Business InsiderThousands of womb cancers prevented by the pill: study
The contraceptive pill has prevented some 200,000 cases of womb cancer over the last decade in rich nations alone, according to research published Wednesday.

ReutersNew York Legionnaires’ deaths rise to eight, nearly 100 sickened
The number of deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York has risen to eight and 97 people were reported sick with it, according to statistics released by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

National GeographicCDC to Congress: Raise our budget or Americans will die needlessly
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that illnesses and deaths from antibiotic resistance will rise in the US unless specific changes are made in the US public health system—and coupling the prediction with a blunt challenge to Congress to give it the money it needs to make the changes happen.

The Washington PostDental care for Medicaid patients is expanding, but a study says that won’t reduce ER visits
A lack of dental care for low-income Americans has long put stress on hospital emergency rooms, a new study has found, bring hundreds of thousands of patients in to ERs for minor dental problems.

The New York TimesEbola cases fall sharply, WHO reports
The number of new Ebola diagnoses in Sierra Leone and Guinea reached its lowest point in well over a year last week, according to the World Health Organization, with only one reported case in each country. There were no new cases in Liberia, the third nation most severely affected by the outbreak.