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Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

| February 4, 2012

Immediate outrage in the social media greeted the Komen foundation after it defunded breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. Ellen Sweet explores what’s behind its puzzling turn-about. More »

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

| August 1, 2011

Authored by Lisa Cosgrove of the Harvard Center for Ethics, a recent statistical analysis of studies assessing the relationship between breast and ovarian cancer and antidepressant drug use finds possible link. More »

Many Roads to Their Truth—The Topp Twins

Many Roads to Their Truth—The Topp Twins

| June 7, 2011

In what singer-songwriter Billy Bragg calls their "anarchist variety act," the Topp Twins expand their loyal following beyond New Zealand's borders. More »

Breast Cancer Screening: Why I Support the New Guidelines

| December 14, 2009

Media coverage of the new guidelines regarding mammography screening has emphasized controversy and focused on fears about health rationing. However, many women’s health advocates have, for years, warned that the tests are oversold. Here, the author explains and asks us to take a rational look at the evidence. More »