BBC – Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’

Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.

WBUR – Cannabis use doubles among pregnant women in the U.S., study finds

Two studies published this week in the medical journal JAMA are raising alarms about cannabis use during pregnancy.

CIDRAP – Ebola hot spot shifts amid urgent call for funds

Over the last 2 days, the number of people infected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak rose by 23.

The Washington Post – Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.

Reuters – U.S. mine regulator says no rush on silica limits, despite black lung worries

The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling.