Vox – The American abortion rate is at an all-time low

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the national abortion rate declined 26 percent between 2006 and 2015, hitting the lowest level that the government has on record.

The New York Times – As measles surges, ‘decades of progress’ are in jeopardy

Reported cases of measles worldwide surged by nearly a third last year, partly because parents did not vaccinate their children, health organizations said Thursday.

USA Today – CDC warns of exotic ticks spreading across the nation that may carry diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a tick that is spreading widely across the United States.

Al-Jazeera – Q&A: Conflict, resistance hampering WHO’s Ebola efforts in DRC

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second largest in history, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with at least 426 confirmed cases in the country.

The New York Times – Quiet casualty of Sri Lanka’s political crisis: A sugar tax

Public health advocates now fear another effect: an increase in diabetes and obesity.