STAT — Flu vaccine grown without eggs provided measurably better protection this season, FDA says
The sole influenza vaccine made in cell culture in the United States may have worked about 20 percent better this flu season than the standard vaccines made in eggs, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Thursday.

New York Times — Probiotics and fish oil during pregnancy may curb allergies in kids
Probiotics and fish oil supplements during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce the risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood, researchers report.

Chicago Tribune — In Chicago communities ravaged by gun violence, students hope Parkland movement will finally bring change
D’ Angelo McDade understands the urgent desire to end gun violence, the kind of change that students in Parkland, Fla., are fighting for after the fatal mass shooting at their high school last month.

Tech Times — Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken salad worsens: here’s how to avoid getting infected
The salmonella outbreak linked to a premade chicken salad that was purchased from grocery stores has expanded, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kaiser Health News — A health plan ‘down payment’ is one way states try retooling individual mandate
As President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans tirelessly try to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, a number of states are scrambling to enact laws that safeguard its central provisions.