NPR – Congo declares new Ebola outbreak after 2 confirmed cases

The government of Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola after at least two people were infected and possibly as many as 17 died — from the disease in the country’s northwest.

BBC – HPV jab safe and effective, study finds

The HPV vaccine routinely offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe and protects against a virus that can cause cancer of the cervix, an independent review has found.

NPR – Dozens of victims are still coping with the E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

It appears the outbreak of E. coli bacteria, which began in March, linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona is over, but investigators still aren’t exactly sure what caused one of the worst outbreaks of its kind in recent years.

Kaiser Health News – 4 takeaways from Trump’s plan to rescind CHIP funding

President Donald Trump wants to employ a rarely used budget maneuver called “rescission” to eliminate $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

USA Today – Opioid distributor apologizes for shipping large volumes of painkillers to West Virginia

A top executive with a major pharmaceutical distributor apologized Tuesday for his company’s failure to stop sending painkillers to two West Virginia pharmacies but later said he did not believe his firm’s actions contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic.