CNN – Health officials ‘very worried’ as African swine fever spreads in Europe and Asia

Global health officials are preparing for African swine fever, which has been spreading in pigs across borders since 2014, reaching Western Europe last week.

Reuters – U.S. still outpaces other nations in infant, child mortality

Mortality rates for infants, children, and young adults have fallen in the U.S., Canada, England and Wales, but death rates in a new study were still higher for American youth than for young people in other countries.

Market Watch – The unfortunate thing West Virginia, California and Rhode Island have in common

California, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida suffer the most from opioid abuse, according to Fair Health, a New York-based nonprofit market research firm.

CNBC – Flu’s risks can continue even after recovery, public health officials warn after historic flu season

We all know flu is bad. But after a historically severe season, public health researchers are warning it’s even worse than many think, leading to increased risk of heart attack and stroke during recovery.

STAT – Research is scarce on medication use in pregnant women. Experts are urging the government to fix that

There’s very little research on whether medications are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women, but an expert panel has ideas for how to close that information gap — and it’s calling on the federal government to take action in a new report that could stir change.