Medscape – Nasal flu vaccine back on CDC list of recommended vaccines

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 12 to 2 Wednesday to recommend returning the nasal live attenuated influenza quadrivalent vaccine to its list of recommended influenza vaccines for the 2018-2019 influenza season, after rejecting it the last 2 years.

The New York Times – Black lung disease comes storming back in coal country

Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded. More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have complicated black lung disease, an extreme form characterized by dense masses of scar tissue in the lungs.

The Wall Street Journal – Trump’s nominee for Indian Health post withdraws

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Indian Health Service has withdrawn from consideration for the job, people familiar with the matter said.

The Hill – Let’s treat these mass shootings like the public health crisis that they are

What we need in our country —in addition to law enforcement — is a public health system that detects early warning signs and responds beforehand to prevent these events.

Los Angeles Times – As homeless camps explode in L.A. suburbs, residents fear they will become permanent

The situation has alarmed Los Angeles County health officials, who fear the growing encampments are ripe for public health outbreaks, notably hepatitis A, which caused numerous deaths in San Diego’s homeless community.