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Discontinuation of Puberty Blocker Drug Troublesome for Young Gender Dysphoria Patients

Discontinuation of Puberty Blocker Drug Troublesome for Young Gender Dysphoria Patients

By Sydney Lupkin, NPR News | Nov 10, 2021

The discontinuation of puberty-blocking drug Vantas may make it more difficult and cost-prohibitive for young patients suffering from gender dysphoria to receive treatment.

American Heart Association Names 'Balance' as Key Word for Healthy Eating Habits

American Heart Association Names 'Balance' as Key Word for Healthy Eating Habits

By Michael Merschel, American Heart Association News | Nov 9, 2021

The latest word on heart-healthy eating is "balance." A new report encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods.

Watch: TikTok Star Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

Watch: TikTok Star Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 8, 2021

TikTok star Corey O'Brien shares tools he uses to stay sober and maintain a healthy relationship with boyfriend Ryan Russell.

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Nov 8, 2021

The UK government is moving toward a ban on "conversion therapy," but will allowed cases involving "consenting" adults undermine the law?

Research: Eating Disorders Higher for LGBTQ+ People, Worsened by Pandemic

Research: Eating Disorders Higher for LGBTQ+ People, Worsened by Pandemic

Nov 7, 2021

Sexual and gender minorities are among often-overlooked groups at risk of eating disorders, research indicates.

New Health Plans Offer Twists on Existing Options, With a Dose of 'Buyer Beware'

New Health Plans Offer Twists on Existing Options, With a Dose of 'Buyer Beware'

By Julie Appleby | Nov 5, 2021

New health insurance options for 2022 are designed to look appealing for consumers but are not comprehensive medical coverage.

Pfizer Says COVID Pill Cut Hospital, Death Risk by 90%

Pfizer Says COVID Pill Cut Hospital, Death Risk by 90%

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 5, 2021

Pfizer has said that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults.

Spain Expands IVF to Lesbians, Single Women, Trans People

Spain Expands IVF to Lesbians, Single Women, Trans People

Nov 5, 2021

Spain's health minister signed an order Friday granting single women, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people access to medically assisted reproduction in the public health system, where it is performed free of charge.

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 4, 2021

If you feel that your mental health has suffered during the last six years, coinciding with the candidacy — and then the presidency — of Donald Trump, new studies confirm you aren't imagining it.

Does Coming Out Feel Like a Lonely Road? It Shouldn't.

Does Coming Out Feel Like a Lonely Road? It Shouldn't.

Nov 4, 2021

A therapist shares his experience and tips to stay supported and healthy — not just on National Coming Out Day, but any day.

WHO Europe Chief Voices 'Grave Concern' About COVID Rebound

WHO Europe Chief Voices 'Grave Concern' About COVID Rebound

Nov 4, 2021

A 53-country region in Europe and Central Asia faces the "real threat" of a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the coming weeks or already is experiencing a new wave of infections.

Unvaccinated? Don't Count on Leaving Your Family Death Benefits

Unvaccinated? Don't Count on Leaving Your Family Death Benefits

By Michelle Andrews | Nov 4, 2021

If workers die of COVID and weren't vaccinated, their families may not get death benefits they would otherwise have received.

What Do We Really Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness?

What Do We Really Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness?

By Julie Appleby | Nov 2, 2021

Getting vaccinated with any of the three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. reduces the chance of getting infected, but no vaccine is 100% effective.

COVID-19's Global Death Rate Toll Tops 5 Million

COVID-19's Global Death Rate Toll Tops 5 Million

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 1, 2021

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has devastated poor and wealthy countries alike.

COVID Vaccine More Effective Than Past Infection, Study Shows

COVID Vaccine More Effective Than Past Infection, Study Shows

By Mike Stobbe | Oct 30, 2021

Health officials offered more evidence that vaccinations offer better protection against COVID-19 than immunity from a prior infection.

ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don't Have COVID

ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don't Have COVID

By Kate Wells, Michigan Radio | Oct 30, 2021

Even in parts of the country where COVID isn't overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER sicker than before the pandemic.

Medicare Plans' 'Free' Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

Medicare Plans' 'Free' Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

By Phil Galewitz | Oct 28, 2021

Despite the high-powered advertising of the Medicare Advantage plans, beneficiaries still generally end up with significant out-of-pocket costs.

Vaccine Reluctance in Eastern Europe Brings High COVID Cost

Vaccine Reluctance in Eastern Europe Brings High COVID Cost

By Yuras Karmanau | Oct 28, 2021

Ukraine is suffering through a surge in coronavirus infections, along with other parts of Eastern Europe and Russia. While vaccines are plentiful, there is a widespread reluctance to get them

Cheap Antidepressant Shows Promise Treating COVID-19

Cheap Antidepressant Shows Promise Treating COVID-19

By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 28, 2021

A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a recent study.

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Oct 27, 2021

The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations as government advisers endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

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