White Americans without a college degree are becoming more likely to die in middle age, reversing decades of progress toward better health.

Researchers first noticed this worrisome trend last year. They pointed to increases in opioid abuse, obesity and suicide among the causes of death, but what caused these increases has remained something of a mystery.

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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Researchers have found a troubling new cause of death for middle-aged white Americans

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Canada is setting up an export agency office in the UK in an attempt to boost trade links with one of its biggest trading partners after the EU referendum.

In the latest indication of the desire of non-EU countries to do more business with the UK, Export Development Canada (EDC) will open a London site this week.

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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – Canada to step up UK trade with new export hub after Brexit vote

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Cuba is drastically cutting electricity, imports and investment, as well as reducing fuel consumption by 28 percent through the end of the year, its economy minister said on Friday in a closed-door speech to the National Assembly published by official media on Saturday.

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Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners.

While almost all practitioners still rely on imports from China, dwindling wild stands there, as well as quality and safety concerns, could drive up demand for herbs grown in the U.S. Several states have set up “growing groups” to help farmers establish trial stands of the most popular plants.

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