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Bad Diet a Factor in 20% of All Deaths

September 15, 2017 |

Everyone dies, and frequently it’s what we eat (or don’t eat) that’s killing us. The Guardian reports the newest results from the massive, ongoing Global Burden of Disease study show diet is a factor in one of every five deaths around the world. That means millions of people are consuming…
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5 Climbers Fall to Deaths After Rope Comes Loose

August 28, 2017 |

Sunday was a deadly day in the Austrian Alps: Five roped-together German climbers fell to their deaths after a rope apparently came loose, the BBC reports. Police say one of the climbers slipped and pulled down the rest of the group, who plunged more than 600 feet before landing in…
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FDA Investigating 5 Deaths Following Obesity Procedure

August 12, 2017 |

The FDA is investigating after five people have died since 2016 following an anti-obesity procedure involving silicone balloons, the Washington Post reports. The procedure, which is FDA-approved, involves inserting one or two silicone balloons into the stomach through the mouth and filling them with liquid until they are about the…
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3 Deaths Reported in Violent Venezuela Election Day

July 30, 2017 |

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor’s office is reporting three deaths on the day of a controversial vote for a constituent assembly that opposition leaders fear will trigger the end of democracy in Venezuela. The office tweeted that 28-year-old Angelo Mendez and 39-year-old Eduardo Olave were killed at a protest Sunday in Merida….
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Trucker Charged in Human Trafficking Deaths Has Criminal History

July 26, 2017 |

The truck driver facing human trafficking charges in the deaths of 10 undocumented immigrants being transported in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas had his commercial driving privileges suspended three months ago, the AP reports. The state of Florida suspended 60-year-old James Bradley Jr.’s privileges after he…
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Bear Panics 200 Sheep, and They Jump to Their Deaths

July 24, 2017 |

Hundreds of sheep in a herd belonging to a farmer in Couflens in the southwest of France have plunged to their deaths in what appears to be a bear attack on one of the sheep. That initial attack panicked 209 others in the flock, and they all hurled themselves off…
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AIDS Deaths Fall by Half From 2005 Peak

July 20, 2017 |

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the UN said Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they…
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Doctor Accused in 7 Deaths

July 13, 2017 |

A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Howard Diamond, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges that include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and health care fraud,…
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