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FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Longstanding restrictions on blood donations from gay or bisexual men could soon shift towards a more nuanced policy, where such men are asked about sexual partners and practices instead, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Natural gas stoves have become the latest flashpoint in America’s increasingly volatile political culture, after a top federal regulator publicly mulled over banning the appliances.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic and lifestyle factors are independently associated with the risk for Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published online Jan. 6 in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A three-dimensional (3-D) convolutional neural network (CNN) can be used as an artificial intelligence (AI) support system for differentiating colon carcinoma (CC) and acute diverticulitis (AD) on computed tomography (CT) images, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Network Open.

      FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are metabolites of intestinal flora, are associated with pregnancy complications, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

      A new home is being built on my street. I’ve visited the job site countless times to check on the progress and to observe the quality of the workmanship. So far I’ve recorded nearly 40 videos showing mistakes and shortfalls. You can view the videos on my website. The link is at the end of this column.

      We’ve received several comments and observations about a column we recently wrote about divorce, death and joint tenancy. A grandchild wrote about how her grandparents had a difficult marriage and divorce. But even after the divorce, they kept the property in both names. Whoever died first lost the house. But there were some questions about whether the grandmother, who died in March, actually still owned the property because she and our correspondent's mother paid all of the bills.

      Utah lawmakers on Friday approved a measure that would ban most transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming health care — including surgery or puberty blockers. The bill now goes to the desk of Republican Gov. Spencer Cox, who hasn’t yet taken a position on the legislation. The measure comes as legislators in at least 18 states consider similar bills targeting health care for young transgender people. Utah’s measure prohibits transgender surgery for youth and disallows hormone treatments for minors who have not yet been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The state’s Legislature made the topic a top priority, hearing the first draft just two days after the session started earlier this month.

      Groups representing social workers and women say they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its abortion ban and dropped their lawsuit. The National Association of Social Workers and the Abortion Fund of Ohio said their move Jan. 12 followed the city of Lebanon removing provisions that made aiding and abetting an abortion a crime. The city opted to revise the law rather than defend it in court. But the leader of the Texas group that pushed the ban said the revisions were of little consequence to the fact that abortion remains illegal in Lebanon from conception.

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