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Stories with subject: Health statistics
  • Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health 
    Updated: May-05-15 2:20 pm

    NEW YORK - Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report released Tuesday.

  • Indiana set to start grant program to reduce infant deaths 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:49 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - A new state grant program aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's infant mortality rate is set to start this summer.

  • Minnesota infant deaths reflect racial gap 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:29 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new report from Minnesota health officials says babies born to black mothers are more than twice as likely to die in infancy as children born to white mothers, giving the state one of the widest infant mortality gaps in the nation.

  • Fatal opioid overdose rate higher than US average in RI 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 1:37 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Officials say nearly 240 people fatally overdosed last year in Rhode Island and more than 90 percent of those involved opioids.

  • Prescription drug deaths in Texas vastly undercounted 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 1:43 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Prescription drug deaths in Texas have been widely undercounted even as officials try to crack down on overprescribing and prescription drug-dealing.

  • Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 1:23 am

    BEIJING - Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China's most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of chemotherapy, following the removal of part of her right breast.