Jessica Glenza

U.S. Life Expectancy Down for Second Year in a Row Amid Opioid Crisis

Life expectancy in the US has declined for the second year in a row as the opioid crisis continues to ravage the nation.

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Why Is U.S. Life Expectancy Down for a Second Year in a Row?

Life expectancy in the US has declined for the second year in a row as the opioid crisis continues to ravage the nation.

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Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables - Are You One of Them?

Only a sliver of Americans eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Nestlé Pays $200 a Year to Bottle Water Near Flint - Where Water Is Undrinkable

Gina Luster bathed her child in lukewarm bottled water, emptied bottle by bottle into the tub, for months. It became a game for her seven-year-old daughter. Pop the top off a bottle, and pour it into the tub. It takes about 30 minutes for a child to fill a tub this way. Pop the top, pour it in; pop the top, pour it in. Maybe less if you can get gallon jugs.

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There Could Be Tiny Bits of Plastic in Your Sea Salt

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

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Why Is the Teen Drug Overdose Rate Rising Again?

The number of American teens to die of a drug overdose leapt by almost a fifth in 2015 after seven years of decline, a study by the National Center for Health Statistics has found. The jump in fatalities was driven by heroin and synthetic opioid use and by an increasing number of deaths among teenage girls.

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Trump Wants to Fight the Opioid Crisis With More Drug War

At an event Donald Trump had billed as a “major briefing” on the opioid crisis gripping America, the president on Tuesday stressed that “strong, strong law enforcement” was vital and rebuffed an official call to declare a national emergency.

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EPA Wipes Its Climate Change Site as Tens of Thousands March in Washington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s main climate change website is “undergoing changes” to better reflect “the agency’s new direction” under Donald Trump.

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Being Wealthy in America Earns You 15 Extra Years of Life Span Over the Poor

You can’t buy time – except, it seems, in America.

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Zika Virus: First Case Contracted in U.S. Was Sexually Transmitted, Say Officials (VIDEO)

Officials in Texas have reported the first case of Zika contracted in the U.S. mainland, and said that the virus was sexually transmitted. If confirmed, the case would be only the second documented example of the virus being passed between humans through sexual contact.

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St. Louis Faces More Pain as Mississippi Floods Wreak Havoc Across 3 States

The Mississippi valley remained gripped by record-breaking floods on Wednesday morning, after heavy rains doused the region over the Christmas weekend. At least 20 deaths have been linked to the flooding regionally, with river levels expected to rise through Thursday in especially hard-hit areas around St Louis, Missouri.

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Bill Cosby Accusers Detail Trauma and Betrayal in Magazine

Thirty-five women who have accused Bill Cosby of raping them have spoken out in an explosive photo essay for New York magazine. More than 40 women have so far accused the comedian of sexual assault, but the cover story represents a sea change in how the comedian’s alleged victims have been publicly perceived.

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Jeb Bush Praises 'Religious Freedom' at Christian College Commencement

The prospective Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the most conspicuous speakers as politicians stormed the halls of higher education on a weekend in which the president and the first lady were also among those delivering calculated commencement addresses.

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Let's Not Go Off Half-Baked With Medical Marijuana Edibles

Two new articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) attempt to explain the complex legal and public health implications of legalized marijuana “edibles”, given the lack of reliable data and patchwork regulation of the drug in the US.

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Snowpocalypse Now! Snowstorm Blankets Huge Swath of the Country

Snow was falling from northern Texas to Connecticut on Thursday morning, as a storm system expected to badly affect travel stretched from northern Mexico to New England.

The storm is likely to hit some of the busiest travel corridors in the country, dumping snow from Washington DC to New York City, before moving off the coast Thursday evening.

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Just How Bad Is 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

The first reviews of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey are in and the verdict is that it’s, well, solidly mediocre.

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Vacationing British Couple Face $200,000 Hospital Bill After Baby Born Early in New York

A British couple say they could be in for a $200,000 (£130,000) hospital bill, after traveling to New York City for a five-day vacation, only for their baby boy to be born 11 weeks premature.

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Report: Harvard Law Failed to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

Harvard Law School did not do enough to protect students from sexual assault and sexual harassment, an investigation by the US Department of Education found on Tuesday.

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Two-Year-Old Shoots and Kills Mother Inside Walmart

Police in Idaho say a two-year-old boy shot and killed his 29-year-old mother in a Walmart store after finding the weapon in her purse.

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'We Can't Breathe': Protesters Chant Eric Garner's Last Words

The last words of Eric Garner became the rallying cry for protests that swirled in New York after a grand jury refused to indict a police officer who placed the unarmed black man in a chokehold, reigniting racial tensions that have been simmering for months in the US.

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Idaho Hunters Target Gray Wolves in Controversial Predator Derby

Coyotes, weasels, skunks, jackrabbits, raccoons and European starlings – early next year, hunters as young as 10 will join a competitive hunt in Salmon, Idaho, for a chance to kill from that wild menu.

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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola Virus

A physician who recently returned to New York from Ebola-ravaged west Africa has tested positive for the disease, officials announced.

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Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by U.S. Border Officials

The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and undocumented migrant Jose Antonio Vargas was apparently detained in Texas on Tuesday, while attempting to leave the border city of McAllen following a trip he made there to visit a center where other migrants without papers are being held.

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Maya Angelou, Celebrated US Poet and Author, Dies at 86

Maya Angelou, the American poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86.

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