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Idaho emergency medicine physician Terrence "Terry" O'Connor, MD, while skiing. (NBC News)

KP.2 is now the dominant COVID-19 variant, and some experts say . (ABC News)

Meanwhile, the FDA due to the potential for false results.

Over 115 million pills containing illicit fentanyl were , an NIH-funded study found. (International Journal of Drug Policy)

Some patients with traumatic brain injuries may have survived and with partial independence eventually if longer, a study in the Journal of Neurotrauma suggested.

Patients taking semaglutide (Wegovy) on the drug, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity. (Reuters)

Hilary Cass, OBE, who published a report that led to restrictions on puberty blockers for transgender youth in Britain, said U.S. doctors . (New York Times)

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (63%) said abortion , according to a Pew Research Center survey.

The Arizona Supreme court allowed the state to banning all abortions; the law has been repealed but was set to take effect for a brief period. (The Hill)

Are nursing homes using pandemic immunity laws to ? (KFF Health News)

Despite FDA warnings, influencers as bird flu spreads in dairy cows. (CBS News)

Only 32% of new cancer drug indications approved by the FDA with immature overall survival (OS) data benefit after approval. (The Lancet Oncology)

And as the agency evaluates midomafetamine (MDMA) capsules for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, . (NPR)

Planning a summer trip to the beach? Here are the "scariest germs" you . (Gizmodo)

State lawmakers in California are moving closer to requiring . (AP via ABC News)

Meanwhile, San Francisco is set to become the first U.S. city to . (NBC News)

Medicaid "unwinding" is fielding criticism as . (KFF Health News)

Led by New York state, paid time off for pregnant people . (CNBC)

U.S. medical volunteers in Palestine say they are , unable to save lives or evacuate. (NPR)