TIME — A deadly salmonella outbreak in 12 states has been linked to papayas

A salmonella outbreak that has infected 47 people in a dozen states has been linked to papayas, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat Maradol papayas as an investigation continues. The fruit is the likely source of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu, which has seriously sickened 12 people and has been linked to a death in New York City, officials said. Most of the salmonella cases were reported in New York and New Jersey, although people in Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia have also fallen ill from the strain.

The New York Times — It’s high time for ticks, which are spreading diseases farther

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders. A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman’s eyeball. After a 10-minute walk outside, a mother reported finding a tick affixed to her 7-year-old daughter’s buttocks. Another mother called the hospital in a “hysterical state,” according to the nurse who answered, because a tick had attached itself to her son’s penis. Like many towns across the country, Southampton is seeing a tick population that is growing both in numbers and variety — at a time when ticks are emerging as a significant public health danger.

The Washington Post – 1 million jobs on the line as Senate votes on health care

America could lose more than a million jobs if the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. That’s according to a report from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund. “This legislation could single-handedly put a big dent in health care job growth,” said Leighton Ku, the lead author of the report and the director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University.

Kaiser Health News – Over-the-counter devices hold their own against costly hearing aids

Age-related hearing loss is a common problem, but only about a quarter of the roughly 30 million people who have it use hearing aids, said Nicholas Reed, an audiology instructor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who was the study’s lead author. “That’s a lot of people who aren’t getting in through the door,” he said.