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Nursing homes must meet minimum federal staffing levels under Biden rule (www.usatoday.com)

Most U.S. nursing homes will need to add staffing under a federal rule announced Monday that for the first time sets https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/09/01/biden-aims-to-increase-staffing-at-nursing-homes-with-national-rule/70737187007/ nationwide for homes that care for elderly and disabled people....

Researchers find obese people and tall, centrally obese people are more likely to get colorectal cancer (medicalxpress.com)

A large international team of medical researchers has found that people with two types of body shape are more likely to develop colorectal cancer than people with other body types. In their study, published in the journal Science Advances, the group assessed body shape and genetic tendencies in thousands of people for risks of...

Harbor-UCLA doctor is fired after county finds he regularly gawked at patients' genitalia (www.latimes.com)

A premier L.A. County teaching hospital has fired one of its highest-ranking doctors following a two-year investigation that found he regularly gawked at the genitalia of anesthetized patients and never disclosed that he was being paid by a medical device company whose products he used on patients....

Texas doctor who tampered with patients IV bags faces 190 years after guilty verdict (www.usatoday.com)

A Dallas anesthesiologist could spend nearly two centuries in prison after being convicted in federal court Friday for “injecting dangerous drugs into patient IV bags, leading to one death and numerous cardiac emergencies,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said....

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom (apnews.com)

One woman miscarried in the restroom lobby of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina, a woman gave birth in a car after an emergency room...

Fresh and frozen imported strawberries highly contaminated with pesticides, report says (www.cnn.com)

Some fresh, frozen and canned nonorganic fruits and vegetables are contaminated with concerning levels of pesticides, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that provides product reviews and ratings for its subscribers....

Melatonin industry asked to voluntarily tighten standards after dramatic rise in childhood ER visits (www.cnn.com)

Makers of melatonin supplements have 18 to 24 months to voluntarily add child-deterrent packaging and improve cautionary language on labels of over-the-counter products, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry....

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