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Weekly News Round-Up, 1/3

January 3, 2010

A fairly short edition for the last day of my vacation…sigh.

At Your Cervix asks why some women giving birth “are complacent and let ‘us’ do whatever we feel is best” in Apathy vs Making Waves.

If you have a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, the American Cancer Society has some tips to help you.

Montana just became the 3rd state to allow physician-assisted suicide.

Pam’s House Blend has a list of Top 10 LGBT Stories of 2009.

Penny Red has a new installment of the Carnival of Feminists.

The FDA announced the Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program to study the effects of prescription medications used during pregnancy.

I left comments about information literacy on posts about “threats to science and medicine” and the reaction to the new mammography recommendations.

RH Reality Check has Top Ten Wins for Women’s Health and Rights in 2009, international style.

I just finished reading “My Own Country” by Abraham Verghese, on his work as an infectious diseases specialist in Johnson City, TN in the early years of AIDS. Not a new book, but it was fascinating read for me as my hometown – Morristown, TN – is pretty close to Johnson City and is repeatedly mentioned in the book as relevant to one of the people Verghese followed.

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