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The US suicide rate has increased 30% since 2000, and tripled for young girls. Here’s what we can do about it.

The suicide rate has skyrocketed since 2000 in the US, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The suicide rate rose 50% for women of all ages, and it's up for all men under 75, too. But there are things we can do to help prevent more cases.

A study of half a million people found more evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a longer life

A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that people who drink more coffee have a lower risk for death even if they drink eight or more cups per day and even if their genetics make them slow to process caffeine.
Dr. George Sawaya examines a patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center June 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.

From birth to old age, here’s what Americans are most likely to die from at every age

The biggest risks to our life change as we grow and age. When we're toddlers, being near water can be one of the deadliest activities, while in middle age, our DNA is more susceptible to damage. Take a look at the most common causes of death at every age for Americans.

The suicide rate has risen 28% in the US in less than 20 years, according to new data

The CDC says suicide rates are up across the country, in all age groups from 10 to 75 years old. New data released Thursday show that the problem is hurting people in every state, especially those in middle age.
A couple from Raiford, Florida, located in Union County.

A Florida county of 15,000 people is the least healthy place in America — here’s why

Located about an hour southwest of Jacksonville, the county of roughly 15,000 people is the least healthy in the United States.
Anthony Bourdain dined with comedian Paul Jurewicz at Longman & Eagle.

Anthony Bourdain’s death is part of a disturbing trend in the US that’s getting much worse

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and globe trotter, died Friday in France. Early reports indicated that Bourdain committed suicide in his hotel room. His death comes as the suicide rate in the US continues to rise dramatically.
Annual death rates by US county, with lower rates in blue and higher rates in red.

Eye-opening maps reveal how and where Americans die

Maps using government health data weave a telling set of stories from raw numbers, and they can help inform where future treatments are needed most.

This map projects where climate change could endanger the most lives — and Texas has a lot of red

A recent report suggested that the US could see 5.4 more deaths per 100,000 people for each degree Celsius the temperature rises. The South will be hit hardest.

A new study claims marijuana is tied to a threefold risk of dying from high blood pressure — but there’s a catch

A new study suggests marijuana is linked with a threefold risk of death from hypertension. Here's what you should know about cannabis and your heart.

Here’s what it actually means to die ‘of old age’

Aging doesn't have to be a relentless process that ends in death, biologist Josh Mitteldorf and philosopher Dorion Sagan argue in "Cracking the Aging Code."