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Does Obamacare Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery?

Obamacare Gender Reassignment Surgery

I got some incredible news for transgender Americans. According to the Daily Beast, Obamacare has effectively made it possible for gender reassignment surgery to one day be covered by healthcare insurance plans. As it stands, “federal law prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people.” It also prevents insurers from denying healthcare coverage to… Read more »

Weed Smokers Rejoice! Hemp Has Been Linked To Repairing DNA

Hemp

When it comes to the topic of marijuana, people these days have only one thing on their minds: Which state will be next to legalize weed? For many years, legally smoking marijuana has always been a pipe dream of many who indulge in the ganja, but now it is a reality for some. You can… Read more »

Breakfast Study States Meal Is No Longer ‘The Most Important Of The Day’

Breakfast Study Nixes Most Important Meal Claims

Breakfast study research has revealed that the once “most important meal of the day” isn’t that important after all. In fact, it’s just another meal. The revelations come from a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The Tech Times reports that “regularly eating breakfast is no better for weight… Read more »

Doctors Worry Over Apple HealthKit

Apple Health

Apple has already drummed up some great beta reviews for HealthKit, but not all doctors are on board. Specifically, Dr. Dushan Gunasekera and Dr. Rakesh Kapila are speaking out about potential risks and dangers HealthKit might bring on-board. Kapila is a private doctor in London at the South Kensington GP Clinic and Dr. Gunasekera is… Read more »

Ebola In Sacramento? New Mexico? Know The Symptoms

Ebola Virus strikes Sacramento?

The Ebola outbreak continues, but not in Sacramento. So keep calm, everyone. Health officials announced Thursday night that a Sacramento patient feared to have Ebola has tested negative for the virus. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Health, said in a press release: “We are pleased with the negative outcome of the… Read more »

Religion Can Fight Depression In The Elderly [Study]

Religion And Depression Make Interesting Bedfellows

Religion can help fight depression in the elderly, according to a new two-year study. The findings come by way of Corina Ronneberg, a graduate student and researcher with the Department of Gerontology at the John E. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies of the University of Massachusetts Boston. She led the research, which… Read more »

Baldness Cure: New Drug Could Help Patients Regrow Hair

Baldness Cure May Be Legit

Baldness cure hopes have been high since we first learned to take pride in our appearance; but to date, all of the treatments for losing one’s hair are average to suspect at best. Enter new research from Columbia University scientists, who’ve discovered the a twice-daily pill could help restore hair growth in five months or… Read more »

FDA Approves Multiple Sclerosis Drug Plegridy

Multiple Sclerosis

On Friday, health regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy. The drug, created by Biogen Idec, is a long-acting multiple sclerosis formula that will likely replace the company’s Avonex treatment. Plegridy is meant to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis and reduce relapse rates. Plegridy is… Read more »

What is Depression? Symptoms In Plain English

What is Depression? Find out what symptoms are classified here.

In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide and revelation of his struggle with depression, the Inquisitr recently reported that he was one of 16 million people in the U.S. who experience such symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health also reports that depression is the most common of all the mental and behavioral disorders–more common… Read more »

Blood Test Cost All Over The Place In California Healthcare System

Blood Test Cost Sky High And Low Low

Look up “blood test cost” online, and you’re liable to get many different answers. Nowhere is this truer than in the state of California, according to a recent study. The study, reported here by California Healthline, found that listed prices of common outpatient blood tests at California hospitals can vary by hundreds or thousands of… Read more »

World Health Organization Endorses Untested Drugs To Fight Ebola

who approves use of experimental ebola drug

A panel of medical ethicists within the World Heatlh Organization (WHO) has endorsed the use of untested drugs in order to combat the emerging Ebola virus outbreak, CNN is reporting. As the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in Africa has climbed over 1,000, the WHO panel concluded that using untested vaccines and treatments is… Read more »

Colgate Continues To Use Triclosan Despite Health Concerns

Total Toothpaste Hidden Danger

Colgate continues to use triclosan in their Total toothpaste — despite numerous health concerns. In 1997, the chemical was approved for over-the-counter use by the Food and Drug Administration. However, its safety is now being questioned. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent, which was originally developed for use in hospitals. Following its approval for consumer use,… Read more »

Military Suicide Study: Risk Higher For Those With Past Trauma Before Enlisting

Military Suicide Risk Higher For Those With Past Trauma

Military suicide risk is higher for those who’ve experienced past trauma prior to enlisting, according to a trio of new studies reported by PBS. The studies were presented as part of the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Washington, D.C., with each exploring the link between preliminary suicide attempts, sexual abuse, and the risk for… Read more »

What Causes Antibiotic Resistance? Video Answers This In Awesome Animation

Homeopathic Treatments can pose health risks in patients who forgo standard treatment

Thanks to advanced medicine, humans are now able to live longer and healthier lives. Unfortunately, one such advanced medicine is now losing its effectiveness. As years go by, it seems that antibiotics have lost their potential. The Inquisitr reported numerous times on antibiotics losing their strength in articles such as them losing their potential because… Read more »

Follow Chris Pratt’s Guide To Weight Loss And Lose 60 Pounds

Chris Pratt Dramatic Weight Loss

With Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt is now one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. He’s just not as “big” as he once was any longer. While the film has dominated the box office, raking in over $126 million over the weekend, much has been made of Pratt’s dramatic weight loss and… Read more »