The New York Times – E. coli outbreak turns deadly with a fatal case in California

An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has turned deadly, with one person dying in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

The Commonwealth Fund – Rising death rates, high levels of obesity, and gaps in care are pressing challenges for states

In 2016, average life expectancy at birth in the United States declined for a second year in a row, driven in large part by a spike in deaths from opioid and other substance abuse as well as suicide.

Newsweek – Here’s what the Trump administration’s proposed Title X rule would do to abortion access in America

The Trump administration is reportedly floating a change to its federal family-planning program that reproductive rights advocates say would alter women’s access to abortion and birth control.

Johns Hopkins Global Health Now – Wanted: A watchdog to STOP big tobacco in its tracks

The search is on for a lead organization for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) that will aggressively track and monitor tobacco industry practices that undermine public health.

CBS News – FDA warns about potentially contaminated oysters from Canada

Health officials are warning consumers about a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada.

Reuters – Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard.