Here's a sad bit of irony from the health news department: The type of cancer that's killing the majority of women in so-called developed nations can be quite preventable in some cases -- and it can come down to a matter of personal choice.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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)
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.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.