STAT – Congenital syphilis cases surge to 20-year high as officials re-up calls for testing

Cases of congenital syphilis reached a 20-year high last year after they more than doubled from 362 in 2013 to 918 in 2017, leading health authorities to emphasize the importance of testing all pregnant women.

NPR – Suicide by women is a major public health concern in India

India accounted for 37 percent of all suicides reported globally for women and 26 percent for men. In 2016, an estimated 230,300 Indians died of suicide, a 40 percent increase from 1990.

STAT – The end of HIV transmission in the U.S.: A once-thinkable dream becomes an openly discussed goal

Experts believe transmission could be largely stopped in this country — a goal that until the past few years would have been unthinkable.

The Guardian – Corporate sponsorship diverts research and distorts public policy, report finds

The findings, published by University of Sydney researchers in the American Journal of Public Health on Wednesday, highlight the influence of the alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical, food, mining and chemical industries on the agenda of academic researchers.

The New York Times – Shingles vaccine shortages result from high demand

Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough.