Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

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Richard Slayman, the , died about 2 months after the procedure; the hospital said there's no indication the death was due to the transplant. (AP)

In 2022, hospitals charged private insurers 254% more than what Medicare would have paid for the same services, according to a .

The former owner of a compounding pharmacy that produced mold-contaminated drugs that led to a deadly meningitis outbreak was . (Reuters)

The Scottish government , the first case in Britain in over 2 years. (Reuters)

How a CPR instructor saved a top a cardiac arrest on the streets of Washington, D.C. (Washington Post)

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) that aimed to extend child support to fetuses. (AP)

In California, lawmakers are considering a bill and other psychedelics for treating mental health conditions. (KFF Health News)

A tribe in Maine to help people struggling with addiction. (NPR)

While absolute numbers remain very low, colon cancer rates in teens have . (Fortune)

Premature menopause was in research presented at the annual European Congress of Endocrinology. (Newsweek)

Afraid of flying? Here are. (Time)

A global phase III trial of the antiviral ensitrelvir for COVID outpatients , said drugmaker Shionogi.

Meanwhile, Excision BioTherapeutics said its attempt to stop HIV with CRISPR gene-editing .

Hospital executives are ; Congress has their back. (Politico)

The FDA of catheters made by Route 92 Medical due to incidents of distal tip separation that have been linked with two injuries and one death.

Ethicon's Megadyne pulled its following a recall tied to patient burns. (Fierce Biotech)

After 7 months of war in Gaza, experienced conflict zone medical volunteers say (NPR)