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HPV self-sampling key for cancer screening in transgender patients

New research from Andrew Brouwer

Two studies published in the journal LGBT Health shed light on the acceptability and necessity of human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as a method for cancer screening among transgender and gender diverse individuals assigned female at birth.

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Gene-editing treatments for sickle cell disease may be out of reach for many

Q&A with Melissa Creary

Federal approval of a breakthrough gene-editing technology that treats the pain and debilitating effects of sickle cell disease is cause for celebration among a community with few options for relief, but it also comes with concerns that too few people can afford to pay for the therapy.

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Nursing homes hardest hit by health care employment declines

New research from Thuy Nguyen

Among health care job sectors, nursing homes have been the most adversely affected by declines in employment growth since the pandemic—a rate more than triple that of hospitals or physician offices, says a University of Michigan School of Public Health researcher.