Health/Fitness

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

HEALTH | By Cara Anna | Aug 4, 2022

Africa's public health agency says it doesn't know how many of the continent's reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men, and it warned against "any stigmatization" that might delay case reporting and affect the outbreak response

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid Must Cover Transgender Care

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid Must Cover Transgender Care

HEALTH | By John Raby | Aug 4, 2022

West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled.

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

HEALTH | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

As California declares State of Emergency over monkeypox outbreak, local health centers hope to get the vaccines to gay men at risk.

'Monkeypox is No Joke,' Says Adult Performer Silver Steele. Wouldn't Wish on 'Worst Enemy'

'Monkeypox is No Joke,' Says Adult Performer Silver Steele. Wouldn't Wish on 'Worst Enemy'

HEALTH | Aug 3, 2022

When adult actor Silver Steele discovered he had monkeypox, he chose to share his journey on social media to make others aware of his progress.

Number of Uninsured Americans Drops to Record Low

Number of Uninsured Americans Drops to Record Low

HEALTH | By Amada Seitz | Aug 3, 2022

The number of people living in America without health insurance coverage hit an all-time low of 8 percent this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.

Monkeypox: an Expert Explains What Gay And Bisexual Men Need To Know

Monkeypox: an Expert Explains What Gay And Bisexual Men Need To Know

HEALTH | Aug 2, 2022

Since early May, more than 23,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. This is the largest ever global outbreak of the disease. Read what you need to know about it.

Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller | Aug 2, 2022

President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak.

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

HEALTH | By Don Thompson | Aug 2, 2022

California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.

Even Simple Exercise May Help Aging Brain, Study Hints

Even Simple Exercise May Help Aging Brain, Study Hints

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 2, 2022

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems.

If Monkeypox Spreads Through Sexual Contact, is It an STD?

If Monkeypox Spreads Through Sexual Contact, is It an STD?

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 2, 2022

"Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is an infection that can be transmitted with sexual contact."

In Race for Monkeypox Vaccines, Experts See Repeat of COVID

In Race for Monkeypox Vaccines, Experts See Repeat of COVID

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Aug 1, 2022

Moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a more dangerous version of the disease.

Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen Spray for Cancer Risk

Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen Spray for Cancer Risk

HEALTH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 1, 2022

The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a scalp spray because it contains trace amounts of benzene, a chemical which can cause cancer with repeated exposure.

San Francisco Declares Emergency over Monkeypox Spread

San Francisco Declares Emergency over Monkeypox Spread

HEALTH | By Eric Risberg and Andrew Selsky | Jul 30, 2022

The mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency Thursday over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut through red tape and fight a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic.

California Not Ready to Declare Emergency over Monkeypox

California Not Ready to Declare Emergency over Monkeypox

HEALTH | By Don Thompson and Janie Har | Jul 30, 2022

California officials are pressing for more vaccine and acting with "utmost urgency" to slow the spread of the monkeypox virus, but they have not decided whether to declare a statewide emergency.

Miami School Board Reverses itself, Approves Sex Ed Textbook

Miami School Board Reverses itself, Approves Sex Ed Textbook

HEALTH | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 30, 2022

The board for Florida's largest school district rescinded a decision made last week that rejected new sex education textbooks for middle and high school students.

Scientists Announce 5th HIV Patient Cured

Scientists Announce 5th HIV Patient Cured

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 29, 2022

Scientists announced at the International AIDS Conference that a fifth person has been cured of HIV, while in another case a patient is in long-term remission.

Under Fire, U.S. Officials Say Monkeypox Can Still be Stopped

Under Fire, U.S. Officials Say Monkeypox Can Still be Stopped

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jul 29, 2022

The country's monkeypox outbreak can still be stopped, U.S. health officials said Thursday, despite rising case numbers and so far limited vaccine supplies.

Seattle Man Resorts to Canada to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Seattle Man Resorts to Canada to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28, 2022

The response to the monkeypox outbreak has been so badly bungled in the United States that some gay men have simply decided to get their shots in Canada. One Seattle man told the media his story.

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

HEALTH | Jul 28, 2022

The head of the W.H.O. advised men at risk of catching monkeypox to consider reducing their sexual partners "for the moment" following the U.N. health agency declaring the escalating outbreaks in multiple countries to be a global emergency.

Global AIDS Fight at Crossroads after Setbacks During COVID

Global AIDS Fight at Crossroads after Setbacks During COVID

HIV/AIDS | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 27, 2022

Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are jeopardizing efforts to end AIDS.

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