The New York Times – Trans fat bans may be good for the heart

Blood levels of trans fatty acids declined by 61 percent in New Yorkers who dined out four or more times weekly after a trans fat restaurant ban went into effect.

The Washington Post – Andrew Wheeler, former energy lobbyist, confirmed as nation’s top environmental official

The Senate on Thursday approved former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52 to 47, elevating a veteran of Washington political and industry circles who has advanced President Trump’s push to rollback Obama-era environmental regulations.

USA Today – After decades of effort, African-American enrollment in medical school still lags

The proportion of medical students who identified as African-American or black rose from 5.6 percent in 1980 to 7.7 percent in 2016, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. That’s a substantial increase but still short of the 13.2 percent in the general population.

The New York Times – ‘Crippling’ attacks force doctors without borders to close Ebola centers in Congo

Two attacks on Ebola treatment centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have forced the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to close the facilities, it said on Thursday, warning that the outbreak was not under control.

STAT News – Time’s Up sets its sights on gender bias and harassment in health care

Since launching in January 2018, Time’s Up has worked swiftly to tackle sexual harassment and gender inequity in entertainment, tech, and advertising. Now, the nonprofit is setting its sights on another big industry: health care.