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Top 10 Causes of death

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The USA has just published their list of top 10 causes of death for 2014.

The top 10 causes of death in the USA for 2014 are:

Heart disease (23.4% of all deaths)

Cancer (22.5%)

Chronic lower respiratory diseases (5.6%)

Accidents (unintentional injuries; 5.2%)

Cerebrovascular diseases (5.1%)

Alzheimer's disease (3.6%)

Diabetes mellitus (2.9%)

Influenza and pneumonia (2.1%)

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (1.8%)

Intentional self-harm (suicide; 1.6%).

These cover about 75% of deaths. The top 2 are well out in front and both risks can be reduced with regular health checks and blood tests.