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Improving air quality could prevent thousands of deaths in India
A new study shows more stringent emission controls are key to India's future health.
Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise
The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29 percent in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows.
Lung cancer deaths among women to rise
Deaths among women with lung cancer are predicted to rise by almost half before 2030, as the harmful legacy of tobacco firms’ targeting female smokers in the 20th century continues to unfold.
Iran sympathizes with Greece over wildfire deaths
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi extended Tehran’s condolences to the Greek government and people over the deaths of people in wildfires near Athens.
Deaths at sea expose flaws of Italy-Libya migration pact
The deaths at sea of a mother and child have further exposed the flaws in a pact between Italy and Libya that has led to thousands of migrants being forcibly returned to the chaotic North African country.
Refugee deaths in Mediterranean surpass 1,000 this year, says UN refugee agency
The United Nations refugee agency says a total of more than 1,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.
Child flu deaths his record high for 2017-2018
A record number of children died from influenza this past flu season, federal health officials said.
Hundreds of deaths of homeless people 'going unexamined'
Hundreds of deaths of vulnerable homeless people in England and Wales are going unexamined, an investigation has found.
For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths
Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggested.
Agencies: Death toll rises to 53 in Russia shopping mall fire
At least 53 bodies have been recovered from a fire that swept through a busy shopping centre in an industrial city in Siberia, Russian news agencies said Monday.
US deaths from lead exposure 10 times higher than thought
Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the US than previously thought, according to a new study.
A record number of deaths related to cold in UK
Record numbers of people have died unnecessarily in cases related to the cold this year as figures show the country has the highest number of winter deaths from cold and flu for almost 20 years.
Migrant deaths at US borders rise under Trump: IOM
More migrants have died on US borders since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency despite a huge drop in the number of arrests, new government data shows.
Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer
The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures showed.
China workplace deaths fell to 38,000 in 2017: Report
The number of deaths caused by workplace accidents in China fell 12.1 percent to 38,000 in 2017 compared to the previous year, state media reported, citing figures from the country's safety watchdog.
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