The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

Growing up gender-diverse means children and adolescents are much more likely to be bullied and excluded, and they are at high risk for depression, suicidal thoughts and suicide. “The statistics are pretty stark,” Dr. Breuner said, “triple the rate of suicide, five times the risk of suicidal ideation, bullying, teasing, abuse. It’s just horrific.” “The…

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Trilobites: Watch This Blob of Cells Become an Embryo in High-Resolution

When the video above starts, this wiggling, glowing blue blob seen under a new high-resolution microscope doesn’t look like much. But in just 26 seconds you and I can watch the blob’s tiny cells multiply, interact and organize into the first organ systems of a living mouse embryo. The hollow crater forming on the left…

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Personal Health: Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

Now a growing number of experts are asking if all these operations are really necessary, especially those done at younger ages. Are all prospective patients giving lesser remedies a fair trial? How many knee replacements result from unrealistic patient expectations or the subtle influence of monetary gain among surgeons who perform them? One recent study…

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Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

And so she called the network, whose founders proclaimed, “We are for every woman having exactly as many children as she wants, when she wants, if she wants.” The Janes’ tactics were worthy of a spy novel. A woman seeking to end her pregnancy left a message on an answering machine. A “Callback Jane” phoned…

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They Live in Public

After the author falls in love with a lesbian while still married, the two enthusiastically make a short comedy about female ejaculation. The Topple crew pitched in, building a giant vagina and helping with costumes. Mx. Soloway calls the film, inevitably, “If You Build It, She Will Come.” Pronoun play: Though Mx. Soloway now prefers…

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How Princess Eugenie Broke Royal Tradition With Her Second Wedding Dress

Princess Eugenie wowed with photos of her second wedding dress yesterday, after the Duke of York unveiled a shot of her and husband Jack Brooksbank arriving to their private reception. The royal looked radiant in a flowing Zac Posen gown that broke a royal tradition. Advertisement — Continue Reading Below According to Mail Online, Eugenie…

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Medical News Today: Do cannabinoids ease multiple sclerosis symptoms?

Using cannabinoids to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is controversial. This week, JAMA Network Open has published a systematic review and meta-analysis that might help settle the debate. Do cannabinoids reduce MS symptoms? A new analysis investigates. Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an autoimmune response, in which a person’s immune system attacks the myelin sheaths…

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