NPR – Price of HIV test falls, raising hopes in global AIDS fight

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, along with several other development agencies, has brokered an agreement to make routine HIV tests more accessible. They’re aiming to make HIV viral load tests available for $12 a piece, slashing the price in some markets by more than 50 percent.

Kaiser Health News – Trump administration loosens restrictions on short-term health plans

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under final rules released Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Reuters – Study sees dramatic rise in heatwave deaths by 2080

The number of people dying from heatwaves is likely to rise sharply in some regions by 2080 if policymakers fail to take mitigating steps in climate and health policies, according to the results of a study on Tuesday.

CNN – How Trump’s abortion gag rule policy impacts the global AIDS crisis

New findings presented last week at the 22nd International AIDS Conference reveal how President Donald Trump’s expansion of the so-called global gag rule — which restricts US health assistance funding to non-US NGOs that offer abortion services — is likely to have widescale negative effects on the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

NBC News – Now there’s a drug to treat smallpox, just in case

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever drug to treat smallpox, a disease that no longer exists.

CNN – Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe’s Walgreens due to parasite concern

Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination.