Monkeypox Deaths Spread; Physician Suicide Rocks a Nation; Popular Sunscreen Recall

Monkeypox Deaths Spread; Physician Suicide Rocks a Nation; Popular Sunscreen Recall

August 1, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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Spain, Brazil, and India reported the first monkeypox-related deaths outside of Africa since the start of the current international outbreak. (AP, Reuters)

In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) declared monkeypox a state disaster emergency, while New York City became the second U.S. city to declare the outbreak a public health emergency. (Fox News, CBS News)

The CDC released clinical considerations for managing monkeypox in children, teens, people living with HIV, and pregnant or breastfeeding patients.

Working as a ringside doctor in mixed martial arts is not without internal conflict: “I’m clearing someone to fight today, 20 years from now he walks into my office and has CTE, he has Parkinson’s.” (New York Times)

Following news of his rebound case, President Biden again tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, but “continues to feel well,” according to his doctor.

As of Monday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 91,316,648 cases and 1,029,926 deaths, increases of 905,803 and 3,335, respectively, since this time a week ago.

The suicide of an Austrian physician who had been targeted by anti-vaccine activists has sparked calls for national unity. (Reuters)

The National Institute on Aging weighed in on a new report raising the prospect of fraud in Alzheimer’s disease research.

Certain Banana Boat sunscreen sprays are being recalled due to the presence of the carcinogen benzene, the FDA announced.

Concert Pharmaceuticals said a second phase III trial of its investigational oral Janus kinase inhibitor in adults with moderate to severe alopecia areata met its primary endpoint, and the company plans to seek FDA approval.

Did a hospital in Florida ignore years of complaints about an orthopedic surgeon who allegedly caused “hundreds of devastating injuries” after exhibiting signs of a neurological disorder? (NBC News)

A look inside a Swiss lab trying to avert the next pandemic. (Reuters)

Floods in Kentucky have led to at least 28 deaths, and more rain is forecast in the days ahead. (CNN)

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    Ian Ingram is Managing Editor at MedPage Today and helps cover oncology for the site.