In Brief: Aug. 20, 2001

OUTBUFFING THE GRANDKIDS Older adults exercise more frequently than their teenage grandchildren, according to a study published by the market-research firm American Sports Data. The national survey indicated that 26% of people over 55 exercised at least 100 times in the past year, compared with 18% of those from ages 12 to17. Researchers said doctors are increasingly recommending weight-resistance training and moderate workouts to older patients.

ADOPTION AND SUICIDE Adopted children are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide in adolescence as their nonadopted peers, say researchers at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the August issue...

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