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Mild or moderate consumption of most types of coffee (even instant!) may be protective against cardiovascular disease and early death. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)
Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age,” according to her death certificate. (BBC News)
If COVID and monkeypox have taught us anything, it’s that the U.S. is completely unprepared for the next infectious threat. (New York Times)
When the Supreme Court starts its new term next week, masking will be optional for visitors attending oral arguments. (The Hill)
The U.K. could be heading into a fall COVID wave — the U.S. may not be far behind. (CNN)
Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed our personalities? (PLOS One)
Poland’s red deer population do not serve as reservoirs for SARS-CoV-2, according to a preprint in bioRxiv.
With the development of long COVID, the few physicians who specialize in one of medicine’s most neglected diseases — myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome — find themselves overwhelmed by demand. (The Atlantic)
Hong Kong researcher Yuk Ming Dennis Lo has been awarded a Lasker award for developing a noninvasive prenatal DNA test. The award comes with a $250,000 prize and a reputation for preceding a Nobel Prize. (New York Times)
The University of Oklahoma Medical Center said it will stop offering certain gender-affirming treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP via ABC News)
Some hospitals grow wealthy and spend lavishly while their patients carry ever-higher burdens of medical debt. (NPR)
Patients with conditions ranging from arthritis to acne are dealing with barriers to routine care as a result of newly enacted state abortion bans. (Politico)
The nursing shortage should be addressed by valuing nurses more, writes Washington Post contributing columnist Leana Wen, MD.
“Chicago Med” star Marlyne Barrett revealed she has been diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer. (People)
Drugmaker Eli Lilly has been accused of discriminating against older sales representatives. (FiercePharma)
A federal judge in New York froze the assets of dozens of people and entities accused of operating a scheme to distribute counterfeit HIV drugs. (Reuters)
In Arkansas, a hospital visitor was shot and killed by an acquaintance who was later arrested, police say. (ABC News)
Uganda’s Ebola outbreak now counts 24 deaths from the virus (five confirmed, 19 likely), and six health workers are among the new cases. (Reuters)
The World Health Organization and International Labor Organization are calling for new measures to address mental health concerns in the working population.