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AP Health Statistics

Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria

The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet
Published: 08/24/16

Cal State system pushing students to graduate in 4 years

The California State University system has seen some improvement in graduation rates in recent years but it's still low - 11 percent of 2011 freshman got a degree in four years, while 57 percent of those who started in 2009 graduated in six years
Published: 08/22/16

Woman fights kidney disease, defies all statistics

When doctors told Nieltge Gedney she had less than a year to live, she knew if she didn't advocate for health, she'd run the risk of being 'treated' like everyone else.
Published: 08/14/16

Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier lives

Living Out, Living Actively, known as LOLA, is a health study program led by a University of Missouri professor, and is part of the first national study on healthy weight for lesbian and bisexual women
Updated one month ago

Fighting HIV in Miami, 1 dirty needle at a time

A public health advocate in Miami, where new HIV infection rates consistently top the national charts, Hansel Tookes had been struggling for years to get a bill passed in the Florida Legislature to create a program to help end that terrible distinction
Updated one month ago

Death highlights weather risks at Humphreys Peak

A teenager's recent death highlights a growing trend of hikers ignoring risky conditions such as lightning danger to ascend Arizona's highest peak
Updated one month ago