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Proceed To Article 10 Deaths Per Day Still Too Many
Firearm deaths for children and teens dropped significantly between 1997 and 1998, according to a new mortality statistics report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows 3,792 children and adolescents under age 20 died in 1998 from firearms, down 10 percent from 4,223 in 1997, and down 35 percent from the high of 5,833 in 1994. This is a decrease from 16 deaths per day in 1994 to 10 deaths per day in 1998. More...

Proceed To Article Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Primary, or unexplained, pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a rare lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far above normal levels for no apparent reason. More...

Proceed To Article Genetic Trigger Of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Discovered
The discovery of the gene associated with the inherited form of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) by Drs. Jane H. Morse of Columbia University and James A. Knowles of the Columbia Genome Center is indeed a major breakthrough. More...
Proceed To Article An Asthma Drug For Sickle Cell Anemia?
A single dose of low-cost, low-dose cromolyn sodium causes a "striking decrease" in sickle cells in African children with severe sickle-cell disease. More...

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