Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

“In 2015…428,000 children were in foster care, compared with 397,000 in 2012…`The main reason…is the opioid epidemic…'”

June 23, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21723876-meanwhile-more-children-need-foster-care-adoptions-america-are-declining

“UTAH VALLEY EVERYDAY HERO Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Springville student recognized for helping prevent friend’s suicide”

May 24, 2017

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/springville/utah-valley-everyday-hero-springville-student-recognized-for-helping-prevent/article_5c7e2a90-1a53-59db-ad6a-ab253cbddf51.html

“In [the U.S.] the consumption of soda per person peaked in the late 1990s, at nearly 53 gallons per person, and [is now] about 75% of that level.”

May 21, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21722231-more-governments-see-its-sugar-laden-products-scourge-coca-colas-new-boss-tries-move

“1kg of fentanyl costs around $4,000…and yields profits of $1.6m on the streets…1kg of heroin costs around $6,000 [and yields] a few hundred thousand dollars.”

May 19, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21722189-criminalisation-not-right-way-approach-it-or-other-drugs-fentanyl-next-wave

“…`psychonauts’, mostly educated young men, excited by the chance to ingest new substances and discuss their explorations with others…”

May 19, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21722164-legal-highs-fentanyl-there-are-more-drugs-offer-ever-expanding