Politico – Trump’s firing sets back AIDS prevention efforts

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire his HIV/AIDS advisory panel and refusal to fill other key policy positions puts the U.S. at risk of slipping backward on prevention just as the opioid epidemic threatens to spread the virus among intravenous drug users.

NBC News – Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

People should stay away from romaine lettuce until U.S. and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says.

NPR – From vegan to ‘keto’ and Mediterranean: experts rank 2018’s best diets

For the first time this year, a panel of experts convened annually by U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Mediterranean Diet as No. 1 in its Best Overall Diet category.

Kaiser Health News – Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

In the three years since the California law took effect, pharmacists have been slow to dispense naloxone, which reverses the effects of an overdose. They cite several reasons, including low public awareness, heavy workloads, fear that they won’t be adequately paid and reluctance to treat drug-addicted people.

The Washington Post – The cancer death rate has dropped again. Here’s why.

The nation’s overall cancer death rate declined 1.7 percent in 2015, the latest indication of steady, long-term progress against the disease, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society.