Reuters – Children dying of Ebola at unprecedented rate in Congo -health ministry

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers, the health ministry said on Sunday.

CNBC – Why peanut reactions have become ‘almost epidemic’—and what to do about food allergies

A study from the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital found that from 1997 to 2008, peanut allergies tripled from 1-in-250 children to 1-in-70.

NPR – A rural community decided to treat its opioid problem like a natural disaster

The county is now responding to the drug crisis as if it were a natural disaster, the same way they’d mobilize to respond to a landslide or flu pandemic.

The New York Times – Confused by nutrition research? Sloppy science may be to blame

The answer, as Dr. Nestle’s extensive research shows, is that the unstated goal of most company-sponsored studies is to increase the bottom line.

Associated Press – Ninth death reported at New Jersey pediatric center amid viral outbreak

A ninth person has died at a pediatric rehabilitation center amid an outbreak of a respiratory virus, New Jersey health officials said.