PBS — Suicide among teens and young adults reaches highest level since 2000
The rate of U.S. adolescents and young adults dying of suicide has reached its highest level in nearly two decades, according a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

University of California San Francisco — Women denied abortions may endure long-term health consequences
In a new study by UC San Francisco researchers, women who were denied abortions reported higher rates of joint pain, persistent headaches and migraines, and poorer overall health five years later, compared to women able to obtain abortions.

Kaiser Health News — California vaccine bill amended to appease governor
Under the amendments, the public health department would automatically review exemptions for children at schools where more than 5% of students aren’t immunized, and from doctors who had written more than five medical exemptions in a calendar year.

NBC news — Obesity rates falling among U.S. preschoolers, study finds
Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14 percent in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16 percent in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Associated Press — Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides
A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service finds that scores of jails have been sued or investigated in recent years for allegedly refusing inmates medication, ignoring their cries for help, failing to monitor them despite warnings they might harm themselves, or imposing such harsh conditions that the sick got sicker.

The Hill — Poll finds most Americans misunderstand full scope of ‘Medicare for All’
Many Americans remain confused about the impact “Medicare for All” will have on the health care system, according to a new poll.