The Washington Post – With $2 million, Kaiser Permanente wants to help revive underfunded gun-violence research

Kaiser Permanente announced Monday that it will begin studying gun violence — a long-ignored issue because of the political pressures surrounding firearms in this country — by investing $2 million in research that will involve doctors and other professionals across its hospitals and centers nationwide.

CIDRAP – CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last week announced a close to a Salmonella outbreak investigation tied to prepared chicken salad sold in Midwestern grocery stores. A total of 265 people in eight states were sickened during this outbreak, including 1 death and 94 hospitalizations.

The New York Times – Life-threatening allergic reactions rising in children

The report showed an increase in the incidence of children being diagnosed as “at risk” for anaphylaxis over the course of those seven years. And correspondingly, the rate of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis more than doubled, to 3.5 visits per 10,000 children in 2016 from 1.4 in 2010.

The Chicago Tribune – 3rd person dies after more than 100 sickened by synthetic pot in Illinois, officials say

A third person has died and more than 100 people have been sickened by tainted synthetic pot that has caused symptoms of severe bleeding, state health officials announced Monday.

Mass Live– Massachusetts flu cases top 20K as season lingers on

This year’s severe flu season is on the decline in many parts of the country, including Massachusetts, but it continues to claim lives and send people to hospital.