This is America on drugs: A visual guide. CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providing data from 2015.
It found that drugs deaths continue to rise rapidly in many states. Epidemiologists in several states blame the increasing number of drug-related deaths on greater use of heroin and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. "If you look at the cause of death, we just don't normally see increases like this," said Robert Anderson, the chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Care Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in this country. Fatal overdoses surpassed shooting deaths and fatal traffic accidents years ago. For perspective on how fast drug deaths have risen, Anderson said, consider the sharp rise in heart disease in the early half of the 20th century.
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Rick Scott, but the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid coupled with his record of cutting money for county health departments, health clinics and programs for special-needs Floridians has started to complicate his message that the federal government is failing the state in addressing the potential crisis. Scott and his office have steadfastly rejected criticism that any of the cuts have reduced Florida’s front-line capacity to manage the challenges of the fast-spreading virus, saying his budget cuts have only made the state more efficient. Story Continued Below “We have very good county health departments, and we have a great state health department, and I'm going to continue to allocate the state resources that are necessary,” Scott said Monday, according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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It's not your imagination. In an audit that is believed to be the first of its kind, Harvard Medical School researchers have tested 23 online “symptom checkers” — run by brand names such as the Mayo Clinic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and WebMD, as well as lesser-knowns such as Symptomate — and found that, though the programs varied widely in accuracy of diagnoses and triage advice, as a whole they were astonishingly inaccurate. New peanut butter sniff test used to detect Alzheimer's. Think you may be in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease?
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New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in cognitive flexibility, a measurement of the brain's ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment. The study, which was conducted on mice and published this week in the journal Neuroscience, found that a high-sugar diet was particularly detrimental to brain function, leading not only to decreased cognitive flexibility but also to impairments in short- and long-term memory. “We’ve known for a while that too much fat and sugar are not good for you,” Dr. Kathy Magnusson, a biomedical scientist at the university and the study's lead author, said in a statement.
As Magnusson suggests, the findings aren't entirely surprising. The Experiment. The world's most advanced Prosthetic Hand - bebionic. Study: IUD use effective for pregnancy prevention. Women are more likely to choose to get IUDs and other highly effective contraceptives at family planning clinics if the clinicians there have been educated about these methods, according to a new study.
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The Huffington Post published a story last week giving an account of the now-famous McKinney, Texas, pool party police debacle, based in part on an interview with one of the partygoers who had a gun pulled on him. But the real shock came when a resident who wasn't even at the party emailed me to say that I had it all wrong. ‘Freedom’ Fries: Texas Repeals Ban On Deep Fryers In Schools. Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – It’s about freedom, not the fries.
Eat me! This is your brain on sugar. In her new book, "Why Diets Fail," Columbia University neuroscientist and research psychologist Nicole Avena reveals that sugar is addictive; which may not come as a surprise to anyone who has suffered the unrelenting whine of a stubborn sweet tooth.
In experiments with rats, she found that overeating foods like sugar can actually result in changes in the brain that resemble addiction. Avena explains how sugar gives us a hit of dopamine – one of the key ingredients in the brain’s reward system. Marriage?? Young Americans Aren't Even Shacking Up. You’ve probably heard that marriage among young adults has been on the decline, but a new Gallup poll finds that the percentage of 18-to-29-year-olds living with a partner has flatlined in recent years. “This means that not only are fewer young adults married, but also that fewer are in committed relationships,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote Monday.
“As a result, the percentage of young adults who report being single and not living with someone has risen dramatically in the past decade.” Related: The Bad News About All the Singles in America That percentage has risen from 52 percent in 2004 to 64 percent last year, Gallup says. The data doesn’t necessarily mean young adults are avoiding relationships entirely.
50 hospitals charge uninsured more than 10 times cost of care, study finds. Fifty hospitals in the United States are charging uninsured consumers more than 10 times the actual cost of patient care, according to research published Monday. All but one of the facilities are owned by for-profit entities and the largest number of hospitals — 20 — are in Florida. For the most part, researchers said, the hospitals with the highest markups are not in pricey neighborhoods or big cities, where the market might explain the higher prices. Topping the list is North Okaloosa Medical Center, a 110-bed facility in the Florida Panhandle about an hour outside of Pensacola. Uninsured patients are charged 12.6 times the actual cost of patient care. Community Health Systems operates 25 of the hospitals on the list. 40 years of a changing American diet, in one massive chart.
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