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Stories with subject: Death rates
  • Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:04 am

    NEW YORK - Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.

  • UN: Biggest killer of kids in CAfrican Republic not bullets 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 12:54 am

    UNITED NATIONS - 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, the United Nations said Monday.

  • 'Dreamland' author speaks about New Mexico's opiate crisis 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 10:38 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The author of an award-winning book that called attention to the nation's opiate epidemic on Monday described the resurgence of opiates, saying dealers used the framework of a pizza delivery system to peddle heroin while medical providers prescribed unprecedented levels of hydrocodone and other drugs for pain.