Scotland’s drug death crisis in six charts

Almost 1,200 died of drug-related deaths in Scotland last year, a rise of 27% on 2017 and the highest recorded rate in Europe. The deaths were directly caused by drugs, which were usually acquired illicitly and most often among people who are known to be dependent users. 1. The worst rate in Europe? Scotland’s drug-related death rate is higher than all other EU countries but it needs to be said that there are recognised issues with under-reporting in some countries. While it seems likely that the problem in many countries is worse than official figures suggest, Scotland’s drug-related death rate – 218 per million of the population – is by far the highest. It is about three times that of …

Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘chained to bed’ in hospital

In a press release, the Free Nazanin Campaign said Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, told her husband she was “broken” by the experience. ‘Proper torture’ Speaking to him on the phone on Sunday and Monday, he said she told him: “They did all they could to me – handcuffs, ankle cuffs, in a private room two by three metres, with thick curtains, and the door closed all the time. “I wasn’t allowed to leave the room, as I was chained to the bed. It was proper torture. It was tough, and I was struggling.” He said she continued: “I never thought I would end up there. I always found myself strong, and then finding myself there – it was really traumatising. “There …

Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds

Diets heavy on snack foods linked to undernutrition and stunting, say researchers Children under the age of two in Nepal are getting a quarter of their calories from junk food, according to groundbreaking research that warns their diet is linked to Assessment and Research on Child Feeding project. Packaged snack food products typically high in sugar and salt and low in micronutrients are increasingly available across the globe. There is already growing global concern in the health community over the role of junk foods or Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Police Warn Americans Not To Overdose On Wasp Spray

Several people in Boone County, West Virginia have overdosed on wasp spray in the last week, according to police, prompting warnings that “wasping” is definitely not a good way to get high. “We’re seeing this here on the streets in Boone County,” Sergeant Charles Sutphin told WCHS Eyewitness News. “From what we’re being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it once or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you.” Known as “wasping”, users either combine the spray with methamphetamine or are using it on its own as a meth substitute. People either spray the liquid directly onto meth to enhance it or turn it into …

Dog DNA Kits Are 30% Off Today For Prime Day & Selling Out Fast

Stocksy/Samantha Gehrmann Prime Day’s Dog DNA Kit Deal Will Help You Learn Your Pup’s Genetic Age By Lara Walsh 4 hours ago Christmas in July is finally here for Amazon Prime members, and I’m so here for a handful of deals aimed at people with fur babies. If you’re a proud pet parent, chances are that you’ve browsed through Amazon’s selection of merch and accessories for your furry friend. During the Prime Day event during July 15 and July 16, you’ll want to check out the best Prime Day dog DNA kit deals if you want to score some of the best discounts of the year your purchase. Dog parents might already be familiar with DNA kits, which are unfortunately …

Spotify Just Launched A Channel Playing All Your Favorite Disney Songs

John Parra/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Here’s Where To Find Spotify’s New Disney Hub With All Your Fave Tunes By Mehak Anwar 6 hours ago Disney lovers, rejoice, because listening to Disney tunes online just got a lot easier. Starting July 17, 2019, Spotify is making it easier to access all your favorite Disney songs, new and old, in one place on the music streaming platform. Here’s where to find Spotify’s new Disney hub with all your favorite tunes — some might even say “it’s a whole new world.” To access the Disney hub, which is available if you live in the United States, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, simply type “Disney” into your search bar for …

As New Political Scandals Engulf Puerto Rico, How Much More Can The Island Take?

Ricardo Rosselló’s administration and sent thousands into the streets of San Juan to demand his resignation.  FBI agents arrested two former top officials ― Julia Keleher, who served as Puerto Rico’s secretary of education until April, and Ángela Ávila-Marrero, who headed the island’s Health Insurance Administration until last month ― on July 10 for allegedly directing lucrative government contracts to unqualified, politically connected contractors.  One day later, an anonymous source leaked the governor’s private chats on the encrypted messaging app Telegram to local media outlets. On Saturday, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism 889 pages of the logs, showing Rosselló and his Cabinet officials making crass, misogynistic and homophobic remarks. Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín and Chief Financial Officer …

Is The Elliptical Worth It? An Investigation Betches

If you go to the gym with any regularity (ok, stop bragging), you likely have a love-hate relationship with the elliptical. On the one hand, it’s literally the easiest machine there. On the other hand, you kind of feel like a fake piece of sh*t because pop culture consistently references the elliptical as a non-workout. But as we’ve learned in 2019, the workout you’re seeing all over Instagram is not necessarily the right one for you—and types of cardio you’d written off as a waste of time could actually be valuable (hello, walking on the treadmill!). So, is the elliptical actually worth it? Here are the results of my investigation. Sidenote: Women of Twitter, please stop bragging about using the squat …

UK Facebook users now have a tool to report scam ads

Facebook has launched a tool for U.K. users to report ads they suspect of being scams. The feature can be accessed by clicking the three dotsin the top-right corner of each ad on Facebook, then selecting ‘Report ad,’ then ‘Misleading or scam ad’ and finally ‘Send a detailed scam report.’ So if you want to think of it as a reporting “button,” it’s a button that actually requires four presses to function as intended… tool where anyone can report ads — and they are reviewed manually by our Trust & Safety team. With regards to donation, we are looking forward to chatting to Martin and the team to learn more about the initiative at this point.” In another recent change to its ads …

Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

(CNN)Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt. “We need to at the very least have this debate. I will be offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor, but until then I will object,” added Paul, who voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut. That tax cut is helping drive a deficit increase. Speaking on the floor afterward, Gillibrand said that she was “deeply disappointed” in Paul’s decision. Gillibrand grew emotional describing how first responders have “had to use their most precious …

When ‘Puppy Mill Rescue’ Blurs The Line Between Saving And Selling Dogs

After the video played, Strader walked to center stage and talked about how her visit to the dog auction where she bought Lily seven years earlier had changed her life. She described her first sight of Lily and dozens of other dogs, how she was left speechless at their living conditions, how she sank to the ground in tears. During those first moments at the auction, she said, she decided to found a new kind of dog rescue organization — one that would take dogs from “puppy mill” breeders like Lily’s and offer them for adoption to loving homes. In the 12 years since she attended the Missouri auction, Strader has built a nonprofit empire. The organization she founded, National …

Trump Renews Attacks Against Dem Congresswomen: Pro-Terrorist, Vile

Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his hate-filled attacks on a group of Democratic congresswomen of color, falsely accusing them of being “pro-terrorist” and “anti-USA.” racist tirade, fired off a series of fresh ″The Democratic Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate,” wrote Trump, who also has falsely accused former President Barack Obama of racist birther movement against him. Trump unleashed a racist rant against the lawmakers on Sunday, telling them to “go back” to other countries. Omar, who is black, immigrated to the U.S. from Somalia with her family in 1995. Pressley, who is black; Ocasio-Cortez, who is Latina; and Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, …

Trump Admins Pro-Women Human Rights Panel Stacked With Anti-Abortion Figures

A new Trump administration commission on human rights will be filled with anti-abortion advocates, including a former ambassador to the Holy See who declared that abortion is related to the coarsening of the social fabric. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights last week in a Amnesty International, who worried the commission would seek to limit the scope of human rights domestically and abroad. And while the State Department claims the group will not discuss abortion, the conservative makeup of the commission has reproductive rights advocates on edge. Appointing these ideologues to a commission purporting to safeguard human rights will have the opposite effect and will endanger the health and well-being of countless …

As FTC cracks down, data ethics is now a strategic business weapon

Daniel Wu Five billion dollarsWhile many believe the sum is simply a , it’s still the largest amount the Federal Trade Commission has ever levied on a technology company.  51%“delete Facebook”20%While incumbents like Facebook are struggling with their data, startups in highly-regulated, “” industries can take advantage by using a data strategy one would least expect: ethics. Beyond complying with regulations, startups that embrace ethics look out for their customers’ best interests, cultivate long-term trust — and avoid billion dollar fines.  Established, highly-regulated incumbents often use slow and unsystematic data compliance workflows, operated manually by armies of lawyers and technology personnel. Agile data governance systems, in contrast, simplify both these workflows and the use of cutting-edge privacy tools, allowing resource-poor …

Warren, Biden Campaigns Appear to Find Loophole Around Paid Internships

Unpaid interns are practically non-existent among Democratic presidential campaigns in 2019. But some top-tier candidates appear to be finding a creative way to tap unpaid talent: offering vague fellowship opportunities as volunteer positions. Theres no singular definition for a fellow among 2020 candidates and most this cycle dont offer the option. But two leading contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), give applicants who are selected a chance to participate in the campaign as volunteer fellows, without requiring compensation or academic credit. Volunteers are asked to do something, workers are told, Rene Hagerty, an executive council member for the Campaign Workers Guild, said. Everyone whos performing work on a campaign should be paid. For Bidens campaign, …

Justice Dept. probing whether J&J lied to public about talcum powders cancer risk: report

Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York. (Reuters) But in recent years nearly a dozen juries have concluded that J&J knew some of its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products contained asbestos and did not make the information available to consumers, the report said. Such cases have cost J&J more than $5 billion in payouts to plaintiffs, the report said. J&J has since sold the Shower-to-Shower brand to another company that has an agreement with J&J protecting it from any asbestos lawsuits linked to the brand, according to Bloomberg. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In March, a jury in California awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed J&J products caused …