Author: Gianna Melillo

COVID among top 10 causes of death in children in US: study

COVID-19 was the eighth leading cause of death among U.S. children and young people between August 2021 and July 2022, new research shows.  Throughout the same period, COVID-19 was the top cause of death from an infectious or respiratory disease among children, while deaths were the highest in this age group during the delta and…

These metros have the highest rent-to-income ratios

Story at a glance Renters living in the New York metro area have the highest rent-to-income ratio in the country at nearly 69 percent, according to a new report from Moody’s Analytics. Figures show that for the first time in over 20 years, the entire United States is rent-burdened, as the average American rent-to-income ratio…

These states have the best public school systems

Story at a glance New Jersey topped the list of states with the best public school system, according to a new report from Scholaroo. Findings revealed The Garden State offers the safest environment for its students and has the lowest dropout rate compared with all other states. It also has the fourth-highest spend per student. …

US has most buildings on list of world’s ten ugliest

Story at a glance Six of the world’s top 10 ugliest buildings are located in the United States, according to a new ranking from Buildworld. The J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C. ranked second among the world’s top eyesores, while Boston City Hall in Massachusetts ranked third. The list is based on language…

Cancer diagnosis raises suicide risk by 26 percent: research

Story at a glance If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. Individuals diagnosed with cancer between 2000 and 2016 had a 26 percent higher risk of suicide compared with the general population, new research shows. Both insurance status and ethnicity contributed…

Recreational cannabis laws linked with reduced demand for prescription codeine: study

Story at a glance States that implemented recreational cannabis laws through 2019 saw lower demand for prescription codeine, according to new research published this week. Data showed a 26 percent reduction in pharmacy-based distribution of codeine in the 10 states plus Washington, D.C., while after the laws had been in place for four years, pharmacy-based…