The Guardian – Record numbers of West Nile virus cases reported in parts of US

Parts of the US have reported record numbers of West Nile virus infections, with experts warning that warming temperatures and flooding driven by climate change is heightening the risk of Americans contracting the debilitating disease.

CNN – Childhood obesity: America’s ‘true national crisis’ measured state by state

New research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals new state-by-state differences and just how serious the problem has become.

STAT – CDC director says he pushed to keep U.S. experts in Ebola zone but was overruled

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that he argued that American experts should stay in the outbreak zone of the latest Ebola epidemic but was overridden by others in the Trump administration because of security concerns.

The New York Times – Can eating organic food lower your cancer risk?

In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy, meat and other products had 25 percent fewer cancer diagnoses over all, especially lymphoma and breast cancer.

NPR – How one Colorado town is tackling suicide prevention — starting with the kids

Here in Grand Junction, the community has started to tackle their problem in a proactive way. In a movement largely driven by high school students, the community has made suicide prevention — and improved mental health — a major priority.