Reuters – Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer
People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria in the past decade and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
But healthy life expectancy has not increased as much, so people are living more years with illness and disability, according to the analysis, published in The Lancet journal.

Los Angeles Times – Patients have no need to fear sleepy surgeons, study finds
The pager goes off at 2 a.m., alerting the on-call surgeon that a patient needs immediate care. The situation is resolved a few hours later, and she’s able to get a little more shut-eye before her regularly scheduled patients are wheeled into the operating room.
new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that in situations like these, patients who went under the knife the morning after experienced a meaningful complication — or even death — 22.2% of the time.
Other times, when those same surgeons performed the same procedures when they hadn’t worked the night before, the rate of complications and deaths was 22.4%, the study found.

ABC News – Bimbo bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states
The maker of Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.
Bimbo Bakeries said Wednesday one consumer found small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread. No injuries have been reported.

Vox – Virginia shooting victim’s father makes emotional plea for gun control on Fox News
The father of one of the two Virginia journalists shot and killed on live television on Wednesday vowed to make it his life mission to fight for gun control.
“Next week, it isn’t going to be a story anymore, and everybody’s gonna forget it,” Andy Parker, father of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly in the clip above from Think Progress. “But, mark my words, my mission in life … I’m going to do something, whatever it takes, to get gun legislation, to shame people, to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes in background checks and making sure crazy people don’t get guns.”