FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A three-month sexual abstinence rule for blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men should be dropped by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, critics urge as the country struggles with a blood shortage. Right now, based on the slight chance ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 30 years after passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many doctors still don’t know how to provide accessible care, a new study finds. “Despite the fact people with disabilities comprise 25% of the population, they often confront barriersContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Spinal cord injuries in childhood are devastating no matter how they happen, but new research suggests that kids felled by gunshots are even worse off than those who suffer such an injury nonviolently. About 13% of spinal cord injuries in U.S. children areContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans may be dropping some of the stigma they once had toward depression, but attitudes toward other mental health conditions still seem stuck in the past, a new study shows. The research, based on interviews with U.S. adults conducted over 22 years, foundContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Poor neighborhoods of color bore the brunt of a surge in violent crime in U.S. cities early in the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. “This study adds to the mounting body of research showing that equal opportunities — including the opportunity to live,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The misconception that girls are less interested than boys in computer science and engineering begins at a young age in the United States. And it’s one reason for the gender gap in those career fields, according to a new study. In surveys ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Race-based gaps in health care and health outcomes persist in every region of the United States, a new state-by-state report card shows. Racial and ethnic disparities woven throughout America and its system of health care mean that people of color are more likelyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Male doctors are much more likely to refer patients to male surgeons, rather than send them to female surgeons with equal qualifications and experience, a new study finds. “During my 20 years in practice, I always had the sense it was easier forContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who face discrimination about their bodies, race, age or sex are at increased risk for mental health issues, researchers report. They analyzed data gathered from more than 1,800 U.S. participants who provided details about their mental health, behavior and experiences ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Will boys fixated on gore-filled video games become violent in real life? Many parents may worry that’s the case, but new and reassuring research finds violent video games don’t trigger actual violence in kids. The study included boys aged 8 to 18, theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room nurse Grace Politis was catching up on paperwork during her shift when she suddenly realized her head hurt badly. Then she blacked out. “Later on, I found out I was hit in the head twice with a fire extinguisher by aContinue Reading