our bodies and minds

Depression and anxiety

Magic Bellybutton has written a terrific post about her experiences dealing with depression and anxiety. A lot of her experiences mirror mine, which is something I haven’t written about on the blog although I’ve thought a lot about doing so, especially since Lauredhel’s post on living with CFS and invisible disabilities. Where Magic Bellybutton and I differ is that it… Read more →

Cancer genes and other factors

There’s been a lot of press this last week about the reported breakthough in genome testing that will pinpoint clusters of imperfectly-copied genes that increase the risk of inheriting breast cancer. Much of the excitement is due to the fact that the technique can be equally well used in testing for other genetic combinations that increase the risk of developing… Read more →