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Worcester, Massachusetts, and other communities are reaching out to the homeless to try to stem hepatitis epidemics. (Associated Press)
License revocation for the late physicist Stephen Hawking’s nurse, after British authorities found she “failed to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved.” (The Guardian)
In Italy, where the government has wavered on vaccine mandates, the issue now appears to be decided: unvaccinated children are barred from attending school. (New York Times)
“You got this!” writes a woman who beat stage IV pancreatic cancer in a letter to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who is facing the same diagnosis. (Fox 8 Cleveland)
Claire’s announced a voluntary recall a week after the FDA warned that asbestos fibers were found in certain lots of three of the company’s make-up products.
Doctors who suggest psychological and exercise therapies may relieve chronic fatigue symptoms can expect an avalanche of hate mail and online abuse, according to a Reuters special report.
Does President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal advance his vaunted campaign to eliminate domestic HIV transmission? Not even close, experts tell the New York Times.
Unintended consequence of giving oral sex: a life-threatening allergy to penicillin taken by your partner. (WJLA)
What’s four times more common in healthcare than in other private industries? Workplace violence. (Modern Healthcare)
It’s great that doctors cured the “London patient” of HIV with a stem-cell transplant, but that’s not the best way to fight HIV, says NIH’s Anthony Fauci, MD. (The Washington Post)
Dementia screening isn’t common in primary care, but some healthcare systems are trying to change that, the Boston Globe reports.
A key lawsuit against Bayer over its weedkiller glyphosate (Roundup) now goes to a California jury. (Reuters)
A transgender woman in Georgia is challenging her employer’s refusal to cover transgender health services. (NPR)
Pillsbury is recalling some cases of unbleached all-purpose flour after traces of salmonella were found in one randomly inspected bag. (New York Times)
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