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Why a New Alzheimer's Drug is Having a Slow U.S. Debut

Why a New Alzheimer's Drug is Having a Slow U.S. Debut

By Tom Murphy | Feb 6, 2023

The first drug to show that it slows Alzheimer's is on sale, but treatment for most patients is still several months away.

These are the 10 Best Lubes for Gay Men

These are the 10 Best Lubes for Gay Men

By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 4, 2023

It goes without saying that the wrong lube can totally mess up a good time. But with thousands of options on the market, what's the best lube to use, and why?

Crowds Decry Gender-Affirming Treatment Ban in West Virginia

Crowds Decry Gender-Affirming Treatment Ban in West Virginia

By Leah Willingham | Feb 3, 2023

Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago.

Why are People Turning to Psychedelics Like Ayahuasca?

Why are People Turning to Psychedelics Like Ayahuasca?

By Michael Casey | Feb 3, 2023

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic tea whose roots go back hundreds of years to ceremonial use by Indigenous groups in the Amazon region.

Eye Drops Recalled after U.S. Drug-resistant Bacteria Outbreak

Eye Drops Recalled after U.S. Drug-resistant Bacteria Outbreak

By Mike Stobbe | Feb 3, 2023

U.S. health officials said Thursday a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

Mpox Public Health Emergency Declared Over

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 2, 2023

The public health emergency around mpox — a highly contagious affliction similar to chickenpox — has been declared over, but its effects may be felt for some time to come.

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

Tennessee Advances Legislation to Ban Trans Youth Care

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 2, 2023

Tennessee's Republican-dominant Legislature on Tuesday advanced a handful of proposals that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth and severely limit where drag shows can take place.

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

Finland Ends Infertility Requirement for Transgender People

Feb 2, 2023

Lawmakers in Finland approved amendments Wednesday that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country.

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

FTC Fines GoodRx for Unauthorized Sharing of Health Data

By Frank Bajak | Feb 2, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data.

Experts Urge Better Opioid Rescue Drug Access to Save Lives

Experts Urge Better Opioid Rescue Drug Access to Save Lives

By Geoff Mulvihill and Sharon Johnson | Jan 30, 2023

Naloxone, available as a nasal spray and in an injectable form, is a key tool in the battle against a nationwide overdose crisis linked to the deaths of more than 100,000 people annually in the U.S.

Utah Governor OKs Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care

Utah Governor OKs Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care

Jan 28, 2023

Utah's Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care and allow families to receive scholarships to pay for education outside the public school system, both measures that are part of larger nationwi

FDA to Loosen Gay Blood Donor Restrictions

FDA to Loosen Gay Blood Donor Restrictions

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27, 2023

The FDA is expected to announce a revised policy around blood donations from men who have sex with men.

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccinations

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 27, 2023

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus.

FDA Declines to Regulate CBD; Calls on Congress for Fix

FDA Declines to Regulate CBD; Calls on Congress for Fix

By Jonel Aleccia | Jan 27, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency's current structure.

Lawyer Defends North Carolina's Transgender Care Exclusions

Lawyer Defends North Carolina's Transgender Care Exclusions

By Hannah Schoenbaum | Jan 26, 2023

A lawyer representing the leaders of North Carolina's state employee health plan defended its exclusion of gender-affirming treatments on Wednesday before a federal appeals court, facing a barrage of criticisms from its chief judge.

No More Nuggets? School Lunch Goes Farm-to-table — for Some

No More Nuggets? School Lunch Goes Farm-to-table — for Some

By Jocelyn Gecker | Jan 24, 2023

The food served at the suburban San Francisco school system, Mount Diablo Unified, reflects a trend away from mass-produced, reheated meals.

Amazon Launches a Subscription Prescription Drug Service

Amazon Launches a Subscription Prescription Drug Service

By Tom Murphy and Haleluya Hadero | Jan 24, 2023

Amazon will launch a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships. People will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions as they need from a list of about 50 generic medications.

U.S. Proposes Once-a-year COVID Shots for Most Americans

U.S. Proposes Once-a-year COVID Shots for Most Americans

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 24, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

West Virginia Ban on Minors' Gender-Affirming Care Advances

West Virginia Ban on Minors' Gender-Affirming Care Advances

By Leah Willingham | Jan 20, 2023

A bill that would ban physicians from providing gender-affirming surgery to minors is advancing in West Virginia.

Hopes for HIV Vaccine Dashed as Drug Fails Trial

Hopes for HIV Vaccine Dashed as Drug Fails Trial

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2023

A major drug trial was halted early when it became clear that the vaccine did not prevent participants in the trial from acquiring HIV.

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