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Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

May 13, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health after Mother's Death

Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health after Mother's Death

May 12, 2022

Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd.

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 11, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats' abortion legislation is "very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Transgender Treatment, Doctors Threatened by New Alabama Law

Transgender Treatment, Doctors Threatened by New Alabama Law

By Kim Chandler | May 10, 2022

A new state law that took effect Sunday makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for doctors to prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to trans people under age 19.

Rare Cases of COVID Returning Pose Questions for Pfizer Pill

Rare Cases of COVID Returning Pose Questions for Pfizer Pill

By Matthew Perrone | May 9, 2022

As more doctors prescribe Pfizer's powerful COVID-19 pill, new questions are emerging about its performance, including why a small number of patients appear to relapse after taking the drug.

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

How climate scientists or emergency room doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people.

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

By Lindsey Tanner | May 8, 2022

Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

By Kim Chandler | May 5, 2022

A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on a challenge to Alabama's plan to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender youth.

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

By Jessica Gresko | May 3, 2022

The Supreme Court keeps secrets. Year after year, in major case after major case, there's little beyond what the justices say during oral arguments that suggests how they will rule until they actually do.

U.S. Pediatricians' Group Moves to Abandon Race-Based Guidance

U.S. Pediatricians' Group Moves to Abandon Race-Based Guidance

By Lindsey Tanner | May 2, 2022

In a new announcement, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate "race-based" medicine and resulting health disparities.

Black Doctors Say they Face Discrimination Based on Race

Black Doctors Say they Face Discrimination Based on Race

By Kate Brumback | May 1, 2022

One neurosurgeon says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing and has prevented him from getting permanent work elsewhere.

Study: Dietary Supplements Can be Tainted

Study: Dietary Supplements Can be Tainted

May 1, 2022

The dietary supplement you're taking could be tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients, according to a new study.

The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 29, 2022

Would you care for a scoop of cannabis ice cream? How about a refreshing seltzer infused with THC? Or instead of an edible, what about a pre-foreplay, cannabis-infused personal lubricant? For all your cannabis needs, check out Tree House Cannabis.

Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in U.S.

Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in U.S.

By Annie Ma and Hannah Fingerhut | Apr 29, 2022

Black and Hispanic Americans remain far more cautious in their approach to COVID-19 than white Americans, recent polls show, reflecting diverging preferences on how to deal with the pandemic.

Canada to Lift Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood

Canada to Lift Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood

Apr 29, 2022

Health Canada on Thursday lifted restrictions on gay men donating blood, a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said was "good news for all Canadians" but had taken too long.

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' over for U.S., but COVID-19 Still Here

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' over for U.S., but COVID-19 Still Here

Apr 28, 2022

As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus.

Administration Expands Availability of COVID Antiviral Pill

Administration Expands Availability of COVID Antiviral Pill

By Zeke Miller | Apr 27, 2022

President Joe Biden's administration is taking steps to expand availability of the life-saving COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid.

Harris Positive for COVID, Biden Not 'Close Contact'

Harris Positive for COVID, Biden Not 'Close Contact'

By Zeke Miller | Apr 26, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy.

Beer and Spirits Have More Detrimental Effects on the Waistline, Cardiovascular Disease Risk than Wine

Beer and Spirits Have More Detrimental Effects on the Waistline, Cardiovascular Disease Risk than Wine

Apr 23, 2022

Beer and spirits are linked to elevated levels of the harmful type of fat associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas wine shows no such association, and may even be beneficial.

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

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.

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