The Hill – Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads as confirmed cases top 600

The Ebola virus has now infected more than 600 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, making it the second-worst outbreak in history as the epicenter spreads south to a hard-hit city near the border with Uganda.

The Washington Post – Tribes face food and medicine crisis as shutdown continues, lawmakers are told

As the partial government shutdown drags on, Native American tribes in urban and rural areas are facing food shortages and a health care crisis because federal funds that stock pantries and provide medicine for diabetes and opioid addiction have been cut off, witnesses told a House committee Tuesday.

AAP News – Adolescent suicidal thoughts: A mismatch between parent unawareness and teen denial

Just how much do parents suspect their teen has suicidal ideation or otherwise at risk?

The New York Times – Sacklers directed efforts to mislead public about Oxycontin, new documents indicate

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.

Salon – How Coca-Cola manipulated Chinese public health policy for its own gain

As obesity plagues the country, Big Soda has been busy shaping health policies that avoid taxing sugary drinks, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Public Health Policy and The BMJ.