CBS News – Top health stories to watch for in 2019

Last year, we saw the rise of accute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a mysterious polio-like illness affecting dozens of children around the country, while the work of a Chinese scientist led to serious ethical questions about gene editing.

Mass Live – CDC: Opioid overdose epidemic ‘continues to worsen’ in country

The country’s opioid overdose epidemic “continues to worsen” due to the “continuing increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids,” according to a multi-year review of state data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

USA Today – Mediterranean is the best way to eat in 2019, according to new diet rankings

Looking to change up your diet in the New Year? The Mediterranean remains the best place to visit.

Science Alert – Here’s what happened when an Alaskan city took fluoride out of their drinking water

Thanks to a new study led by first author and public health researcher Jennifer Meyer from the University of Alaska Anchorage, we’ve got new insights into the subsequent effects.

CNN – The five most addictive substances in the world

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask.