Trump Wants to Repeal Another Obama Regulation and This Time He's Coming for Trans People's Health Care
Fresh off promoting "LGBTQ for Trump" tees for Pride month, President Donald Trump's administration is targeting transgender people...again.
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would woefully walk back an Obama-era regulation defining sex-based discrimination to include gender identity. The definition relates to section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in healthcare on civil rights grounds.
A Billionaire Pharmaceutical Company Founder Was Just Convicted of Racketeering and His Trial Brought Some Weird Revelations
John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering and other offenses on Thursday.
Kapoor, in his 70's, is the first pharmaceutical CEO to be hit with a conviction in the wake of the opioid epidemic. Like the four of his colleagues convicted with him, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
As a growing number of Democratic politicians throw support behind Medicare for All and tax hikes for America's top earners, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is demonizing them.
In an interview on Fox Business, Robertson singled out Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for her support of government funded healthcare, paid for in part by significant tax increases for the rich.
Jimmy Kimmel Just Called Out One of Donald Trump's Most Egregious Lies From His USA Today OpEd With a Perfect Analogy
Suicide rates are on the rise. It’s been a tragic summer for high profile suicides, with Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade recently taking their own lives. As suicide rates continue to grow, it’s becoming painfully clear that America is in the midst of a mental health crisis.
When Doctors Are Unable to Provide Proper Care to Undocumented Immigrants, the Patients Are Not the Only Ones Who Suffer
American medical care is currently in shambles. Compounding the difficulties surrounding our fractured system is the issue of how immigrants receive appropriate healthcare.
The city of Dubai wants to get to know its three million residents well—you might even say better than they know themselves. As part of a project called Dubai 10X Initiative, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) plans to gather the DNA of each of its inhabitants with the stated goal of ending disease in its population. By creating a giant database of genetic disorders in Dubai’s population, the city hopes that researchers can develop customized treatments.
The project has three phases: First, a database will be created to build the necessary infrastructure for large-scale whole-genome sequencing. Next, artificial intelligence will accomplish the complex sequence analysis. According to the DHA, it will analyze longitudinal data to predict risks associated with genetic illnesses. The third phase will develop precision medicine in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and academia to design treatments. The hope is that such a plan will ultimately eradicate genetic diseases, or at least predict them, so that doctors can work with patients to develop treatment and prevention plans. The ultimate goal, says the DHA, is to create a “happy and healthy society.”