NPR – Obamacare sign-ups lag as Trump slashes funds for enrollment help

Enrollment is down sharply on the federal health insurance marketplace this fall, and the consumer assistance groups that help with sign-ups think they know why.

CNN – HIV diagnoses at all-time high in Eastern Europe, report says

Nearly 160,000 people were newly diagnosed with the infection in the region in 2017. More than 130,000 of those diagnoses were in Europe’s eastern region, the most ever reported there.

Kaiser Health News – Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back with a vengeance

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug has largely been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

The New York Times – Battle against Ebola in Congo pits medical hope against local chaos

A vaccine and new treatments are on hand, but the outbreak is in an area rife with unpredictable gunfire, bandits and suspicion of outsiders.

Reader’s Digest – There’s more than one flu shot: which should you get?

There’s more than one way to gain immunity to the viruses making people sick this winter; depending on your age, health, and other concerns, you could choose the wrong one. Here’s what you need to know.