STAT – WHO officials fear latest Ebola outbreak in Congo could spread to big cities

The new Ebola outbreak on the western edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has ignited serious concern at the World Health Organization, with signs pointing to an epidemic that may have been underway for weeks or months.

The Washington Post – Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows

First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about thirdhand smoke — residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke.

TIME – Depression has spiked by 33% in the last five years, a new report says

Diagnoses of clinical depression — also known as major depression — have risen by 33% since 2013, according to a new report from health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield.

STAT – Testing for Zika virus in blood donors finds few infections — at a cost of about $5.3 million each

An expensive screening program designed to keep the Zika virus out of the Red Cross’s blood supply has caught fewer than a dozen infected donations, a new study published Wednesday revealed.

Vox – We really do have a solution to the opioid epidemic — and one state is showing it works

When I spoke to Ricciuti at one of the Richmond clinics run by Daily Planet Health Services, she said that addiction treatment, paid for through Medicaid, let her start getting her life in order — allowing her to focus more on her family and search for more sustainable work.