Topics :: health

Doctors: Sniff Poppers And You Could Go Blind

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Researchers in the United Kingdom say inhaling the 70s club drug "poppers," or isopropyl nitrate, can seriously damage your eyes, thanks to its new formula.

Simple Ways to Deal with Indigestion

By John Maroussas | Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Digestion is a complex process of converting food into fuel: Good digestion is one of the keys to optimal health, well-being, and staying fit and healthy.

National Gay Blood Drive Slated for July 11

By Mike Halterman | Friday Jul 4, 2014
As many gay men are well aware, nearly all of us are banned from donating blood as dictated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA Approves Inhalable Diabetes Drug

Sunday Jun 29, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels during meals.

FDA Oversight Complicates Fecal Transplant Treatment

By Matthew Perrone | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days.

CDC Launches New HIV Campaign ’Start Talking. Stop HIV.’

By Denise Royal | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants gay and bisexual men to start talking to stop AIDS with a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

Angel Faces Retreat Helps Burned and Traumatized Girls

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 15-21 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the organization Angel Faces, a non-profit organization for adolescent girls with severe burns or trauma, will hold a retreat to help girls.

SF Sex Worker Clinic Marks 15 Years

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday May 29, 2014
A San Francisco nonprofit that provides HIV testing, food, and other assistance to sex workers is marking its 15th anniversary as people in the industry - many of whom are LGBT - continue to face stigma, financial insecurity, and other challenges.

Fed Up

By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 9, 2014
This Katie Couric-narrated documentary from director Stephanie Soechtig serves up some alarming stats and traces contours of industry wrongdoing familiar from the "selling us death" model of big tobacco.

US Syphilis Rate Up; Mostly Gay and Bisexual Men

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday May 8, 2014
Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.