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May 18, 2017
Correction: US Births & Deaths story
In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year's birth rates. The rates ...
April 26, 2017
Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story
In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World ...
April 11, 2017
Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline
China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after ...
April 07, 2017
New Mexico to require officers to carry overdose antidote
New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide ...
April 05, 2017
More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide
In recent years, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide. But by 2035, Muslims are projected ...
March 23, 2017
Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying ...
March 01, 2017
Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials, Gen X
Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young ...
February 22, 2017
Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91
While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 ...
February 14, 2017
Study: Most Texas school districts have scant sex education
More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the ...
February 02, 2017
Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap
An age difference in your relationship doesn't just mean your favorite bands are from different decades. As you approach ...
January 24, 2017
Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?
Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate ...
January 24, 2017
China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened
The number of births in China has risen nearly 8 percent in the year after the government loosened its unpopular one-child ...
January 18, 2017
60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio
The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died ...
December 31, 2016
SKorea shuts website mapping women of childbearing age
South Korea's government closed its website that drew fury for showing the number of women in childbearing age by each city ...
December 28, 2016
Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere
A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may ...
December 20, 2016
Utah is fastest-growing state as West bucks sluggish trend
Utah is the fastest-growing state in the country, leading a cluster of Western states with populations on the upswing despite ...
December 09, 2016
A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new ...
December 09, 2016
US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than ...
December 05, 2016
Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push
Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, ...