Essence – Atlanta’s HIV problem is now an epidemic

The CDC is not mincing words. Atlanta’s high rate of HIV infections has long been compared to that of third-world countries, but now the Center For Disease Control admits that it’s officially an epidemic.

Science – Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak grow

As an Ebola outbreak in a conflict-plagued region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to spread after 4 months, there’s a glimmer of hope: An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be helping the communities it reaches.

The Wall Street Journal – The loneliest generation: Americans, more than ever, are aging alone

Danny Miner, a 66-year-old retired chemical plant supervisor, spends most days alone in his Tooele, Utah, apartment, with “Gunsmoke” reruns to keep him company and a phone that rarely rings.

The Washington Post – Fears of metal-tainted meat prompt recall of 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage nationwide

More than 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage has been recalled over metal tainting fears in meat distributed to 21 states, the company said Tuesday, in a move to protect consumers from products that pose the greatest health risk under the Agriculture Department’s recall regulations.

The Hill – Cases of polio-like illness hit record high

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a record number of cases of a polio-like illness in 2018.