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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

AP Health Issues

Utah home-birth rate is double the US average, report says

A new report shows Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and those moms tend to be older and have more education
Published: 07/25/17

Texas Senate approves more time for maternal mortality study

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that gives more time to a state task force studying why Texas has some of the highest pregnancy-related death rates in the developed world
Published: 07/24/17

UK raises pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037

Britain has raised the pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037 as rising longevity rates continued to put pressure on the public purse
Published: 07/19/17

Rhode Island governor signs order aimed at curbing ODs

Rhode Island's governor has signed an executive order outlining a plan aimed at curbing the "alarming" rate of opioid overdose deaths in the state
Published: 07/13/17

Drug overdose deaths up slightly in New Mexico

New Mexico health officials say drug overdose deaths increased to 497 in 2016 from 493 the previous year, in a state on the front lines of the nation's prescription opioid and heroin epidemic
Published: 07/13/17

Delaware cancer mortality rate drops, but remains high

Public health officials say screening and early detection have contributed to a decline in Delaware's cancer mortality rate, which nevertheless remains among the highest in the country
Updated one month ago
When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers

When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers

Hundreds of thousands of American students study abroad each year, but there's little transparency when things go wrong and no one can say exactly how many are injured or die
Updated one month ago
When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers

When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers

Hundreds of thousands of American students study abroad each year, but there's little transparency when things go wrong and no one can say exactly how many are injured or die
Updated one month ago
Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere

Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere

A new government report finds opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years overall, but rising in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties
Updated one month ago

Health agency doesn't find cancer cluster in S Carolina city

Health officials in South Carolina say there doesn't appear to be a statistically unusual number of cancer cases in one city
Updated one month ago