exploitation

“Go and get yourself fixed up, Sheila.” Flibanserin and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Colbert’s “Cheating Death” segment usually contains some quality snark. This particular piece opens with a satire on hormones being pushed to women throughout the lifecycle.

Then, starting at 2:10:

Stephen Colbert: “Next up: Heart Health. Folks: Drugs called “statins” are effective in lowering cholesterol. That’s why I crush statins on my bacon chilli corndogs. But a study unveiled Sunday shows that when taken preventively, the statin drug Crestor dramatically reduces the risk of heart attack, even in people with normal cholesterol. This is a great breakthrough in the battle to find things to prescribe to people who don’t need them.

But, of course, some Hippocratic oafs don’t wanna prescribe it.

Linkoree

Eureka Street: The nun and the burqa, by Bronwyn Lay I wonder how a fully garbed nun, living a reclusive life of prayer and consenting to the authority of a male Pope/Bishop, would fare. I doubt the nun would be… Read More ›

Poisoning cats and babies

WA Today: “Cat deaths linked to pet food“: Unexplained chronic illness and death among Sydney cats has been linked to a gourmet imported pet food withdrawn from stores over the past three weeks. A cat neurologist, Georgina Child, has put… Read More ›

Angst in the papers

This morning’s editorial in The Age is muted with respect to the two laws passed regarding reproductive choice in Victoria last week, opining that the abortion decriminalisation legislation goes too far with its explicit negation of a conscience clause, and… Read More ›