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On Friday, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Louisiana law from taking effect that would impose stringent regulations on Louisiana abortion clinics. (Reuters)
After a thumbs down from an FDA panel last November, the agency declined to approve Alkermes’ opioid-based depression drug, ALKS 5461, on Friday. (Reuters)
And in other late-day action Friday, the FDA approved Jeuveau, a botulinum-toxin alternative to Botox to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity — better known as frown lines — in adults, said drugmaker Evolus.
Mirroring the spread of the obesity epidemic, the incidence of obesity-related cancers in young adults has increased. (The Lancet Public Health)
Ceremonies around the world will be held today in recognition of World Cancer Day.
Pittsburgh’s water authority is facing criminal charges over what Pennsylvania’s attorney general called “longstanding issues involving lead levels” in the city’s water. (WTAE)
Should medical professionals older than age 70 be screened for competency? (New York Times)
Learn how direct-to-consumer sperm freezing kits are helping men to take charge of their fertility. (CNBC)
Latest figures from the CDC indicate almost 2% of high school students identify as transgender. (Washington Post)
Washington state’s Clark County now has 47 confirmed measles cases and seven suspected in the ongoing outbreak. (KATU)
When combatting vaccine hesitancy, should public health take the gloves off when it comes to showing the true risks of measles in children? (KevinMD)
If you feel a little calmer after last night’s Super Bowl, it probably wasn’t the game, but the beer ad featuring the latest Internet craze, autonomous sensory meridian response. (AP)
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