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Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Transgender youth have a much greater risk of suicide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if they have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new study finds. The study, the first of…MORE

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

When the patriarch of a Boston-area family was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer, the family was told he needed to start treatment immediately. But at the first oncology appointment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital earlier this month, the family was told he couldn’t have the procedure right away, the man’s son-in-law told CNN affiliate WBZ. The…MORE

A visual guide to the Wuhan coronavirus

A visual guide to the Wuhan coronavirus

An outbreak of new coronavirus has sickened about 1,400 people worldwide and killed at least 41 in mainland China, while spreading to countries around the world. Its emergence has fueled fears of a deadly epidemic as hundreds of millions of people travel in China, or around the Asian region, during the Lunar New Year holiday.…MORE

Link between stress and hair turning prematurely gray revealed in animal study

Link between stress and hair turning prematurely gray revealed in animal study

Marie Antoinette’s hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical accounts. More modern reports refer to hair turning prematurely white in survivors of bomb attacks during World War II, while an Australian airline pilot saw his hair go gray…MORE

Two Excedrin products are temporarily discontinued, company says

Two Excedrin products are temporarily discontinued, company says

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has temporarily discontinued two types of Excedrin items as a precautionary measure. The company has suspended production and distribution of its Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products, it said. “Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we discovered inconsistencies in how we transfer and weigh ingredients for Excedrin Extra…MORE

How healthy is your neighborhood for your child? Take a look

How healthy is your neighborhood for your child? Take a look

How does your neighborhood rank in terms of opportunity for your child to grow into a healthy, well-educated and employable adult? If you live in one of the thousands of neighborhoods examined in the Child Opportunity Index 2.0, where two-thirds of all American children live, then you can look for yourself. The index, funded by…MORE

First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC

First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC

The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The coronavirus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia. CDC officials said the United States will be more strict about health screenings of…MORE

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