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Thrombosis: the downplayed health consequence in the OTC oral contraceptive debate

In four closely contested Congressional races—North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Minnesota—Republican candidates have advocated for making oral contraceptives available over-the-counter.  The idea finds conservative Republicans and liberal women’s organizations oddly sharing a common philosophy:  women will have greater freedom if allowed easier access to birth control pills. 1,170 more words


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I will undoubtedly get into trouble for this post.  So be it.

October 1st marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.   596 more words


Ebola Infection Confirmed in USA, Why NOT to Panic

© Josh Sager – October 2014

Ebola is a deadly disease that has been adopted by popular culture as the closest thing to a zombie-apocalypse virus that we can see in reality. 734 more words

Policy Discussion

Experts tackle 3 key policy areas for using cutting-edge sequencing in patient care

As techniques such as next generation sequencing, which determines the precise order of the nucleotides that make up DNA, are used in patient diagnosis and treatment, three critical policy areas remain ill-defined: 380 more words


Grattan Institute says plan your death, tell relatives how you want to die

News Corp Australia Network Sue Dunlevy 28 September 2014

Death has become over medicalised, institutionalised and stripped of its dignity with just one in seven of us fulfilling our wish to die at home surrounded by loved ones, the Grattan Institute report says. 11 more words

Leadership / Management

The SSHM Seminar Series kicks off Weds October 8th with Prof Patrick Johansson

We are delighted to announce our first SSHM Seminar Series of this term! Prof Patrik Johansson (University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health) will talk about his community-based research on  302 more words

Global Health

What was Ezekiel Emanuel thinking?

In 1984, Colorado governor Richard Lamm gave a now-infamous interview in which he said the very ill elderly  should die and get out of the way, thus helping the generations following them to thrive in political and economic environments that have fewer claims on scarce resources (a canard on its face, given that economies are ever-expanding). 1,268 more words

Health Policy