ABC News – Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University
There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated.
The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 29 and public health officials confirmed today that the contagious disease had continued to spread though the Harvard community.

NPR – A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years
People who sustain a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury are likely to have sleep problems that continue for at least a year and a half.
A study of 31 patients with this sort of brain injury found that 18 months afterward, they were still getting, on average, an hour more sleep each night than similar healthy people were getting. And despite the extra sleep, 67 percent showed signs of excessive daytime sleepiness. Only 19 percent of healthy people had that problem.

The Associated Press via The New York Times – Tennessee Governor Signs Religious Counseling Bill Into Law
Tennessee’s Republican governor said Wednesday that he signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.
“As a professional I should have the right to decide if my clients end goals don’t match with my beliefs — I should have the right to say somebody else can better serve them,” Gov. Bill Haslam said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “Lawyers can do that, doctors can do that. Why would we take this one class of professionals and say you can’t do that?”

Healthday News via CBS News – Rates of severe obesity among U.S. kids still rising: study
Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.
Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were overweight, nearly one-quarter were obese, and more than 2 percent were severely obese.

Pacific Business News – Dengue fever outbreak stalls on Big Island
A dengue fever outbreak that began last September has stalled, Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday.
There have been no new locally acquired cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island during the past 30 days.