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150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day, CDC Says

Alcoholics Face Greater Death Risk When Hospitalized

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living'

Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC

Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

California Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Die Measure

California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients

Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Despite Advances, Type 2 Diabetics Still Face Elevated Death Risk: Study

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick

Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S.

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Fewer Motorcyclists Dying in Crashes: Report

Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

Gene May Boost Death Risk for People With Mild Epilepsy

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Heart Failure Patients Who Struggle With Daily Tasks at Greatest Risk

Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

Less Education May Mean Shorter Lifespan, Study Suggests

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

Mandatory Life Jacket Laws Could Reduce Boating Deaths

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

Many Very Ill Patients Choose 'Next of Kin' Who Aren't, Study Finds

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: Study

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

More Police Killed in States With High Gun Ownership: Study

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

Murder Most Foul, 430,000 Years Ago

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study

No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Oil and Gas Industry Worker Death Rate Down by a Third

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging

Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study

Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life: Study

Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds

Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds

U.S. Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds

U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults

U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC

Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report