The Telegraph – Refusal to give pregnant women vaccines branded unacceptable

Failure to vaccinate pregnant women during deadly infectious disease outbreaks is putting them and their unborn children at risk, a new report has warned.

The Boston Herald – Study: Gun violence driving down African-American life expectancy

Gun homicides are driving down life expectancy rates among young black Americans — nearly twice as much as their white counterparts, according to a new Boston University study.

The New York Times – Even a little weight training may cut the risk of heart attack and stroke

A study published in October in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise provides evidence for the first time that even a little weight training might reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

NPR – Is America ready for prescription heroin?

An analysis released Thursday by the Rand Corporation, a policy think thank, concludes it’s time to pilot an approach from outside the U.S.: offering pharmaceutical-grade heroin

The Washington Post – Trump administration threatens future of HIV research hub

The Trump administration has thrown into doubt a multimillion-dollar research contract to test new treatments for HIV that relies on fetal tissue — work targeted by antiabortion lawmakers and social conservatives aligned with the president.