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Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published Tuesday. The increase among women — most dramatically, in Black women — is playing a...

Arizona saw an increase in child deaths during 2021

Nov. 26, 2022 13:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Drownings, child neglect and firearms contributed to an increase in child deaths in Arizona during 2021, marking the highest rate of child deaths in the last 10 years, according to an annual report issued by the state. The review released earlier this month by the...

US overdose deaths may be peaking, but experts are wary

Nov. 16, 2022 13:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Have U.S. drug overdose deaths stopped rising? Preliminary government data suggests they may have, but many experts are urging caution, noting that past plateaus didn't last. U.S. overdose death rates began steadily climbing in the 1990s driven by opioid...

Women's clinic in South Sudan a casualty of distracted world

Oct. 30, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

MINGKAMAN, South Sudan (AP) — In a country where the maternal mortality rate is one of the highest in the world, a small clinic dedicated to reproductive health care for more than 200,000 people is about to be shut down. The worried-looking mothers know too well what might happen next. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 20, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. October 15, 2022. Editorial: Flu shots, COVID boosters Colorful leaves mark a change of season and the passage of time. They also remind us it’s time for flu shots. This year, again add to the list the COVID-19 booster,...

COVID-19 linked to increase in US pregnancy-related deaths

Oct. 20, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the U.S. last year, a crisis that has disproportionately claimed Black and Hispanic women as victims, according to a government report released Wednesday. ...

Race gap seen in US infant deaths after fertility treatment

Oct. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

Black-white disparities exist in fertility medicine, reflected in life-and-death outcomes for babies, according to a large study of U.S. births. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics, is the broadest look yet at racial gaps for women who use in vitro...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 18, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 16, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s draconian abortion law makes adequate postpartum coverage crucial Even as Missouri effectively forces the possibility of unwanted pregnancy upon half its citizens, it remains among a minority of states...

Pregnant women struggle to find care after Pakistan's floods

Oct. 17, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

RAJANPUR, Pakistan (AP) — The first five months of Shakeela Bibi’s pregnancy were smooth. She picked out a name, Uthman, made him clothes and furniture. She had regular checkups at home and access to medicine. Then an ultrasound revealed the baby was upside down. The doctor told Bibi to take...

Denver homeless program struggles to reduce death rates

Oct. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When people who had been homeless for years moved off the Denver streets and into apartments, they were far less likely to end up in hospital emergency rooms or get locked up in jail. But they still died at the same rate as those who lived outside. ...