Gizmodo – FDA plans to meet with e-cigarette makers over teen vaping concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is planning to meet with the manufacturers of e-cigarette products over what it’s consistently called an “epidemic” of teen vaping.

NBC News – It was a year of deadly wildfires. That’s likely the new normal.

“We’re starting to look at wildfire as a nonseasonal event. It can happen at any time of year, and we have to be prepared,” one expert warned.

The Washington Post – Time is running out for federally funded mental-health clinics

An estimated 9,000 patients could lose access to medication-assisted treatment, and 3,000 clinic jobs could be lost if the funding is not renewed, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Medical Xpress – Sugar-sweetened beverage pattern linked to higher kidney disease risk

Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a community-based study of African-American adults in Mississippi.

Boston Globe – As life expectancy falls across US, Mass. bucks trend

A baby born in Massachusetts in 2016 can expect to live 80 years and eight months, three months longer than one born the previous year, according to a new report showing that Massachusetts is bucking the national trend toward shorter life spans.