National Institutes of Health – Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016.

The New York Times – An experimental Ebola cure may also protect against Nipah virus

African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozens of people in Asia.

The Washington Post – Amid flood of CBD products, FDA holds first public hearing on cannabis extract

You can buy CBD in oils, supplements, soda, even dog food. But some of it is violates federal food and drug regulations, prompting concerns over safety and deceptive marketing.

The Wall Street Journal – Facebook pledged crackdown on vaccine misinformation. Then not much happened.

Ten weeks after Facebook Inc. pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how aggressively to limit the spread of hoaxes and deceptions.

The Washington Times – Public health experts fear U.S. may lose measles elimination status

Public health experts expressed concern Thursday about the possibility of the U.S. losing its measles elimination status, given ongoing outbreaks nationally and internationally.