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For Years Utah’s LGBTQ Children Were Subjected to Conversation Therapy. That’s about to End

Nathan Dalley had his first crush on a boy when he was in fourth grade. He had never felt a connection with another person quite like it. "It was different," he tells Newsweek. In that moment, the 9-year-old couldn't have envisioned how his attraction to that boy and others—and the ways in which adults would react to those sparks—would go on to shape his life.

‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Cancer Treatment Could Be on the Horizon After Scientists Discover New Immune Cell by Accident

Scientists have discovered a new cell in the immune system that can kill many types of cancer, which they hope could one day be used to create a "one size fits all" treatment for the disease.

Woman Loses Feet and Parts of Fingers After Menstrual Cup Caused Toxic Shock Syndrome

A woman had her feet and parts of her fingers amputated after developing toxic shock syndrome from using a menstrual cup.

Psychedelic Drugs Like LSD and Magic Mushrooms Linked to Transformative Experiences, Feeling Connected With Others

Psychedelics like LSD and magic mushrooms can boost a person's mood, make them feel more connected to others, and prompt transformative experiences, scientists who spoke to over 1,000 festival-goers have discovered.

China’s Mystery Illness Continues to Spread Ahead of Lunar New Year, the World’s Biggest Human Migration

Health officials in China have increased monitoring efforts for a mysterious form of pneumonia which has affected over 100 people, as the country gears up for the Lunar New Year—the world's biggest human migration.

Can Trump Lower The Price of Insulin And Epipens Without Congress?

In this week's Democratic presidential debate, Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said they could, and would, take executive action to reduce prices for much-needed drugs like insulin and Epipens as president—with or without help from Congress.

Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007.

What is Alopecia? Ayanna Pressley Reveals Hair Loss in Video, Hopes to Raise Awareness of Disease

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has announced she has alopecia in an official public revealing on The Root, where she removed her wig in public for the first time.