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
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
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
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
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