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West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Archive: October 9, 2018

Overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids skyrocketed in the United States after 2014. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite the public awareness of the opioid epidemic, record numbers of Ohioans are dying from drug overdoses. State data shows unintentional drug overdoses rose nearly 33 percent from 2016 to 2017, claiming the lives of more than 4,000 people. Assistant professor of health p ...Read More

To address water-quality issues, Iowa became the first state to analyze every watershed within its borders this year and assess conservation practice implementation. (iowapha.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Earlier this year, Iowa beefed up its "Nutrient Reduction Strategy" program to improve water quality, and farmers are weighing the costs and social risks of compliance. Iowa's water quality is at risk due to runoff from farmland, primarily caused by storms and crop tilling ...Read More

Parents often don't know their kids are using e-cigarettes because they're disguised as flash drives and pens. (sciencenews.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal Food and Drug Administration is so concerned about the increased use of e-cigarettes among the nation's youth it has launched a campaign to educate school-age children about the dangers of vaping. According to Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tob ...Read More

In Minnesota, solar sites double as pollinator habitat with native plants feeding hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. (audubon.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new study from the Audubon Society shows the welfare of birds is closely linked to the quality of food and shelter found in their habitats. Audubon's director of community conservation, John Rowden, said the study shows more than half of North American bird species are th ...Read More

Health professionals recommend folks prepare for flu season before winter comes. (justjadecao/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — After an extremely deadly and severe flu season last year, health professionals want Washingtonians to be more prepared this time around. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80,000 people died from the flu and 900,000 were hospitalized with symptoms last se ...Read More

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