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April 28, 2016
CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist
Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth ...
April 22, 2016
Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites
Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the ...
April 20, 2016
Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US
Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. White women lost about five weeks ...
April 12, 2016
UN: Biggest killer of kids in CAfrican Republic not bullets
Three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic, the biggest killers of children aren't bullets but ...
April 11, 2016
Richest live longer but gap not as dismal in some US cities
The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as wide in many ...
February 25, 2016
Japan census: Population fell nearly 1 million in 2010-15
Japan's latest census confirmed the hard reality long ago signaled by shuttered shops and abandoned villages across the ...
February 09, 2016
VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates
Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions — ...
February 09, 2016
Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study
Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed ...
January 07, 2016
Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, ahead of heart disease
Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics ...
January 06, 2016
Study: Mexico violence caused drop in male life expectancy
A new study suggests that Mexico's drug violence was so bad at its peak that it apparently caused the nation's male life ...
January 02, 2016
Italy confirms higher cancer, death rates from mob dumping
An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents ...
December 28, 2015
Kids' asthma rates quiet down after earlier increase: Study
Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are ...
December 09, 2015
US life expectancy flat for third straight year at almost 79
Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday. A child born ...
December 01, 2015
Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant deaths: Study
When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in ...
December 01, 2015
Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip
The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them.
November 12, 2015
Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men
Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to ...
November 02, 2015
Study: Deaths rates rising in middle-aged whites
The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been ...
October 29, 2015
Study: Racial gap in breast cancer diagnoses has closed
For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.