Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images (TOPEKA, Ks.) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, vetoed a ban on gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth in the state. “This divisive legislation targets a small group of Kansans by placing government mandates on them and dictating to parents how to best raise and care for their children,” said […]

Getty Images – STOCK (NEW YORK) — Drug shortages have reached an all-time high in the United States, pharmacists are warning. During the first three months of 2024, there were 323 active medication shortages, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Utah Drug Information Service. Previously, the record high was 320 shortages […]

Getty Images – STOCK (LONDON) — A new report commissioned by the National Health Service England advocates for further research on gender-affirming care for transgender youth and young adults. Dr. Hillary Cass, a former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, was appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement to chair the […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — From Whole Foods to corner bodegas, fizzy juice drinks from fruity seltzers to reduced-sugar sodas that boast prebiotic and digestive support have exploded in popularity. But what are the actual benefits of these juices and sodas? Registered dietitian and nutritionist Maya Feller joined ABC News’ Good Morning America on Wednesday […]

Family photo (NEW YORK) — Eight-year-old Hannah is winning over audiences and raising awareness for a rare but serious disorder one bite at a time. Hannah, along with her mother Michelle, has gone viral with her Instagram videos where she tries out little bits of certain food for the first time. She samples everything from […]

FDA (NEW YORK) — Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its hand sanitizer products due to the presence of alcohol denatured with methanol, which poses significant health risks to consumers. Forty lots of Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 80% and Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel were found to have […]

Meredith Eubanks (NEW YORK) — Theo Huot de Saint-Albin was a 9-year-old elementary school student when he first contracted COVID-19 in July 2020, near the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Four years later, as much of the world has moved on from the pandemic and resumed normal life, Theo, now nearly a teenager, is still […]

d3sign/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule mandating the first-ever national standard for the presence of so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The new standard limits six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, found in drinking water — a move the EPA says will protect […]

Aleksandr Zubkov/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study evaluating older adults with a high risk of heart attacks or strokes has found that salt substitutions may be linked to a lower risk of death, specifically from heart disease and stroke. The study was a meta-analysis of several studies primarily based in Asia, where experts […]

SDI Productions/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Thousands of women between ages 50 and 74 are not receiving life-saving mammograms, according to new federal data. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the prevalence of mammography use over a two-year period, in a report published Tuesday. Mammography use varied by state and […]

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