TIME – Trump’s budget asks for nearly $300 million to end the U.S. HIV epidemic within 10 years

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget includes nearly $300 million meant to “defeat the HIV/AIDS epidemic” in the U.S. — even as it calls for a 12% reduction in total funding to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Reuters – Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum. Then he was quarantined.

CNN – FDA to review surgical staplers after thousands of reports of malfunctions

The Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping plan on Friday to review and address the safety of surgical staplers, including a new examination of seven years’ worth of hidden reports highlighted Thursday in a Kaiser Health News investigation.

NPR – Study finds racial gap between who causes air pollution and who breathes it

Pollution, much like wealth, is not distributed equally in the United States. Scientists and policymakers have long known that black and Hispanic Americans tend to live in neighborhoods with more pollution of all kinds, than white Americans.

Kaiser Health News – ‘Medieval’ diseases flare as unsanitary living conditions proliferate

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby.