Monthly Archives: May 2015

Religious freedom protects all persuasions

In a commentary in The Hill entitled “Lethal injections: a prescription for state religious freedom laws,” Jordan Lorence writes, “The American Pharmacists Association recently adopted a policy discouraging its pharmacists from participating in lethal injections to executed murderers. It reasoned that such actions are ‘fundamentally contrary to the role of pharmacists as providers of health care’.” Continue reading

Breast-feeding linked to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that in a study “looking at the medical histories of more than 1,600 women diagnosed with breast cancer,” investigators found “that those who had breast-fed had a 30 percent lower risk of recurrence of the disease after effective treatment and tended to have less aggressive tumor types than those who had not breast-fed.” Continue reading