Health

Health

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The Birth Control Privacy Act would explicitly prohibit workplace wellness programs from disclosing personally identifiable information to employers about their workers’ use of birth control. ...
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Medicine syringe for a baby.

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years. ...
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Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred. ...
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Anne-christine d’Adesky in her element, at a San Francisco protest. (Photo: Juno Rosenhaus)

Exhausted from years of activism with ACT UP and The Lesbian Avengers, an organization she co-founded, d’Adesky took a break in Paris to reflect on her life while becoming entranced with long walks along the Seine River. ...
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Americans may have the edge on Olympic medals, fast food chains and Broadway musicals, but we’re severely lacking in the parental leave department. ...
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As the recent Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego demonstrates, the need for improved medical devices in our hospitals and for outpatients is one way to manage medical issues and prevent new problems. ...
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Just Want Privacy, the political group behind so-called “safety” initiative 1552, is violating Washington state’s election laws by failing to report numerous contributions from anti-LGBTQ groups like the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Alliance Defending Freedom, State Rep. Graham Hunt, and others. ...
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Seattle/King County Clinic returns to KeyArena at Seattle Center for a fourth year, Oct. 26-29, with an ambitious goal of providing over $3.5 million in free dental, vision and medical services to people in need. ...
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The report outlines how challenges, including a lifetime of discrimination in employment, accessing comprehensive health care, and housing-as well as lack of legal and social relationship recognition-can lead to poverty, social isolation, and poorer mental and physical health. ...
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San Francisco-Oakland finished third this year, Seattle-Tacoma fourth, San Jose fifth, Boston sixth, and Denver seventh. The top seven cities in the 2017 AFI are between 4-13 percentage points ahead of the rest of the pack. ...
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