The Washington Post — A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test

Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. But enormous challenges lie ahead as officials and others race against the virus to identify people in the high-risk groups being targeted for vaccination: front-line and medical workers, persons who had contact with confirmed cases and then contacts of those contacts.

The New York Times — Air pollution near power plants tied to premature births

Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.

Axios — Title X cuts are here

As promised, the Health and Human Services Department has officially released new regulations that would cut off federal family-planning funds to any entity that performs abortions. That includes — but is not limited to — Planned Parenthood.

NIH — Annual Report to the Nation: overall cancer mortality continues to decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women, and children in the United States in all major racial and ethnic groups. In a companion study, researchers reported that there has been an increase in incidence of late-stage prostate cancer and that after decades of decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized.