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US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 18, 2022

The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18, 2022

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness slammed the sluggish response from government as the monkeypox outbreak grew, citing "homophobia and transphobia" as factors.

Mobile Care Health Brings Judgment-Free Testing, Treatment to Denver

Mobile Care Health Brings Judgment-Free Testing, Treatment to Denver

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 18, 2022

Mobile health care is on the rise, and during the pandemic vaccination buses, pop-up testing centers, and mobile clinics traveled to those in isolated and underserved areas.

Children's Hospitals Harassed over Transgender Care Programs

Children's Hospitals Harassed over Transgender Care Programs

Aug 18, 2022

Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children's Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children's hospitals are also being harassed online.

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

By Jocelyn Gecker and Dylan Lovan | Aug 17, 2022

Many of the pandemic's longer-lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: The harmful effects of isolation and remote learning on children's emotional well-being.

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

Aug 17, 2022

Can monkeypox be spread asymptomatically? A French study released this week suggests that could be the case.

Monkeypox Can Spread to Pet Dogs, Doctors Report

Monkeypox Can Spread to Pet Dogs, Doctors Report

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 17, 2022

Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

By Steve Duffy | Aug 16, 2022

Rebecca Smith is the program director of Waltham House, a residential house outside Boston designed specifically for LGBTQ+ youth. EDGE spoke to Smith about the facilities and its outreach programs.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Expected this Fall in U.S.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Expected this Fall in U.S.

By Matthew Perrone | Aug 16, 2022

Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday.

British Report Concludes First Monkeypox Infections in April

British Report Concludes First Monkeypox Infections in April

Aug 16, 2022

A report published on the Center for Disease Control's Emerging Infectious Diseases website indicated transmission of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) in England was first identified amongst 45 men in April 2022.

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Aug 15, 2022

British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country "shows signs of slowing" but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained.

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

Aug 15, 2022

The World Health Organization says it's holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations.

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

By Maria Cheng | Aug 14, 2022

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox.

Epidemiologist: Monkeypox Not an STI

Epidemiologist: Monkeypox Not an STI

Aug 14, 2022

Many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak.

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Aug 13, 2022

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Aug 12, 2022

Warnings about the possibility of monkeypox becoming a crisis were raised over the past decade from two different sources, but were ignored, the Washington Post reports.

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

By Mike Stobbe and Collin Binkley | Aug 12, 2022

The nation's top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

By Maria Cheng | Aug 11, 2022

Human rights advocates say the regulations lack safeguards, devalue the lives of disabled people and prompt doctors and health workers to suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it.

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

By Matthew Perrone | Aug 9, 2022

U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.

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