The New York Times — There’s evidence on how to raise children, but are parents listening?

Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

The Hill — Women today are more likely than their mothers to die in childbirth

American women today are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than their mothers — risks that are three to four times higher for black women than white women.

Modern Healthcare — Senators tackle hospital ‘gag’ clauses

A bill introduced late Tuesday by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) would ban health systems from using their insurer contracts to keep people from opting for less expensive treatment from a competitor.

The Washington Post — Purdue Pharma influenced World Health Organization’s opioid guidelines

A new congressional report claims that the World Health Organization’s guidelines on treating pain were directly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, including a set of directions for prescribing powerful painkillers that appear to have been taken from opioid giant Purdue Pharma.