Death After Hemorrhoid Cream; Working Late and Illness; Full-Blown Hoarding

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A California woman died of lead poisoning associated with use of produced in Vietnam. (People)

A bill passed by the British parliament would permanently to individuals born after Jan. 1, 2009, a first step toward a "smoke-free generation" and total elimination of smoking in the nation. (BBC News)

In two phase III trials, tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound) reduced sleep apnea severity by up to 63% in adults with apnea and obesity, ; the company plans to submit the data to support an FDA approval.

Israeli shelling of a fertility clinic in Gaza . (Reuters)

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration released a final rule for reducing , a known risk factor for lung damage.

could increase a person's risk of depression and physical illness. (NPR)

A federal judge has levied a $100,000-a-day fine on Texas for inadequately investigating accusations of . (AP via ABC News)

Why U.S. are in the crosshairs of both parties of Congress -- an explainer. (Reuters)

The FDA issued a public health advisory warning against sales or consumption of from South Korea because of potential norovirus contamination.

NIH and the National Science Foundation announced funding for four new Centers for Oceans and Human Health and renewal of two existing centers to support research on the impact of on human health.

Xstim announced FDA approval of its spinal fusion stimulator for .

And the agency approved Selarsdi, an injectable biosimilar to ustekinumab (Stelara), for plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, .

A sharp rise in cases outside the U.S. has sparked a new debate about the need for vaccine boosters. (NBC News)

GSK said its recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) had a long after vaccination, reaching 82% at 11 years.

The Senate Finance Committee accused the attorneys general of Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, and Missouri of abuse of authority in attempts to obtain . (The Hill)

Meanwhile, Senators on why a popular long-acting insulin (Levemir) is being discontinued. (USA Today)

Signs of , but early intervention can head off progression to full-blown hoarding. (The Conversation)

More nutritionists are advising people to take a look at the , specifically the sugar content, before rehydrating with it. (HuffPost)

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    Charles Bankhead is senior editor for oncology and also covers urology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. He joined app in 2007.