As a toxic red tide continues to grip the coast of southwest Florida, one county saw the highest number of sea turtle deaths it has ever recorded for a single month in October.
Nature does the body good. And a sprawling new analysis of more than 8 million people suggests that to boost residents' longevity, cities should get a lot less gray and a lot more green.
Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says.
About 48,000 people lost their lives to opioids in 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, according to a new study. Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, accounted for almost two-thirds of those deaths.
The deaths of homeless people in Los Angeles doubled from 2013 to 2018, according to a report released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Death rates in the United States due to cardiometabolic diseases -- heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure -- have either plateaued or climbed in recent years, new research reveals.
A Pennsylvania couple had a baby shower over the summer in preparation for their baby's birth and then raised more than $500 for their child's funeral.
After nearly a decade when US drug overdose death rates were higher in rural parts of the country, drug death rates have shifted to be higher in urban areas, according to a new analysis from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Death rates appear to be rising among young and middle-age adults in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
More than 30,000 deaths in the United States in a single year may have been caused by air pollution, according to a study published Tuesday.
Strict firearm legislation could be the answer to a disturbing increase in gun deaths among young people, according to a new study.
Alabama will not prosecute Marshae Jones, who was indicted by a grand jury in the death of her unborn child after being shot in the abdomen, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Once again, Alabama is at the forefront of a nationwide debate over the rights of pregnant women.
We've all heard the advice to take 10,000 steps a day, but is that precise number really necessary to reap health rewards?
As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report.
A recent decline in heart failure-related deaths in the United States has reversed, and those types of deaths are now climbing nationwide, especially among adults ages 35 to 64.
Headlines about America's drug crisis have long centered on opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. But a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a more complicated picture of the drug crisis.
New figures from the UN's refugee agency show a rising death rate for people trying to reach Europe's southern shores.
As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor.
Illegally manufactured fentanyl was the driving force behind a 45.2% increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids from 2016 to 2017, according to a new report published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says.
Gun deaths in America have reached a record high.
The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.