Daily Archives: July 16, 2008

Planned Parenthood Blasts Bush Rule to Help Pro-Life Doctors on Abortion

LifeNews.com is reporting that Planned Parenthood is attacking a Bush administration plan to help pro-life doctors. The tentative rule would ensure pro-life physicians, nurses and other medical personnel don’t face hiring discrimination if they refuse to be involved in abortions.

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Breast Self-Exam Gets Thumbs Down in Systematic Review

MedPage is reporting a systematic Cochrane review concluding that breast self-examination does not reduce breast cancer mortality and may cause harm by prompting unnecessary biopsies. This recommendation is based upon studies that include almost 400,000 women.

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Background TV disruptive for very young children

Reuters Health is reporting that having the television on in the background while pre-schoolers play with their toys disrupts their efforts to sustain attention, even when they don’t pay much attention to it, and may harm their development. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Child Development.

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