CNN – ‘Coldest air in a generation’ hits the Midwest. Officials warn of almost instant frostbite

Even for the hardiest, cold-tested Americans, the deep freeze sweeping over the Midwest will be brutal.

The Washington Post – Gone in a generation

The continental United States is 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was a century ago. Seas at the coasts are nine inches higher. The damage is mounting from these fundamental changes, and Americans are living it. These are their stories.

CBS News – Measles outbreak fuels debate over refusing vaccinations

At least 36 cases have been confirmed in Clark County across from Portland, Oregon and health officials said it has now spread to Hawaii. Most of the patients are children who have not been vaccinated.

CNN – FDA is failing to protect kids from e-cigarettes, American Lung Association says

The American Lung Association gives a federal agency and individual state governments poor marks in a new report card evaluating tobacco prevention programs.

Associated Press – Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

With obesity becoming a more pressing global problem, two reports in science journals are calling for policies that limit industry influence and reviving debate about what role food companies should play in public health efforts.