NBC News – Uganda is vaccinating for fear of Ebola virus spread

Health workers started vaccinating people in Uganda against Ebola virus on Wednesday, the first time the vaccine has been given in a country before an outbreak even starts.

The Washington Post – Trump administration issues rules letting some employers deny contraceptive coverage

The Trump administration issued a pair of federal rules on Wednesday that allow some employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control on religious or moral grounds, plowing ahead despite a legal and ideological tempest.

CNBC – Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the US health-care system

According to a new OECD report, released Wednesday, superbug infections could cost the lives of about 2.4 million people in North America, Europe and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance.

BBC – Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women

Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks, a large study of UK adults has found.

How Stuff Works – Deadly 1948 Donora smog launched the U.S. clean air movement

In the words of a historical study published in April 2018 in the American Journal of Public Health, Donora’s killer smog “changed the face of environmental protection in the United States.”