Good news: Cancer-related deaths in the U.S. are on the decline thanks to advances in screening methods and early detection.

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  • Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope
    Katie and Dalton Prager, a young couple who both have cystic fibrosis, celebrated happy news when they reunited Tuesday afternoon after nearly five months apart: Katie is on her way to getting a lifesaving lung transplant. More
  • Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs
    A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600 for the first time. More
  • Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April
    The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • A Geneticist’s Dilemma
    Geneticist Rene Begay hopes to improve health outcomes for her community. But as a Navajo woman, she wants to protect her people from a repetition of past colonial injuries.
    11/23/2020 - 3:51 am | View Link
  • Celebrity deaths 2020: The stars who have died in an extraordinary year
    Famous faces from stage, screen and sport - including Greater Manchester favourites - who passed away in 2020 This year has been one that nobody will forget in a hurry. We have been confined to our ...
    11/22/2020 - 6:20 pm | View Link
  • The Latest: Washington state sees record hospitalizations
    Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high. KOMO-TV reports there were 762 people receiving ...
    11/22/2020 - 6:08 pm | View Link
  • U.S. Passes 12 Million Covid-19 Cases
    The country has also set a hospitalization record. Pfizer asked the F.D.A. for emergency approval of its vaccine, which might start being deployed by mid-December.
    11/21/2020 - 8:18 am | View Link
  • This American Mess
    In her family’s household, she said, “traditional” American Thanksgiving foods are joined by egg rolls, fried rice, shredded chicken salad dressed in fish sauce, chicken wings and curry or stew. “My ...
    11/20/2020 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop ...
    Jan. 8, 2020 The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported...
    11/20/2020 - 3:20 am | View Website
  • Facts & Figures 2019: US Cancer Death Rate has Dropped 27% ...
    Facts & Figures 2019: US Cancer Death Rate has Dropped 27% in 25 Years Major cancer types: Lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. The most common cancers diagnosed in men are... Cancer outcomes differ among racial/ethnic groups. The rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths vary quite a ...
    11/19/2020 - 7:27 pm | View Website
  • Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling After a Record One-Year ...
    O ver the last few decades, the death rate from cancer dropped by 29% in the U.S., according to the latest data from the American Cancer Society (ACS). That, the ACS’s new study estimates, saved...
    11/19/2020 - 2:20 pm | View Website
  • US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says ...
    But since its peak of 215.1 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991, the cancer death rate dropped steadily by about 1.5% per year to 156 per 100,000 people in 2016, an overall decline of 27%. Black...
    11/19/2020 - 5:44 am | View Website
  • Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer death rates continue ...
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer death rates continue to decline The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that cancer death rates continued to decline from 2001 to 2017 in the United States for all cancer sites combined. The report is published in the journal Cancer.
    11/18/2020 - 6:17 pm | View Website
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