The Washington Post – Tougher climate policies could save a stunning 150 million lives, researchers find

There is an overlooked benefit to greatly lowering carbon emissions worldwide, a new study says. In addition to preserving Arctic sea ice, reducing sea-level rise and alleviating other effects of global warming, it would probably save more than 150 million human lives.

WNYC – NYC undercounts thousands of children most at risk for lead exposure

Public health experts argue the city’s health department uses an outdated standard to measure high lead levels – causing thousands of children to go uncounted in the city’s tally of kids most at risk.

Science Daily – State-by-state causes of infant mortality in the US

State-by-state analysis links sudden unexpected deaths of infants (SUDI) to high proportion of full-term infant mortality in the U.S.

The New York Times – We’re losing the fight’: tuberculosis batters a Venezuela in crisis

Tuberculosis is making an aggressive comeback in a country whose medical system is already overburdened.

Modern Healthcare – Trump calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

President Donald Trump on Monday said he believes the impact of the opioid abuse epidemic can be curbed by cutting opioid prescriptions by a third over the next three years. He also called for the death penalty for large-scale drug traffickers.