death rates

New data suggests that child welfare services were severely affected by the global pandemic after the revelation that 504 Black children died between October 2019 and September 2020 at a 17% increase compared to the previous year.

California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story.

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the new American Cancer Society […]