Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care

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Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates. When it comes to the natural process of childbearing, women in the US die in much higher numbers than those in most developed nations, where maternal deaths are generally declining

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No one knows. Data collection on maternal deaths is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government no longer even publishes an official death rate

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The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise

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Faiz Gani, Joseph Sakran and Joseph Canner of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine collected numbers representing more than 704,000 people who visited hospitals to treat gunshot wounds between 2006 and 2014

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Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases

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Turns out, the coffin was empty. Call it a gut instinct, but something about the baby’s burial 42 years earlier, along with events before and after, nagged at her over the years. She’d long sought permission for the exhumation. With the help of a member of Parliament, she finally reached this moment.

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The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study. But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India

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