The New York Times – In echo of Flint, Mich., water crisis now hits Newark

For nearly a year and a half, top officials in Newark denied that their water system had a widespread lead problem, despite ample evidence that the city was facing a public health crisis that had echoes of the one in Flint, Mich.

USA Today – 93 percent of the world’s children breathe toxic, polluted air each day

Nearly 2 billion children – about 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 – breathe toxic, putrid air that’s so polluted it puts their health and well-being at serious risk, a new report said.

NBC News – Typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County surpasses 100 patients

Squalid conditions in the city’s skid row area have created a ‘typhus zone’ where cases have cropped up.

Buzzfeed News – Juul offered to pay schools as much as $20,000 to blame vaping on peer pressure

The country’s biggest vape company tried to fix a problem it created by shopping around a vaping prevention program that encouraged “mindfulness” and meditation as an alternative to e-cigarettes.

NPR – When adolescents give up pot, their cognition quickly improves

Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning.