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New York City, Dec. 18, 2008 - In 2008, 335 new magazines were launched, according to - the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. Health magazines topped the list with 31 new titles such as Autism Research, Therapy Times and Living Well.

The next largest category for new magazine launches in 2008 was Regional, with 24 titles such as Michigan Avenue, Orange Appeal and Mountain Time Magazine.

Another top category for new magazine launches was Food, with 17 new magazines such as Food Network Magazine, Edible Grand Traverse and Culture.

"Despite the downturn in the economy, magazines serving health, regional, and food interests continued to show growth, as there continues to be interest in topics", said Trish Hagood, President of Oxbridge Communications, publisher of "In particular, with aging baby boomers, health is popular topic. And, regional magazines continue to thrive because of the interest in all things local, with local advertising helping to support these new magazines.", a media property of Oxbridge Communications©, (, is the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals, with information on 75,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, directories, and catalogs.

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