URMC researchers aiming for universal flu vaccine
Researchers at URMC are looking for healthy people between the ages of 18 and 49 to participate in an isolated clinical trial. The goal is to gather enough information to help create a universal flu vaccine. Full Story

NY awards $55M in grants for local emergency communications
New York state is providing $55 million in funding to enhance the abilities of local governments to expand their communications systems and assist police, fire departments and other first responders. Full Story

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say
U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. Full Story

What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason' 
Kate Bowler's new memoir,  Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved, is a funny, intimate portrait of living in that nether space between life and death. In it, she shares her experiences with incurable stage 4 cancer and gives advice on what not to say to those who are terminally ill. Full Story.