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ACLU Warns Tenn. Hospital over Transgender Treatment Policy

ACLU Warns Tenn. Hospital over Transgender Treatment Policy

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Dec 3, 2022

Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries, a move they argue is illegal and discriminatory.

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 2, 2022

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse.

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

By Laura Ungar | Dec 2, 2022

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon.

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration, which has in recent years relaxed a once-comprehensive ban on gay men donating blood, may be about to phase out the last vestige of that blanket restriction.

FDA Clears 1st Fecal Transplant Treatment for Gut Infection

FDA Clears 1st Fecal Transplant Treatment for Gut Infection

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 1, 2022

U.S. officials have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called fecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat intestinal infections.

Drug Slows Alzheimer's but Can It Make a Real Difference?

Drug Slows Alzheimer's but Can It Make a Real Difference?

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 30, 2022

An experimental Alzheimer's drug modestly slowed the brain disease's inevitable worsening, researchers reported Tuesday -- but it remains unclear how much difference that might make in people's lives.

Landmark Trial over Arkansas Youth Gender Care Ban Resumes

Landmark Trial over Arkansas Youth Gender Care Ban Resumes

By Andrew DeMillo | Nov 29, 2022

A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off.

WHO Renames Monkeypox as mpox, Citing Racism Concerns

WHO Renames Monkeypox as mpox, Citing Racism Concerns

Nov 28, 2022

The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist.

$3.5M Gene Therapy for Hemophilia Gets FDA Approval

$3.5M Gene Therapy for Hemophilia Gets FDA Approval

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 23, 2022

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved the first gene therapy for hemophilia, a $3.5 million one-time treatment for the blood-clotting disorder.

Vet Sues over Coverage Denial for Daughter Gender Transition

Vet Sues over Coverage Denial for Daughter Gender Transition

By Patrick Whittle | Nov 22, 2022

A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender.

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

By Kim Chandler | Nov 21, 2022

Alabama asked an appellate court Friday to let the state outlaw the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children — a move some parents argued violates their right to make decisions about their children's health care.

No More Mad Cow Worries, Banned Blood Donors Can Give Again

No More Mad Cow Worries, Banned Blood Donors Can Give Again

By Jonel Aleccia | Nov 21, 2022

U.S. Army veteran Matt Schermerhorn couldn't give blood for years because he was stationed in Europe during a deadly mad cow disease scare there. Now, he's proud to be back in the donor's chair.

Court Won't Reconsider Block of Arkansas Trans Care Law

Court Won't Reconsider Block of Arkansas Trans Care Law

By Andrew DeMillo | Nov 16, 2022

A federal appeals court said Wednesday it won't reconsider its ruling temporarily blocking Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender-affirming care for children.

Doctors not Trained for Gender-Diverse Patients; Disparities Follow

Doctors not Trained for Gender-Diverse Patients; Disparities Follow

Nov 15, 2022

The medical system is poorly equipped to meet the needs of gender-diverse patients. Disparities result, especially in preventative care.

Feel Free: The New Sobriety

Feel Free: The New Sobriety

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 12, 2022

Feel Free, a shot-sized tonic made from all natural ingredients, is the alcohol alternative you've been looking for. Move over, Dry January and Sober October!

Mindfulness Worked as Well for Anxiety as Drug in Study

Mindfulness Worked as Well for Anxiety as Drug in Study

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 10, 2022

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison.

Medicare Enrollees Warned about Deceptive Marketing Schemes

Medicare Enrollees Warned about Deceptive Marketing Schemes

By Amanda Seitz | Nov 5, 2022

With Medicare's open enrollment underway through Dec. 7, health experts are warning older adults about an uptick in misleading marketing tactics.

Death in U.S. Gene Therapy Study Sparks Search for Answers

Death in U.S. Gene Therapy Study Sparks Search for Answers

By Laura Ungar | Nov 5, 2022

The lone volunteer in a unique study involving a gene-editing technique has died, and those behind the trial are now trying to figure out what killed him.

Florida to Ban Transgender Health Care Treatments for Minors

Florida to Ban Transgender Health Care Treatments for Minors

By Anthony Izaguirre | Nov 5, 2022

Transgender children in Florida will be barred from receiving hormones or undergoing surgeries to treat gender dysphoria under a rule approved Friday by state medical officials.

Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, U.S. Government Reports Say

Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, U.S. Government Reports Say

By Mike Stobbe | Nov 4, 2022

The rate of deaths that can be directly attributed to alcohol rose nearly 30% in the U.S. during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new government data.

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