Health News

Warning on Hardcore Street Drugs

There is a warning to LGBTQIA people who are polydrug users and those men on the chemsex scene this week, as the BBC News Channel reports that super strength street drugs, more powerful than heroin and fentanyl have made inroads into the drug taking community in the UK.  Over fifty deaths have occurred as a result of these since last summer.  The Director of Public Health for Birmingham, Doctor Justin Varney, warned that these drugs, which are manufactured in China and smuggled worldwide, could constitute a significant health problem.  The deaths are all linked to synthetic

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Private Clinic Gains Approval from Care Body

The BBC News Channel says that the UK's first private clinic for a gender hormone clinic has received approval from the Care Quality Commission to prescribe hormones for people with gender dysphoria over the age of sixteen.  It comes just weeks before the only NH

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Warning for IV Drug Users on Strep A

Health Protection officials at the UK's Health Protection Agency have issued a warning to people who inject drugs.

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Trans Trailblazing Psychiatrist Remembered

Tributes have been paid to Doctor Jeanne Hoff, who has passed on at the age of eighty five.  LGBTQ Nation newswire reports that Hoff "had already begun her own transition in 1976 when she took over the New York practice of Dr.

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Mental Health Support from MIND is Expanded

Bournemouth Community radio service Forest FM reports that mental health charity MIND in the region have launched an extension of the charity's national initiative "Mind Out" aimed at the LGBTQIA+ communities.  MindOutOnline is an exclusive mental health support

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that he is allocating one hundred and thirty thousand pounds from the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm for th


Jason Villemez  writing in Philadelphia Gay News this week, says that LGBTQIA people need a healthy dose of skepticism towards institutions and governments, courts and anyone in au


The BBC News Channel reports that Baroness Burt, a Liberal Democrat peer sitting in the House of Lords, has introduced a Private Members Bill to that house of Parliament, which wou


Raconteur, intellectual and television personality Stephen Fry has shared his message for the festive season, wishing people a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday


A "dark chapter in the history of Danish psychiatry".  That is how a new documentary series being aired by the Programma 1 network of the Copenhagen based Danish public broadcaster

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