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News Round-Up, 9/24/07

September 24, 2007

Because, realistically, too many interesting things are whizzing through my RSS feeds while I’m puttering around in the garden.

Merck has halted an HIV vaccine trial because the vaccine doesn’t seem to work.

HPV vaccine may protect against more than 4 strains of the virus.

I could use some sham acupuncture right about now.

For 75 percent of women seeking treatment for a persistent yeast infection, it’s probably something else.

Tips for making a mammogram less unpleasant. None of these include making it less smashy.

Researchers are looking at purging disorder, an eating disorder separate from the more well-known binge and purge of bulimia.

Babeland has amusing Durex condom ads.

Bill Maher is not so funny when it comes to breastfeeding.

Missouri Court of Appeals rules that “a state law allowing criminal and civil action against a person who harms a pregnant woman and her fetus does not permit the prosecution of a pregnant woman for causing indirect harm to a fetus.”

I’m not so sure about this mudflap girl campaign from the Wyoming Libraries, but it certainly is getting attention.

Jezebel talks hairy pits. Which, so you know, are completely natural in both men and women. Ahem.

Christine rounds up the Aurora, IL Planned Parenthood controversy.

Brownback thinks women seeking abortion have no idea what they’re doing.

REBIRTH gets all riled up about education and birth.

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  1. September 27, 2007 8:49 am

    Hey all!

    I just wanted to extend to invite to everyone for the upcoming 11th Annual Women’s Health and the Environment in Boston on October 19. It’s being hosted by Heinz Family Philanthropies and the keynote speaker will be Deidre Imus, founder of The Deidre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology.

    It’s free and open to all, so I hope some of you can attend. For more info and registration, check out their web site at:

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