CNN – Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says

States that had texting bans, regardless of the type or who it applied to, saw a 4% average reduction in emergency department visits, according to the results published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.

Rolling Stone – CDC: Fentanyl deaths increasing fastest in communities of color

We already know that fentanyl is incredibly dangerous and is involved in more deaths than heroin. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on exactly how lethal it it — and who it’s hitting the worst.

TIME – Temple University mumps outbreak swells to 74 cases

City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms.

PBS Newshour – Genetic research has a white bias, and it may be hurting everyone’s health

As of last year, 78 percent of the people included in the most prominent form of genomic research — genome-wide association studies (GWAS) — were of European ancestry.

NPR – Pregnant behind bars: What we do and don’t know about pregnancy and incarceration

A study published in The American Journal of Public Health Thursday found that 3.8 percent of newly admitted women were pregnant and that in a single year, incarcerated women had 753 live births, 46 miscarriages, four stillbirths and 11 abortions.