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Congress has a new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson (R-La.): here are his views on Medicare, abortion, the Affordable Care Act, and other healthcare issues. (The Hill)
Half of working-age Americans struggle to pay off medical debt, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.
The FDA is gathering information regarding the death of a young woman with a heart condition who died after drinking a highly-caffeinated lemonade at Panera Bread. (NBC News)
What the research says on whether social media is addictive. (New York Times)
Japan’s supreme court struck down a law requiring transgender people to undergo sterilization surgery in order to officially change their gender. (AP)
In other news from the Far East, the best new COVID drug may be an oral named ensitrelvir, developed by an Osaka-based pharmaceutical company. Why don’t Americans have access to it? (The Atlantic)
Severe mental health illness was linked with a 50% higher risk of death following COVID infection. (British Journal of Psychiatry)
The Biden administration is asking Congress for $1.55 billion to support addiction treatment and overdose prevention associated with illicit fentanyl. (NBC News)
Former president George W. Bush is stepping up efforts to get Congress to renew a major global HIV/AIDS program he created. (Politico)
A pharmacist and clinic owner in Houston were sent to prison for unlawfully distributing and dispensing opioids, the Department of Justice announced.
About 22 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity is enough to balance the harms of sitting for long periods of time. (British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Older adults face exceedingly complex hurdles to getting routine vaccines. (STAT)
Racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes are even observed in controlled clinical trials. (JAMA Network Open)
Vaccine maker GSK says its RSV vaccine could provide protection to people as young as 50. (CNN)
A therapeutic HPV vaccine could help patients with respiratory papillomatosis, an incurable airway disease caused by the virus, phase I data suggested. (Science Translational Medicine)
NIH researchers linked enhanced musculoskeletal health with extended work careers and higher income. (Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research)
Food insecurity increased sharply in the U.S. in 2022. (Reuters and NBC News)
A third of chocolate products — such as brownie mixes, chocolate chips, and hot cocoa — contain “concerning” levels of lead or cadmium. (Consumer Reports)
The CDC said it’s investigating a Salmonella outbreak tied to diced onion products that has so far caused at least 73 illnesses in 22 states.
A teen using “stop the bleed” training was able to save an elderly woman who fell off her four-wheeler and was trapped under the vehicle. (USA Today)
The crisis in the Middle East is creating a “tsunami” of mental health issues. (NPR)
The World Health Organization is considering adding noma — an orofacial gangrene — to its list of neglected diseases. (STAT)
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