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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...

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

Nov. 29, 2022 09:41 AM EST

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans have...

Poles vent anger at leader over his policies, ideas on women

Nov. 28, 2022 16:47 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 300 demonstrators gathered Monday outside the house of Poland’s ruling party leader to protest what is widely seen as the erosion of women’s rights under the conservative government and a recent remark by the politician about women using alcohol. ...

Pertussis rates plummet in Maine amid precautions, new law

Nov. 26, 2022 16:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rate of pertussis has fallen sharply in Maine, which not long ago had one of the highest rates of the infectious disease in the country. Pertussis is also called whooping cough and it's an infection that causes a severe, hacking cough and can be...

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...

South Korea in demographic crisis as many stop having babies

Nov. 23, 2022 21:37 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoo Young Yi’s grandmother gave birth to six children. Her mother birthed two. Yoo doesn’t want any. “My husband and I like babies so much … but there are things that we'd have to sacrifice if we raised kids,” said Yoo, a 30-year-old Seoul...

Italian premier presents economic measures on energy, family

Nov. 22, 2022 07:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni presented the government’s first economic policy initiatives Tuesday, announcing 21 billion euros in budget tweaks that would be used to help industry and families cope with soaring energy prices, as well as measures to incentivize couples to have more...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Toledo Blade. November 12, 2022. Editorial: An agenda for DeWine Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has been re-elected but with no clear mandate or agenda for leadership in a second term. That said, there’s plenty that needs doing. The governor ducked debates and...

Jane Fonda: Nonprofit’s work ‘far more important’ after Roe

Nov. 10, 2022 00:52 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda says the work of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies has become “far more important” in the months since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion it guaranteed to women in...