April 7 is World Health Day. Mothers for Choice are having a blogswarm on why Abortion is a health issue not a crime.
Today’s Guest Hoyden is Frances, from the fat acceptance advocacy blog Corpulent.
Going to get something as simple as a check-up, a consultation or a pap smear can be a hugely stressful event for a fat person. However, there are good health care professionals out there. There are doctors that will treat a fat person without demonising their fat body. But it’s hard to know where to look.
In light of this, I’ve set up the All Bodies Directory…
Just when you thought it was Ladies of Leisure being at fault now it’s working mothers making their children fat.
on Saturday night I found myself watching a late-night 1950s black and white movie – something I haven’t done much of since the demise of Bill Collins and Ivan Hutchinson’s shows. Oh, how I used to love those old black and white movies (cue massive eyeroll from the kids). Some of the interest lies in a mixture of plot points which appear to have been written while dropping acid combined with gender and class expectations which are all too real.
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.
Fred Vogelstein, parent of a child with epilepsy that’s been unable to be effectively controlled pharmaceutically, describes his family’s positive experience with a ketogenic diet as a treatment regime: a diet that involves a whole lot of fat in a restricted calorie regime that requires measuring food in fractions of grams. The whole story behind this increasingly accepted but horrendously complicated to manage treatment is a fascinating read.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration last week approved Gardasil for use on males up to the age of 26.
Research generally shows some important health benefits related to fetal uptake of maternal dietary DHA, but increased IQ no longer appears to be one of them. At least increasing one’s intake of fish oil has few if any downsides for either mother or fetus.
Women remain vastly underrepresented in biomedical research despite significant differences in the way they experience many diseases, medications and therapies compared to men. Despite federal mandates to include women in studies, there is much that still needs to be done, says Teresa Woodruff, a leading women’s health scientist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in a June 9 commentary in the journal Nature.
Anti-immunisation doctor banned in the UK. As he is now in the US this will do little to slow him down. Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Wakefield described the decision as “a little bump on the road.” He claimed the US government has been settling cases of vaccine-induced autism since 1991. SMH 25/5/10 The US government may have been settling… Read more →
At some point during my own pregnancy I knew I would confront my pro-choice politics, not because I had had an abortion in the past but because I could have, and because I believe so strongly in my right to do so. Because I dedicated some years of my career to the pro-choice movement; because I personally assisted other women,… Read more →
Media articles on contraception surveys and how silly teh wimminz are pretty much always bother me. For a whole variety of reasons. Here’s one of them. There is so much elided, left out, glossed over, ignored, probably not even known by the author. So many opportunities lost to examine the actual issues. So many assumptions made. Women fear GP contraception… Read more →
Castoo is a business that offers “tattoos” for plaster casts. You can get dragons, fairies, flames, sharks, old skool tattoos, flowers, or a variety of other designs. My favourite? Send ‘em your X-ray, and you’ll get back a cast decoration that looks like your fracture. (Though all I can do is look at that photo, and think “That cast is… Read more →
We conclude that placebos should not be routinely prescribed on the National Health Service