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Why did the NIH decide to no longer research the impacts of cell phone radiofrequency radiation? (The Hill)
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed that nine PFAS chemicals be categorized as hazardous to human health.
Lead aprons and thyroid collars are no longer needed while getting a dental x-ray, according to new American Dental Association recommendations.
Opioid manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals and a division of a French advertising company reached settlements worth a collective $500 million to resolve claims of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Reuters)
Meanwhile, the Justice Department came to an agreement with the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania to settle allegations the court prevented people under its supervision from taking opioid use disorder medication.
A science sleuth alleges that Khalid Shah, PhD, who researches brain tumors at Harvard Medical School, authored more than two dozen papers using images that appear doctored or copied. (Wall Street Journal)
The U.S. Medical Licensing Examination said it invalidated some exam scores from test-takers in Nepal after finding “a pattern of anomalous exam performance.”
Republican state lawmakers in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi have signaled openness to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (Politico)
Amid the state’s strict abortion ban, the Texas Medical Board is facing pressure to define what type of emergencies quality for an exemption. (STAT)
The RSV antibody nirsevimab (Beyfortus) for protecting infants is in short supply due to “overwhelming demand,” said maker Sanofi. (Endpoints News)
Vending machines that carry HIV or sexually transmitted infection tests could help reach people who either infrequently or never test, a U.K. pilot study showed. (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
Workers at 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline call centers are burning out due to understaffing. (ABC News)
While certain cancer incidence rates are higher in more developed countries, mortality rates are higher in poorer countries, the WHO said. (Reuters)
Last year, two NYU Langone Health doctors were let go from their jobs for their social media postings about Israel and Hamas — one has now returned to work and the other is in a legal battle. (New York Times)
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews assisted with an in-flight medical emergency. (ESPN)
Another Quaker Oats granola bar was added to the recall list for potential Salmonella contamination, the FDA said.
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