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'Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care

'Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care

By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 23
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.

Updated Guidelines on PrEP Released by British Group

Updated Guidelines on PrEP Released by British Group

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23
New guidelines from a British group look at the effectiveness of PrEP and who should use it.

Science Says: Sex and Gender Aren't the Same

Science Says: Sex and Gender Aren't the Same

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 23
Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing.

Immunotherapy Scores a First Win Against Some Breast Cancers

Immunotherapy Scores a First Win Against Some Breast Cancers

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 23
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease.

AP Analysis: 'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending

AP Analysis: 'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending

By Carla K. Johnson and Nicky Forster | Oct 22
To a large extent, the differences depend on whether states participated in one of the most divisive issues in recent American politics: the health overhaul known as "Obamacare."

Coming Clean: Public Embrace for Celeb Addicts Offers Hope

Coming Clean: Public Embrace for Celeb Addicts Offers Hope

By Leanne Italie | Oct 20
Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober.

New D.C. Bill Could Expand Care for LGBT Seniors, People With HIV

New D.C. Bill Could Expand Care for LGBT Seniors, People With HIV

Oct 19
D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has introduced first-of-its-kind legislation to better protect and support LGBT elders and older people living with HIV in the District of Columbia.

New in the STI Prevention Arsenal: Self-Lubricating Condoms

New in the STI Prevention Arsenal: Self-Lubricating Condoms

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
Researchers believe they have a new weapon in the fight against HIV and other STIs: Condoms that produce their own lubrication when they come into contact with bodily fluids.

Medicare for All? CMS Chief Says Think Again

Medicare for All? CMS Chief Says Think Again

By Phil Galewitz | Oct 18
The Trump administration's top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 18
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

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