• ‘No science’ behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

    ‘No science’ behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

    • Oct 16, 2017

    Gender dysphoria is a psychological condition in which a person’s experience of the psychological and cultural associations of their gender differ greatly from their biological sex. Dr. Paul Hruz, emphasizing the importance of rooting medical practices in science rather than ideology, says no randomized controlled trials have shown that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are the best treatments for children with the condition.

  • Pope’s clinics for the poor still up and running, despite media report

    Pope’s clinics for the poor still up and running, despite media report

    • Aug 24, 2017

    Despite an Italian media report on Thursday, a Vatican spokesperson told Crux there has been no interruption in services in any of the three Vatican-affiliated free medical clinics for the poor in Rome. The media report appears to have confused a situation surrounding a clinic run by an Italian non-profit organization with the pope’s own facilities.

  • Kenyan faith leaders urge better treatment for children with HIV

    Kenyan faith leaders urge better treatment for children with HIV

    • Jun 18, 2017

    The World Council of Churches working in tandem with many faith leaders in Kenya are trying to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS issues that continue to be a key problem in the nation. On the Day of the African Child, they called on pharmaceutical companies to prioritize the development of affordable, easy-to-swallow HIV drugs for children as one concrete action to implement immediately.