US suicide rates rose in 2021, reversing two years of decline

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-8255 to connect…

Cancer death rates fall steadily in the US, with more survivors than ever

In the past three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US — defined as living people who have had a cancer diagnosis — increased by more than a…

Flint residents reported high rates of depression, PTSD years after water crisis

CNN  —  In a new study, researchers say the experiences of residents of Flint, Michigan, show that environmental disasters like the water crisis can have long-term consequences for mental health.…

Drug overdose death rates highest among American Indian people and middle-age Black men, study shows

For people ages 15 to 34, White people had the highest rate of overdose deaths in 2018. But between 2018 and 2021, rates increased faster among other racial and ethnic…

Marijuana, hallucinogen use among young adults jump to record-high rates in 2021

CNN  —  Young adults were using marijuana and hallucinogens at record high rates in 2021, new data shows. Vaping also increased significantly among this age group last year, despite leveling…

Russia Lowers Interest Rates Again, Bucking Global Trend

Moving in the opposite direction to much of the rest of the world, Russia’s central bank lowered its interest rate 1.5 percentage points to 8 percent on Friday, taking it…

High Inflation in June Puts Pressure on Interest Rates

Prices surged 9.1 percent in June as consumers faced rapidly rising costs for gas, food and rent, a higher-than-expected reading and bad news for Americans at a moment when their…

Relief Eludes Many Renters as Fed Raises Interest Rates

Already, new home construction has dropped sharply as borrowing costs climb, declining 14.4 percent in May to the lowest rate in more than a year. Early data suggest that apartment…

Why aren’t baby formula stock rates getting better?

Through Operation Fly Formula, the White House has committed to import enough formula to make the equivalent of about 40 million 8-ounce bottles. More than a quarter of that supply…

Stock Market Updates: Fed Rates, Inflation and More for June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, investors took comfort that the Federal Reserve would do whatever was necessary to bring inflation to heel, responding to the rallying cry of the Fed chair, Jerome H.…