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The Republican chair of a House subcommittee investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic warned that former White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci, MD must hold himself accountable when he is interviewed by subcommittee members next week. (The Hill)
A federal law that requires emergency department staff members to stabilize patients does not mean emergency physicians can be forced to perform abortions, a federal appeals court in Texas ruled. (Reuters)
The New York Times examined the physical — and psychological — benefits of “Dry January.”
People concerned about restrictions on abortion were more likely to request pills for medication abortions even if they’re not pregnant, a survey found. (NPR)
One woman died and another was hospitalized after both contracted Legionnaires disease following a stay at a Whitefield, New Hampshire, resort. (Fox Business)
A total of 49 people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after attending a gathering at a Mormon church in Monroe, Utah. Church officials blamed the problem on a heating system malfunction. (NBC News)
Writer Tom Scocca went in search of a diagnosis for his very debilitating symptoms. (The Intelligencer)
Requiring defibrillators at recreational facilities might not be enough. (JAMA Internal Medicine)
A motion-detector system in bathrooms help detected drug overdoses early on. (STAT)
The Lever investigated UnitedHealthcare’s physical therapy provider directory and reported that one-fourth of the physical therapists listed for a particular county in Colorado did not provide physical therapy, were out of network, or didn’t seem to exist.
More older adults have turned to marijuana for their ailments, but doing so carries risk. (Washington Post)
Most Americans rated themselves only 70% healthy, researchers found. (Study Finds)
The European Medicines Agency gave its blessing to a new treatment for the acute form of sleeping sickness — a 10-day course of oral fexinidazole — which is expected to lead to approval of the drug by countries outside of the EU. (NPR)