NEW YORK — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.
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By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.
NEW YORK — The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
NEW YORK — Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.
NEW YORK — Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
NEW YORK — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
White women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
NEW YORK — High school students who get too little sleep‚Äî or too much ‚Äî are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.
NEW YORK — Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows.
NEW YORK U.S. health officials are investigating more than a dozen possible Zika infections that may have been spread through sex.
The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who many have infected their female sex partners, who had not travelled to those areas.