Los Angeles Times – It’s not just you, we’re all living in the United States of Anxiety

A new survey from the American Psychiatric Assn. reveals that 39% of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. That’s more than double the 19% of Americans who feel less anxious now than at this time last year.

CNN – Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia

An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia’s Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.

HealthDay – Even mild concussion tied to greater dementia risk later

Concussions, even those that are mild, more than double the risk for developing dementia down the road, new research suggests.

All Africa – Kenya: Ministry of Health to vaccinate 800,000 children against polio in Nairobi

Ministry of Health is targeting to vaccinate 800,000 children aged 5 yrs and below against polio in Nairobi County this week. This follows the detection of polio virus within the sewerage system in Nairobi hence posing a risk of infection to children.

Los Angeles Times – STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior. For sexual health, that means combating the stigma around sex.