Associated Press – Baby formula maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1.

New York Times – Birth control and breast cancer: putting the risk in perspective

Arron Carrol in the New York Times discusses last week’s big headlines about a new study that linked contraceptive pills and other hormonal birth control to an increased risk of breast cancer. He encourages conversations about these risks to also weigh the  multiple benefits of birth control, and the limited risk.

Associated Press – Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows.

International Business Times – E-cigarette use quadruples future probability of smoking tobacco cigarettes: study

Use of electronic cigarettes as a young adult quadruples your chance of picking up a cigarette within 18 months of your e-cigarette use, a new study has found. According to a University of Pittsburgh research, “vaping” or using an electronic nicotine delivery system that mimics a conventional cigarette increases your chance of taking up smoking and not decrease it.