Kentucky shatters its fatal overdose record; fentanyl blamed

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021 … Read more

Altria’s Cigarette Addiction Is Becoming Unhealthier

For years tobacco companies have been fighting regulators more than each other. That might be about to change, and Altria MO -0.61% in particular needs a game plan. If Philip Morris International‘s PM -0.65% $16 billion offer for oral nicotine pouch maker Swedish Match is accepted, US cigarette makers will suddenly have a nimble new … Read more

The Surprising Legacy of a Genetic Disorder

Genetic diseases like sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis occur when a section of a chromosome or a single gene is defective or missing, and their effects are unmistakable. But in recent years researchers have found that other genetic conditions are more subtle, affecting things like temper and the ability to learn, which are often … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again. Back at the office, the quirks suddenly seem louder, grosser and harder than ever to confront. Our tolerance for other humans has grown thin. Working from home, when co-workers grated on us, we … Read more

‘The Premonitions Bureau’ Review: The Shadows of Things to Come

Alan Hencher, a gaunt man in his mid-40s, worked nights as a switchboard operator. In the quiet dark of a March morning in 1967, Hencher had a vision that left him haunted and upset: A passenger jet was going to crash. “It is coming over mountains,” he said. “It is going to radio it is … Read more