Live Science – Yawn! School Starts Too Early for Teens, CDC Says
Most U.S. middle and high schools start the day around 8 a.m., which public health officials consider too early for teens, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
School start times that are too early can contribute to lack of sleep among teens, most of whom don’t get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of shut-eye, the report said. In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

USA Today – Infant mortality rate hits record low, although racial disparities persist
The USA’s infant mortality rate hit a record low in 2013, falling to 5.96 deaths per 1,000 live births, or about 23,400 deaths, according to a report issued Thursday. While health officials cheered those new numbers, they noted that the USA still lags behind other nations and that mortality among black babies is far higher than among whites.
Infant mortality in the USA has dropped 13% since 2005, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infant mortality rates are considered one of the strongest measures of a country’s health, because they reflect women’s well-being, overall access to health care, quality of health care, social and economic conditions, and public health practices.

The New York Times – For Vaccines Needed in an Epidemic, Timing is Everything
Last year, scientists launched a trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Guinea. On Friday, they reported great news: The vaccine works well, providing remarkable protection just 10 days after injection.
“We have to stop and celebrate the fact that an innovative trial design was able to come up, in the middle of an emergency, with pretty strong results,” said Dr. Seth Berkley, the chief executive officer of Gavi, an alliance of public and private organizations that provides greater access to vaccines in developing countries. “Let’s start with that.”

NPR – Can A 32-Year-Old Doctor Cure Baltimore’s Ills?
Neighborhoods in Baltimore are still struggling to recover from the riots that broke out following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury to his spine while in police custody. In the aftermath of the unrest, we here at NPR spent many hours trying to understand the raw anger on display. We looked at police brutality, economic disparities and housing segregation in Baltimore.
Our conversations eventually led us to Leana Wen.