- Officials: State's infant mortality rate hits all-time low Updated: Nov-24-15 3:02 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Infant mortality in Mississippi hit an all-time low last year.
- Health officials pleased with state's HPV vaccination rate Updated: Nov-20-15 12:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Health Department officials say nearly three-quarters of all Rhode Island seventh grade students received the state-mandated HPV vaccine by the beginning of this school year.
- March of Dimes gives West Virginia D for premature births Updated: Nov-05-15 9:27 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The March of Dimes gives West Virginia low marks for preventing premature births.
- 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.
- Activists urge Gov. Wolf to take steps to reduce AIDS rate Updated: Oct-29-15 2:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A group of AIDS activists from Philadelphia is urging Gov. Tom Wolf to take steps to try to slow the spread of the disease in Pennsylvania.
- China to end decades-old 1-child policy, allow 2 children Updated: Oct-29-15 1:51 pm
BEIJING - China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and unpopular "one-child" policy that has been blamed for skewing the gender balance, forcing women into unwanted abortions and bringing about a rapidly aging workforce.
- Study: Racial gap in breast cancer diagnoses has closed Updated: Oct-29-15 10:04 am
NEW YORK - For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.
- Study: Mammograms haven't cut rate of advanced breast cancer Updated: Oct-28-15 5:52 pm
BOSTON - A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed stable for decades, suggesting that screening and early detection are not preventing the most dangerous forms of the disease.