Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youth fleeing red state laws

Sacramento – Once again declared a haven from discriminatory policies in conservative states, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed off on a bill aimed at protecting transgender youth and their families from the ban on gender affirming sponsorship. Senate Bill 107 by State Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) provides a set of safeguards intended to … Read more

Spartans focus on student-athlete mental health

EAST LANSING – Returning to Michigan State earlier this year was an opportunity Ashton Henderson couldn’t refuse. Yes, the opportunity to work at his university was part of the reason for his enthusiasm. But there was a specific aspect of his role — he’s the associate executive director of athletics at Michigan State University Championship … Read more

Obesity experts want food labels that tell you to walk 15 minutes to burn off a bar of chocolate

Is this what your favorite snacks of the future will look like? Obesity experts want to scrap traffic sign stickers in favor of calorie-burning equivalents, which tell you to walk a 15-minute walk to burn off a bar of chocolate Experts want snack labels that show how much exercise you’ll need to burn off He … Read more

A Stitch in Time – Virginia Business

Possible ocular fusion of ODU and EVMS published September 29, 2022 by beth gujak C. Donald Combs, vice president and dean of Eastern Virginia Medical School, says the collaboration is “in the genes” of the institution. Photo by Mark Rhodes At the end of 2020, the Eastern Virginia Medical School vehemently rejected a study that … Read more

Mass healthcare costs. Heading into unbearable

health Health care spending is down for the first time in years in 2020, thanks to people putting off care during the pandemic. But now costs are expected to rise again. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Josh Reynolds/The Washington Post For the first time in years, health care spending in Massachusetts has fallen in 2020. … Read more

Pandemic may have made young people moodier and less cooperative: Study – The Hill

Story at a glance New research details the extent to which COVID-19 has changed individuals’ personalities. The changes were greatest among youth and Hispanic/Latino individuals. The decrease in certain traits was equivalent to the normal personality changes seen over a decade. Thousands of Americans experienced shifts in personality traits such as extraversion, agreeableness, openness and … Read more

Can a daily nutritious shake prevent memory loss? A new experiment aims to answer that, and is looking for volunteers.

After years of studying the way Americans eat, and the myriad health problems that result from poor diets, lead researcher Susan Roberts said it was time to be practical. “We can be fundamentalist and say that everyone should eat an optimal diet, but the truth is that for most people’s lives, it just won’t work … Read more

A new way to detect tumors: look for their microbes

Search for a picture of the tumor on Google, and you will likely end up with a group of brightly colored cancer cells against a dark background of healthy tissue. But for Jan Naronsky Haziza, a cancer biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the picture looks very different. A tumor may also … Read more

Mind Springs faces more scrutiny that CEO says baseless Western Colorado

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