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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…

Study: Cocaine Overdose Deaths on the Rise

(CNN) - The American opioid crisis is only part of an overall drug abuse emergency. Opioids include prescription painkillers, heroin and Fentanyl. But cocaine-related overdose deaths among blacks are on par with overdose deaths caused by heroin and prescription opioids…