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A Maryland physician with a suspended medical license due to recent allegations of sexual misconduct was killed and dismembered. His son has been charged with the murder. (Baltimore Sun)
The U.S. put in a $290 million order for romiplostim (Nplate), approved to treat blood cell injuries linked to acute radiation syndrome, among other indications. (FiercePharma)
Experts are calling for more walkable communities, saying drugs alone won’t stop the growing incidence of diabetes. (New York Times)
Details come to light regarding the death of Li Wenliang, the Wuhan ophthalmologist who first warned of the COVID-19 virus in China. (New York Times)
What will the first post-pandemic winter look like? (The Atlantic)
There are no guarantees that second and third COVID infections are milder. (CNBC)
New data from the CDC show that 24 million U.S. adults currently have long COVID, and 80% of them say it’s making completing daily tasks more difficult. (Axios)
A survey confirms healthcare worker burnout and stress as a “pandemic within a pandemic,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Scientists are keeping watch over mutating monkeypox virus in case the evolution hinders current testing methods. (Nature)
Meanwhile, New York City officials announced expanded criteria and 30,000 new slots for monkeypox vaccination. (NBC New York)
Two weeks after Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak, the death toll has reached 10, with four of the victims being healthcare workers. (Barron’s)
Contaminated cough and cold syrups may have killed dozens of young children in Gambia, the WHO warned. (Reuters)
Global funds needed to combat tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS have fallen short of their goals. (Nature)
A concrete roof at a hospital in England has deteriorated so much that it’s now being held up by 2,400 support props. (BBC News)
An Arizona teenager hit a snag getting her rheumatoid arthritis medication: her pharmacy denied her methotrexate prescription because the drug can induce abortions. (Washington Post)
An estimated 66 clinics in 15 states have stopped providing abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. (AP)
Nearly a dozen people were charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for allegedly blocking a Tennessee abortion clinic’s doors and live-streaming it, according to the Department of Justice.
A young man in Texas broke into a hospital’s nursery and allegedly choked two babies and assaulted medical staff there. (The Independent)
The Listeria-related cheese recall is expanding to more lots of Brie and Camembert, the FDA said.
CMS seeks public comment on the concept of a national directory for healthcare providers and services.
More work is needed on drowning prevention and emergency response, according to a review in the New England Journal of Medicine.
“The more dangerous the operation, the more I wanted to do it.” — British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, MD, tells all to The Guardian.