The Hill — APA warns against ‘blaming mass shootings on mental illness’
In a statement, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) said gun violence is a public health crisis, and noted that “the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness are not violent and far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of violence.”

New York Times — A quarter of humanity faces looming water crises, study says
From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have, the World Resources Institute said in a report published Tuesday.

BBC — Philippines declares dengue epidemic as deaths surge
At least 146,000 cases were recorded from January to 20 July – a 98% increase on the same period last year – the health department said.

Associated Press — Indiana health agency offers drug disposal bags at fair
Indiana State Department of Health is offering health trainings, birth certificates and free medication disposal bags at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

Modern Healthcare — CMS gives states, MCOs guidance on tracking Medicaid opioid use
The CMS’ new mandates, which include setting opioid prescription limits and monitoring Medicaid patients for potential abuse, apply equally to state Medicaid fee for service programs and private managed care companies.