Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hands off my Fallopian Tubes!

Researchers at the B.C. Cancer Agency claim that removing a woman’s Fallopian tubes during a hysterectomy or tubal ligation could dramatically cut the rate of ovarian cancer. It is hailed as a cheap,  preventative approach to cancer but surely it’s  just more mutilation of women’s bodies.  Continue reading

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The recent implant conversation missed the point

I matured physically long before my friends. The signs of puberty, the underarm hair growth, the budding breasts, and the menarche – they all occurred prematurely. But the concern that developed about my breasts began well before puberty for my grandmother had breast cancer dying at the age of 47, leaving my mother to rear her siblings. Continue reading

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No reason to celebrate cheaper drugs


The Sunday Age reported that sixty commonly prescribed drugs will now be cheaper for patients and that those who take simvastatin to help lower cholesterol will save almost $15 on the drug. Continue reading

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