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US Life Expectancy Down for Second Year, Driven by Drug Overdose Deaths

US Life Expectancy Down for Second Year, Driven by Drug Overdose Deaths

Heart disease and cancer are still the leading killers of Americans, but the 21% increase in fatal overdoses that killed 63,600 people past year moved "unintentional injuries" into third place as a cause of death nationwide. How does a life expectancy of 78.6 years stack up globally? The last time the USA experienced a back-to-back fall in life expectancy, in 1962 and 1963, a bad flu season was to blame, Bob Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at CDC's National Center for Health ...


Feds charge doctor for overprescribing opioids and 5 patient deaths

Feds charge doctor for overprescribing opioids and 5 patient deaths

Attorneys allege Kraynak ran a "pill mill" from his private practice, Keystone Family Medical Associates, in Mount Carmel and Shamokin. Kraynak was one of three doctors in Northumberland County approved to prescribe medical marijuana. The federal indictment alleges Kraynak prescribed more than 2.7 million opioid pills from January 2016 to July 2017. Those prescriptions were written for about 2,838 patients.


Trump might delay tax bill signing, pushing back mandatory Medicare cuts

Trump might delay tax bill signing, pushing back mandatory Medicare cuts

In a statement released Wednesday after the House passed the $1.5 trillion package in a re-vote, Trump said that he promised the public "a big, lovely tax cut for Christmas" and "that is exactly what they are getting". But the idea is a nonstarter with the Senate , especially powerful Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill's impact on affordable housing could have been worse.


Leafs' Auston Matthews will return Saturday against Rangers

Leafs' Auston Matthews will return Saturday against Rangers

The revelation did not please Leafs coach Mike Babcock. "We're done with that". "I kind of know what to expect as far as conditioning; it's not totally going to be there, but hopefully throughout the first, second, third period I just get better and better, feel better and better after each period and just do what I do".


Delhi HC orders CBI to probe all branches of Rohini Ashram

Delhi HC orders CBI to probe all branches of Rohini Ashram

Facing a stiff opposition from the inmates, the police had to enter the centres from the terraces of the adjoining buildings. They kept telling us we would not survive. The Delhi Police as well as the Govt. of NCT of Delhi are directed to render full cooperation and every kind of assistance including logistical support as required by the CBI.



Connecticut Health Officials Urge People To Get A Flu Shot

They declined to release the victims' exact ages, but said they were both over 50. The earlier start this fall, as well as the increasing activity in many parts of the country, "could indicate that this is going to be a more severe season than usual", said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.