Murder knocked off list of top U.S. killers: CDC - Yahoo! News 1. Heart disease (595,444 deaths) 2. Malignant neoplasms (573,855) 3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases (137,789) 4. Cerebrovascular diseases (129,180) 5. Accidents (118.043) 6. Alzheimer's disease (83,308) 7. Diabetes (68,905) 8. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (50,472) 9. Influenza and pneumonia (50,003) 10 Suicide (37,793) 11. Septicemia (34,843) 12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (31,802) 13. Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (26,577) 14. Parkinson's disease (21,963) 15. Pneumonitis due to solids of liquids (17,001) Age-adjusted death rates for nine of the 15 leading killers, including influenza and pneumonia, septicemia and cancer, fell in 2010, the CDC said. But age-adjusted death rates for six, including Parkinson's disease and pneumonitis, rose. Age-adjustment accounts for the impact of rising life over time. Infant mortality fell 3.9 percent in 2010 to 6.14 infant deaths per 1,000 births from 6.39 deaths per 1,000 births in 2009. Take note that AIDS and HIV are not on that list, but this is what we here the most about. And I would like to thank my fellow Americans for coming together in these trying times, proving that 96% of Hollywood scientist were wrong in predicting that we would turn on each other.