Not only does the Birth Control Pill not work as well as advertised — it may cause abortions

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Woman's Health
According to a column in, the advocates of contraception have finally admitted in public what some of us have known for a while: The Pill doesn't work very well.  Professor James Trussell of Princeton, one of the world experts on failure rates of various forms of contraception, told a conference in the UK, “(on average) one in 12 women taking the Pill get pregnant each year because they miss so many tablets.” In other words, over 8% of women taking the pill gets pregnant each year. Worse yet, some may be aborting an unrecognized pregnancy and not even knowing it. My Take? (more…)
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New Guidelines on Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy

Health Headlines, Heart Health, Woman's Health
MedScape is reporting that the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has updated its guidelines on postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and issued a position statement published in the July/August issue of Menopause. Recent data suggest that the benefit-risk ratio for HT is favorable near menopause but decreases with aging and time since menopause in previously untreated women. My Take? (more…)
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Pomegranate Ranked Healthiest Fruit Juice

Alternative Medicine, Cancer, General Health, Health Headlines, Nutritional Health
CBS News is featuring a report from Health magazine reporting on a UCLA study which lists the ten healthiest fruit juices. The study took into account the antioxidant levels of the juices. Pomegranate was judged the healthiest of the fruit juices because it contains the most of every type of antioxidant. It wins in all categories. And it's thought that it might do some very good things; it may protect against some cancers, such as prostate cancer. It might also modify heart disease risk factors, and it could be healthy for your heart. So pomegranate was the clear winner. My Take? (more…)
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