Surgeries Without Anesthesia; CDC Expands Traveler Testing; Human Skull for Sale

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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Doctors in Gaza must decide which patients gets ventilators or anesthesia amid drug and equipment shortages, with some small children undergoing amputations or brain surgeries without anesthesia. (New York Times)

Hundreds of pharmacies closed in 2023 and more are expected to do so in 2024. (CNN Business)

The CDC expanded testing of international air traveler samples to include flu RSV, and other respiratory viruses.

Activists and labor groups pushed lawmakers and regulators to create heat standards for outdoor workers who are being exposed to extreme heat more frequently. (STAT)

Mine safety advocates worry that a proposed rule to limit exposure to silica dusts for coal miners, which has been linked to black lung, will be undercut by the agency that drafted it. (NPR)

More than two dozen attorneys general urged the FDA to boost efforts to eliminate inaccuracies from pulse oximetry readers for darker-skinned people. (Fierce Biotech)

A human skull on sale for $4,000 at a Florida store appeared to be the remains of a Native American. (New York Times)

It’s election day, and abortion access is a top issue in many states. (The Hill)

Tyson Foods recalled nearly 30,000 pounds of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, the United States Department of Agriculture said. (CBS News)

A low salt diet could lead to iodine deficiency in older adults. (Washington Post)

Following the American Heart Association’s “essential 8” recommendations may slow biological aging by 6 years, new research suggested.

A new California law will prohibit balance billing by ground ambulance services, a practice already banned for hospitals and air ambulance services. (KFF Health News)

A 14-year-old teenager suffered a cardiac arrest and died while running a 5K on Saturday in Miramar, Florida. (NBC News)

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    Michael DePeau-Wilson is a reporter on MedPage Today’s enterprise & investigative team. He covers psychiatry, long covid, and infectious diseases, among other relevant U.S. clinical news. Follow

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