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It’s not just with COVID-19, people commonly develop “long cold” and lingering symptoms of other respiratory viruses as well, a study in eClinicalMedicine showed.
Walgreens pharmacy employees in three states are planning a walkout starting today, citing working conditions that put patients at risk. (CNN)
Physician burnout is increasing and poses a “potential threat to the ability of the U.S. healthcare system to care for patients,” according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
A Florida judge dismissed Novo Nordisk’s lawsuit over compounded versions of semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy), the company’s diabetes and weight-loss drug. (Seeking Alpha)
In an open letter, multiple organizations — including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and American Nurses Association — are urging state leadership to require healthcare personnel to be vaccinated.
The fatigue, chills, and malaise following a COVID shot likely indicate a robust immune response. (New York Times)
Maternal vaccination against whooping cough near 28 weeks’ gestation was linked with fewer pertussis infections in infants through 8 months of age. (Pediatrics)
Most survivors of childhood cancers face serious health problems in adulthood. (Washington Post)
Pandemic-era drinking has led to an uptick in liver disease and need for transplants. (ABC News)
Arcutis Biotherapeutics said the FDA expanded the approval for roflumilast cream 0.3% (Zoryve) in plaque psoriasis to include children ages 6 to 11.
And the agency also approved intravenous secukinumab (Cosentyx), making it the first IV interleukin-17A antagonist for adults with rheumatic diseases, Novartis announced.
New tools to protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may be difficult to access this season. (STAT)
A Denver cardiologist pleaded not guilty to 51 felony counts after more than 12 women alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted them. (ABC News)
Trauma surgeon Joseph Sakran, MD — a gunshot victim himself — treated victims of last week’s Morgan State University shooting. (AP)
For the first time since April, the U.S. has identified a case of bird flu in a commercial flock. (Reuters)
Inmates who were unknowingly treated with ivermectin for COVID-19 at an Arkansas jail will each receive $2,000 in a settlement. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
Chandler Zavala, a rookie offensive lineman on the Carolina Panthers, was taken to the hospital after suffering a neck injury during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. (AP via NBC News)
Researchers could not get an AI image generator to generate the reverse of the oft-depicted “white savior” trope: Black African doctors caring for white suffering children. (NPR)
Walmart says customers are buying fewer groceries due to the popularity of new weight-loss drugs. (MarketWatch)
Cold plunges are gaining in popularity, partially for their purported health benefits, which researchers say are not yet proven. (NPR)