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After Surge, NY Eases Rules as New COVID-19 Cases Drop

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing more people inside museums, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas as the latest data suggests the state’s vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels. The state recorded just under 43,000 […]

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New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States. More than 22,000 migrant children were […]

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MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) seek additional acute medical care during periods of unusually warm weather, a new study has found, raising concerns about possible increased symptoms and healthcare usage over the long-term because of global warming. “Our study suggests that warming trends could have serious implications over the long term for people living with […]

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Black Physicians to AMA: ‘Get to Work’

A coalition of Black physicians met with American Medical Association (AMA) leaders this to week to discuss the urgent need for antiracism initiatives in medicine ― a move to hold the association accountable after its top medical journal released a now-deleted podcast labeled by many as racist and misinformed. Dr Brittani James “I walked in […]

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Utah dads to be required to pay half of pregnancy costs

SALT LAKE CITY — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal healthcare needs. The bill’s sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden […]

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Nebraska declares pro-meat day on Colorado meatless day

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts railed Monday against a proclamation by the governor of neighboring Colorado that encourages people to avoid meat for one day a week, calling it a “direct attack on our way of life” and signing a pro-meat declaration of his own. Ricketts surrounded himself with top officials from Nebraska’s […]

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Residency Director’s Removal Called Racist, Sexist

Alumni and current students and residents at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, have exploded in outrage at the removal of Princess Dennar, MD, from her position as program director of its internal medicine-pediatrics residency program on February 11. That decision, which Dennar claims is a direct result of a lawsuit she […]

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Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens — during pregnancy to the risk for attention deficit disorder later in childhood after a reader pointed out a critical error in the study. The paper, “Association Between Maternal Exposure to […]