CBC — Experts analyze potential impact of child separation in U.S.

Rosemary Barton hosts Dr. Georges Benjamin, director of the American Public Health Association, Janet Gwilym, an attorney with Kids in Need of Defense and Dr. Cristina Muniz the director of mental health of the Terra Firma program.

The Washington Post — Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned

Once ubiquitous in everything from frozen pizza to coffee creamer to popcorn, artificial trans fats are — as of Monday — banished from U.S. restaurants and grocery stores.

The Hill — No longer in ER, health lobbyist still gets rush

Dr. Georges Benjamin is an adrenaline junkie — at least when it comes to health care. He used to work in emergency medicine, and loved the thrill of solving the emergency room puzzle — determining what’s wrong with his patients and how to help them quickly. And as the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), now he gets a rush from legislative victories.

Reuters — Severe obesity rates surging in rural America

Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest.

CNN — What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of death and cancer.