New York Times – China has withheld samples of a dangerous flu virus

For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials.

Reuters – Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes

Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests.

The Washington Post – Researchers replicate just 13 of 21 social science experiments published in top journals

A research project attempted to replicate 21 social science experiments published between 2010 and 2015 in the prestigious journals Science and Nature. Only 13 replication attempts succeeded.

Popular Science – Low-carb diets lose their benefits when you go hard on animal products

Recent studies suggest that eating a diet very low in carbohydrates might actually harm your health, though the full picture is a bit more complicated.

The New York Times – How to tame health care spending? Here’s a one-percent solution

The health care system in the United States costs nearly double that of its peer countries, without much better outcomes.