Heroin Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Jumped 37 Percent from 2000-2013

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Heroin overdose deaths are climbing at an alarming rate rising 37 percent from 2000 to 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At the same time, there was a decline in prescription drug overdoses.

Researchers say that’s because narcotics are becoming harder to get because of improved tracking and regulation.

In 2000, African Americans ages 45-64 were most likely to die from an overdose.

In 2013, Caucasians ages 18-44 had the highest death rate from heroin.

The study also found men were nearly four times as likely as women to die from an overdose.
The more fried food you eat the greater your risk for heart failure.

Researchers did a study on more than 15,000 male doctors.

They found men who ate fried food one to three times a week had an average 18 percent increased risk of developing heart failure.

Eating fried food six or seven times a week bumped that risk up to between 25 and 68 percent.
Marijuana users may develop an allergy to the drug.

Researchers say cannabis pollen or cannabis smoke exposure has resulted in symptoms of hay fever.

There are an estimated 40 to 50 million people in the U.S. with allergies.

Twenty-three states have legalized marijuana in some form.

More research is being done on how this will affect public health.

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