The latest news in Healthcare IT – straight to your inbox. During 1999-2015, among 55 pneumoconiosis deaths of young adults with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code J62 (pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica),§ 38 (69{d4bb9b603273d3db628ee003d8be004fd367b218b0401eceee80736bd71245b4}) had code J62.8 (pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica), and 17 (31{d4bb9b603273d3db628ee003d8be004fd367b218b0401eceee80736bd71245b4}) had code J62.0 (pneumoconiosis due to talc dust) listed on their death certificate.

Austin Horn reports for The State Journal in Frankfort that a 2016 survey of Kentucky high-school sophomores found that 8.2 percent said they had attempted suicide, and the rate was 8.4 percent in the Bluegrass, where Frankfort is located. So when you see a study conducted in a handful of people, treat it with caution.health news

The remaining two thirds of silicosis deaths were coded as J62.8. Among silicosis deaths reported for 1999-2013, manufacturing or construction industries, both of which are known to be associated with exposures to silica-containing dust, were frequently listed on death certificates for these decedents.health newshealth news

Nationwide, only 15 percent of adults and 6 percent of teens are smokers, both rates at an all-time low. However, the researchers stated that the precise underlying mechanism and possible active ingredient responsible for the cognitive enhancing effect of ginger still require further investigation.

Oscar Alleyne is senior advisor for public health programs at the National Association of City and County Health Officials. Kentucky has a relatively low cigarette tax, 60 cents a pack, and the highest smoking rate in the nation, 26 percent of adults, as well as the highest death rate from cancer.