BBC – Obesity ‘to be linked to more female cancers’ than smoking

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in UK women by 2043, a Cancer Research UK report predicts.

ABC News – UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

Al Jazeera – Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria’s northeast

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said.

The New York Times – ‘Latent’ tuberculosis? It’s not that common, experts find

Although experts frequently assert that nearly 1.7 billion people carry dormant tuberculosis worldwide, that figure may be a “gross exaggeration” of the real threat, a recent study concludes.

Tulsa World – Pam Rask: Societal violence is a public health crisis

One public health issue has risen to the surface repeatedly with catastrophic consequences: mass shootings.