The New York Times — Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

Suicide rates rose steadily in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, increasing 25 percent nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. In 2016, there were more than twice as many suicides as homicides.

Daily Mail  — Huge drop in teens smoking tobacco

Tobacco use is continuing to dwindle among children and teenagers, an encouraging sign that the leading cause of preventable death in the US is finally falling out of fashion, a new CDC report reveals.

Kaiser Health News — He started vaping as a teen and now says habit is ‘impossible to let go’

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional menthol cigarettes.

The Lancet — Nipah virus control needs more than R&D

An infectious disease outbreak in south India that has left at least 16 people dead has brought the world’s attention to a little-known health threat: the Nipah virus.

Politico — Trump administration backs court case to overturn key Obamacare provisions

Trump’s Justice Department is calling on the courts to throw out protections for people with pre-existing conditions.