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Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, has been discharged from the hospital nearly 2 weeks after abdominal surgery for an undisclosed condition. (AP)
Physicians for U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said his prostate cancer prognosis was “excellent” and that no further treatment would be required. (AP)
The World Health Organization rejected claims by Israel that the organization was ignoring Hamas’s military use of hospitals. (France 24)
Philips plans to stop selling its sleep apnea devices in the U.S. as part of an FDA settlement; millions of the breathing machines have been recalled over concerns that soundproofing foam in the devices carried a possible cancer risk. (CNBC)
More than 170,000 people in U.S. nursing homes died from COVID-19, but fewer than half of residents have received the latest booster. (Politico)
You’ve had COVID. How long does your post-infection protection last? (NPR)
CEOs of Merck and Johnson & Johnson avoided a potential subpoena by agreeing to testify in a Senate HELP Committee hearing about rising drug prices. (CNBC)
Alabama’s use of nitrogen hypoxia in an execution last week garnered harsh criticism from the U.N. Human Rights Office and European Union. (USA Today)
Beginning in April, North Carolina’s state health plan will end state employees’ coverage of semaglutide (Wegovy) and other pricey weight-loss drugs. (New York Times)
Navy veterans who worked at a shipyard in Long Beach, California may have been exposed to cancer-causing radioactive materials. (NBC News)
Some psychiatrists want to classify religious trauma, an experience common to millions of LGBTQ Americans, as a mental disorder. (NBC News)
Babies born in Minnesota will now be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (CBS News)
Researchers are studying whether keto diets can help treat serious mental illness. (NPR)
In the latest settlement involving weedkiller Roundup, Bayer was ordered to pay $2.25 billion over claims that it caused a man’s cancer. (Reuters)
The FDA expanded its safety alert for dietary supplements containing toxic yellow oleander, a poisonous plant native to Mexico and Central America.
A rare Salmonella strain was linked with pet bearded dragons in the U.S. and Canada. (Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Here’s how one man learned he had breast cancer. (People)
An elementary school in Florida is teaching at-risk children mindfulness in an effort to reduce stress and potentially improve grades. (NPR)
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