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ACLU Warns Tenn. Hospital over Transgender Treatment Policy

ACLU Warns Tenn. Hospital over Transgender Treatment Policy

HEALTH | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Dec 3, 2022

Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries, a move they argue is illegal and discriminatory.

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Dec 2, 2022

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse.

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Dec 2, 2022

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon.

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration, which has in recent years relaxed a once-comprehensive ban on gay men donating blood, may be about to phase out the last vestige of that blanket restriction.

FDA Clears 1st Fecal Transplant Treatment for Gut Infection

FDA Clears 1st Fecal Transplant Treatment for Gut Infection

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Dec 1, 2022

U.S. officials have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called fecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat intestinal infections.

Drug Slows Alzheimer's but Can It Make a Real Difference?

Drug Slows Alzheimer's but Can It Make a Real Difference?

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 30, 2022

An experimental Alzheimer's drug modestly slowed the brain disease's inevitable worsening, researchers reported Tuesday -- but it remains unclear how much difference that might make in people's lives.

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