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California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California lawmakers have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia By ADAM BEAM Associated Press January 14, 2020, 12:59 AM 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Omega-3 Fish Oil As Effective As Meds For Some ADHD Kids

According to researchers, attention improved in children with ADHD when given omega-3 fish oil supplements, but only in children with omega-3 blood levels that were low.[1] Previous studies by the researchers discovered that children who are omega-3 deficient are more prone to having severe ADHD. The 12 week randomized controlled trial consisted of 92 ADHD… Read More »

Haven rolls out health plan pilot for some employees

Haven, the Boston-based healthcare company formed by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway, is testing a new health plan for bank employees, a JPMorgan spokesman has confirmed. The pilot is taking place in two states, confirmed Andrew Gray, managing director corporate communications of JPMorgan Chase. The insurance pilot is being tested in Ohio… Read More »

Hospitals get high-tech help to provide nutrition to some patients – WKRC TV Cincinnati

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Hospitals get high-tech help to provide nutrition to some patients  WKRC TV Cincinnati CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Health care providers are getting some high-tech help when it comes to patients, meeting nutritional needs and helping them to heal. "Pharmacy|Nutrition" – Google News