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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