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  • A nurse prepares a man to donate blood, photo by Jonas Unruh/iStock

    Commentary

    Revisiting Restrictions on Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men

    Jul 5, 2016

    The FDA does not accept blood from male donors who have had sex with a man in the last 12 months. Is this restriction supported by scientific evidence? Or, is it related to lingering stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS?

  • Hotline call center, photo by PeopleImages/iStock

    Report

    Suicide Prevention Hotlines in California Could Improve Services

    Jul 12, 2016

    Suicide prevention hotlines in California respond to callers in need and reduce caller distress, but could improve their services and reach more users by expanding digital offerings such as chat services and establishing better programs to monitor and improve the quality of their services.

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