• Poor Pollination Led To More Than 400,000 Excess Deaths Due To Lower Crop Yields
    environmental Health

    Poor Pollination Led To More Than 400,000 Excess Deaths Due To Lower Crop Yields

    SANTA FE, NM – JUNE 2, 2018: A honey bee visits a blooming catmint plant growing in Santa Fe, New … [+] Mexico. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images) Getty Images In a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found that sparse pollination led to an estimated 427,000 deaths every year. This is because suboptimal pollination resulted in a 3% to 5% drop in the production of fruit, vegetable, and nut. This puts communities at a higher risk of suffering from stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some types of cancer. At present, around 768 million people worldwide are malnourished. Since 2015, that number has been drastically…

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  • Virgo: Look inward and do something geared toward personal gain, self-improvement and a better lifestyle. Don’t put up with negativity or poor behavior.
    Self Improvement

    Virgo: Look inward and do something geared toward personal gain, self-improvement and a better lifestyle. Don’t put up with negativity or poor behavior.

    Eugenia Last CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alison Pill, 37; Jaleel White, 46; Fisher Stevens, 59; Bill Nye, 67. Happy Birthday: Pay attention to your assets and liabilities. Don’t let anything lapse. Efficiency is your ticket to a better life and less stress. Don’t let what others do cause anger and frustration. Distance yourself from those who don’t play fair. Set up a healthy lifestyle that is easy to maintain and keeps you looking and feeling your best. Make personal improvement your priority. Your numbers are 5, 14, 22, 24, 31, 38, 43. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put your head down and take care of unfinished business. The less time…

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  • How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits
    Health Style

    How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

    RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled over in pain and babbling incoherently. Blood tests suggested septic shock, a grave emergency that required the resources and expertise of an intensive care unit. But Richmond Community, a struggling hospital in a predominantly Black neighborhood, had closed its I.C.U. in 2017. It took several hours for Mr. Otey to be transported to another hospital, according to his sister, Linda Jones-Smith. He deteriorated on the way there, and later died of sepsis. Two people who cared for Mr. Otey said the delay had most likely contributed to his death. “He…

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