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Monday, May 29, 2017

AP Health Statistics

Chicago says teen birth rates in city continue to fall

The Chicago Department of Public Health says births by teenagers in the city are at historic lows
Published: 05/28/17

Report: 4 Florida counties part of liver disease cluster

Four counties along Florida's Treasure Coast make up a cluster with high rates of both deaths from liver disease and algae blooms
Published: 05/28/17
Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

Hungary's prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country's birth rate
Published: 05/25/17

West Virginia groups see disease threat from surface mines

West Virginia environmentalists are urging a national committee examining the health risks from surface mining to look at rates of cancer, asthma and birth defects among people living near large-scale coal mines
Published: 05/24/17

Texas to study record maternal mortality

Texas _ where the rate of maternal mortality has spiked in recent years for reasons not fully understood _ is poised to take an initial step toward examining the problem
Published: 05/22/17

Correction: US Births & Deaths story

Correction: US Births & Deaths story
Published: 05/18/17
Albuquerque added to federal effort to fight opioid epidemic

Albuquerque added to federal effort to fight opioid epidemic

Federal law enforcement officials have launched a program in Albuquerque aiming to help similar cities deal with the scourge of heroin and prescription drug addiction
Published: 05/17/17
Some Texas medical centers part of baby boxes effort

Some Texas medical centers part of baby boxes effort

Two North Texas natives are behind baby boxes as part of safe sleep effort for infants
Updated one month ago

US health secretary talks about opioids in West Virginia

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price hears about efforts to fight opioid addiction in West Virginia, which has the nation's highest drug overdose death rate.
Updated one month ago

The Latest: US Health Secretary visits West Virginia

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price came to West Virginia to hear about efforts to fight opioid addiction in a state that has the nation's highest drug overdose death rate
Updated one month ago