Voice of America – Experts: Very Few Killed in US Gun Violence are Victims of Mass Shootings
The deadly shooting at a Florida nightclub this month has reignited the debate in the U.S. on gun control. In Orlando, there have been more tributes to victims, and more candles lit in their honor, while in Washington, there have been more debates about gun control. Senators voted down four proposals aimed at keeping suspected extremists from acquiring guns. In the House of Representatives, members also took up gun legislation.

NBC News – Doctors Need to Join Gun Control Fight, Medical Journal Argues
American doctors should join the increasingly bitter battle on gun control, the influential New England Journal of Medicine said Wednesday. The medical journal’s editorial board joined a growing group of medical professionals taking side in the highly politicized gun debate, even as Democrats staged a sit-in on the floor of Congress and the Senate voted against four proposed firearms measures.

U.S. News – CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday. That’s because the medicine, called FluMist, has been largely ineffective in children in recent years and should not be used in the United States during the 2016-17 flu season, the panel of experts said. “We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective,” Dr. Joseph Bresee, a flu expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Associated Press. The decision was announced late Wednesday by the CDC’s Advisory Panel on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

FOX 61 – Doctors issue warning about too-bright LED streetlights
The American Medical Association has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it. The statement comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA committee issued guidelines on how communities can choose LED streetlights to “minimize potential harmful human health and environmental effects.”

Tech Times – Americans Spend Billions On Alternative Medicine But Treatments Not Covered By Health Insurance
Americans are spending billions of dollars on complementary and alternative medicine including chiropractic care, yoga, acupuncture and natural supplements, a new study found. How much? In 2012 alone, Americans paid more than $30 billion out-of-pocket expenditures for chiropractors as well as other alternative health practitioners, medicine and supplements.