From Doctor to Terrorist; Do Women Really Live Longer? Heart Damage After COVID

From Doctor to Terrorist; Do Women Really Live Longer? Heart Damage After COVID

August 3, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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A look at how Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed Sunday in a U.S. drone strike, went from a Cairo physician to al Qaeda leader. (Reuters)

New research called into question the long-held belief that women outlive men. (BMJ Open)

In an 86-11 vote, the Senate passed legislation to expand healthcare benefits for millions of military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. (CNN)

And by a margin of 59-41, Kansas voters decided to uphold abortion rights in the state, marking the first time voters weighed in on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. (NBC News)

President Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 Tuesday but remained fever-free with a bit of a loose cough, according to a memo from his physician.

Back-to-school may mean back-to-outbreaks — and not just of COVID. (Axios)

With cases breaking out in countries thought to be free of the disease, the world’s battle against polio is not over. (The Guardian)

As of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 91,589,610 cases and 1,030,998 deaths, increases of 116,200 and 496, respectively, since this time yesterday.

Police are searching for the person who fired two shots that struck a Milwaukee hospital. (WISN-ABC)

A child who contracted the highly infectious Marburg virus in Ghana has died, a World Health Organization official said. (Reuters)

After uproar from watchdog groups, CMS reversed course and said it would report hospital safety data as usual.

Private insurance claims suggest Lyme disease diagnoses increased 357% in rural areas over the past 15 years, FAIR Health said.

A conservative estimate suggested at least 4 million full-time equivalent workers in the U.S. are out of work due to long COVID. (NPR)

North American Diagnostics recalled its unauthorized oral rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test kits, the FDA warned.

The Justice Department filed its first lawsuit in the wake of the Dobbs decision, arguing that Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion violates a federal requirement for hospitals that receive Medicare funds to offer emergency medical treatment. (NBC News)

Also in light of the Dobbs ruling, the Georgia Department of Revenue released new guidance that recognizes an embryo or fetus with a detectable human heartbeat as eligible for a state tax dependent exemption.

Nature examined the risk of heart disease months after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

New guidelines aim to prevent obesity in midlife women. (Annals of Internal Medicine)

The U.S. uninsured rate fell to a record low of 8% in the first quarter of 2022, HHS reported.

Oral testosterone replacement therapy (Kyzatrex) was approved for men who have conditions associated with hypogonadism, Marius Pharmaceuticals announced.

A Canadian boxer who returned to nursing during the pandemic became the WBC women’s light flyweight champion last weekend. (DAZN News)

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