Reuters – WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

The New York Times – W.H.O. calls for worldwide elimination of trans fats by 2023

The World Health Organization on Monday announced a sweeping plan that urges governments around the globe to eliminate the use of trans fats, the industrially produced edible oil that gave birth to margarine, Crisco and other artery-clogging products that have been linked to millions of premature deaths.

The Washington Post – Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children

In a paper published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, researchers reported that children of mothers who were exposed in their third trimester to higher levels of fine particulate pollution — the tiny airborne matter that causes haze in many cities around the world — were at a 61 percent higher risk of elevated blood pressure.

Newsweek – Recalled salmonella eggs: plant numbers, how to kill bacteria

Think twice before ordering sunny side up eggs for breakfast. More than 30 people have reported getting sick after consuming eggs contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and 11 of them ended up in the hospital, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Health Day – More U.S. parents smoking pot around kids

Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests.