Reuters – For smokers, finding a job is harder
Unemployed smokers have more difficulty finding a job – and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts, a study suggests.
Among unemployed people in the San Francisco Bay Area, nonsmokers were 30 percent more likely than smokers to have found a job a year after entering the study, researchers found.

USA Today – Zika linked to second autoimmune disorder similar to multiple sclerosis
The Zika virus has been linked to a second type of autoimmune disorder, according to a small study released today.
Doctors have known that Zika is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, causing paralysis, since the Zika outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013-2014.

NPR – Medicare Seeks Savings And Innovation With A Switch In Doctors’ Pay
The Obama administration is recruiting as many as 20,000 primary care doctors for an initiative it hopes will change the way physicians get paid and provide care.
The program, which was announced Monday, will be run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The aim is to stop paying doctors based on the number of billable services and visits provided to Medicare beneficiaries and instead to tie payments to overall patient health and outcomes.

Los Angeles Times – Patients increasingly rely on mobile health apps, but their reliability is an issue
For Julie Hadduck, a smartphone app that could diagnose cancer seemed like a miracle.
Her husband died of skin cancer in 2010. She worried that her three children could also be at risk, so she took them to a dermatologist twice a year.