Judge rules transgender surgeries must be covered by Medicaid

A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Bishop Tutu Dies At 90

Desmond Tutu, the Anglican church leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa,” has died. He was 90 years old.

“Prayer can help patients’ health” says respected cancer practitioner

A well-respected cancer practitioner stated in a recent USA Today article that he believes prayer can have a significant positive impact on patients’ health, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. A medical director at the Center for Recurrent Cancer in Florida, Dr. Gary Onik said his belief is based on both personal and clinical experience.

Federal Judge Orders Jan. 6 Detainee Released Over Issues at DC Jail

A man from Florida who stands accused of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol Building Jan. 6 has been ordered released from the D.C. Jail by a federal judge because of ongoing issues at the facility where he and dozens more suspects charged with crimes stemming from the riot are being held.

Israeli ‘GPS’ nano-drug targeting inflamed cells may replace antibody treatments

In a development that may eventually replace antibody therapeutics for humans, Israeli scientists have produced a “GPS-guided” nanoparticle drug that can precisely target inflamed unhealthy cells in mice without affecting surrounding healthy immune cells, the Times of Israel reports. Researchers say the drug may be ready for human trials within two years.

Israeli scientists increase life expectancy of mice, research may eventually translate to humans

Israeli scientists have been able to increase the life expectancy of mice by 23%, and believe this outcome could one day be translatable to humans, the Times of Israel reports. The peer-reviewed research was a collaboration between international scientists, including Prof. Rafael de Cabo from the US National Institutes of Health, and has been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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