“It doesn’t seem like it’s been a priority for global funding entities to care about the needs of transgender communities.” More
Topic: diseases & conditions
We have to find ways to de-polarize the discussion around vaccines, a way to understand the overall benefits of immunization while also acknowledging the potential for specific, limited drawbacks to individual vaccines. This was made clear by the mockery one doctor received for suggesting a link between the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine and narcolepsy—a link that’s been validated several times. More
A Maryland man is dead after receiving an organ transplant from a donor infected with rabies. It’s an awful story that doesn’t seem to have a simple solution and could have a higher death toll. The donor was not suspected of having the infectious disease and his or her organs were given to three other individuals as well, who are now being treated with anti-rabies shots. More
When it comes to ovarian cancer treatment, it looks like there are two very different paths to take. You can go to a respected cancer treatment center and see a gynecologic oncologist, receive the best care possible and live longer. Or, you can stick to your local hospital and the obstetrician who delivered your baby, miss out on the most advanced medicine, and succumb to the disease earlier than necessary. And an appalling number of people, almost two-thirds of ovarian cancer patients, have been put on the second path by physicians that they should be able to trust. More
Disturbing news about breast cancer this morning: More young women in the United States are being diagnosed in the advanced stage of the disease.
Like many people, I enjoy a glass of white wine or a couple of beers with friends. Though I certainly have my crazy nights (there were quite a few of those in college, to say the least), I generally think that my drinking isn’t an issue these days, particularly with regard to my health. Naturally — and unsurprisingly, to many of you — I was wrong. More
If you have trouble minimizing your alcohol consumption in social settings, here are a few (traditional and not-so-traditional) suggestions for cutting back — and cutting your breast cancer risk. More
Drinking green tea and red wine constantly are touted as being beneficial to your health. And now, it seems that yet another item can be added to the list of why you should have a cup each day. More
Researchers have developed a new means of administering diabetes medication that might just make it easier for the body to accept the medication. That means? Injectable jelly. Yup. If proven successful, this could dramatically reduce the number of injections diabetics must receive to regulate their insulin levels.
A large new study showed older women with heart disease were three times as likely to suffer from mild cognitive impairment, a type of noticeable but not debilitating trouble with thinking and mental processing that’s often a precursor to dementia. More
By now, we’ve all heard that the flu itself is really bad this year, but did you know that the norovirus (stomach flu) is also particularly vile this winter? A new strain (called the Sydney strain) is going around the world and it’s apparently a very hardy virus: even hand-washing won’t kill it. More