize for Stem Cell Research

by IndyKids Staff The 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for the work they have done in stem cell research. There are many different types of cells in the body (liver or kidney, for example). A stem cell...

‘The Pill’ for Middle Schoolers

by IndyKids Staff A Portland, Maine school board has approved a measure that allows middle school students to receive birth control pills from the student health center. Birth control pills are taken by women to prevent pregnancy. Some parents are concerned that they...