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A Texas pediatrician was fatally stabbed while sitting at a picnic table near her apartment building Saturday; the motive is unclear. (NBC News)
The American College of Physicians issued a new position paper addressing health as a human right. (Annals of Internal Medicine)
Individuals relocating to states that have prohibited restrictions on gender-affirming care often face long waitlists to see providers. (CBS News)
The FDA updated a list of eye drops it has warned consumers not to purchase over risk of eye infection to include an Equate product sold by Walmart in stores and online.
Could state driver’s license laws contribute to the underdiagnosis of dementia? (Time)
President Biden issued an executive order outlining “safe, secure, and trustworthy” artificial intelligence (AI).
And doctors continue to grapple with AI, questioning whether new tools actually improve care or are backed by sound research. (New York Times)
A resurfacing of the Nipah virus in India has re-upped calls to protect bat roosts. (Reuters)
In Gaza, the Glia Project is 3D printing medical supplies like tourniquets and stethoscopes. (STAT)
A confirmatory study for Sarepta’s gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy failed to meet its primary endpoint, complicating the controversial drug’s future. (Endpoints News)
Acute COVID infection that left people bedridden for a week or longer was behind the highest prevalence of long COVID symptoms. (Lancet Regional Health Europe)
A judge blocked a Kansas law requiring healthcare providers to tell patients that medication abortion can be reversed. (Reuters)
Drugmaker Nostrum and its CEO have agreed to pay up to $50 million to settle claims for underpaying rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, the Department of Justice said.
The FDA expanded the indication of abatacept (Orencia) to include treatment of patients age 2 years and older with active psoriatic arthritis.
How far should doctors go to treat childhood obesity? (New York Times)
Do American football players live longer than other men? A study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences differed from prior findings.
Olympus recalled its high flow insufflation unit due to over-inflation, which may cause air embolism, arrhythmias, asystole, or cardiac arrest.
This is how our ancient relatives could help to discover new antibiotics. (NPR)
Halloween haiku: nursing shortages and medical debt. (KFF Health News)