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Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Australian regulators announced in February that psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psilocybin and MDMA as medication for certain mental health conditions starting July 1 of this year. The move makes Australia the first nation to approve the legal use of MDMA and psilocybin. This is a major regulatory step […]

Samantha Desmond (NEW YORK) — One baby got a special homecoming parade three months after he was born weighing only 1 pound and 15 ounces. Samantha Desmond, 28, of Peabody, Massachusetts, was only 25 weeks pregnant, her baby roughly the size of a head of cauliflower, when her water broke — nearly three months before […]

Noel Hendrickson/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned parents in a new report to thoroughly clean all infant feeding items to avoid bacterial contamination after two infants were reportedly infected with a rare bacteria. The CDC reported that two infants were infected with the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii, in 2021 and […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — A couple has filed a lawsuit against a California-based fertility clinic alleging the clinic transplanted an embryo with a cancer mutation during in vitro fertilization, despite the couple specifically cautioning against it. Melissa and Jason Diaz allege in their lawsuit, filed this week in Los Angeles, that the fertility […]

Massimiliano Finzi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 call centers and testing sites are closing across the United States as more Americans look to move on from the pandemic and with the emergency declaration set to end in May. In Rockland County, New York — just north of New York City — the call center closed […]

Westend61/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Increased time spent on social media is a risk factor for disordered eating, research shows. Andrea Vazzana, a child psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults at NYU Langone, said the negative influence of social media is largely owed to the amount of […]

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (NEW YORK) — An emergency room doctor is opening up about “one of the most interesting cases” she’s seen in her career so far and, in the process, warning people about wire grill brush injuries. Dr. Meghan Martin, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in […]

Richard T. Nowitz/Getty Images (JACKSON, Miss.) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill banning puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgeries for people under 18 in the state who are seeking gender-affirming health care. The state joins six other states — Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, South Dakota and Utah — with laws or policies that […]

Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An imminent ruling from a Texas federal judge could soon block the use of a common abortion medication across the United States, leaving one drug available. More than half of all abortions in the United States use a combination of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, according to the […]

Tacoma Police Department/FaceBook (TACOMA, Wash.) — Health officials in Washington state said they are set to arrest a woman Friday after they said she has been avoiding treatment or isolation for tuberculosis for over a year. The Tacoma-Pierce Health Department said the unidentified woman hasn’t complied with several court orders filed since January 2022. Judge […]