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Fracking for the Cure?

One of the world’s largest fossil fuel services firms is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation on a breast cancer awareness campaign, despite possible links between fracking and cancer.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE



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ABC Reporter Diagnosed With Breast Cancer After On-Air Test

Amy Robach, an ABC News reporter who does work for “Good Morning America,” underwent her first mammogram as a televised stunt to raise awareness for breast cancer. That TV bit could well save her life.

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Do You ‘Heart’ Boobies?

Bracelets that read “I heart boobies!” have been banned, cut off and confiscated by school officials all over the country. In some cases, wearing the silicone bands has led to student suspensions, even though many children wear them to support family members suffering from breast cancer.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Actress Angelina Jolie on Her ‘Empowering’ Decision to Have Her Breasts Removed

Angelina Jolie made her fortune as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and after having a double mastectomy to prevent against breast cancer, she writes, “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

Posted on May 14, 2013 READ MORE



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More Fallout at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

It’s been a week since the Richter-rocking PR disaster about defunding Planned Parenthood struck the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity, and on Tuesday another big figure at the foundation shook loose.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Walking It Back

After a Web-based tide of protest, breast cancer research funder Komen for the Cure reverses its decision to end funding to Planned Parenthood. Also, the Romney clarification machine goes into high gear over what its candidate told CNN about not being “concerned about the very poor.”

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Planned Parenthood Supporters

With all the worries about corporate colonization of the Internet and the specter of online censorship getting spookier all the time, it’s important to acknowledge the ways in which the Web can still be used for the greater good.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 READ MORE


Komen Kerfuffle

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Susan G. Komen and the BPA-Breast Cancer Link

In the face of mounting scientific evidence, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit devoted to wiping out breast cancer, has published statements on its website that dismiss links between the disease and the ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A (BPA), while simultaneously funding research exploring that connection. (more)

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 READ MORE



Mr. Fish

Time After Time

One of the most obvious and deeply unsettling failings of our human character is our inability to accept just how much sway the lizard portions of our brains have over our behavior and just how short we continue to fall when attempting to achieve synchronicity with our highest ideals.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 READ MORE    



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Fiorina Heads to the Hospital

Carly Fiorina has been giving Barbara Boxer cause to worry about her Senate seat as the midterm elections loom large, but the contest in California took an unexpected turn Tuesday, when Fiorina suspended her campaign to deal with an infection ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 READ MORE



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Study: Hormone Treatments Boost Breast Cancer Risks

A newly released medical study might cause women to reconsider going the hormonal replacement route in light of the potential risks: The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 READ MORE



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A One-Shot Treatment for Breast Cancer

British researchers have demonstrated that a single, targeted dose of radiation in treating breast cancer can be just as effective as the prolonged course of radiotherapy that is commonly used to treat the disease.

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Tennis Champ Navratilova Says She Has Breast Cancer

Tennis star Martina Navratilova has added her name to the list of women battling breast cancer in the public eye. On Wednesday, Navratilova announced that she has the disease on “Good Morning America.” Luckily, it’s of the noninvasive and highly treatable variety.

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 READ MORE



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The Dark Side of Cause-Marketing

Cause-related marketing, such as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, may just be a way to move products at higher prices. A new report details the difficulty well-intentioned consumers may encounter in getting a tiny portion of their purchases to go to the intended charities.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 READ MORE


Breast Cancer More Deadly to Blacks Than Whites

Black American women are 19% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to a new study. This is just the most recent of many studies illustrating that within our healthcare system, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, blacks still receive a poorer quality of healthcare than whites.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


Go Ahead, Eat That Foie Gras!

A landmark study has concluded that a low-fat diet does not reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease. | story or read the reports
Don’t start mainlining lard just yet. The next study is surely just around the corner….

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


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