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Sex hormones for gender transitioning hike risk of stroke, heart attacks, study finds

As doctors consider how young is too young to give sex hormones to children who say they are transgender, more research is linking gender-affirming hormone therapy with an increased risk of strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. A new analysis found that trans women — people born male who identify as female — on hormone therapy… Read More »

E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like… Read More »

Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure treatment to develop… Read More »