Associated Press – WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop

The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue.

Reuters – Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young ‘influencers’

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new “heated tobacco” device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia.

Pew Charitable Trusts – Amid measles outbreak, little effort to kill vaccine exemptions

Despite the worst measles outbreak in decades, few state legislatures this year have reconsidered the exemptions that families use to avoid inoculating their children.

The New York Times – Smoke, drink and eat what you want, Norway’s public health minister says

Norway’s new minister in charge of public health said this week that adults did not need government lectures about what to put in their bodies, but it sounded a bit like she was telling people to go ahead and indulge.

Associated Press – Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US

Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option.