This week on Catalyst: most people remove ticks incorrectly, and by doing so they vastly increase their chances of developing life-threatening allergic reactions.
A nurse-midwife with anti-contraception religious views sues a Family Planning Clinic that declined to hire her.
This is quite a radical proposal to deal with throat cancers caused by the a couple of strains of the HPV virus.
There was an interesting article in the Guardian a couple of days ago about the biological reasons for menopause. I have not read the studies that this story is based on, so commenters with more knowledge of this stuff please feel free to correct anything that I have misconstrued. Human females are one of three species currently known to undergo… Read more →
Can we have happiness at every size?
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
Fat bellies and men’s health. Does correlation really equal causation?
We’ve written a lot about the problems with pinkwashing of cancer “awareness” in the past, but this is the hardest month of the year to match actions with ideals on this issue, because (a) the pink products are everywhere, and (b) it is at least a good reminder of a worthy cause to direct our donations towards, if only we can be sure that the money is being used effectively.
Why are we rewarding children for good behaviour at all?
Starting to wonder if these guys ever feel like Chicken Little.
Guess what word gets you banned from participating in a debate on an abortion bill in Michigan.
This post brought to you by yet another ‘it’s just calories in calories out’ article.
Link round up for blogging against disablism day.
Things are not looking great in Western Australia for the rights of pregnant people at the moment. Yesterday we had this: Unborn babies given recognition in new laws Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of new laws the state government wants to bring in.[…] And today the Australian Medical… Read more →