African swine fever, overdose deaths, cholera outbreak, child trauma, marijuana vaping

Bloomberg – There’s a mystery threatening China’s $128 billion pork industry

Six weeks after African swine fever emerged in China, scientists are racing to pinpoint how the deadly pig virus entered the world’s biggest pork market and spread between farms hundreds of miles apart.

Fox News – Overdose deaths up in NYC; fentanyl most common substance identified, report says

In the country’s largest city, confirmed drug overdose deaths are up over a year ago — and still at epidemic levels — but the rate of deaths has slowed down, according to a report Monday.

BBC – Zimbabwe’s cholera emergency: ‘Stench of sewage’ in Harare

Zimbabwe is struggling with its worst outbreak of cholera in a decade, which has killed at least 28 people. An emergency has been declared and public gatherings banned in the capital, Harare.

NPR – Childhood trauma and its lifelong health effects more prevalent among minorities

When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups.

Los Angeles Times – More than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students have vaped marijuana, study finds

A new report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 2 million middle and high school students have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana.