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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.

Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There's No Mandate?

Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There's No Mandate?

Apr 21, 2022

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. Here's how to decide what to do.

Parents Challenge Law Outlawing Treatment of Trans Kids

Parents Challenge Law Outlawing Treatment of Trans Kids

By Kim Chandler | Apr 21, 2022

Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones.

Delta Extrax Takes the Confusion Out of Hemp-Derived THC

Delta Extrax Takes the Confusion Out of Hemp-Derived THC

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 19, 2022

For those in search of the real deal, look no further than Delta Extrax, the California-based purveyor of all things hemp. Whether you're in the market for pens, cartridges, gummies, or actual flower, Delta Extrax is a one stop shop.

It's Not Over: COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise again in U.S.

It's Not Over: COVID-19 Cases Are on the Rise again in U.S.

By Laura Ungar | Apr 19, 2022

Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.

Doctors Suggest New Names for Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

Doctors Suggest New Names for Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

By Carla K,. Johnson | Apr 19, 2022

A cancer diagnosis is scary. Some doctors say it's time to rename low-grade prostate cancer to eliminate the alarming C-word.

The Comeback and Dangers of the Drug GHB

The Comeback and Dangers of the Drug GHB

Apr 18, 2022

A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses and even death — especially in the gay party scene.

Shanghai Reports First Deaths in Current COVID-19 Outbreak

Shanghai Reports First Deaths in Current COVID-19 Outbreak

Apr 18, 2022

Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China's most populous and wealthiest city.

What is that Rash? Genetic Fingerprints Can Provide Clues

What is that Rash? Genetic Fingerprints Can Provide Clues

Apr 18, 2022

Rashes can be difficult to distinguish from one another, but at the molecular level, the differences between rashes become more clear.

Gay Men in Florida Urged to Get Vaccinated After Meningitis Outbreak

Gay Men in Florida Urged to Get Vaccinated After Meningitis Outbreak

Apr 16, 2022

The Center for Disease Control issued a statement urging Florida gay men to get the MenACWY vaccine due to an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal disease in the state.

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Apr 15, 2022

Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities in the health care system through a new campaign and documentary.

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