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CDC investigating TB cases linked to tainted bone repair product used in more than 100 patients

The manufacturer of the bone repair product has recalled 154 containers of the material — a malleable bone putty that is used in a variety of orthopedic procedures. Health

Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

Brain surgery for substance use disorder will never be common. But for those who face imminent death, Gerod Buckhalter’s success — he has been sober for more than 600 days — points to what may be possible someday. Health

The quest for a pill to fight viruses gets a $3.2 billion boost

The Biden administration will invest $ 3.2 billion to find new antiviral drugs, modeling the investment after the one that helped stimulate development of drugs that transformed HIV. Health

Furor rages over FDA approval of controversial Alzheimer’s drug

For days, critics have blasted the approval in opinion columns and tweets, saying there is insufficient evidence of efficacy. Supporters have expressed confidence the drug, Aduhelm, will help patients stay in the earliest stages of the disease longer. Health

Nearly 900 people got expired Pfizer shots in New York City

Experts say the doses are not dangerous, but their expiration means their effectiveness could be in question. Health

CureVac, the latest experimental coronavirus vaccine, proved just 47 percent effective amid spread of variants, preliminary analysis shows

The trial in 10 countries in Latin America and Europe will continue, and a final result is not expected until the end of June. The CureVac vaccine is of key importance to Europe, which has preordered 225 million doses. Health

As coronavirus recedes, colds and common viruses are back — especially among children

Ending masking and social distancing has led to an increase in common viruses among children who haven’t been exposed to them. RSV, a winter illness, is now on the rise, and some doctors are reporting increased hospitalizations. Health

NIH study suggests coronavirus may have been in U.S. as early as December 2019

Blood samples from volunteers show virus antibodies; researchers can’t rule out false positives. Health
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