Every year, millions of Canadian children are given vaccinations at school to help combat any number of conditions. But the female students in Calgary’s Catholic school system will be receiving one less shot than their public school counterparts. In 2008, a group of bishops led by Bishop Frederick Henry deemed that providing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination — which guards girls against the four strands of HPV most associated with cervical cancer — to fifth and ninth-grade girls could be viewed as a compromise of Catholic teaching. Why? Because HPV is a sexually transmitted virus.
A 22 year old who died from dehydration whilst in hospital was so desperate for a drink of water he phoned the police from his bed for help, an inquest has been told.
"Why does it hurt *you* if I don't hate myself?"
A great summary of what Americans can expect now that Obamacare has been upheld by the Supreme Court.
The law, which was passed this spring by large margins in the State Legislature, requires all physicians associated with an abortion clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
It is no secret that the physicians who do the majority of the work at the J.W.H.O. do not currently meet this requirement; three out of four of them, including Dr. Parker, do not even live in Mississippi.
A firsthand account of a loved one dealing with bipolar; how it affected the author growing up, and the cost of mental illness both on the family and on the state and national healthcare systems. It's a long article but very compelling: "When my father was manic, I felt as if an evil alien had invaded his mind and taken over his body. I blamed the alien for hitting my mother; my actual father would never do that. But mocking an important medical document? That was definitely Joe Interlandi. He was in there somewhere, I told myself, trying to make jokes."
Some of the nation's biggest health insurers will keep some popular parts of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul even if the law fails to survive Supreme Court scrutiny later this month.
Trigger warning for discussions of body-image and eating.
"More of us than ever hate the way that we look. It's making us anxious, unhealthy and disempowered. A special report on the pressures distorting the way we think and feel"
I thought this was a really good article, there's some stuff that I did not already know mentioned and all in all it's a good summary/collection of the various ideas that underpin issues relating to poor body-image and disordered eating. The focus is on women but there are refs to how this all affects men as well.
The guide is intended to get you really close to wearing the perfect size but there is no alternative to actually trying on bras and assessing the fit. Ideally, every woman would have access to a well stocked lingerie store that carried everything from 24A to 50K, but alas.
You'll need a tailor's/cloth tape, a scratch pad and pen, and (if at all possible) a friend/significant other to help. You don't need a friend, but it's really helpful to have one as they can make sure you've got the tape lined up neatly and do the measurement for you.
Labels inside every box of morning-after pills...say they may work by blocking fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman’s uterus.... An examination by The New York Times has found that the federally approved labels...do not reflect what the science shows. Studies have not established that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, leading scientists say. Rather, the pills delay ovulation, the release of eggs from ovaries that occurs before eggs are fertilized, and some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming.