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U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from methamphetamine overdoses in the United States nearly tripled between 2015 and 2019, health officials report in a new study. While the number of methamphetamine users did not increase as steeply, researchers said frequent use of methamphetamine, and using other drugs at the same…

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Alabama’s Deaths Outpace Births for First Time in History

Sept. 20, 2021 — For the first time in Alabama’s known history, the state’s deaths have outpaced its births — a bleak consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our state literally shrunk in 2020,” Scott Harris, MD, Alabama’s state health officer, said at a news conference. “It hasn’t happened before, nor has it even been close before.”…

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Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following LA County’s stay-at-home order

Fig. 1. Unadjusted Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in 2019 and 2020. Dotted bars represent the number of opioid-related deaths in that month in 2019. Shaded bars represent the number of opioid-related deaths in that month in 2020. Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109028 Many communities were already struggling to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic when the COVID-19 pandemic…

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As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Sept. 15, 2021 — Opioid-related drug overdose deaths in the United States exploded to an estimated record high of 69,031 people in 2020, topping the 49,860 deaths logged in 2019, according to a new report from the CDC. Most of the deaths involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. President Joe Biden has pledged more than…

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Deaths from Hurricane Ida rise to 26 in Louisiana; many heat-caused

Damage from Hurricane Ida is seen in the French Quarter of New Orleans, La., on August, 29. The storm arrived as a Category 4 hurricane and is responsible for at least 26 deaths, officials said. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo Sept. 9 (UPI) — The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida last…


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Two more deaths in New Jersey caused by Ida, bringing state total to 27, governor says

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday said two additional deaths in his state have been attributed to Hurricane Ida.Details about the fatalities were not immediately available, but they bring Ida’s death toll on the U.S. mainland to 67, according to an NBC News tally.Ida struck near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Aug. 29 as a…

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Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russia’s Federal Statistics Agency Rosstat said Friday that the country saw 50,421 coronavirus deaths in July—more than double the official government figure. Russia—the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases—has struggled with the aggressive Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates. Rosstat’s figure—released late on Friday—painted a far…


Death’s Door (XS)

by Lee Mehr , posted 15 hours ago / 534 ViewsThe set-up of a game’s ultimate fail state, Game Over, can occasionally reveal more than you’d suspect.  Similar in its starkness to Dark Souls, DEATH is emblazoned on the screen across a pitch-black background here, with the action still visible through the lettering; what’s more, your lifeless…


Several Deaths Reported At Kabul Airport As Afghans Try To Cling On To Departing U.S. Jet

Topline Several deaths were reported amid chaotic scenes at the Afghan airport as U.S. forces resorted to aerial firing and using low-flying helicopters to disperse thousands of Afghan nationals who had crowded the tarmac in a desperate attempt to catch a flight out of the country, just a day after the Taliban assumed control of…