NPR – No downturn in obesity among US kids, report finds

Hopes were dashed this week that the United States was finally making progress in the fight against childhood obesity. Contrary to previous reports, the epidemic of fat has not abated. In fact, there’s been a big jump in obesity among the nation’s youngest children.

CBS New York – NYS health officials warn of possible measles exposure

New York State health officials want to warn the public about a possible exposure to the measles. A tourist from Australia tested positive for the infection, the health department announced Friday.

The Washington Post – CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility

The administration is asking Congress for $350 million to build a new high-containment lab complex on the CDC campus. It is among dozens of requests on the administration’s wish list that was sent to Capitol Hill in mid-February.

NPR – Pediatricians call for universal depression screening for teens

Only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood. And as many as 2 in 3 depressed teens don’t get the care that could help them.

The New York Times – Opening mental hospitals unlikely to prevent mass shootings, experts say

President Trump called again on Thursday for the opening of more mental hospitals to help prevent mass murders like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.