Health Highlights: April 13, 2022

Known COVID cases top 500 million worldwide: Health experts are calling for increased testing, vaccination and contact tracing, to try to stay ahead of the virus. Read more

Vast majority of Americans over 50 want to age in place: But poll finds most haven’t done what they need to do to spend their last years at home. Read more

Johnson & Johnson to pay $302 million to California over pelvic mesh implants: The settlement is $42 million less than originally assessed. Read more

Why do some smokers never get lung cancer? A new study finds strong natural protection against cancer-causing mutations may explain why. Read more

Orgasm’s key role in sexual satisfaction: New research finds that because women climax less often than men, their expectations in the bedroom are often lower. Read more