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Iowa Judge Rules Transgender Women Deserve Surgery Coverage
Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive
Group Fights Bill to Declare Gay Conversion Therapy a Fraud

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Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

Iowa Judge Rules Transgender Women Deserve Surgery Coverage

By Lindsey Tanner |
Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?

Nearly 400 People Used California Assisted Death Law in 2017

Nearly 400 People Used California Assisted Death Law in 2017

By Don Thompson | Jun 23
California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal.

Lawsuits Challenge Efforts To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens

Lawsuits Challenge Efforts To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Jun 23
Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

New Evidence: Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's

New Evidence: Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's

Jun 22
Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.

Are Sugar Worries Weighing on Starbucks Frappucino Sales?

Are Sugar Worries Weighing on Starbucks Frappucino Sales?

By Candice Choi | Jun 22
Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons.

Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

By Lindsey Tanner | Jun 21
Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?

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Man Awarded $18.4 Million in Lawsuit Over Canceled HIV Test

Man Awarded $18.4 Million in Lawsuit Over Canceled HIV Test

Jun 20
A federal jury has awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who said in a lawsuit that two doctors failed to test him for HIV, which allowed the virus to progress to AIDS.


Health

Group Fights Bill to Declare Gay Conversion Therapy a Fraud

Group Fights Bill to Declare Gay Conversion Therapy a Fraud

An effort to call gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice gained ground in the California state Senate on Tuesday, despite opposition from hundreds who rallied to fight the proposal on religious grounds.

Fitness

CrossFit Fires Spokesman Who Tweeted LGBTQ Pride is a 'Sin'

CrossFit Fires Spokesman Who Tweeted LGBTQ Pride is a 'Sin'

A high-ranking spokesman for CrossFit has been fired by the fitness brand after tweeting support for a CrossFit gym's cancelation of a Pride event, writing that celebrating LGBTQ pride is a "sin."