News tagged with death rates

Time to shift view of seismic risk - experts

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said ...

dateMay 22, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday.

dateApr 03, 2011 in Other
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Death rates higher for poor black Americans

In 2000, a black, working-aged resident of a poor neighborhood was significantly more likely to die than a white American — a situation that essentially remained unchanged from 20 years earlier, according to a study ...

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Health
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