The New York Times – Opioids, car crashes and falling: The odds of dying in the U.S.

A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer.

ABC News – World’s 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said.

HealthDay – Here’s how the government shutdown could affect your health

Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day, experts say.

The New York Times – F.D.A. says it will resume inspections of some high-risk foods

Food safety inspectors furloughed during the federal government shutdown will be returning to work beginning Tuesday — but still without pay — so that the Food and Drug Administration can begin to resume inspections of some high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants, the agency’s commissioner said on Monday.

The Washington Post – Judge blocks Trump effort to roll back birth control mandate nationwide

A federal judge in Pennsylvania stepped in at the last moment to pause Trump administration rules that would restrict the ability of some women to get birth control at no charge because their employers object on religious or moral grounds.