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60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

An Ohio zoo says the country's oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died
Published: 01/18/17

Data: Ohio population grew by less than 1 percent

Federal data shows Ohio's population has stagnated and that it's grown less than 1 percent over the most recent year
Published: 01/16/17

First-time UN gathering aims to delve into using data

U.N. statisticians say more than 100 countries don't keep accurate counts of births and deaths and more than 70 don't have robust data on poverty
Published: 01/10/17

Nearly 5 percent of W.Va. babies born drug dependent in 2016

State health statistics show that nearly 5 percent of babies born in West Virginia in 2016 were born drug-dependent
Published: 01/07/17

Birth rate down in fast-growing Utah County, echoing trends

Utah County boasts the highest birth rate in Utah, the nation's fastest-growing state, but has produced fewer babies in recent years, following U.S. trends amid still-lingering economic woes
Published: 01/06/17

Minnesota official urges vaccinations as flu season ramps up

A Minnesota state health official is urging residents to get vaccinated for the flu amid concern that low vaccination rates can lead to more hospitalizations and deaths
Published: 01/06/17
SKorea shuts website mapping women of childbearing age

SKorea shuts website mapping women of childbearing age

South Korean government has closed its website that drew fury for showing the number of women in childbearing age by each city district and region
Updated one month ago

New Mexico highlights progress on overdose deaths

New Mexico officials are highlighting the state's progress in reducing drug overdose deaths as a new law goes into effect to increase monitoring of prescriptions for opioid pain medication
Updated one month ago

New study shows Oklahoma prisons among the most dangerous

A new federal study shows state and federal prisoners in Oklahoma are among the most likely to be killed or die accidentally behind bars
Updated one month ago
Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere

Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere

A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states buck a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs
Updated one month ago