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Fighting Ebola is hard but in the Congo mistrust and fear is making it harder

When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn’t believe it was real. As the disease latched onto families and spread through tightly packed neighborhoods, rumors began spreading of organ harvesting and political conspiracies, even as more people got sick and died. When the ambulances came to…More

FDA approves new drug for women with low sexual desire disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to return sexual desire to some women with low libido, the agency said Friday. The drug, bremelanotide, sold under the brand name Vyleesi by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, is an injection to be taken before sex. It’s intended to treat women who are premenopausal and have hypoactive sexual…More

A psychoanalysts group long said gay and trans people were abnormal. Now it’s apologizing for those views

An influential psychoanalysts group is apologizing for policies it reversed decades ago that it says “pathologized homosexuality and transgender identities.” “We all know that hearing the words ‘we are sorry’ is important to healing past trauma,” Lee Jaffe, president of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), said in a news release. “For many years we continued…More