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Trans kids' treatment can start younger, new guidelines say

Jun. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

A leading transgender health association has lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition treatment, including sex hormones and surgeries. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health said hormones could be started at age 14, two years earlier than...

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Jun. 07, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects...

US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason

Jun. 03, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker's partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the...

Police chief says gunman targeted doctor who performed back surgery, blaming him for pain

Jun. 02, 2022 11:32 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police chief says gunman targeted doctor who performed back surgery, blaming him for pain.

Police: Tulsa medical building shooter was patient who'd recently underwent back surgery, had been complaining of pain

Jun. 02, 2022 11:29 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police: Tulsa medical building shooter was patient who'd recently underwent back surgery, had been complaining of pain.

Sea turtle delivers eggs, endures surgery after shark attack

Jun. 02, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A loggerhead turtle whose left fin was destroyed in a shark attack is rehabbing at Zoo Miami's new Sea Turtle Hospital, where veterinarians were able to save more than 100 of her eggs after she was rescued. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent the...

A 'terrible nightmare': Treating Ukraine's wounded civilians

May. 31, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — In wheelchairs and on stretchers, in ambulances and on train station platforms, they wait. Medical workers pull out ramps and wheel the patients onto the specially equipped train that will carry them westwards, away from the fighting raging in eastern Ukraine. ...

Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

May. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...