The New York Times – A rising threat to pregnant women: Syphilis

Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent.

The Washington Post – Go to bed! Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public health crisis.

The growing consensus is that casual disregard for sleep is wrongheaded — even downright dangerous.

Newsweek – Mexico’s murder rate is so high it has altered the life expectancy of men

By analyzing cause-of-death data from the Mexican Institute of Statistics, researchers have discovered the staggering impact homicide is having on the nation—with the murder rate between 2005 and 2015 rising by 53 percent compared to the decade before.

The New York Times – Deadly Ebola virus is found in Liberian bat, researchers say

Long a suspected source of the virus, bats had not been confirmed as carriers of the lethal disease in West Africa before. The discovery could help scientists learn more about how the virus infects humans.

Pacific Standard – Police are most likely to use deadly force in poorer, more highly segregated neighborhoods

Researchers say knowing where fatal police interactions occur can help community leaders target programs aimed at reducing those deaths.