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Death rate for lung cancer among women declines

For the first time, women's death rates from lung cancer are dropping, possibly a turning point in the smoking-fueled epidemic. Full story

U.S. life expectancy slipped as recession took hold

Life expectancy in the United States fell in 2008, the first full year of a grueling recession that saw mixed effects, both good and bad, on the nation’s health, according to new government data. Full story

Teen driving fatalities drop sharply

U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008. Full story

Insomnia, anxiety meds may shorten life span

Taking medications to treat insomnia or anxiety may shorten some people's lives, according to the results of a 12-year study in Canada. Full story

Adult death rates lowest in Iceland, Cyprus

Men in Iceland and women in Cyprus have the lowest risk of dying worldwide, a new study says. Full story

Donating a kidney doesn’t shorten donor’s life

People who donate one of their kidneys are likely to live just as long as someone with two healthy kidneys, assuming they survive the initial somewhat riskier period. Full story

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  Fixing abortion coverage in health reform

Nov. 17: Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., talks about her plans to get the anti-abortion amendment stripped from the health reform bill.

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