Can a Blood Test Diagnose Depression?

Can a Blood Test Diagnose Depression?

More than 264 million people suffer from depression globally, and many never receive treatment. For those who have access to mental health care, treating depression and mood disorders can often feel like a guessing game with doctors and patients cycling through different medications in hopes of finding what works. “Mental ..Continue Reading

I’m a Pediatrician Who Cares for Transgender Kids – Here’s What You Need to Know About Social Support, Puberty Blockers and Other Medical Options That Improve Lives of Transgender Youth

I’m a Pediatrician Who Cares for Transgender Kids – Here’s What You Need to Know About Social Support, Puberty Blockers and Other Medical Options That Improve Lives of Transgender Youth

Mandy Coles, Boston University When Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn’t look at me or my colleague. Angry and crying, he insisted to us that he was cisgender – that he was a boy and had been born male. A few months before Charlie ..Continue Reading

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X. The 2019 rules dramatically limited access to these family planning ..Continue Reading

15 Minutes With Dr. Lauren Gardner

15 Minutes With Dr. Lauren Gardner

In January 2020, Lauren Gardner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, watched the Covid-19 pandemic start coming to light. Literally overnight, she and her team created the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 dashboard — yes, that dashboard — to track ..Continue Reading

Nearly 60 Million Americans Don’t Drink Their Tap Water, Research Suggests – Here’s Why That’s a Public Health Problem

Nearly 60 Million Americans Don’t Drink Their Tap Water, Research Suggests – Here’s Why That’s a Public Health Problem

By Asher Rosinger, Penn State Imagine seeing a news report about lead contamination in drinking water in a community that looks like yours. It might make you think twice about whether to drink your tap water or serve it to your kids – especially if you also have experienced tap ..Continue Reading

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension – What This Means for You

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension – What This Means for You

By William Petri, University of Virginia The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on April 13, 2021 halted use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that has been given to 6.8 million people in the U.S. The pause is due to reports ..Continue Reading

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

By April Dembosky, KQED, Kaiser Health News In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu, to the point where Billy Lemon can’t even remember how many times he’s had it. This story is from a partnership that includes NPR, ..Continue Reading

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Pain. We Should Know How Treatment Options Affect Them.

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Pain. We Should Know How Treatment Options Affect Them.

Monica Mallampalli, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor and Martha Nolan, senior policy advisor at HealthyWomen, continue our advocacy work in their op-ed in The Hill, “FDA Needs Better Data to Treat Chronic Pain.”