World Health Organization – Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes UNICEF and WHO.

The Washington Post – How many years do we lose to the air we breathe?

The average person on Earth would live 2.6 years longer if the air contained none of the deadliest type of pollution.

Reuters – House approves farm bill without tightened food stamps criteria

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the farm bill on Wednesday, capping months of acrimonious debate to finalize the legislation funding the nation’s $867 billion food and agriculture programs.

NPR – Fentanyl surpasses heroin as drug most often involved in deadly overdoses

Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Daily Mail – Obesity is responsible for 4% of cancers in the world – with rates eight times higher in the US compared to low-income countries in central Africa and India, global review reveals

Being overweight or obese is the culprit of four percent of cancers worldwide, a new study estimates.