ABC News – Half of Kids Live or Spend Time in Homes With Guns but Few Pediatricians Talk Firearm Safety, Study Finds
American Academy of Pediatrics has advised pediatricians for years to talk to families about firearm safety in the home. But a new study suggests that most pediatricians do not bring up the subject, and about a third of parents would ignore or even take offense to advice on guns.
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed more than 1,200 parents in pediatricians’ waiting rooms in Missouri and Illinois and found 50.2 percent of the children spend significant time in households with guns, according to the study, published today in The Journal of Pediatrics.

CNN – Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dust
When was the last time you dusted your house?
Your answer could reveal a lot about your home habits, but the findings of a new study might have everyone upping their game — and potentially keeping wet wipes and hand sanitizer nearby at all times.

Los Angeles Times – Women and minorities are less likely to get key stroke treatment, even when they’re eligible, study says
If you’re having an ischemic stroke, it’s crucial that you get to a hospital fast so you can be treated with a clot-busting medicine. And to improve your odds of getting that medicine, it helps to be a white man.
A new analysis of more than 60,000 stroke patients from around the country found that women were less likely than men to receive an infusion of tissue plasminogen activator, the drug that’s considered the gold standard in stroke treatment. The analysis also showed that racial minorities were less likely to get the drug than whites.

The Washington Post – American cheese, sidewalks and chairs have a connection that may surprise you
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health turns 100 this year. The school came to life during a time when women frequently died during childbirth and infant mortality was a grave concern. Inadequate nutrition, sanitation and often-fatal diseases were common.
Since then, public-health agencies in the United States and abroad have had numerous victories, such as the eradication of smallpox. In 1916, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was around 52. Today, it’s nearly 79.