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Pill promises an end to the pain of periods

A contraceptive pill that promises to end the misery of menstruation for millions of women has been proved safe and effective for the first time.

The medicine, called Lybrel, was taken every day for a year and halted periods in more than half of the 2,000 women who used it.

It is the first pill specifically designed to eliminate the fertility cycle which many regard as central to womanhood. Ordinary oral contraceptives are taken for 21 days a month, with a break of seven days during which the woman has her period, preserving the biological rhythm.

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Psy-ops: Circumcision can cut risk of HIV in men, study finds

Circumcising men cuts their risk of being infected with the Aids virus in half, and could prevent hundreds of thousands or even millions of new infections, researchers said yesterday.

Circumcising men worked so well that the researchers stopped two large clinical trials in Kenya and Uganda to announce the results, although they cautioned that the procedure does not make men immune to the virus.

Experts say the reduced risk may be because cells on the inside of the foreskin are susceptible to HIV infection.

Comment: Don't believe everything you read.


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The Futility of Drug Prohibition

The government's war on drugs is never-ending. Instead of enforcing drug prohibition, we should be spending money on treatment and rehab.

Family

Move Over Barbie, This Doll Gets Real About Anatomy

An increasingly popular doll with genitalia and pubic hair offers an alternative to Barbies for a gift that can educate about sexuality without damaging body image.

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Propaganda! Right Wing Website Sez: Soy is making kids 'gay'

There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular.

Now, I'm a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it's organic. I state my bias here just so you'll know I'm not anti-health food.

The dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them anymore.

Health

Doctor-legislator asks utilities to stop putting fluoride in water

The only practicing physician in the state legislature has asked hundreds of water districts to stop adding fluoride to drinking water, citing recommendations from the American Dental Association that moms avoid using tap water to mix baby formula.

State Rep. Joey Hensley, a Republican from Hohenwald, said he mailed about 250 letters last week after hearing that ingesting too much fluoride can cause fluorosis - or staining of the teeth - in young children.

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Sir Richard Doll - blamed lung cancer on cigarettes while on the payroll of chemicals industry!!

Some of Britain's most senior scientists have angrily denounced suggestions that Sir Richard Doll, who proved the link between smoking and lung cancer, had deliberately failed to disclose financial dealings with the chemicals industry.

The scientists said that tens of millions of people owed their lives and health to studies pioneered by Sir Richard. "It is with dismay that we now hear allegations against him that he cannot rebut for himself," the scientists say in an open letter.

Comment: In other words, Doll and other scientists on chemical company payrolls had a vested interest in finding something to blame for lung cancer and many other illnesses caused by industrial chemicals in the air, food and water.


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Cancer drugs harmful to brain cells

Common cancer drugs may be more harmful to the brain than the tumour cells they are meant to destroy.

Laboratory tests have shown that dose levels typically used when treating patients killed 70-100 per cent of neural cells but just 40-80 per cent of cancer cells. Several types of healthy brain cell continued to die for at least six weeks after exposure.

The findings, published in the Journal of Biology, may help explain the little understood cancer therapy side effect of "chemo brain".

Fish

Traces of antibiotic found in fish-dish favorite

Beijing -- Shanghai's food safety watchdog issued a warning over a popular fish dish after small amounts of a cancer-causing antibiotic were found in samples of turbot.

In the wake of the warning, one seafood market said it would tell vendors not to replenish stocks of the fish, while city restaurants said they would continue to serve turbot to customers unless there was an official ban.

Shanghai Food and Drug Administration officials said tests on 30 turbot samples taken from wholesale markets, supermarkets and restaurants showed low levels of AOZ, a carcinogenic antibiotic, in all of them.

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No Fluoride for Infants, Say Dentists - NRC reveals fluoridation's adverse effects to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients

New York -- To prevent tooth damage, the American Dental Association (ADA) warned its members that fluoridated water should not be mixed into concentrated formula or foods intended for babies one year and younger, in a November 9th ADA e-mail alert.