CNN – Heart failure deaths on the rise in younger US adults, researchers say

A recent decline in heart failure-related deaths in the United States has reversed, and those types of deaths are now climbing nationwide, especially among adults ages 35 to 64.

Reuters – WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities to ensure vulnerable people get vaccinated.

ABC News – Health officials: Arizona sees surge of hepatitis A cases

Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say.

The New York Times – 80,000 deaths. 2 million injuries. It’s time for a reckoning on medical devices.

Thanks to regulatory loopholes and lax oversight, most medical devices are poorly vetted before their release into the marketplace and poorly monitored after the fact.

NPR – Amid measles outbreaks, states consider revoking religious vaccine exemptions

Oregon is one of more than 10 states considering tightening their vaccine laws this year. It’s a reaction to what health officials say is the worst year for measles in 25 years — nearly two decades after the disease was labeled “eliminated” in the U.S.