The Hill – Drug researchers warn Trump’s travel ban will hurt anti-disease work
More than 100 leaders in the biotech community warned President Trump that his travel ban could deeply damage U.S. leadership in the development of new medicines.
In a letter published in Nature Biotech, a top scientific journal, founders and leaders of biotechnology companies expressed “deep concern and opposition” to the travel ban, which bars citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

HealthDay News via CBS News – What you need know about the CDC’s updated vaccine guidelines
Roll up your sleeves, America. A national advisory panel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2017 advisory for recommended shots affecting adults.
This year’s advisory revises guidance on seasonal flu shots by eliminating nasal flu vaccines and modifying flu-shot advice for people with egg allergy. It also tweaks recommendations for vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and meningococcal disease.

The Washington Post – A quarter of adults in the U.S. have hearing loss because of noise
Sure, your weekday may be on the quieter side — especially if you spend the better part of the day typing away in a cubicle, using Slack instead of your voice to communicate with other people — but how often do you experience true, honest-to-goodness silence?
Not nearly often enough, as it turns out. According to a CDC report released earlier today and highlighted by the Washington Post, our lives are way, way too noisy — noisy enough, in fact, that a disconcertingly high number of Americans are losing their hearing way before old age.

CNN – Why opioid overdose deaths seem to happen in spurts
Drug deaths in America sometimes seem to come in groups; just look at Ohio.
At least 14 people died of opioid overdoses in Cuyahoga County over the weekend, CNN affiliate WEWS reported.