CNN – Don’t eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli.

STAT – Panel recommends everyone at high risk of getting HIV be offered a prevention pill

In a long-awaited move, a federal advisory panel is recommending that doctors be encouraged to offer an HIV prevention pill, a step that would quickly expand insurance coverage for a medicine that has been difficult for some people to access due to its cost.

NPR – Fewer immigrant families are signing up for federal food assistance

After 10 years of consistent gains, the number of immigrant families enrolled in SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, fell by 10 percent in 2018.

NY Daily News – One-third of parents won’t vaccinate their kids against the flu this year

The fact that nearly 200 kids died from the flu last season wasn’t enough to scare many parents into making sure their children are vaccinated against the infectious disease this year.

CNN – North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department.