ABC News — Less than half of US school districts test drinking water for lead: Report

Only 43 percent of school districts in the United States test for lead in drinking water used by students in 2016 or 2017, according to a federal government report released Tuesday.

The New York Times — It’s 4 A.M. The baby’s coming. But the hospital is 100 miles away.

Medical help is growing dangerously distant for women in rural America. At least 85 rural hospitals — about 5 percent of the country’s total — have closed since 2010, and obstetric care has faced even starker cutbacks as rural hospitals calculate the hard math of survival, weighing the cost of providing 24/7 delivery services against dwindling birthrates, doctor and nursing shortages and falling revenues.

NBC News — U.S. launches study to understand black men and prostate cancer

Black men are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men. Government scientists said Tuesday that they are launching a study to try to discover why.

Romper — The risk of heart attack during pregnancy has risen for these reasons, new research finds

Even though medicine has advanced immensely over the course of human existence, making pregnancy much safer than it was a few decades ago, there are still risks that come with pregnancy and childbirth. And according to a new study, the risk of heart attack during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period have steadily risen in recent years for a variety of reasons.

Daily Mail — Processed meats such as hotdogs may increase the risk of manic personality episodes, study finds

A study of more than 1,000 people, including those with psychiatric disorders, found people who had consumed processed meat were three and a half times more likely to have been hospitalised for mania.