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Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | May 20, 2022

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West.

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

HEALTH | By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19, 2022

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

HEALTH | By Darlene Superville | May 19, 2022

Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | May 18, 2022

Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

HEALTH | By Barry Hatton and Maria Cheng | May 18, 2022

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

HEALTH | May 16, 2022

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16, 2022

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

HEALTH | May 13, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health after Mother's Death

Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health after Mother's Death

HEALTH | May 12, 2022

Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd.

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

Democrats' Bill Would Make Roe v. Wade Law and Expand it

HEALTH | By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 11, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats' abortion legislation is "very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Transgender Treatment, Doctors Threatened by New Alabama Law

Transgender Treatment, Doctors Threatened by New Alabama Law

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | May 10, 2022

A new state law that took effect Sunday makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for doctors to prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to trans people under age 19.

Rare Cases of COVID Returning Pose Questions for Pfizer Pill

Rare Cases of COVID Returning Pose Questions for Pfizer Pill

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | May 9, 2022

As more doctors prescribe Pfizer's powerful COVID-19 pill, new questions are emerging about its performance, including why a small number of patients appear to relapse after taking the drug.

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

HEALTH | By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

How climate scientists or emergency room doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people.

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

Early Transgender Identity Tends to Endure, Study Suggests

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | May 8, 2022

Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

Alabama's New Transgender Care Felony Faces Federal Test

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | May 5, 2022

A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on a challenge to Alabama's plan to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender youth.

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

Court that Rarely Leaks Does so Now in Biggest Case in Years

HEALTH | By Jessica Gresko | May 3, 2022

The Supreme Court keeps secrets. Year after year, in major case after major case, there's little beyond what the justices say during oral arguments that suggests how they will rule until they actually do.

U.S. Pediatricians' Group Moves to Abandon Race-Based Guidance

U.S. Pediatricians' Group Moves to Abandon Race-Based Guidance

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | May 2, 2022

In a new announcement, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate "race-based" medicine and resulting health disparities.

Black Doctors Say they Face Discrimination Based on Race

Black Doctors Say they Face Discrimination Based on Race

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

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