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Ever wonder why hibernating bears don't get blood clots? Scientists say they now know why. (Science News)
Young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children could soon be eligible for health insurance via Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, President Biden announced. (CBS News)
The Department of Justice is seeking a stay on parts of the ruling that struck down certain no-cost preventive care services under the ACA. (Fierce Healthcare)
The flawed science in the Texas abortion pill ruling. (Washington Post)
Ohio doctor William Husel, DO, acquitted last year of murdering 14 patients who died after being given painkillers, is now suing the hospital system where he worked for at least $20 million in damages. (AP)
Should the name "internist" be retired? (STAT)
Sources say the FDA was close to rejecting Sarepta Therapeutics' gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy before a top agency official stepped in -- an advisory committee meeting for delandistrogene moxeparvovec is scheduled for mid-May. (Reuters)
Long COVID may be less likely after a second infection. (NPR)
Brella, a noninvasive 3-minute underarm patch for hyperhidrosis was cleared by the FDA for use in the office, said maker Candesant Biomedical.
And the agency rejected mirikizumab for ulcerative colitis due to issues related to the proposed manufacturing, Eli Lilly announced.
A draft analysis from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) determined that investigational gene therapies for sickle cell disease can be cost-effective if priced at up to $1.93 million. (Fierce Pharma)
The NFL approved the first helmet designed to reduce concussions for quarterbacks. (CNN)
Missouri's Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) announced a new emergency regulation limiting access to gender-affirming care for transgender children and adults. (Missouri Independent)
New research sheds some light as to why some women are more prone to recurrent urinary tract infections. (NPR)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said he plans to sign a 6-week abortion ban that just cleared the state's legislature. (NBC News)
Pharmacists in Canada are fearing a semaglutide (Ozempic) shortage as more and more prescriptions are being mailed to the U.S. (CBC)
The gunman at the Louisville, Kentucky bank shooting earlier this week will be studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to the man's father. (CNN)
Rishi Shah, founder of Outcome Health -- a tech startup that installed patient information and consent touchscreens at clinics -- was found guilty of fraud. (Axios)
A North Carolina church bought out more than $3 million of local families' medical debt for just $15,048. (The Deep Dive)
In other church news, California's Calvary Chapel in San Jose was slapped with $1.2 million worth of fines for defying COVID rules during the pandemic. (AP)
Bills in New York and California propose eliminating common food additives with endocrine-disrupting properties linked with a slew of harmful health effects. (New York Times)