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Pushing Back on LGBTQ+ Health Disparities, Medical Discrimination

Pushing Back on LGBTQ+ Health Disparities, Medical Discrimination

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 28, 2021

Sexual minorities too often face bias and unequal treatment in health care settings. But avoiding medical care or staying closeted during medical consultations can become health risks themselves.

Flu is Making a Comeback in U.S. After an Unusual Year Off

Flu is Making a Comeback in U.S. After an Unusual Year Off

By Carla K. Johnson | Dec 28, 2021

Last year's flu season was the lowest on record, likely because COVID-19 measures. But this year, the U.S. flu season has arrived on schedule.

New Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Pills Come With a Catch

New Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Pills Come With a Catch

By Tom Murphy | Dec 26, 2021

Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: The pills have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear.

What Next as High Court Wades Into COVID-19 Mandate?

What Next as High Court Wades Into COVID-19 Mandate?

By Alexandra Jaffe | Dec 25, 2021

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7 on whether the Biden administration can order workers at private companies and health care employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

How Will Biden's COVID-19 Test Giveaway Work?

How Will Biden's COVID-19 Test Giveaway Work?

By Darlene Superville | Dec 25, 2021

Despite the high public demand for COVID-19 tests, it will still be several more weeks before these kits are available to be shipped.

Another Danger to Illicit Drug Users: Animal Tranquilizers

Another Danger to Illicit Drug Users: Animal Tranquilizers

By Lisa rathke | Dec 24, 2021

The animal sedative Xylazine is making its way into the illicit drug supply, particularly in the Northeast.

US Sets Shorter Covid-19 Isolation Rules for Health Workers

US Sets Shorter Covid-19 Isolation Rules for Health Workers

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 24, 2021

Worried that a new COVID-19 wave could overwhelm understaffed U.S. hospitals, federal officials on Thursday loosened rules that call on health care workers to stay out of work for 10 days if they test positive.

New Year, New You: Staying Sober in 2022

New Year, New You: Staying Sober in 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 23, 2021

The holidays and New Year can be particularly challenging for those in recovery. Here are some easy tips to stay sober, particularly for the LGBTQ community.

U.S. Adds Merck Pill as 2nd Easy-to-Use Drug Against COVID-19

U.S. Adds Merck Pill as 2nd Easy-to-Use Drug Against COVID-19

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 23, 2021

U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life This Holiday Season

Dec 23, 2021

Here are five easy ways to spice up your sex life this holiday season.

Omicron Less Likely to Put You in the Hospital, Studies Say

Omicron Less Likely to Put You in the Hospital, Studies Say

By Laura Ungar, Mike Stobbe | Dec 23, 2021

Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.

Pfizer Pill Becomes First US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment

Pfizer Pill Becomes First US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 23, 2021

U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the virsus's worst effects.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 23, 2021

More than 5 million children ages 5 to 11 have gotten a first dose since early November, and government safety monitoring has not uncovered any surprise problems.

Case Drop May Show South Africa's Omicron Peak Has Passed

Case Drop May Show South Africa's Omicron Peak Has Passed

By Andrew Meldrum | Dec 22, 2021

South Africa's noticeable drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent days may signal that the country's dramatic omicron-driven surge has passed its peak.

New Study: Access to Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Affects Mental Health of Trans, Non-binary Youth

New Study: Access to Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Affects Mental Health of Trans, Non-binary Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 21, 2021

A new study shows a correlation between the availability of gender-affirming hormone therapy and the mental health of trans youth.

Omicron Sweeps Across Nation, Now 73% of New US COVID Cases

Omicron Sweeps Across Nation, Now 73% of New US COVID Cases

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 21, 2021

Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week.

Biden to Pledge 500M Free COVID-19 Tests to Counter Omicron

Biden to Pledge 500M Free COVID-19 Tests to Counter Omicron

By Josh Boak, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 21, 2021

President Biden plans to announce 500 million free rapid tests for Americans, increased support for hospitals and a redoubling of vaccination and boosting efforts.

Boosters Key to Fight Omicron But a Lot Still to Learn

Boosters Key to Fight Omicron But a Lot Still to Learn

By Lauran Neergaard, Carla K. Johnson | Dec 20, 2021

The new omicron variant took only weeks to live up to dire predictions but scientists don't yet know if it causes more severe disease.

Trump Reveals He Got COVID-19 Booster Shot, Crowd Boos Him

Trump Reveals He Got COVID-19 Booster Shot, Crowd Boos Him

By Jill Colvin | Dec 20, 2021

Former President Donald Trump revealed he received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd in Dallas.

Virus Fears Trigger More Holiday Cancellations, Restrictions

Virus Fears Trigger More Holiday Cancellations, Restrictions

By Philip Marcelo, Jill Lawless | Dec 20, 2021

Government officials across the U.S. and around the world are facing an omicron crisis, triggering more cancellations and restrictions ahead of the holidays.

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