THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As numerous U.S. states move to restrict transgender health care, a new study shows that such care can substantially improve teenagers’ mental health. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed transgender and nonbinary teenagers who received “gender-affirming” hormones —Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With more American men turning to testosterone therapy as a way to boost energy levels, build muscle and tackle erectile dysfunction, it’s no wonder that web-based merchants have stepped into the breach, seeking to grab market share away from doctors and pharmacies. ButContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — California’s plan to manufacture its own insulin could be a huge money-saver for state residents with diabetes — and possibly be a model for other states, according to experts. Earlier this year, California announced an initiative to bring its own insulin products toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A hormone therapy commonly used to prevent preterm births probably isn’t effective, a new study reports. Doctors have been prescribing vaginal progesterone treatments to help at-risk pregnant women delay delivery for as long as possible, researchers said. But a new study involving moreContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When young adolescents strongly identify with a gender that does not match their gender at birth, one option is to offer a reversible treatment that can delay the onset of puberty. If the desire to transition endures, that delay can be followed withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who use a particular insulin pump system that unauthorized people could access it and change how much insulin a patient receives. The pump at the center of the FDA alert is the Medtronic MiniMedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For women with breast cancer, their race may help predict the success of hormone therapy given before surgery. In a new study, researchers found that Black women treated with hormone therapy before cancer surgery (so-called “neoadjuvant endocrine therapy”) may be more likely toContinue Reading