Health

HBO’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Discriminates Against Blind People

I’ve watched the trailer for “My Brilliant Friend,” the first installment of HBO’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, about 30 times. I’m not joking....

This Is Why Many Veterans Aren’t Getting The Care They Need

By Tim Henderson As the nation marks Veterans Day, many veterans in rural areas and some cities still face long wait times for health care...

Congo Is In The Midst Of The Worst Ebola Outbreak In...

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health...

Disabled People With Chronic Health Issues Face A World Of Inaccessibility

I visit my pain doctor on a monthly basis. Sometimes I get trigger point injections ― shots of lidocaine into my muscles to stop...

See The Stirring Anti-Palm Oil Ad Deemed Too Political For TV

A stirring television ad that highlights palm oil’s massive wildlife destruction has been barred from TV broadcast in the U.K. after it was deemed...

FDA To Restrict Sales Of Fruit And Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit- and candy-flavored...

Michelle Obama Reveals She Used IVF To Conceive Her Daughters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after having a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to...

I’m Not Deaf But I’m Not Hearing. Where Do I Belong?

I’m too hard of hearing to be considered part of the hearing world, but I’m not deaf enough to be considered part of the...

The FDA Just Approved An Opioid 10 Times More Powerful Than...

The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new opioid formulation this month, even as critics warned that it would likely be abused.  The drug,...

Michelle Obama’s Story Could Mean A Lot To Black Women Facing...

In her new memoir, Becoming, former first lady Michelle Obama talks frankly about the infertility, the miscarriage and the IVF treatments that she and husband...

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