CNN – Another ‘unspeakable tragedy’ at a US school leaves 17 dead in Florida

A gunman unleashed horror at his former high school in South Florida on Wednesday, authorities said, slaughtering at least 17 unsuspecting students and adults and leaving the country asking why another school massacre has happened yet again.

The New York Times – How to talk with teenagers about vaping

A report released last month by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found evidence that vaping might prompt teenagers or young adults to try cigarettes, making it a route toward smoking for a generation of teenagers whose cigarette use is at a 40-year low.

The Washington Post – Tracking the flu week by week

This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors’ offices and emergency rooms has surged to levels not reported since the peak of the 2009 swine flu pandemic, federal officials said Feb. 9.

Buzzfeed News – Norovirus is hitting the Olympics. Here’s what you need to know.

Officials are currently scrambling to contain an outbreak of norovirus among security staff at the Winter Olympics. So far, nearly 200 people have gotten sick.

The American Prospect – Trump: make immigrants’ use of public health benefits a deportable offense

New proposed restrictions mean that immigrants who have received any public benefit to which they were legally entitled could be turned away at points of entry, or see their applications to extend their stays be denied.