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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), 89, developed encephalitis and Ramsay Hunt syndrome as complications of shingles, but is determined to remain in the Senate. (CBS News)
The next COVID boosters should target the predominant XBB variants, the World Health Organization recommended.
One in five U.S. adults ages 65 and older didn’t take medications last year due to high costs. (JAMA Network Open)
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee (D) signed a new bill into law allowing Medicaid and state health insurance plans to cover abortions. (AP)
An estimated 1.5 million people on Medicaid would likely lose insurance coverage if a Republican work-requirement plan passes Congress. (NBC News)
An 8-year-old girl in Texas died after suffering from a medical emergency while in custody with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency said.
The first prescription drops for dry eye disease that directly targets tear evaporation — perfluorohexyloctane ophthalmic solution (Miebo) — gained FDA approval, Bausch + Lomb and Novaliq announced.
And Thermo Fisher’s blood test for assessing the risk of preeclampsia was cleared by the agency, the company announced.
Also, beware of kids being accidentally poisoned by fentanyl patches, the FDA warned.
The death of a Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient in a custom “N of 1” gene therapy trial was likely caused by an immune reaction related to the high dose of viral vector used, rather than CRISPR, according to a preprint of the case. (Endpoints News)
A urinary tract infection caused by pan-resistant E. coli bacteria was identified by researchers at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, potentially the first such case in the nation. (Open Forum Infectious Diseases)
A new bionic technology helped amputees feel the sensation of hot and cold with the help of thermal electrodes. (Reuters)
An 88-year-old doctor from Australia was finally freed after being held captive by Islamic extremists in West Africa for over 7 years. (AP)
The Supreme Court unanimously sided with Sanofi and Regeneron in their PCSK9 inhibitor patent dispute with Amgen. (Fierce Pharma)
A U.K. court tossed out a lawsuit against Google related to 1.6 million medical records transferred to the tech giant’s artificial intelligence firm for developing an app to detect acute kidney injuries. (Reuters)
Potentially fatal cases of forgetfulness might be more common than you think. (Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition)
Labor unions asked the Department of Justice to investigate UPMC, the giant Pittsburgh-based hospital employer, for allegedly suppressing workers wages and benefits while increasing workloads. (Fierce Healthcare)
Tuning into bird songs and bird life may boost your mental health. (Washington Post)
Lesbian and bisexual women were more likely to have worse cardiovascular health than heterosexual women. (Journal of the American Heart Association)
Despite an arrest warrant 2 months ago, a Washington state tuberculosis patient who refuses to take medication is still not in custody. (NBC News)
Brazil’s Health Ministry is looking into a suspected case of bird flu in a 61-year-old man. (Reuters)
Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.
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