CDC Warns About Chocolate Brand; Raw Garlic and Acne; Odd Appeal of Cow Pedicures

cdc warns about chocolate brand; raw garlic and acne; odd appeal of cow pedicures

CDC Warns About Chocolate Brand; Raw Garlic and Acne; Odd Appeal of Cow Pedicures

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The CDC joined the FDA in warning about severe illnesses among consumers of Diamond Shruumz brand chocolates, gummies, and other snacks.

Democrats blocked a GOP bill that would take away states' Medicaid funding if they bar in vitro fertilization (IVF) services, arguing the bill does not go far enough to protect IVF access. (The Hill)

Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention voted to take an official stance against IVF. (New York Times)

Department of Agriculture scientists and multiple companies are independently trying to develop an avian flu vaccine for cattle following reports of infected farm workers. (Reuters)

The responsibility of notifying people affected by the hack on UnitedHealth's Change Healthcare unit in February rests on the company, the Department of Health and Human Services said. (Reuters)

Dermatologists are skeptical about the TikTok trend of eating raw garlic for acne. (USA Today)

AstraZeneca announced that dapagliflozin (Farxiga) was FDA approved for glycemic control in children with type 2 diabetes ages 10 years and older.

The FDA also gave traditional approval to selpercatinib (Retevmo) for adult and pediatric patients ages 2 years and older with advanced or metastatic RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer. The treatment previously had received accelerated approval for this indication for patients 12 years and older.

A National Cancer Institute pilot program that covered first visit costs for study candidates ended when it failed to increase the diversity of research volunteers. (STAT)

Unprotected emergency responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11 had a higher risk of developing dementia before age 65 compared with other responders who used personal protective equipment. (JAMA Network Open)

A bipartisan bill to streamline prior authorization in Medicare Advantage was reintroduced, according to the office of Sen. Roger Marshall, MD (R-Kans.).

A National Health Expenditures report projects that the health spending share of GDP will tick up from 17.3% in 2022 to 19.7% in 2032, CMS said.

In 2022, nearly 17% of Americans were practicing yoga, with most doing it to improve their overall health, a National Center for Health Statistics report said.

Cow pedicure videos have more than 6 million followers, with some calling them "oddly satisfying." Why are they appealing? (New York Times)

Germline genetic variants predict a woman's age-related loss of one copy of her two X chromosomes, or mosaic loss of chromosome X. (Nature)

An immunologist and an ophthalmologist married each other in their scrubs during their lunch break. (People)

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