STAT – As Trump calls for an end to HIV epidemic, CDC reports progress has stalled

As the Trump administration rolls out its plans to stanch the HIV epidemic in the United States, a federal report released Wednesday shows that the gradual declines in HIV infections witnessed in recent years have stalled.

CNN – Taking prenatal vitamins early in pregnancy is associated with lower risk of autism, study says

Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developing autism in children who are at high risk for the disorder, according to a new study.

The Atlantic – The small, small world of Facebook’s anti-vaxxers

Look up vaccinations on Facebook, as Representative Adam Schiff did last week, and the results will show a rich supply of anti-vaccination posts, pages, and groups.

The Washington Post – Bill Jenkins, epidemiologist who tried to end Tuskegee syphilis study, dies at 73

Bill Jenkins, a government whistleblower who tried to halt the Tuskegee syphilis study that used black patients as guinea pigs, then switched his focus to epidemiology and spent decades battling racism in health care, died Feb. 17 at a hospital in Charleston, S.C. He was 73.

The Times ­– Antibiotic curbs put older people at risk

Pressure on GPs to cut down on antibiotics may be leading to fatal infections in older people, a study suggests.