Missing Doctor's Body Found; Ketamine for Migraines; Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

— Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

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The body of John Forsyth, MD, an emergency room physician who was reported missing when he failed to show up for work earlier this month at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Missouri, was found in northwest Arkansas, according to his brother. (AP)

Two poultry farm workers in the U.K. had asymptomatic bird flu, the World Health Organization said; none of the workers' contacts have reported symptoms.

The debt ceiling deal reached by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last week dropped Medicaid work requirements. (Fierce Healthcare)

However, the agreement calls for expanded work requirements for monthly grocery funds under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. (NBC News)

Kidney transplants from deceased donors positive for SARS-CoV-2 were not associated with worse outcomes 2 years later. (JAMA Network Open)

The Department of Veterans Affairs said VA medical facilities will no longer require masks universally in most clinical areas.

Nurses said they experienced a high prevalence of racism or discrimination -- more frequently from patients (80%) than colleagues (60%) -- though fewer than one in four reported it, survey data showed. (STAT)

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was diagnosed with dementia. (NBC News)

The rate of prepregnancy diabetes among U.S. mothers increased 27% from 2016 to 2021, a CDC report found.

Patients with refractory chronic migraine reported reduced headache intensity with ketamine nasal spray, a retrospective study showed. (Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine)

Eli Lilly will pay $13.5 million to end a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company overpriced its insulin; Eli Lilly will continue its $35 per month cap on users' out-of-pocket costs for 4 years. (Washington Post)

Four in 10 foodborne illness outbreaks at restaurants were caused by sick workers, the CDC said.

Three cases documented that Yersinia pestis existed 4,000 years ago, the oldest evidence of the plague in Britain to date. (Nature Communications)

Obesity commonly preceded severe mental health disorders, Austrian national registry data showed. (Translational Psychiatry)

The greyhound racing industry may be implicated in the rise of drug resistance in hookworms. (Scientific American)

A New York fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate patients died when his hand-built airplane fell apart in flight and crashed. (AP)

How weird can health insurance denials get? (KFF Health News)

A federal appeals court in New York cleared the way for a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal that will shield members of the Sackler family from future opioid lawsuits. (Reuters)

To address a surge in eating disorders, Colorado's acting governor signed into law a bill that restricts the sale of diet pills to minors and limits the use of body mass index for determining treatment, among other measures. (AP)

A handcuffed county jail inmate shed his medical boot at a hospital in Ohio and escaped from the deputy charged with watching him. (AP)

Products with mood-altering chemicals from the mushroom Amanita muscaria are appearing at stores and online retailers. (KFF Health News)

Here's how Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin decided to return to the NFL after his on-field cardiac arrest. (CNBC)

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