Idaho’s ban on youth gender-affirming care has families desperately scrambling for solutions

[ad_1] Forced to hide her true self, Joe Horras’ transgender daughter struggled with depression and anxiety until three years ago, when she began to take medication to block the onset of puberty. The gender-affirming treatment helped the now-16-year-old find happiness again, her father said. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday allowing Idaho … Read more

Drinking 100% orange juice is linked to surprising health benefits, study finds

[ad_1] Pure orange juice might have some unexpected benefits. Researchers from Toronto Metropolitan University researched the effects of drinking 100% orange juice compared to a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB), or “orange drink,” on appetite, food intake and glycemic response in adults. The study was funded by the Florida Department of Citrus. It was published in the … Read more

UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare cyberattack cost it $872 million

[ad_1] A cyberattack earlier this year against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary has proved costly for one of the nation’s largest employers.  The health insurance giant on Tuesday noted $872 million in “unfavorable cyberattack effects” in its report of first quarter operations earnings. Those unfavorable effects refer to the February 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare, which shut … Read more

UK lawmakers back landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking for good

[ad_1] LONDON — The British government’s plan for a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday despite vocal opposition from within Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party. The bill, a key policy announced by Sunak last year, would make it illegal to … Read more

U.S. to Limit Deadly Mining Dust as Black Lung Resurges

[ad_1] Federal regulators on Tuesday will issue new protections for miners against a type of dust long known to cause deadly lung ailments — changes recommended by government researchers a half-century ago. Mining companies will have to limit concentrations of airborne silica, a mineral commonly found in rock that can be lethal when ground up … Read more

Actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega announce stillbirth of daughter:

[ad_1] “Spy Kids” actor Alexa PenaVega and her husband, “Big Time Rush” actor Carlos PenaVega, announced on Monday that their daughter was delivered as a stillborn. Their daughter, whom they named Indy Rex PenaVega, was the couple’s fourth child.  “There are never the right words to say when it comes to loss,” the couple said … Read more

Biden administration announces new partnership with 50 countries to stifle future pandemics

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration will help 50 countries identify and respond to infectious diseases, with the goal of preventing pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak that suddenly halted normal life around the globe in 2020. U.S. government officials will work with the countries to develop better testing, surveillance, communication and preparedness for such … Read more

5 Takeaways From a Year of Medicaid Upheaval

[ad_1] Lindsey McNeil and her 7-year-old daughter, Noelle, who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, were jolted by an alert they received from Florida’s Department of Children and Families late last month that Noelle would be losing her Medicaid coverage 10 days later. Their lives have since begun to unravel, Ms. McNeil said. Noelle has … Read more