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It’s a collision of realities that adds up to worsening trouble for American jails: More inmates than ever have addictions or mental illnesses, while county sheriffs don’t have the expertise or the resources to cope. Steve Coll of the New Yorker takes a deep dive into what his story calls…
Safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating hospital shortages of key painkillers, particularly in California where health officials have taken the “extraordinary” step of prohibiting sales from one of its plants.
In late March, California’s Board of Pharmacy barred the distribution…
It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The AP reports the government’s report out Friday showed the flu season continued to intensify last week. One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for symptoms…
By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday it feared hunger in Malawi, which is struggling with food shortages, a long drought and other effects of El Nino, and a stagnant economy. UNICEF has launched mass screening for malnutrition in children under five across 25 districts, or 90 percent of the country, amid reports that food shortages and rising prices are causing increasing hunger. “Although official figures are saying that malnutrition cases are not increasing, we know from past experience that this may not be the whole story,” Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF country representative, said in a statement.
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Oil tumbles toward 11-year lows on worsening glut
LONDON Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Monday, coming close to their 11-year low, on growing fears that the global oil glut would worsen in the months to come in a pricing war between leading OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Brent crude fell by 4 percent …
Oil Prices Pressured; WTI Dips Below $ 35 Before Paring Losses
US oil prices drop below $ 35 a barrel on oversupply worries
Oil Is Crashing to its Lowest Price in Over a Decade
Students with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely drink large amounts of alcohol than those without the condition, a new study from the University at Buffalo concludes.
Students who have PTSD and abuse alcohol in turn make their condition worse, according to the study, which tracked 486 students over three years of examining their drinking habits.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's inflation outlook continues to deteriorate and the Reserve Bank stands ready to take the necessary steps to curb price pressures if inflation remains sticky, the bank's Deputy Governor Francois Groepe said on Monday. The central bank, faced with rising prices against slowing growth in Africa's largest economy, kept interest rates unchanged at four-decade lows of 5 percent last month. …