Health/Fitness

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Apr 21, 2022

Transgender medical treatment for children and teens is increasingly under attack in many states, labeled child abuse and subject to criminalizing bans. But it's been available in America for over a decade and is endorsed by major medical associations.

Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There's No Mandate?

Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There's No Mandate?

HEALTH | Apr 21, 2022

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. Here's how to decide what to do.

Parents Challenge Law Outlawing Treatment of Trans Kids

Parents Challenge Law Outlawing Treatment of Trans Kids

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | Apr 21, 2022

Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones.

Delta Extrax Takes the Confusion Out of Hemp-Derived THC

Delta Extrax Takes the Confusion Out of Hemp-Derived THC

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 19, 2022

For those in search of the real deal, look no further than Delta Extrax, the California-based purveyor of all things hemp. Whether you're in the market for pens, cartridges, gummies, or actual flower, Delta Extrax is a one stop shop.

It's Not Over: COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise again in U.S.

It's Not Over: COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise again in U.S.

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Apr 19, 2022

Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.

Doctors Suggest New Names for Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

Doctors Suggest New Names for Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

HEALTH | By Carla K,. Johnson | Apr 19, 2022

A cancer diagnosis is scary. Some doctors say it's time to rename low-grade prostate cancer to eliminate the alarming C-word.

The Comeback and Dangers of the Drug GHB

The Comeback and Dangers of the Drug GHB

HEALTH | Apr 18, 2022

A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses and even death — especially in the gay party scene.

Shanghai Reports First Deaths in Current COVID-19 Outbreak

Shanghai Reports First Deaths in Current COVID-19 Outbreak

HEALTH | Apr 18, 2022

Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China's most populous and wealthiest city.

What is that Rash? Genetic Fingerprints Can Provide Clues

What is that Rash? Genetic Fingerprints Can Provide Clues

HEALTH | Apr 18, 2022

Rashes can be difficult to distinguish from one another, but at the molecular level, the differences between rashes become more clear.

Gay Men in Florida Urged to Get Vaccinated After Meningitis Outbreak

Gay Men in Florida Urged to Get Vaccinated After Meningitis Outbreak

HEALTH | Apr 16, 2022

The Center for Disease Control issued a statement urging Florida gay men to get the MenACWY vaccine due to an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal disease in the state.

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

HEALTH | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Apr 15, 2022

Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities in the health care system through a new campaign and documentary.

Heal Thyself: Most who Tear Achilles Tendon Can Skip Surgery

Heal Thyself: Most who Tear Achilles Tendon Can Skip Surgery

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Apr 14, 2022

Do you have surgery or hope it heals with just a cast and rehab? New research says both options led to similar outcomes about a year later.

What do We Know about "Stealth Omicron" so Far?

What do We Know about "Stealth Omicron" so Far?

HEALTH | Apr 12, 2022

It's now the dominant coronavirus version in the U.S. and more than five dozen other countries.

Transgender Treatment Ban Challenged by Lawsuit in Alabama

Transgender Treatment Ban Challenged by Lawsuit in Alabama

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | Apr 11, 2022

Two families with transgender teens and two physicians sued the state of Alabama to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity.

Trans Kids Fear Alabama Laws Targeting Medicine, Bathrooms

Trans Kids Fear Alabama Laws Targeting Medicine, Bathrooms

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | Apr 11, 2022

The Alabama medication bill is one of the most far-reaching measures: It would put doctors in prison for up to 10 years for prescribing puberty blockers or hormonal treatment to trans kids under 19.

Treatment for Opioid Addiction often Brings Discrimination

Treatment for Opioid Addiction often Brings Discrimination

HEALTH | By Geoff Mulvihill | Apr 10, 2022

People who are in medical treatment for substance abuse can face additional discrimination — including in medical and legal settings that are supposed to help.

Decade after Hepatitis Outbreak, Medical Registry Might End

Decade after Hepatitis Outbreak, Medical Registry Might End

HEALTH | By Holly Ramer | Apr 9, 2022

The registry New Hampshire created applies to all health care workers who are not otherwise already licensed or registered and have access to both patients and drugs.

'Get Used to It': Outbreaks Give Taste of Living with Virus

'Get Used to It': Outbreaks Give Taste of Living with Virus

HEALTH | By Carla K. Clark | Apr 8, 2022

The U.S. is getting a first glimpse of what it's like to experience COVID-19 outbreaks during this new phase of living with the virus, and the roster of the newly infected is studded with stars.

Trans Youth Medication Ban Passed by Alabama Lawmakers

Trans Youth Medication Ban Passed by Alabama Lawmakers

HEALTH | Apr 8, 2022

Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sidelined as Broadway Fights Virus

Sarah Jessica Parker Sidelined as Broadway Fights Virus

HEALTH | By Mark Kennedy | Apr 8, 2022

First Matthew Broderick tested positive for COVID-19 and a few days later his wife and co-star, Sarah Jessica Parker, has done so herself.

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