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Stories with subject: Death rates
  • Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:36 am

    WELCH, West Virginia - The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.

  • Infant mortality falls faster in Mississippi than nationwide 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 6:47 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's infant mortality rate is falling faster than the national rate, but is still high, said the state health officer, Dr. Mary Currier.

  • Data shows infant mortality rate in state hits record low 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:46 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Recent data shows the infant mortality rate in South Carolina hit an all-time low in 2014 while infant mortality among black babies in the state climbed higher last year.

  • Study: Deaths rates rising in middle-aged whites 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 3:01 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed.