Medscape – Physicians continue #ThisIsOurLane pushback against NRA

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said he’s also pleased with all of the activity from physicians’ groups. “The medical community is finally in many ways stepping up to the plate, broadly to address this,” Benjamin told Medscape Medical News. “Clearly, we’ve had enough.”

CNN – Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism risk, study says

Pregnant women in Vancouver who were exposed to the highest level of environmental nitric oxide, an airborne, traffic-related pollutant, were more likely to give birth to children later diagnosed with autism, the researchers say.

NBC News – Workplace bullying, violence tied to higher risk of heart problems, study finds

According to the study, those who were bullied on the job were 59 percent more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease or hospitalized for heart attacks.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Study says Americans feel lonely, young adults are the loneliest

Researchers found the construction and extraction field, which includes jobs such as carpenters, electricians and miners, had the highest rates of suicide for men in 2015, calculating 53.2 suicides per 100,000 working people.

Daily Mail – CDC launches task force for polio-like disease as more cases emerge

Another 16 children have contracted the rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) – bringing the total number of confirmed cases this year to 109 across 29 states, the CDC has revealed.