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30% More People Died by Overdose in 2020

From October 2019 to October 2020, there were 91,862 estimated overdose deaths in the U.S., which represents a 30% increase in 12 months.1 Certain states had an even higher year-over-year increase, including Kentucky, with overdose deaths increasing 53.1%, and West Virginia, with a 48.4% increase. Opioids, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine, accounted for the majority… Read More »

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock. For older people who are digital immigrants, they will remember their initial Zoom get-together’s with much-missed family, ordering groceries online in the first ecommerce purchase, and using telemedicine for the first time… Read More »

People who hate bitter food less vulnerable to catching Covid, new study claims

People who hate the taste of bitter foods like broccoli and Brussels sprouts may be less likely to catch Covid, a new study claims. “Supertasters” – people with an unusually large number of tastebuds in their mouth – who are sensitive to the flavour of bitter things may be better protected against the bug, doctors… Read More »

DOJ charges 14 people for alleged health-care fraud related to Covid-19

Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Federal prosecutors charged 14 people in multiple fraud schemes that allegedly bilked consumers and insurers out of $ 143 million, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. In addition to those charged by DOJ, more than 50 medical providers are also facing administrative actions by the Center for Program… Read More »