N.M. injury-death rate triple that of N.J.

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 (UPI) -- New Mexico and Montana have the highest rates of injury-related deaths, about three times higher than those of New Jersey and New York, a non-profit group says.

U.S. moms' deteriorating health hurts kids

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. infant mortality rates have stalled since 2000, following 40 years of progress, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Trust for America's Health officials said.

Report: U.S. food safety obsolete

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Obsolete laws, misallocation of resources and fragmented efforts by 15 federal food agencies result in gaps in U.S. food safety, a non-profit group maintains.

U.S. health systems not ready for pandemic

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Critical parts of the U.S. emergency health system are unprepared for a pandemic disaster, and continuing cuts in federal funding are making matters worse.

CDC official heading to Iraq

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Gimson, chief operating officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is going to Iraq on temporary assignment.

Gaps in U.S. child pandemic preparedness

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Children and teens account for 46 percent of all H5N1 bird flu deaths, but a report says there are gaps in U.S. child pandemic preparedness.

U.S. adult obesity still on rise

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. adults are getting fatter and fatter, at least in 31 states, and so far the U.S. government has no solution for the escalating crisis, a new report says.
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