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The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040

Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

U.S. expected to fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8
Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013

Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.

Among those aged 18 to 35, California has had larger drops in smoking initiation, intensity, more quitting
Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada today

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Canada is first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD

No difference in mortality, but risk for suicide elevated with long-term benzodiazepine use
Two subanesthetic dosages of ketamine appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression

Dose Range of IV Ketamine for Adjunct Tx of Depression Tested

Single IV doses of 0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg better than active placebo at cutting depression symptoms
For young adults receiving kidney replacement therapy

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis
Most older adults who self-harm are not referred to mental health services

Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care

Diagnosed mental illness, physical health condition more prevalent in seniors who self-harm

Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children

Female sex, pre-injury mood problems, lower family income, family discord tied to ongoing symptoms
Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals

Active Pharmaceuticals ID’d in >700 Dietary Supplements

More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states