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News Round-Up, 8/15/07

August 15, 2007

Feministing alerts us to the Women Deliver conference, “a landmark global conference that will focus on creating political will to save the lives and improve the health of women, mothers and newborn babies around the world. It will be held October 18-20, 2007, at the ExCel Centre in London.” Anybody want to sponsor me to go? 😉

The Babeland Blog points to a recent Wired piece, Seniors Go Online to Get it On.

The Well-Timed Period explains how deficit reduction is linked to the increasing the cost of birth control for college women.

RHRealityCheck has info on a new documentary, Sex Ed and the State, which follows the legislative journey of a comprehensive sex ed bill.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has details on all those recalled toys. Apparently the magnets aren’t just a choking issue – there is concern that if more than one magnet is swallowed, they could stick together and cause intestinal perforation or blockage.

MRI scans and breast cancer – If you got this CNN story in your feedreader, “MRI scans might prevent breast cancer” is not exactly a correct headline – the scan themselves don’t act on the body to prevent disease, they just might help detect it.

Well-Preserved critiques the Today Show’s coverage of birth plans.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Hildy permalink
    August 15, 2007 11:17 am

    Just a note: if MRI scans can detect DCIS reliably, that prevents cases of breast cancer (since you can just cut out the DCIS before it turns into invasive carcinoma).

  2. August 15, 2007 12:11 pm

    Thanks, Hildy, that’s a good point. It just bugged me how the reporting was phrased.

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