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Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer.


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 10:03 PM
US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 10:00 PM
'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines
If you're sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year.


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 5:54 PM
For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water
For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They've been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe.


POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2018 1:52 PM
Jury delivers $25.5 million 'statement' to Aetna to change its ways
An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted "recklessly" and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways.


POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2018 9:03 PM
FDA plans to launch new restrictions on e-cigarette flavors
Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products.


POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2018 8:03 PM
Global fertility has 'come down tremendously'
The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet.


POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2018 9:45 AM
Doctors share gun stories, demand action after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'
Two signs of the times: another mass shooting and more Twitter outrage. This time, though, the barbs over social media came from the medical community in response to a tweet from the National Rifle Association.


POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2018 1:37 AM
Gun deaths increasing after years of decreases
Gun deaths become much more commonplace, according to the CDC. Between 2015-2016, 27,394 people were murdered by someone with a gun in the US and 44,955 used a gun to kill themselves.


POSTED NOVEMBER 08, 2018 6:02 PM
Ikigai: The Japanese secret to living longer
What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most?


POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 9:41 AM

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