Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2023​

New injected drug could fight severe COVID. PEG-lambda cuts in half the risk of hospitalization from COVID-19, a clinical trial has shown. Read more

Common plastics chemical could raise diabetes risk in women. Researchers found that certain women exposed to high levels of some phthalates had a 30% to 63% higher chance of developing the blood sugar disease. Read more

Many stroke survivors have ongoing irregular heartbeat. That can be dangerous, since atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm abnormality — increases the risk of a subsequent stroke, researchers said. Read more