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The deadly profits of misogynist medicine

Title: The deadly profits of misogynist medicine

Author: Lucinda Marshal

Publication: AlterNet

Publication Date: April 20, 2007

The latest issue of Ms. Magazine has an unfortunate article (which unfortunately is not online) about the HPV vaccine. The gist of it is that the vaccine is good for women and anyone who opposes it (and they only acknowledge opposition that is based on fears that it will promote promiscuity) is anti-woman.

Nowhere is there any mention that there are concerns about both the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine that have not yet been fully addressed or that Merck, the company that manufactures the vaccine, has provided very significant funding to many of the legislators that are pushing the vaccine.

But that actually isn’t what this post is about. This last week there was more confirmation that hormone replacement therapy is probably responsible for a significant percentage of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer deaths during several decades.

Link to Full Article

In the Neighborhood (Abstract Only)


Title: In The Neighborhood

Author/Byline: Andrew Meacham

Publication: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Publication Date: July 28, 2006

A Lithia woman has organized a golf tournament to raise money for breast cancer research. Sandy Meyer, an information technology specialist for an insurance company, plans to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in October, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation asks participants to raise $2,200 in donations.

“I did not have a lot of ties to raise that kind of money,” said Meyer, 36, who moved here from Cleveland a year and a half ago.

Then she hit on the idea of a golf tournament and lined up Bank of America, Miller Lite and JJ Taylor Cos. as sponsors.