Hamlin “Uptrend”; Doc jailed for mask exemptions; Jeremy Renner’s Sno-Cat


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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition on a ventilator after suffering cardiac arrest in Monday’s NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but his “trend is rising” according to family reports. (CNN)

Misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine increased on Twitter after Hamlin’s collapse on the pitch. (Washington Post)

Omicron’s XBB.1.5 subvariant, which accounts for nearly 41% of COVID cases nationwide, is responsible for 75% of new cases in the Northeast. (CBS New York)

Health lobbyists are gearing up as Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) prepares to take over the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee next month. (Policy)

A German doctor has been sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for illegally issuing mask waivers to more than 4,000 people during the pandemic. (PA)

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Two supervised drug sites in New York have served more than 2,100 drug addicts since November 2021 and treated 672 overdoses. (Philadelphia plaintiff)

More generous parental leave policies were associated with a reduced risk of poor maternal mental health, according to a meta-analysis. (Lancet Public Health)

The FDA is to decide this week whether to grant accelerated approval to lecanemab, an investigational anti-amyloid treatment from Eisai and Biogen for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Barrons)

COVID-19 vaccines have shown no serious adverse events in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), according to cross-sectional data. (Open JAMA Network)

The American College of Physicians has released new guidelines recommending bisphosphonates for the initial treatment of primary osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. (Annals of Internal Medicine)

History, philosophy and art can help us understand pain. (infinite time)

The Indiana Board of Medical Licensing will hear the case next month of Caitlin Bernard, MD, the Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio. The hearing is the first step in determining Bernard’s license status. (PA)

Many Colorado hospitals are facing losses, according to recently filed financial information. (Colorado Sun)

A Florida man who gained infamy as a teenager for posing as a doctor has received another prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from his employer. (PA)

Actor Jeremy Renner, who remains in intensive care, was knocked down by a 14,000-pound Sno-Cat, authorities said. (Deadline)

  • Judy George covers neurology and neuroscience news for MedPage Today, writing about brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, MS, rare diseases, epilepsy, autism, headaches , strokes, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, concussions, CTE, sleep, pain, etc. To follow