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Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox in U.S., Officials Say

Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox in U.S., Officials Say

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 23, 2022

Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday.

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

By Steve Duffy | Jul 23, 2022

British psychologist Dr. Julia Shaw wanted to understand her bisexuality. And with her book "Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality," she hopes to bring the sexual identity out of the shadows.

Experts: Prioritize Gay, Bi Men for Monkeypox Vaccine

Experts: Prioritize Gay, Bi Men for Monkeypox Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2022

Health professionals weighing in on the best way to deploy vaccinations against monkeypox offer the common sense observation that the place to begin is with the population most at risk.

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jul 21, 2022

As the World Health Organization's emergency committee convenes Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis.

CDC Endorses More Traditional Novavax COVID Shot for Adults

CDC Endorses More Traditional Novavax COVID Shot for Adults

By Lauren Neergaard | Jul 20, 2022

U.S. adults who haven't gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax — a more traditional kind of vaccine, health officials said Tuesday.

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

Jul 19, 2022

British has bought another 100,000 doses of vaccine to stop monkeypox as the number of cases across the country has risen to more than 2,130, the majority of them in London, officials said Tuesday.

Fauci Expects to Retire by End of Biden's Current Term

Fauci Expects to Retire by End of Biden's Current Term

Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Monday he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's term in January 2025.

Scars of COVID Persist for Sickest Survivors, Their Families

Scars of COVID Persist for Sickest Survivors, Their Families

By Heather Hollingsworth | Jul 19, 2022

While more than 1 million died from COVID in the U.S., many more survived ICU stays that have left them with anxiety, PTSD, and a host of health issues.

New 988 Hotline is the 911 for Mental Health Emergencies

New 988 Hotline is the 911 for Mental Health Emergencies

By Lindsey Tanner | Jul 17, 2022

Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies is now as easy as 9-8-8.

Abortion Laws Spark Profound Changes in Other Medical Care

Abortion Laws Spark Profound Changes in Other Medical Care

By Lindsey Tanner | Jul 16, 2022

Abortion restrictions in a number of states and the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are having profound repercussions in reproductive medicine as well as in other areas of medical care.

Academics Attack Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Treatment

Academics Attack Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Treatment

Jul 16, 2022

A plan by Florida health officials that likely would restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments lacks sound medical justification and may be politically motivated, academics say.

U.S. Officials: States Getting More Monkeypox Vaccine Soon

U.S. Officials: States Getting More Monkeypox Vaccine Soon

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 16, 2022

More than 100,000 monkeypox vaccine doses are being sent to states in the next few days, and several million more are on order in the months ahead, U.S. health officials said Friday.

NC Health Plan Resumes Coverage of Transgender Surgeries

NC Health Plan Resumes Coverage of Transgender Surgeries

By Hannah Schoenbaum | Jul 14, 2022

The North Carolina state employee health plan will resume coverage of gender affirming treatments for transgender employees, the state treasurer said, complying with a recent federal court ruling that declared the refusal of coverage unconstitutional.

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms NYC System

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms NYC System

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jul 14, 2022

Soaring demand for the monkeypox vaccine caused the appointment system to crash in New York City, one of many places where supplies have been running out almost as soon as they arrive.

Pharmacies Can't Discriminate on Reproductive Health Scripts

Pharmacies Can't Discriminate on Reproductive Health Scripts

By Tom Murphy | Jul 14, 2022

The Biden administration is warning pharmacies not to discriminate against women who may seek reproductive health prescriptions, including some that might be involved in ending a pregnancy.

Experts Rue Simple Steps not Taken Before Latest COVID Surge

Experts Rue Simple Steps not Taken Before Latest COVID Surge

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 14, 2022

With new omicron variants again driving COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths higher in recent weeks, states and cities are rethinking their responses.

Doctors Urge Access to Psychedelic Therapies in New Mexico

Doctors Urge Access to Psychedelic Therapies in New Mexico

By Morgan Lee | Jul 13, 2022

Physicians and researchers are urging New Mexico legislators to allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms in mental health therapy aimed at overcoming depression, anxiety, and alcoholism.

New Coronavirus Mutant Raises Concerns in India and Beyond

New Coronavirus Mutant Raises Concerns in India and Beyond

By Laura ungar and Aniruddha Ghosal | Jul 11, 2022

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that's worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries.

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 10, 2022

We hear plenty about cannabis dispensaries with huge selections of brands and products.Happy Valley Massachusetts, the most consistent, premium-quality cannabis experiences come from within.

1 in 4 People Experience Pain During Sex, but Research Excludes the Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

1 in 4 People Experience Pain During Sex, but Research Excludes the Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

Jul 9, 2022

In most research on chronic genitopelvic pain, the people in the studies represent sexual and gender majorities: People who identify as heterosexual and cisgender. A broader definition of sex is needed.

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