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Authorities are investigating the death in prison of popular business owner, mental health advocate

Authorities are investigating the death in prison of popular business owner, mental health advocate

State and county officials are investigating the death of a popular Norman business owner and mental health advocate who baked cookies in a small cottage on the corner of Main Street and Webster Avenue. Shannon Hanchett, 38, died this week at the Cleveland County Detention Center. She was found “unconscious and not breathing” by detention …

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Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

For the first time since February 2020, a resident of El Dorado County has died from the flu, according to county health officials. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said people should be aware of the threat seasonal flu poses, just like with COVID-19. “In addition to COVID-19, cases of other respiratory …

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A few minutes of vigorous activity several times a day can reduce the risk of death

A few minutes of vigorous activity several times a day can reduce the risk of death

A little effort can go a long way to improving health, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests that short bursts of intense movement — the kind that leave you huffing and puffing — are associated with a lower risk of premature death. For the study, researchers …

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A death in the family during the holidays invites questioning and reflection

A death in the family during the holidays invites questioning and reflection

It wasn’t the Thanksgiving holiday we were expecting. Two weeks prior, my 94-year-old stepfather, Melvin Zax, suffered a stroke after receiving dialysis and was rushed to a hospital near his residence in western New York. There he underwent a series of tests over the course of several days. With each test, Mel grew more agitated. …

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Young man's death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Young man’s death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Elijah Hanson struggled with his mental health for years. The 21-year-old from Tacoma, Washington, had been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and was receiving treatment at a local behavioral health clinic. According to years of therapy notes, he was desperate to better understand himself and his emotions. “It was him and me in this huge …

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Young man's death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Young man’s death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Elijah Hanson struggled with his mental health for years. The 21-year-old from Tacoma, Washington, had been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and was receiving treatment at a local behavioral health clinic. According to years of therapy notes, he was desperate to better understand himself and his emotions. “It was him and me in this huge …

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Models predict massive wave of illness and death if China lifts ‘zero COVID’ policy

Surprised and stung by protests against draconian “zero-COVID” policies, Chinese authorities are moving cautiously to ease the burden of constant lockdowns, quarantines and testing. But 3 years into the pandemic, China shows no signs of planning a major course change. Mathematical models suggest why: the country is still ill-prepared to live with SARS-CoV-2. Easing restrictions …

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Every mental health-related pregnancy death is preventable, New York panel finds

Every mental health-related pregnancy death is preventable, New York panel finds

ALBANY — The State Department of Health’s Maternal Mortality Council is focusing on mental health as part of its efforts to reduce the number of pregnancy-related deaths in New York City. Mental health issues are the third leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the state, with one in five maternal deaths attributed to a mental …

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The UK’s poorest women have the sixth highest cancer death rate in Europe, WHO says

Britain’s poorest women have one of the highest cancer death rates in Europe, according to a comprehensive new study by the World Health Organisation. They are much more likely to die from the disease than wealthy women in the UK and poor women in many other European countries. In the United Kingdom, women from disadvantaged …

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