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Why ‘deaths of despair’ are rising in the U.S.

November 26, 2019 – Since 2005, many leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease, have been decreasing. But deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what some call “deaths of despair”—have been on the rise.…

Technology to track your mental state

New apps and wearable devices are being developed to track psychological health, and experts say that such “mood forecasting” technology could help doctors and friends know when a person is in mental distress. A February 19, 2019 NBC…

High rates of gun ownership linked with more youth suicides

A nationwide study found that youth suicide is more prevalent in states with higher rates of household gun ownership. After accounting for factors that could contribute to suicide risk, such as depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse, the researchers…

How the world’s health is faring

Global health statistics at the end of 2018 reveal both positive and negative trends. According to a December 28, 2018 NPR article, some of the negatives include: There are more than a million cases of cholera in Yemen.…

U.S. life expectancy drops again

The latest statistics about life expectancy in the U.S. paint a bleak picture: 2017 is the third year in a row in which life expectancy declined. On average, Americans can expect to live until age 78.6, down from…

Report: Rising Utah suicide rates propelled by guns

Suicides outnumber homicides in Utah eight to one and the state’s suicide rate has been rising for a decade—with the increase driven by guns, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Half…