CNN – Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, especially for women, study says

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research.

Wall Street Journal – New guidelines advise against aspirin to prevent heart disease

Most healthy people shouldn’t take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or cardiovascular disease, major heart-health organizations now recommend, saying the risk of serious bleeding outweighs the benefits.

New York Times – EPA, scaling back proposed ban, plans limits on deadly chemical in paint strippers

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday new limits on a lethal chemical found in paint stripping products that has been linked to more than 50 deaths since the 1980s.

STAT – Landmark ruling sets precedent for parity coverage of mental health and addiction treatment

For far too long, health insurers have been treating people with mental health and substance use disorders like second-class citizens.

NPR – Ending HIV in Mississippi means cutting through racism, poverty, and homophobia

Ending HIV transmission in America within the next decade — a stated goal of the Trump Administration — isn’t a question of coming up with new medication. The medicines to prevent and treat HIV infections already exist.