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Television may be showing you a constant stream of negative news, such as death and crime, but there are still some good news stories out there that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
The Good News Network reports that as medicine becomes more advanced and safety procedures become more precise and specific, less of the population is dying from common diseases and causes.
According to new research by the American Cancer Society, breast cancer deaths in the USA have dropped by almost 40% since 1989. Scientists attribute this trend to efficient and consistent testing and treatment.
The overall cancer death rate in the United States is also down 25%, which equates to 2.1 million fewer cancer-related deaths since 1990.
An article from the Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration claims that child death from disease has decreased worldwide from nearly 14.2 million deaths in 1990 to just over 7.2 million deaths in 2015. That’s almost a decline of 50%!
In 2014, a government report revealed the rate of American children dying in car accidents also declined by 43%. This is due to enforcing seat belt use and proper car safety procedures.
While it may not technically be a decline in actual deaths, smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable diseases in the U.S.A. and thankfully, more and more American smokers are kicking the habit every year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report in 2016 stating that the amount of American adult smokers dropped approximately 28% since 2005, which translates to about 8.5 million adults.
Many believe this can be credited to increased tobacco prices, smoke-free laws, and anti-tobacco mass media campaigns.
Among these dropped rates, you can also see a decline in measles, HIV, AIDS, stroke, and malaria.