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.
More than 80% of Americans have a widely used herbicide lurking in their urine, a new government study suggests.
Pope Francis says he will not resign soon despite several ailments, and he hopes to visit Kyiv and Moscow soon as part of a peace initiative.
A recent drug trial administered to a handful of cancer patients had the surprising result of eliminating the disease in every participant involved.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly nominated a hardline security official to replace him while he has cancer surgery.
The United Nations adopted a resolution Thursday to combat the denial of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, despite opposition from Iran, which seeks the destruction of Israel.
The U.S.-based Make-A-Wish Foundation has refused to grant 4-year-old cancer patient Rocco DiMaggio a wish to go to Disney World in Florida because he isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.
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.
Bob Dole, who survived deep war wounds to become the U.S. Senate leader and a Republican presidential candidate, has died. He was 98.
Belgian police tried to disperse thousands of people marching through Brussels amid mounting anger across Europe against government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.
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.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday that Pope Francis had called him a “good Catholic” despite the president’s support for abortion.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University say the first 3D bioprinting of an entire active tumor marks a scientific breakthrough that will aid the battle against cancer by allowing researchers to develop bespoke cures in a simulated setting.
Lebanon’s top hospital struggled to keep patients alive Tuesday after a massive fuel tank explosion that killed dozens added to fuel shortages.
The preaching grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham was released from hospital after battling the Delta variant of the coronavirus and pneumonia, his mother confirmed.
Top US infectious disease official Anthony Fauci indicated on Sunday that the most “vulnerable” individuals will be “among the first” to receive a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Israel became the first country in the world to begin giving third vaccinations to at-risk individuals on Monday.
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 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.