The Washington Post – Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions.

NPR – Cost of U.S. opioid epidemic since 2001 is $1 trillion and climbing

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 million over the next 3 years.

Popular Science – Millions of Americans can’t stay home with the flu, so it spreads

For 20 million Americans, staying home sick is a luxury. Every year, that many people go to work with a virus or infection because they don’t have paid sick leave, even though research shows that staying home prevents the flu from spreading.

The Washington Post – Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.”

Associated Press – Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates.

SELF – Drowsy driving kills nearly as many people as drunk driving—so why aren’t we talking about it?

In a 2013 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, one in 24 adults reported driving while sleepy during the previous month.