Department of Health and Human Services, announced the award of $41.6 million over the next 4 years for a fresh coordinating center and 10 research centers within its Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics system. Four new centers are put into the CERTs plan also. Clancy, M.D. In addition to assuming leadership and infrastructure support for the CERTs National Steering Committee and research centers, the Center for Health Research will increase the program’s ability to translate research results through collaborations with other research networks, like the National Institutes of Health Roadmap’s Clinical Trials Initiative, the NIH Clinical and Translational Technology Awards, and AHRQ’s Effective Healthcare Program.Children and adolescents. In 1980, about 7 % of children aged 6 to 11 were obese. Similar boosts were seen in adolescents between the age groups of 12 and 19, whose obesity quantities increased from 5 % to 18 % over the same time period. By 2008, more than one-third of U.S. Adolescents and kids were over weight or obese. For the study, which was released online on September 2012 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medication, researchers measured the heart rate, VO2 and energy expenditure for 18 children – 10 males and 8 girls – during rest, sedentary action or controller-based video gaming and active game play, which used a webcam-style sensor and device instead of a controller to detect the player’s movements.