Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fishermen top the list

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. Read more

CDC: Zika causes severe birth defects

NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. Read more

Can scientists prove Zika is causing birth defects?

NEW YORK - Scientists suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in a rare birth defect in Brazil. But how are they going to prove it? Authorities in the South American country were quick to make the link last fall. Read more

US life expectancy flat for third- straight year

NEW YORK - Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday. A child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9½ months - the same prediction made for the previous two years. Read more

Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

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. Read more

State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving. Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year. Read more

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. Read more

Report: Americans living longer

NEW YORK - Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Read more

Survey: 1 in 4 women attacked by partner

ATLANTA - It's a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Read more

Bedbug poison kills 1, harms others

ATLANTA - Bedbugs don't make you sick. But the poisons used to kill them can. Read more

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

ATLANTA - The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found. Read more

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