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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…

Report: 3 In 5 U.S. Pregnancy-Related Deaths Preventable

(CNN) - A new Centers for Disease Control report shows 60% of the approximately 700 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. each year are preventable. Pregnancy-related deaths don't just occur during or immediately following birth; they can happen any time…

Kratom Linked To More Deaths Than Previously Known

(CNN) - Health officials are urging caution about Kratom. This, as a new study links more deaths with the herbal drug than was previously known. Kratom is a plant from southeast Asia that's sold in pills, capsules and extracts.…

Odds Of Opioid Deaths Surpass Car Accident Deaths

(CNN) - Some grim findings from the National Safety Council. For the first time on record, the lifetime odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the U.S. are now greater than those of dying in an automobile…

Flu Season Deaths Topped 80,000 Last Year

(CNN) - Last flu season was the deadliest in four decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter. In previous seasons, flu-related deaths have ranged from about…

Study: Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths

(CNN) - Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico. That's according to a new study from George Washington University, commissioned by the Puerto Rican government after the September 2017 storm. Researchers calculated the number of excess…

Deaths from Bacterial Disease in Puerto Rico Spike After Maria

(CNN) - Puerto Rico's own records list so many cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis that officials should have declared an "epidemic" or an "outbreak" after hurricane Maria instead of denying that one occurred. That's according to seven medical…

CDC: Flu Blamed For 84 Child Deaths this Season

(CNN) - 84 children have died from the flu since this season began in October. The Centers for Disease Sontrol and Prevention released the newest numbers Friday. In the weekly surveillance report, 22 deaths were added to the flu-related statistics…