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An Australian court ruled that cruise operator Carnival was negligent in its duty of care to passengers during the early days of the pandemic. (AP)
The Environmental Protection Agency is starting a process to ban trichloroethylene, a solvent used in glues and metal cleaners that is linked to cancer. (New York Times)
Fresenius Medical Care is recalling some 2008 Series hemodialysis machines because patients may be exposed to non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl acids that leach from tubing used in the machine and dialysate lines.
A federal judge barred the state of Colorado from enforcing a law that bans so-called “abortion pill reversal” treatments. (denver7.com)
The FTC sued to stop four defendants from marketing an “invisible mask” — a badge worn around the neck — they claimed would create a 3-foot barrier to stop all viruses, including COVID-19, even though they had no scientific proof.
A Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City, California was fined $18,000 after an MRI machine pulled in a nurse and a metal bed, pinning the nurse and injuring her pelvis, right leg, and abdomen. (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Amazon is considering competing with Walmart in the veterinary telehealth business. (CNBC)
The recent leak of ancestry data from the 23AndMe website may have implications for health data, too. (Endpoints News)
The FDA has approved ivosidenib (Tibsovo) to treat adults with relapsed or refractory myelodysplastic syndromes with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 mutation.
The agency also issued draft guidance on scientific communication from commercial firms to providers about unapproved uses for approved medical products.
“Shaft” star Richard Roundtree, an actor who popularized the “blaxploitation” film genre, died at 81 from pancreatic cancer. (AP)
A woman with a rare genetic heart condition is documenting on TikTok her life on a left ventricular assist device as she awaits a heart transplant. (People)
The U.S. says it has “high confidence” that a Palestinian rocket caused the blast at a hospital in Gaza, although the number of victims is still in dispute. (New York Times)
A new blood test may detect cancer earlier in families with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, an inherited condition associated with a high cancer risk. (Cancer Discovery)