How much more likely a driver is to get into a crash when manipulating a phone — say, reaching for it, dialing or texting — than when using a hands-free phone, according to a study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.


Percentage of 14- to 20-year-olds who reported misusing painkillers or sedatives by taking the drugs to get high or taking someone else's drugs, for example, at least once in the last year, according to a study in the November issue of Pediatrics that surveyed young people in an emergency department.


Percentage of women ages 50 and older who are satisfied with their bodies, according to an October study online in the Journal of Women & Aging. Those women exercised more, had lower body mass indexes, had fewer eating disorder symptoms and had better overall functioning. However, they engaged in appearance-altering behaviors, such as plastic surgery, as much as their dissatisfied counterparts.


Percentage of Internet users who say that online dating is a good way to meet people, according to a survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. That's up from the 44 percent who said so in 2005.