Sitting and Early Death; Dana-Farber Retracts Multiple Papers; Winter Weather Deaths

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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Prolonged sitting at work was associated with a 16% higher risk of all-cause mortality and 34% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease, a cohort study from Taiwan found. (JAMA Network Open)

Ohio may become the second state to restrict gender-affirming care in adults. (AP)

Convicted Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes received a 90-year ban from participating in federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. (STAT)

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has initiated retractions on six papers and corrections to 31 following allegations of data falsification. (Harvard Crimson)

California split with the CDC over COVID isolation guidance, offering more relaxed rules; Oregon issued similar guidelines in May. (NBC News)

A Florida bill, if passed, would give parents the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit for an unborn child. (Politico)

The Department of Health and Human Services said an Oklahoma hospital did not violate federal law when it asked a pregnant patient with a nonviable fetus to wait in a parking lot until her condition worsened to meet criteria for an emergency abortion. (AP)

Meanwhile, three crew members are dead following a medical helicopter crash in Oklahoma. (New York Times)

And in other news from the Sooner State, here’s the town where everyone has been sued by their local hospital. (KFF Health News)

The FDA spotted new manufacturing deficiencies at an Eli Lilly manufacturing facility in New Jersey. (Reuters)

Based on results of the THOR study, the FDA granted full approval to erdafitinib (Balversa) for previously treated patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma and susceptible FGFR3 genetic alterations.

Price check for type 2 diabetes drugs in aisle 2024: the list price for semaglutide (Ozempic) is up 3.5% to roughly $970 for a month’s supply, while the price for tirzepatide (Mounjaro) jumped 4.5% to about $1,070. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Could AI identify risky alcohol use in patients’ medical records prior to surgery? (Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research)

Here’s why outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting are so different for older women versus men. (New York Times)

The Department of Defense intends to build two additional groundwater treatment systems at a former Michigan military base to keep “forever chemicals” out of the water. (AP)

New York state may shutter a major teaching hospital in Brooklyn. (New York Times)

Rising suicides rates among Hispanic people are becoming a growing concern. (KFF Health News)

A total of 47 child flu deaths have been reported this season, on track with last year’s rough season that had 183 pediatric deaths. (NBC News)

At least 72 people have died from the recent severe winter weather conditions. (New York Times)

A new malaria vaccine — RTS,S/AS01 (Mosquirix) — is being rolled out in Africa. (STAT)

An orthopedic surgeon in Gaza performed an amputation on a kitchen table with a cooking knife, needle, scissors, thread, and no anaesthesia. (Washington Post)

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, said she has skin cancer after announcing that she had “beat” breast cancer. (People)

Berish Strauch, MD, a pioneer in reconstructive surgery, died at age 90. (New York Times)

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    Shannon Firth has been reporting on health policy as MedPage Today’s Washington correspondent since 2014. She is also a member of the site’s Enterprise & Investigative Reporting team. Follow

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