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Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

New Device Safe, Effective for Treating Brain Aneurysms

Woven EndoBridge device effective for treating ruptured and unruptured aneurysms in all intracranial locations

Donepezil Tied to Risk for Overactive Bladder

Risk for overactive bladder varies across individual cholinesterase inhibitor drugs

Aquatic Exercise Cuts Pain, Disability From Low Back Pain

Improvements show long-term effect up to 12 months following a three-month intervention

Consuming Olive Oil May Reduce Mortality Risk in U.S. Adults

Replacing butter, margarine, mayonnaise, dairy fat with olive oil linked to reductions in total, cause-specific mortality

COVID-19 Survivors Overestimate Lingering Taste Impairment

Authors say validated psychophysical tests can better identify true burden of chemosensory dysfunction

Intrathecal Morphine + Oral Gabapentin Aids Pain Management

Combination improved pain management for teens undergoing spinal fusion for scoliosis

Mindfulness Plus Brain Stimulation May Ease Chronic Migraine

Mindfulness practices combined with active rather than sham transcranial direct-current stimulation showed greater benefit

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2022

Updates include recommendation to screen for prediabetes and diabetes in all people starting at age 35 years