The rising suicide trend among women is spot-lighting the serious increase in the number of women who suffer from mental illness. Kate Spade’s death highlights a worrisome trend in the United States: Women are dying by suicide at an increased rate. From 1999 to 2016, there was almost a 128 percent increase in death by suicide in women between 45 and 64, with 4,253 women from this age group dying from suicide in 2016. Dr. Christine Moutier estimates that as many as 25 percent of women with mood disorders face increased sensitivity because of changes in their physical health, such as fluctuation in hormones or thyroid function.
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This story is about the safety of our drinking water that was posted in The Eagle Tribune.
The government is finally weighing whether to declare some fluorinated compounds that are byproducts of industry to be hazardous and to set firm limits on how much is acceptable in our drinking water. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told a conference in Washington, D.C., a couple of weeks ago, “The process needs to begin.”
The chemicals in question were once used to make a range of products, from pots and pans to carpets and fabrics. For many years they were found in the firefighting foam used by the military and local fire departments.
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