Nurse Suspected of Poisoning; Hospital Mask Mandates Return; Congressman's Cancer Dx

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

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U.K. police arrested a British nurse over suspicion of poisoning a baby who died last year in the ICU. (People)

3M entered into a $6 billion settlement with the U.S. military to resolve 300,000 lawsuits alleging that the company delivered faulty earplugs that caused severe injuries, including hearing loss, in some service members. (CNN)

She thought she had paid her late husband's hospital bill in full, but a year later, the hospital came back for more money. (KFF Health News)

Multiple health benefits accrue when providers "prescribe" fruits and vegetables, according to a study. (Circulation)

Answering mental health distress calls with civilians instead of police officers has become the norm in many big U.S. cities. (AP)

Mozart may help ease pain during newborn heel pricks. (Pediatric Research)

A judge reinstated a nurse who was fired from a Buffalo, New York-area health facility for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccine. (Buffalo News)

Speaking of COVID-19, at least eight hospitals across the U.S. have brought back mandatory masking due to an increase in cases. (Becker's Clinical Leadership)

Five people at the University of Arkansas were hospitalized with E. coli food poisoning. (AP)

Brown University said it will end participation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Medical Schools rankings.

Parents of teenagers are concerned about crashes involving e-bikes. (New York Times)

An antiabortion activist who had kept fetuses in a Capitol Hill home was convicted of illegally blocking access to a reproductive clinic. (Washington Post)

Pediatric allergies may actually start in the gut, investigators say. (Nature Communications)

How to curb alcohol cravings in monkeys? Inject them with gene therapy. (Wired)

"Alexa, tell me how to do CPR." Not a good idea, a study found. (AP)

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) was diagnosed with multiple myeloma but expects to continue working during treatment. (Politico)

The U.K. will be offering blood pressure checks in barbershops as a way to target men, who have twice the risk of heart attack as women. (The Guardian)

Also in the U.K., the National Health Service will be the first to offer cancer patients a 7-minute immunotherapy treatment. (Reuters)

Cannabis use disorder is common among marijuana users in Washington state, where it's legal for recreational use, a study in JAMA Network Open found.

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    Joyce Frieden oversees MedPage Today’s Washington coverage, including stories about Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, healthcare trade associations, and federal agencies. She has 35 years of experience covering health policy. Follow