Kaiser Health News – Despite Supreme Court win, Texas abortion clinics still shuttered

Even though abortion providers fought restrictive state laws all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, and managed to get the restrictions overturned in 2016, most of the affected clinics remain closed. 

Stat News — Trump’s stalling on flavored vape ban draws blowback — and fears of lasting damage to American health

The Trump administration’s apparent decision to back off a plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes has outraged public health officials and others, who warn that the president risks making a decision that is politically expedient but that will do lasting damage to American health.

Reuters — U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention: U.N. study

The United States has the world’s highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law.

The New York Times – When mental illness is severe

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Associated Press – New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

A new study found that heart attack survivors benefit from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise for interfering with heart-harmful genes without modifying the genes themselves.

The Hill – California sues Juul for allegedly marketing to young people

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit against Juul on Monday, alleging that the company’s early viral marketing campaigns led millions of American youth to start vaping without knowing the potential harms.

Vox – Brazil’s Amazon rainforest destruction is at its highest rate in more than a decade

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has surged to its highest rate in more than a decade, according to new data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research.

NPR – Gene-edited ‘supercells’ make progress in fight against sickle cell disease

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that genetically edited cells could offer a safe way to treat sickle cell disease