The Washington Post – The Health 202: Mosquitoes, carbon monoxide and chemicals are big post-Irma health concerns

Long after the waters have receded, Americans will be grappling with the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which broke records and ruined lives as they wreaked havoc on the United States and the Caribbean. Many of those effects will be health-related.

The Guardian – E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found. A study discovered that vaping devices containing the stimulant could cause a stiffening of the arteries, as well as an increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Cincinnati Inquirer – Seven days of heroin: This is what an epidemic looks like

The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time. It’s a little after sunrise on the first day of another week, and Cincinnati is waking up again with a heroin problem. So is Covington. And Middletown. And Norwood. And Hamilton. And West Chester Township. And countless other cities and towns across Ohio and Kentucky.

NPR – Mother of 9 goes door-to-door as part of Yemen’s anti-cholera brigade

How do you stop the world’s worst cholera epidemic? One way is to send volunteers door-to-door to tell people how they can avoid the disease and what to do if they suspect an infection. That’s what Faytha Ahmed Farj is doing. A 45-year-old mother of 9, Farj has never held a paying job but she’s part of a nationwide campaign of volunteers fighting cholera.

The Columbus Dispatch – Letter: Calling bigotry, hate and discrimination a public health issue is far from hyperbole

The Ohio Public Health Association joins the ACP, the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association and others in the clinical and Public Health professions, who have taken a stand to oppose prejudice, discrimination, harassment and violence against individuals based on their race, ethnic origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, nationality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, cultural background, age, disability or religion.