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By Michael Ollove, Stateline
While most people nowadays make sure children in the rear are in car seats or buckled up, transportation officials say it’s fairly common for adults in back not to wear seat belts, especially when they’re riding in taxis and ride-hailing…
By Jenni Bergal, Stateline
The same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
In an effort to reduce opioid overdoses, a handful of states are requiring doctors to give, or at least offer, a prescription for naloxone to patients taking high doses of opioid painkillers. Naloxone saves lives by reversing the effects of…
This spring's devastating Midwest floods increased concerns about the mental health and well-being of farmers who already were struggling with years of economic uncertainty.
By April Simpson, Stateline
While it’s easy for police to screen drivers for alcohol impairment using a breath-testing device, there’s no such machine to screen for drug impairment. As a result, more police are ordering electronic warrants and drawing blood roadside, sparking concerns about…
By Max Blau, Stateline
In the Bible Belt, many Southerners who held conservative views often criticized harm reduction as something that encouraged — not ended — the use of drugs. But attitudes have shifted.
By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline
Inconsistent and unclear date labels are causing U.S. consumers to discard tons of food that is safe to eat.
Growing evidence suggests that women should receive continuous medical attention during what is now called the “fourth trimester” — a period lasting at least a year after childbirth.
When alcohol impairment factors into a pedestrian death, it’s more often the pedestrian than the driver who is drunk. But nationwide, little has been done to address drunken pedestrian deaths.
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