An End To Flint's Water Nightmare, Aid-In-Dying In California, And More: Roundup for 10/9/2015
What we're reading this week.
The city's long experiment sourcing water from the Flint River has been one nightmare after another. Returning to the Detroit water supply should offer relief, but some health effects may be long-term -- and devastating, as Michigan Radio reports.
Domestic violence rates are high in Taney County, but crisis center staffers know teens rarely make phone calls. So they launched an anonymous text line. Side Effects' Rebecca Smith has more.
In his typical style -- hard critique combined with funny pop culture references, -- comedian John Oliver took on the troubled state of mental health in America on Sunday on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. You can watch the full segment here:
The Golden State will become the fifth to allow physician-assisted suicide, as KQED and Kaiser Health News report.
HIV transmission among IV drug users has been in decline since the early 90s. But the outbreak in Scott County, Ind. this spring brought new attention to the need for clean needles, harm reduction expert Daniel Raymond told Side Effects.
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