The Hill –GOP states move to cut Medicaid, Senate passes key FDA funding bill
Republican governors are working with the Trump administration to do something Congress couldn’t accomplish: fundamentally alter their state Medicaid programs. At least six states with GOP governors– Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Maine, Wisconsin and Indiana — have already drafted plans meant to introduce new rules people would have to meet to be eligible for Medicaid, which provides healthcare to low-income Americans and those with certain disabilities. Some want to add work requirements or introduce drug testing for recipients. Others want to raise premium prices. Final approval from the administration could come within a matter of weeks.

CBS News – Millions at risk of protein deficiency as carbon emissions rise
Scientists are seeing a troubling consequence of rising carbon dioxide emissions: a decrease in the nutritional value of staple crops in the global diet. This drop in crops’ key nutrients increases the risk for dietary deficiencies in the world’s most vulnerable populations, according to a new study.

The New York Times – Can you develop food allergies at any age?
Yes. Preliminary data from a large, new national study that is currently under review suggests that nearly 52 percent of American adults with a reported food allergy developed one or more food allergies after age 18. An estimated 5 percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy, compared with about 8 percent of children. And while some children outgrow allergies — usually those to milk, eggs and wheat — many retain their allergies through adulthood.

NBC News – Suicides in teen girls hit 40-year high 
The suicide rate among teenage girls continues to rise and hit a 40-year high in 2015, according to a new analysis released Thursday. Suicide rates doubled among girls and rose by more than 30 percent among teen boys and young men between 2007 and 2015, the updated breakdown from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. It’s all part of a growing national trend for more suicides, said CDC suicide expert Thomas Simon. “There has been a substantial increase in suicide rates in adolescents aged 15 to 19 between 2007 and 2015,” Simon said.