Friday, December 12, 2008

"Auto deaths down 10 percent so far this year"

From today's story in the online version of the Boston Globe:
"Federal safety officials say auto fatalities dropped almost 10 percent in 2008 through October. If the trend holds up for the last two months of the year, highway deaths could reach their lowest level since Lyndon Johnson was in the White House."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"US life expectancy tops 78 as top diseases decline"

Yahoo! News had this item yesterday:
"The 2006 increase is due mainly to falling mortality rates for nine of the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, accidents and diabetes."