Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

“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

Some causes of deaths in U.S. in 2015: 33,091 by opioid overdoses (almost 3x 2012 figure); 36,132 by guns; 35,092 by car crashes.

May 15, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21721960-deaths-drugs-say-more-about-markets-about-white-despair-inside-opioid