Category Archives: CNN – Health News

Fighting Ebola is hard but in the Congo mistrust and fear is making it harder

When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn’t believe it was real. As the disease latched onto families and spread through tightly packed neighborhoods, rumors began spreading of organ harvesting and political conspiracies, even as more people got sick and died. When the ambulances came to…MORE

FDA approves new drug for women with low sexual desire disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to return sexual desire to some women with low libido, the agency said Friday. The drug, bremelanotide, sold under the brand name Vyleesi by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, is an injection to be taken before sex. It’s intended to treat women who are premenopausal and have hypoactive sexual…MORE

A psychoanalysts group long said gay and trans people were abnormal. Now it’s apologizing for those views

An influential psychoanalysts group is apologizing for policies it reversed decades ago that it says “pathologized homosexuality and transgender identities.” “We all know that hearing the words ‘we are sorry’ is important to healing past trauma,” Lee Jaffe, president of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), said in a news release. “For many years we continued…MORE

Bill proposes fully covering HIV-prevention drug PrEP

US Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug that’s more than 92% effective in preventing new infections. If it becomes law, PrEP would be free to most patients. There were nearly 40,000 new HIV infections in the United…MORE

Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid

One in five adults in the US lives with a mental health problem according to the National Institute of Mental Health – but most don’t seek out professional help. That’s where Mental Health First Aid – an eight-hour workshop – hopes to fill the gap. The class trains citizens how to recognize the signs and…MORE

The US suicide rate is up 33% since 1999, research says

The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds. Suicide rates among people 15 to 64 increased significantly during that period, rising from 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, the most recent year…MORE

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The new Kane collab

The new Kane collab

Kane Brown has teamed up with Marshmello for a song called “One Thing Right”. Listen here!

Chris’ personal new song

Chris’ personal new song

Chris Young released a new song, “Drowning,” from his upcoming eighth studio album, Raised On Country, which is expected to drop later this year.