▶ New York City will pay $20.6 million due to a class-action lawsuit that ultimately found that the pension plan was gender discriminatory towards male-oriented professions, leaving out nursing because it has traditionally been a female-majority led form of work.
▶ Nine out of 10 emergency room physicians surveyed said that they did not have access to the “critical” drugs that they needed to treat patients, according to a new study.
▶ The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018. At least 37 people have died.
▶ People with minor medical conditions are taking fewer trips to the emergency room, trading in the hospital for urgent care centers instead, a new study shows.
▶ The number of three common sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high last year, with nearly 2.3 million cases reported in the U.S. — eclipsing the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
▶ The U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general has opened an investigation into misconduct allegations against White House physician Ronny Jackson.
▶ Most women diagnosed with early stages of common forms of breast cancer may be able to avoid having to undergo chemotherapy, according to a new study.
U.S. News & World Report — How women can lower lung cancer risk
Reuters — A quarter of adults are too inactive
The Ladders — Harvard study reveals how to have lifetime joy