The New York Times - EPA to limit science used to write public health rules

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, despite concerns that the rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

The Hill - CDC links vitamin E oil to vaping deaths, illnesses

Scientists have zeroed in on vitamin E acetate as one of the main causes of a vaping-related lung illness that has affected more than 2,000 people.  CDC says that they have found the chemical in the lungs of 29 patients across 10 states.

NPR – There’s a promising new vaccine for one of the world’s top health threats

The World Health Organization this year listed dengue as one of the top 10 threats to global health. And there is a new vaccine that health officials think could prevent the mosquito-borne disease.

Kaiser Health News - More adolescents seek medical care For mental health issues

ERs throughout California are reporting a sharp increase in adolescents and young adults seeking care for mental health crises.

Consumer Reports - High blood pressure during pregnancy is on the rise, study says

Cases of high blood pressure during pregnancy rose sharply from 1970 to 2010 with more women giving birth at older ages as a key driver of the change.

The New York Times – Getting a handle on self-harm

Self-injury, particularly among adolescent girls, has become so prevalent so quickly that scientists and therapists are struggling to catch up. But in the last few years, psychiatric researchers have begun to knit together the motives, underlying biology and social triggers to help treat it.