The Washington Post – CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched.

The Guardian – Childhood obesity linked to air pollution from vehicles

Early exposure to air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of children becoming obese, new research has found.

USA Today – Measles cases top last year’s total; almost 50 cases in one county

The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has surpassed 2017 with the potential for about a quarter of the highly contagious respiratory infections to be occurring in one New York county north of New York City.

The Telegraph – Doctors don’t know whether they should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

One in three medics would not recommend e-cigarettes to smokers, with quarter unsure if they are any safer than smoking, polling suggests.

New York Times – Where ‘yes! to affordable groceries’ really means no to a soda tax

What most voters don’t know is that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other American beverage companies are largely financing the initiatives — not to block taxes on staples like milk and vegetables but to choke off a growing movement to tax sugary drinks.