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Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, Russia faces questions about the radioactive legacy and potential for more accidents at the Mayak nuclear facility
Published: 04/29/16

CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist

Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens, the government reported
Published: 04/28/16

Colorado vaccine database proposal fails in legislature

Colorado won't be starting a database this year to track kids who have not been vaccinated
Published: 04/25/16

Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites

A new government report shows middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S.
Published: 04/22/16

Walker evaluating alternatives as CWD infection rate rises

Gov. Scott Walker is considering Democrats' suggestions for changing tactics in the fight against chronic wasting disease as infection rates climb
Published: 04/22/16
Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US

Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US

Government report finds life expectancy for white women declined a little while it stayed the same or increased for others
Published: 04/20/16

Officials concerned about decline in immunization rates

North Dakota health officials say they're concerned about a decline in the state's kindergarten immunization rates
Updated one month ago

'Dreamland' author speaks about New Mexico's opiate crisis

The author of an award-winning book that calls attention to the nation's opiate epidemic is in New Mexico as the U.S. Attorney pushes to raise awareness of the rising number of overdose deaths in the state
Updated one month ago

UN: Biggest killer of kids in CAfrican Republic not bullets

UN says three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic the biggest killers of children aren't bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea
Updated one month ago

Richest live longer but gap not as dismal in some US cities

A major study found the richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as dismal for the lowest income residents in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities
Updated one month ago