The Washington Post – New restriction on fetal tissue research ‘was the president’s decision’

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended funding of medical research by government scientists using fetal tissue and canceled a multimillion-dollar contract for a university laboratory that relies on the material to test new HIV therapies.

Los Angeles Times – Soaring insurance deductibles and high drug prices hit sick Americans with a ‘double whammy’

The steep rise in health insurance deductibles over the last decade has saddled insured, middle- and working-class Americans with medical bills they can’t afford, a Los Angeles Times examination of job-based insurance shows.

Gizmodo – CDC says measles cases in U.S. have now reached over 1,000 so far in 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday that 1,001 cases of measles have been reported so far in the U.S. throughout 2019.

NPR – Contentious Oregon climate plan takes lessons from California’s mistakes

Oregon is on track to become the second U.S. state to pass an economywide cap-and-trade system to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. But while emulating the first such program (in California), Oregon also hopes to avoid repeating its mistakes.

The New York Times – Even one extra walk a day may make a big difference

For older women, walking as few as 4,500 steps a day reduced mortality compared with those who took only 2,700 steps a day.