NPR – Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says
Every year in the U.S., more than 30,000 people die from things related to guns. Though that puts guns ahead many other leading causes of death funding for research on gun violence lags far behind, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reuters – U.S. Republican senator introduces Obamacare repeal resolution
Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution allowing for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program, which provides coverage to millions of Americans. The Republicans are using a budget resolution to provide for Obamacare’s repeal, allowing them to act without any Democratic votes. A Senate vote on the resolution could come next week, with action in the House of Representatives expected to follow.

CNN – Alcohol abuse linked to higher heart risks, study says
An estimated 10 million to 15 million Americans abuse alcohol, meaning excessive drinking negatively affects their lives. Abusing alcohol has now been linked to an increased likelihood of suffering atrial fibrillation, heart attack or congestive heart failure, according to a new study.

Fox News – Gene complex linked to PMS symptoms identified, offering hope for treatment
Molecular mechanisms may be behind a woman’s likelihood to suffer from symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a new study. Researchers provided evidence of a large gene complex in which gene expression differed between PMDD suffers and others, which could improve future treatment.