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The viral Instagram egg that received a record 52 million likes finally “cracked” during the Super Bowl to reveal what had been growing inside: a mental health awareness campaign. (Vox)
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, MD (D-Va.), fights for his political life. (New York Times)
Beware, MMR-avoiders: rubella on the loose at the Detroit Auto Show last month. (Forbes)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Catalyst Pharmaceuticals of “immoral exploitation” for upping the annual price of amifampridine (Firdapse) to $375,000 after it had been available free for years. (CBS News)
Is Slack moving to the $3.5-trillion healthcare market? (CNBC)
Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics unit over its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant are reportedly nearing settlement. (Reuters)
UCLA said the late comedian Garry Shandling left $15.2 million to its David Geffen School of Medicine, endowing programs on infections, pancreatic diseases, and endocrine surgery.
Proposed legislation in Hawaii would set the minimum age to buy cigarettes at 100. (AP News)
Meanwhile in California, a bill would limit genitalia surgery for intersex children unless it’s medically necessary or the child is old enough to give consent. (AP News)
Can gut bacteria affect mental health? Belgian researchers found two bacterial genera consistently linked to depression. (Science Daily)
Women tend to retain “younger brains” compared to men as they age. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight will announce a campaign to end HIV transmission in the U.S. by 2030, officials with knowledge of the planned remarks told Politico.
Researchers urged the World Health Organization to reconsider declaring the Ebola outbreak in the Congo an international public health emergency to prevent the crisis from becoming a “humanitarian disaster.” (The Lancet)
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