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Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

May. 19, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. government study released Thursday shows. Cancer deaths have been dropping for all Americans for the past two decades because of lower smoking rates and...

Maine moose survey finds record high death rate from ticks

May. 19, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

MONSON, Maine (AP) — Infestations of ticks contributed to a record high death rate for young moose tracked by wildlife managers in rural Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife collared 70 moose calves in remote parts of the state last winter and 60 of them...

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

May. 13, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to use the state's record-breaking $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented nearly $100 billion surplus, to “future proof” the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he fears will...

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

May. 13, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after the country acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic. North Korea likely...

Tribes credited with elevating vaccinations in rural Arizona

May. 07, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mary Francis had no qualms about being a poster child for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Navajo Nation, once a virus hot spot. The Navajo woman's face and words grace a digital flyer asking people on the Native American reservation to get vaccinated "to protect the shidine'e (my...

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

May. 06, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. They had a son when she was 42. Over the past three...

Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers

May. 06, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years. The 71-year-old retired physician was...

Tribes credited with elevating vaccinations in rural Arizona

May. 05, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — FOR SATURDAY AZHO101-103, UTSAL401-402 on hold Mary Francis had no qualms about being a poster child for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Navajo Nation, once a virus hot spot. The Navajo woman's face and words grace a digital flyer asking people on the...

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

May. 05, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems during the first two years of the pandemic, more than double the current official death toll of over 6 million. Most...

Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

May. 05, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

A rare but aggressive kind of uterine cancer appears to be driving an increase in U.S. deaths from the disease, particularly among Black women, researchers reported Thursday. Over eight years, deaths from the aggressive type rose by 2.7% per year, while deaths were stable for the...