Los Angeles Times – It’s come to this: A checkup with the pediatrician may soon include a prescription for play

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free.

The Hill – Ebola crisis worsens in Congo, health workers infected

At least 10 health-care workers have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus as they battle an outbreak in an eastern province of Congo, officials said over the weekend, as concerns mount that the number of cases is growing faster than public health officials can respond.

BBC – Measles cases hit record high in Europe

More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths.

The New York Times – The secret to keeping black men healthy? Maybe Black doctors

In the study, black men seeing black male doctors were much more likely to agree to certain preventive measures than were black men seeing doctors who were white or Asian.

Salon – More people died from opioid overdoses than by guns or car crashes in 2017, preliminary data shows

Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease and Control paints a grim picture of America’s opioid crisis.

The Hill – California bill seeks to restrict restaurants serving kids sugary drinks

A California bill seeking to limit restaurants to serving children water or unflavored milk with their meals passed the Assembly this week and is now making its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk.