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Largest Single Year Drop Of U.S. Cancer Deaths

(CNN) - Fewer Americans are dying from cancer. A new report from the American cancer society says there were nearly three million fewer deaths from 2016 to 2017. That's 26 years in a row that cancer rates have dropped…

Study: Alcohol-Related Deaths Doubled In U.S.

(CNN) - A new study finds that the number of Americans who died from alcohol-related problems more than doubled between 1999 and 2017. Researchers with the national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism looked at death certificate data. They…

U.S. Population Growth Slowed This Decade

Orlando, FL (WFTV) - Fewer births, more deaths, and less international migration are all leading to the U.S. population growing more slowly. The Census Bureau has released its population estimates. It shows that, since July of 2018 the number…

Tech Giants Sued Over Child Cobalt Mining Deaths

(CNN) - Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla are being sued by a human rights group, who says the tech giants "aided and abetted" the Cobalt mines. That abused and profited from children who were forced to work under…

At Least 1,300 U.S. Flu Deaths This Season

(CNN) - At least 1,300 people have died from the flu in the U.S. so far this season. That's according to new estimates from the CDC. It released a preliminary estimate for the season on Friday. Health officials reported…

Vaping-Related Injuries/Deaths Rise

(CNN) - Cases of vaping-related lung disease continues to rise across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it has confirmed 1,888 cases. 37 people in 24 states have died. The CDC says the lung injuries…

Automakers Commit To Reducing Hot Car Deaths

(CNN) - Automakers are making a pledge to reduce hot car deaths. The alliance of automobile manufacturers says 20 automakers; including General Motors, Ford, BMW, Toyota, and Honda have promised to install rear seat reminder features in all cars…

Study: Some Cardiac Deaths Links To Prior Heart Attacks

(CNN) - New research suggests that nearly half of people who die of heart attacks had 'silent' heart attacks beforehand. Silent heart attacks occur when you have a heart attack, but don't realize it at the time. A study…

Schumer Wants Dominican Deaths Investigated

(CNN) - Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for an investigation into the recent American deaths in the Dominican Republic. At least 10 American citizens have died after apparent sudden health issues while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since…

Tissue Samples From Fiji Deaths En Route To CDC

(CNN) - U.S. authorities are moving forward in the investigation of two tourists who became sick and died in Fiji last month. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed Thursday that tissue samples are on the way to the Atlanta…