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  • This Startup Aims To Track Women's Health Through Smart Tampons

    05/31/2016 10:08:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-31-2016 | ELIZABETH SEGRAN
    Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire, an entrepreneur and a scientist, respectively, who met in an infectious disease lab at Harvard, were stunned by the vast number of women's health issues that go undetected. It seemed clear to them that there was a problem with the way that medical testing worked in women's health. The system is fundamentally reactive, waiting for an illness to be detected before it springs into action. But when a positive test result comes back after an annual check-up, it could be too late. "We had to come up with something that would allow women to find...
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...
  • Even Without Scalia, Supreme Court Has Ample Reason to Affirm Law Protecting Women's Health

    02/23/2016 8:10:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Alison Howard
    On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the most consequential abortion cases since Roe v Wade. Even Planned Parenthood Federation of America wrote to its supporters just days ago: "It's no exaggeration to say this is the most important abortion access case to reach the Supreme Court in over 20 years." And now, with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia - one of the Supreme Court's most conservative and pro-life jurists - the stakes have become even greater. The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, addresses two particular aspects of a Texas law, HB...
  • Trump, Carson, Fiorina lead GOP pack in Iowa

    09/22/2015 10:36:32 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, with 24 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 17 percent, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, with 13 percent, take the top spots in Public Policy Polling's newest survey of GOP primary voters in the Hawkeye State.The rest of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination register in single digits, including Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), at 8 percent each, and former Govs. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Mike Huckabee (Ark.), at 6 percent apiece. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who dropped out of the GOP race Monday after falling dramatically in polls,...
  • Abortions of baby kangaroos

    08/18/2015 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Man up, Women: Have the decency to acknowledge that abortion is the taking of a life. It's time to move this discussion from false assumptions to truth and fact Abortions of baby kangaroos New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for President was asked recently why he had changed his views on abortion from being in favour to being against it. He said it happened the day he was with his wife, pregnant with their second child, during an early first term obstetric exam. He heard a heartbeat. His child’s heartbeat. And he had...
  • These 7 Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned...(VOTE IS TODAY- PLEASE CALL)

    08/03/2015 7:29:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies ^ | 7/02/15 | Steven Ertelt
    "These Seven Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned Parenthood" The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Following pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement of a working group, Senator Joni Ernst and Senators Rand Paul and James Lankford, along with 21 cosponsors, introduced legislation to protect women’s health and defund Planned Parenthood, S.1881.
  • N.J. Democrats to revive effort to restore $7.5 million Christie cut for women's health

    06/24/2015 7:05:59 PM PDT · by Coleus ^ | 06.22.15 | Susan K. Livio
    Democratic leaders will introduce a budget that once again includes $7.5 million Gov. Chris Christie eliminated five years ago for women's health services and led to the closure of six family planning centers, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said.Christie said in 2010 he eliminated the funds as part of a wide array of cuts to close a budget gap. But in speeches to conservative groups in February and again last week, the Republican governor, who is mulling a bid for president, boasted he had "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget."Now that his true...
  • Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health

    07/20/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Pres ^ | July 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health by Daniel Clark Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D, Conn.) has introduced a bill called the Women’s Health Protection Act, although if you read any farther than the title, which he’d rather you didn’t, you’d find that it and practically everything that follows is a lie. The purpose of the bill is to nullify state laws that were passed in reaction to the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, which imposed previously nonexistent health and safety standards on abortion clinics. If you’re wondering how the repeal of those standards would serve to protect women’s health,...
  • White House: Court ruling risks women's health

    06/30/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    AP ^ | June 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.
  • Planned Parenthood Cuts Breast Screenings 34% After Exploiting Komen for Millions

    12/13/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    I hate to say I told you so. That’s usually an empty phrase. Let’s face it: most people love to say “I told you so.” But in this case, I really do hate it—because I successfully predicted that something pretty awful would happen. Back in February of 2012, the Susan G. Komen controversy was at its zenith. You’ll recall that Susan G. Komen announced that it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, which it had been doing to the tune of about $600,000 a year, and use that money for other projects instead. Planned Parenthood responded with an extensive media campaign...
  • Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Sweeping Pro-Choice Bill Into Law

    10/11/2013 7:44:02 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 10, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    As many states look to curb abortion access and further regulate the practice, California's government has decided to take the opposite route. Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that dramatically expands abortion access in California, allowing for non-physicians such as nurses to perform the abortion procedure.
  • What ‘Women’s Health’ Really Means

    06/28/2013 6:45:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: “Well, at least you have your abortion rights”? Why not? Maybe it’s because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman’s health. But don’t tell that to the liberal group Think Progress. On Twitter, it recently teased some shocking news: “Why 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for woman’s [sic] health in modern history.” When I followed to the linked story, there was nothing about a spike in cervical- or breast-cancer rates. Nothing about occupational safety for female...
  • Abortion Rights Not Synonymous With Women's Health

    06/28/2013 4:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 28, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that to the liberal group Think Progress. On Twitter, it recently teased some shocking news: "Why 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for woman's [sic] health in modern history." When I followed to the linked story, there was nothing about a spike in cervical or breast cancer rates. Nothing about occupational safety for...
  • An Ugly, Up-Close Look at the Dems

    09/08/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 8, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Michelle Obama, in her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week, explained that her husband "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care." If you're anything like me, you would like to believe the first lady on general principle. "Just say no to drugs"; "Read"; "Exercise": These are good messages that have come from first ladies, including this one. Life is more complicated than simple slogans, however, and in this particular narrative, she was putting a spin on the redefining of religious liberty that's occurred under...
  • Circus of the Vagina-gogues

    09/07/2012 6:58:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hide your children. This is what the progressive left's idea of women's empowerment looks like: For the past two weeks, radical feminists from the group Code Pink have paraded across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes. The goal is "respect" for women's bodies and women's abortion rights. It's part of the coordinated campaign to fight the right's purported "war on women." The Vagina Puppets' Democratic Party sympathizers, from professional birth control freeloader Sandra Fluke to first lady Michelle Obama, dog-whistled the same messages of "choice" and "freedom" from the convention stage. "We are ......
  • Century Foundation

    08/31/2012 6:30:28 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 2 replies
    Health Beat ^ | 8-30-12 | Maggie Mahar
    "For decades, Republicans have opposed abortion. This, we know, and so it comes as no surprise that Mitt Romney, the Party’s presidential candidate, has called “Roe vs. Wade“ one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history.” But what some call the “war against women” is escalating. This year, the Republican platform calls for a constitutional amendment that would make abortion illegal."
  • "The War on Women -- Just a Fluke?"

    08/16/2012 6:32:39 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 13 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    Comedian Steve Martin once quipped, “I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.” Sadly, combatants in the “war on women” seem to agree with Martin, except they want others to pay for their sex — at least the contraception. Last week, Georgetown law student and contraception activist Sandra Fluke led the battle cry at a presidential campaign rally in Denver. She argued that without the controversial government mandate requiring employers to provide free contraceptive services, women would lose control over their health care choices. In post-rally interviews videotaped by Caleb Bonham,...
  • JUDGE Temporarily BLOCKS Mississippi LAW That Could Shut Down State’s Only ABORTION Clinic

    07/02/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies ^ | July 1, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI LAW THAT COULD SHUT DOWN STATE’S ONLY ABORTION CLINIC By Madeleine Morgenstern Anti-abortion advocates stand outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic. A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a new law that could see it shut down. (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block...

    Cleveland, Ohio - (IMpossible News) As you are full aware of by now, our government loves you. They are very concerned about your health and the many choices you make from day to day. There are so many signs they care, I am beginning to lose count. Helmet laws, seatbelt laws, contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD's, and half of the package on our foods now has in big letters the calories and dietary information you deserve too know about. Tabacco products must carry bold warnings about the dangers of smoking, and may even include images of blackened lungs...
  • National Organization for Women opposes Senate health bill

    12/19/2009 11:17:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 520+ views
    National Organization for Women opposes Senate health bill By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 01:55 PM ET A leading women's group called on senators on Saturday to defeat its healthcare reform bill. The leader of the National Organization for Women (NOW) excoriated the language in the health bill curtailing federal support for insurance plan covering abortions, which was inserted to win the 60th vote of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). "The so-called health care reform bill now before the Senate, with the addition of Majority Leader Harry Reid's Manager's Amendment, amounts to a health insurance bill for half the population and a...
  • National Organization for Women opposes Senate health bill

    12/19/2009 3:25:46 PM PST · by ransomnote · 9 replies · 544+ views ^ | 12/19/09 01:55 PM ET | By Michael O'Brien
    A leading women's group called on senators on Saturday to defeat its healthcare reform bill. The leader of the National Organization for Women (NOW) excoriated the language in the health bill curtailing federal support for insurance plan covering abortions, which was inserted to win the 60th vote of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). "The so-called health care reform bill now before the Senate, with the addition of Majority Leader Harry Reid's Manager's Amendment, amounts to a health insurance bill for half the population and a sweeping anti-abortion law for the rest of us," NOW President Terry O'Neill said in a statement.
  • (Breast Cancer:) Rationing's First Step

    11/18/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,134+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | IBD staff
    Health Care: A government task force has decided that women need fewer mammograms and later in life. Shouldn't that be between patient and physician? We have seen the future of health care, and it doesn't work. We have warned repeatedly that the net results of health care bills before Congress will be higher demand, fewer doctors, more cost control, all leading to rationing. New recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer and the necessity for early and frequent mammograms do not convince us otherwise. Just six months ago, the panel, which works under the...
  • "I would never have let her go in there had I seen this” ( San Diego Pro-Lifers )

    03/11/2009 2:20:38 PM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 1,094+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 11, 2009 | staff
    Planned Parenthood, First Avenue and Grape Street, San Diego, Saturday, March 7, 2009 Planned Parenthood at First Avenue and Grape Street near downtown San Diego started telling customers last Saturday, February 28, they would not be allowed in if they had leaflets given them by "the protestors." Surprisingly, this did not stop nearly the same number of potential clients getting the "Danger" pamphlet on Saturday, March 7. Most clients seemed willing to roll down their windows as they were turning into the clinic's driveway and accept information about the clinic. By 8 a.m., nearly 10 customers coming in the driveway...
  • Human Life & Bioethics (FRC - Family Research Council)

    01/31/2009 6:12:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 331+ views
    FRC ^ | October 5, 2007
    Family Research Council recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from conception (whether by natural or artificial means) until death. FRC desires to help build a culture of life, holding that all human life is a gift to be treasured. The life of every human being is an intrinsic good, not something whose value is conditional upon its usefulness to others or to the state.Threats to human life include abortion, euthanasia, and many new forms of biotechnology. However, human beings need not prove their moral worth by demonstrating sentience, or self-awareness, or a certain level of cognitive...
  • IRAQ: Male Gynaecologists Attacked By Extremists (Two Doctors Murdered For "Religion Of Peace")

    11/14/2007 7:10:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 153+ views
    IRIN News ^ | Thursday 15 November 2007 | IRIN News
    IRAQ: Male gynaecologists attacked by extremists BAGHDAD, 13 November 2007 (IRIN) - Male gynaecologists are being targeted by Islamic extremists in Iraq as they are accused of invading the privacy of women. Women’s NGOs have raised concerns as there are few women gynaecologists in the country and their male counterparts are scared to continue working. “Because of the extremists’ religious views, doctors are scared to continue with their work and the number of women gynaecologists is very low and cannot meet the demand,” said Mayada Zuhair, spokeswoman for the Women’ Rights Association (WRA). “Extremists say that [male] doctors are not...
  • Atkins Beats Other Diet Plans in Study

    03/06/2007 5:26:53 PM PST · by decimon · 45 replies · 1,346+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2007 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - The low-carb, high-fat Atkins diet gets high marks in one of the biggest, longest head-to-head studies of popular weight-loss plans, beating the Zone, the Ornish diet and even U.S. guidelines. Even so, critics say the results show how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. Overweight women on the Atkins plan lost more weight over a year than those on the low-carb Zone diet. And they had slightly better blood pressure and cholesterol readings than those on the Zone; the very low-fat, high-carb Ornish diet, and a low-fat, high-carb diet similar to U.S. government guidelines....
  • Review: Plan B, How It Works and Doesn't Work (Vanity)

    09/02/2006 1:05:05 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 17 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | September 2, 2006 | Beverly B. Nuckols, MD
    I'm convinced that Plan B does not block implantation. Because I keep getting emails, hearing radio personalities and reading posts on various forums claiming that Plan B is an abortifacient, here's a review of information on the medical effects of the pills and on the other effects and lack of effects. The overwhelming evidence - from several different groups of researchers - is that Plan B, the single ingredient protocol containing a synthetic progesterone called levonorgestrel, only works - when it works - the 5 days or so before and just after ovulation. Furthermore, since few women really know when...
  • Jill Stanek: The biggest boobs

    05/17/2006 4:13:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 6,411+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/17/06 | Jill Stanek
    According to its president, the National Breast Cancer Coalition has "revolutionized" public policy in the quest to eradicate breast cancer. But NBCC has an odd way of running its revolution. On May 4, NBCC announced the Golden Boob Awards, to "highlight the biggest boobs of all – the organizations that are using breast cancer purely as a way to make money or to promote an ideology." "Biggest boobs"? That NBCC would so crassly refer to a body part carrying such deep sexual and maternal significance to those mourning or fearing its loss is shameful – the equivalent to announcing...
  • Groups Say Politics Put RU 486 on the Shelf ... and Politics Keeping It There

    05/16/2006 2:34:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 398+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 5/16/06 | Rusty Pugh and Jody Brown
    (AgapePress) - A women's pro-life group says pro-abortion forces and the maker of a dangerous abortion pill don't want the product pulled from the market, even while medical evidence against it mounts. Meanwhile, a government corruption watchdog group says it has proof the Clinton administration inappropriately used its political prowess to put the drug on the shelf in the first place.A public workshop sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was held in Atlanta last week in response to the deaths of more women being attributed to the abortion drug RU 486 or to complications from taking the drug,...
  • Health experts say cause for concern over "abortion pill"

    05/11/2006 6:31:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 426+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/06 | Susan Heavey
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Reports of rare bacterial infections, including a handful of cases in women who have taken the controversial RU-486 abortion pill, are cause for concern and warrant further study, U.S. health experts said on Thursday. Two sometimes fatal bugs -- Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium difficile -- are a particular worry as antibiotic resistance grows and infections occur in people without typical risk factors, doctors and researchers said. While the infections also have been reported in drug users, surgical patients and accident victims, including men, those found in women taking the pill drew the most scrutiny at a public...
  • New HIV/AIDS cases on the rise in women and girls

    03/09/2006 10:38:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 481+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/9/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women and girls - get out your red ribbons. March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As of 2004, 27 percent of new AIDS cases in the United States were in women -- and women of color, especially African American women, made up the majority of these new cases, according to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. To raise awareness of this growing problem in the U.S. and globally, March 10th will mark the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci announced in a statement. In...
  • Medical Records Link Abortion With Death

    02/28/2006 4:44:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 990+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 2/28/06 | AFA Journal
    (AgapePress) - Several new studies reveal an unprecedented accuracy in linking women's medical records to their death certificates when comparing abortion and childbirth mortality rates. Such findings could possibly change the application of the 33-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling -- which legalized abortion -- while alerting medical professionals to common risk factors associated with abortion and death.One of the studies, which is part of a series, was completed by researchers from the National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health in Finland. Its findings disputed the age-old presumption that abortion is linked to fewer deaths than is childbirth...
  • Have They No Shame?

    01/30/2006 6:35:28 PM PST · by Lauren BaRecall · 21 replies · 368+ views
    Dr. Erika's Blog ^ | January 26, 2006 | Dr. Erika Schwartz
    In a breathtaking act of bravado, Wyeth is trying to take away your right to access bioidentical hormones and compounding pharmacies by enlisting so-called women’s and physician groups like The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG which is funded in part by Wyeth), North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA also a 'partner' of Wyeth) which have become nothing more than covert "fronts" for the pharmaceutical industry. In October 2005 Wyeth filed a citizen petition with the FDA essentially asking for elimination of the compounding of bioidentical hormone option for women of all ages....
  • Women’s health care – A new era

    01/04/2006 9:17:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 124 replies · 898+ views
    Catholic Insight ^ | January, 2006 | John B. Shea M.D., FRCP(C)
    In 1968, Pope Paul VI taught that a husband and wife, in full recognition of their own duties toward God, themselves, the family and society, should respect the fact that in the task of the transmission of life, they must conform their activity to the creative intention of God, expressed in the very nature of marriage and of its acts, and manifested by the constant teaching of the Church.1 This teaching precluded every action that renders procreation impossible, either as an end or a means, through the acts of contraception or sterilization. Pope Pius XII taught that if there are...
  • After Abortion Women's Suicide Rates Are Highest Says New Study

    12/01/2005 4:19:46 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,203+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2 December 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL, December 1, 2005 ( - Compared to women who have not been pregnant in the prior year, deaths from suicide, accidents and homicide are 248% higher in the year following an abortion, according to a new 13-year study of the entire population of women in Finland. The study also found that majority of the extra deaths among women who had abortions were due to suicide. The suicide rate among women who had abortions was six times higher than that of women who had given birth in the prior year and double that of women who had miscarriages. The...
  • Torturing Women (Abortion)

    07/25/2005 6:04:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 7/25/05 | Steve Kellmeyer
    Unusual things are happening in the feminist world. The Hungarian representative to UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) said that, in the future, abortion will be viewed by women in the same way that torture is now viewed by human rights advocates. Now, given how often the UN turns a blind eye to torture, Saddam Hussein’s regime being a fine example of the carefully shielded glance, we may justifiably wonder if this means torture will become acceptable or abortion unacceptable. But even so, the possibility that CEDAW members are beginning to question the practice is telling....
  • Fatalities Blamed On Birth Control Patch

    07/14/2005 6:27:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 97 replies · 6,769+ views
    WUSA9News ^ | 7/13/05 | AP
    Gingerly, Kathleen Thoren's family gathered around her in the intensive care unit, unable to speak to their beloved sister, daughter, wife, or even stroke her hands. The slightest stimulation might create a fatal amount of pressure on the 25-year-old woman's swollen brain, warned the doctors. "We were horrified, but we tried to just quietly be with her," said her sister Erika Klein. "In the end, it didn't help." The mother of three died last fall, just after Thanksgiving, after days of agonizing headaches that the coroner's report said were brought on by hormones released into her system by Ortho Evra,...
  • Dr. Hager's Family Values

    05/27/2005 4:11:31 AM PDT · by GantryElmer · 4 replies · 529+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 30, 2005 | AYELISH MCGARVEY
    Late last October Dr. W. David Hager, a prominent obstetrician-gynecologist and Bush Administration appointee to the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), took to the pulpit as the featured speaker at a morning service. He stood in the campus chapel at Asbury College, a small evangelical Christian school nestled among picturesque horse farms in the small town of Wilmore in Kentucky's bluegrass region. Hager is an Asburian nabob; his elderly father is a past president of the college, and Hager himself currently sits on his alma mater's board of trustees. Even the school's...
  • Jesus and the FDA

    11/09/2004 2:01:23 PM PST · by crushelits · 28 replies · 813+ views ^ | Saturday, Oct. 05, 2002 | KAREN TUMULTY
    A quiet battle is raging over the Bush Administration's plan to appoint a scantily credentialed doctor, whose writings include a book titled As Jesus Cared for Women: Restoring Women Then and Now, to head an influential Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel on women's health policy. Sources tell Time that the agency's choice for the advisory panel is Dr. W. David Hager, an obstetrician-gynecologist who also wrote, with his wife Linda, Stress and the Woman's Body, which puts "an emphasis on the restorative power of Jesus Christ in one's life" and recommends specific Scripture readings and prayers for such ailments...
  • Scientists find a way to beat the menopause

    03/10/2004 9:44:47 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 8 replies · 347+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | March 10,2004 | Roger Highfield
    Scientists find a way to beat the menopause By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 11/03/2004) Scientists have discovered a new way to defy the menopause which could change women's lives, they announce today. Charlotte Woodhouse Their research raises the prospect of extending childbearing years and offers a more natural alternative to HRT to offset ageing and maintain youthful vigour. The discovery that women may make eggs after birth, rather than be born with all the eggs they would ever have, could provide profound insights into the timing of the menopause. It is also likely to help to improve the success...
  • Silicone Implants Reconsidered;Some Say FDA Is Moving Too Fast

    07/21/2003 1:43:33 PM PDT · by onedoug · 97 replies · 526+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 JUL 2003 | Marc Kaufman, Washington Post Staff Writer
    After more than a decade of sharply restricted sales because of health concerns, silicone gel breast implants are poised for an unusual return to the market. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing an application to approve the controversial devices, and close observers believe it will rule on the subject this year.The National Organization for Women and the consumer group Public Citizen fear that the FDA is moving too fast, and will call today for the agency to slow considerably its review process. They say that the long-term studies needed to determine whether there is a health risk from silicone...
  • Hollywood Elite Help Pro-Abortion Group's TV Ad Campaign

    04/14/2003 10:18:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies · 436+ views
    Hollywood, CA — The pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation on Monday launched its nationwide "Never Go Back" campaign, which aims to keep abortion legal in the United States. And it's receiving help from several of Hollywood's elite actresses and musicians. Katherine Spillar, executive vice president of the abortion advocacy group who spoke at the campaign launch, said that the Supreme Court could have vacancies as soon as this summer, and those vacancies could threaten Roe v. Wade. Spillar emphasized the importance of Senate leadership — especially pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) — in questioning all of President Bush's judicial...
  • Contact your Representatives NOW! H.R.207

    03/06/2003 9:37:10 PM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 9 replies · 261+ views
    me | 3/6/03 | I'm ALL Right!
    There is a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives that is going to be voted on shortly that would make some nutritional supplements controlled substances. Controlled substances are illegal drugs not prescription drugs!! Two of the supplements targeted are two supplemental hormones - DHEA and Pregnenolone. If this passes, Progesterone (which is derived from Pregnenolone) would most likely become a target. Without the ability to use it un-restricted, women will not be able to buy or use natural progesterone products. That means that we will be thrown back into the hands of the pharmaceutical companies and our doctors to...
  • Oral sex carries risk of HPV and cancer

    11/06/2002 6:41:58 PM PST · by hocndoc · 34 replies · 3,442+ views Oral sex isn't safe sex, especially for women, Montreal conference told Canadian Press Thursday, October 31, 2002 MONTREAL (CP) - Engaging in oral sex doesn't mean practising safe sex - and that's especially true for women, a Montreal public-health physician warned Thursday at a national conference. Dr. Marc Steben, an expert on infectious diseases, said that women are at heightened risk of contracting the human papilloma virus through oral sex. There are different strains of the virus, HPV for short, and they are considered the most common of sexually transmitted diseases. One strain causes genital warts, while HPV 16...