Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC: The jobs with the highest rates of suicide in the U.S.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018 analyzed suicide deaths among working-age Americans in 17 states to understand how different types of work influence a person's risk of killing oneself.

Why it matters: The CDC found that the suicide rate for people ages 16–64 years old rose 34% between 2000 and 2016, from 12.9 to 17.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. The federal agency also reported that suicide rates varied widely across occupational groups and that people involved in certain types of work, such as construction and extraction or production jobs, may be at a higher risk of suicide than other workers.

42 reported dead from vaping-related lung illness

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42 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 24 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

By the numbers: Among 19 patients who died, 84% reported use of THC-containing products, according to a new report out in late October. The CDC maintains no single e-cigarette product or compound has been linked to the pulmonary illnesses.