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Cancer deaths falling for half decade in EU: study

Paris - The death rate from cancer has been falling for half a decade in the EU, researchers said Tuesday, although the overall number is expected to rise to 1.4 million this year due to an expanding population.

Mortality rates rising for Gens X and Y

Researchers have reported on a concerning decline in the life expectancy rates with the younger generation compared with older generations. This mirrors an overall decline in life expectancy after many decades of increase.

India facing severe and fatal heatwaves with global warming

Increasingly severe heat waves brought on by global warming will lead to greater heat-related mortality rates in India and other Asian nations, according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine.

Child deaths halved since 1990, but UN goal missed

Paris - The number of deaths among children under five has halved globally since 1990 -- well short of the UN goal of slashing infant mortality by two-thirds in 25 years, said data released Wednesday.

Monsanto's GM corn and weedkiller cause rats tumors and mortality

French scientists found tumors, multiple organ damage and premature mortality in rats exposed to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or the company’s top-selling weedkiller, a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology shows.

Op-Ed: Recent PD/dementia research proves more research is needed

What are we as patients to conclude from Parkinson's disease research that comes to the conclusion that "more research is needed"?

Op-Ed: Survey shows U.S. mortality worse than Albania, Tunisia, Chile

Health problem? What health problem? A report in The Lancet, the oldest medical journal on Earth, reports the US mortality rate is now 49th in the world for women and 45th for men, worse than some supposedly less advanced countries.

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