NBC News – At least 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., CDC says

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.

CNN – Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition, study says

Limiting kids’ recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along with sufficient sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

HuffPost – Syphilis among pregnant women is on the rise, alarming public health experts

The number of pregnancies affected by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis is at a 20-year high in the U.S., according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Guardian – UK and Irish teenagers among worst in Europe for problem drinking

Young teenagers in the UK and Ireland are among the worst in Europe for drunkenness, health experts say, although alcohol consumption in the age group has fallen significantly across the continent in recent years.

Tech Crunch – Juul, the popular e-cig startup under growing FDA scrutiny, says removing flavors is ‘on the table’ among other things

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told an audience in New York yesterday that his agency is releasing data in November that will show year-over-year use among high schoolers has risen by at least 80 percent and that middle-school usage has grown, too.