Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
New study shows it is not as easy as calories in =/= calories out for people trying to maintain long term weight loss.
A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!
15 interesting things.
When skeptics start questioning the scientific basis for the Burzynski Clinic’s highly expensive “antineoplaston” cancer therapy, that’s the time that you are supposed to offer proof of therapeutic benefit. Issuing threats instead tends to make it look like the Burzynski Clinic just doesn’t have any proofs to offer.
Do fat dads lead to fat kids?
Tests show GSK’s malaria vaccine just might work!
I always enjoy spending Ada Lovelace Day reading about amazing women. Luckily there’s advance reading in the Friday Hoyden archives. I thought others might enjoy a round-up of Friday Hoydens past in science and technology too.
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. […] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than 25,000 girls a day who… Read more →
I didn’t have a home birth, one of my children was born in a birth centre and the other one in a mainstream hospital but I absolutely support the right for other women to choose home birth if they so desire. Here is Andrew Laming MP (federal member of the House of Representatives and also an obstetrician) feeling as bewildered… Read more →
Putting her appearance ahead of her health actually seems the most sensible option? This choice is something she feels presents her in a favourably prudential light as a candidate for high office of any sort, let alone for the presidency?
Don’t let lack of qualifications in the field get in the way of some good old fashioned fat phobia!
Trigger warning for medical and sexual violence.
Graeme Reeves has been convicted of indecent assault of two patients and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on another, and sentenced. Survivor Carolyn DeWaegeneire condemns his sentence.
Cancer doctors are on a collision course with a Catholic health organisation over new religion-based rules which prohibit them recommending contraception to patients taking a drug derived from thalidomide, which can cause severe birth defects.