The latest news in breast cancer research is that touch (specifically, compression) can help stop the growth of malignant cells in breast tissue. The guys over at BroBible (jokingly, I should point out) suggest that’s a great reason to touch girls’ boobs. Erm, not quite, dudes, but this could be an interesting development in understanding the cells and science of breast cancer. More
Topic: breast cancer prevention
We’ve heard things in the past about the possible links of plastic to breast cancer, but now, according to a new study, that theory is getting more real. Scientists have discovered that ongoing exposure to a compound found in a variety of plastic household items could pose a threat to certain women with breast cancer. More
At last month’s TEDwomen conference, Dr. Deborah Rhodes spoke about a new technology in tumor detection that can be up to three times more effective than mammograms (and far less painful) at detecting breast cancer. She’s been developing the technology with a team of physicists for nearly ten years, and has even put it through clinical trials. So why haven’t we heard about it? Because, according to Dr. Rhodes, “the breast has become a very political organ.” The detection method she developed, called molecular breast imaging (MBI), has gone through clinical trials, is FDA-approved, and the machines are sold by two companies so far, but she says that there are political and financial interests barring the technology from becoming widely available to women who would benefit from its use.
Mammography does save thousands of lives through early detection, but according to Dr. Rhodes, there’s a significant group of women for whom it doesn’t work well at all. More
When it comes to exploiting breast cancer for monetary gain, how could we expect big tobacco to be out of the loop? Upright Citizens Brigade imagines what it would look like if cigarette companies got in on breast cancer awareness. Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw pink cigarettes popping up around the country, along with pink vodka bottles and pink Doritos. More
It’s the weekend — and damn, we’re glad. Here are 10 things we’re doing over the next 48 hours. And you?
Not wear pink.
As much as we support breast cancer awareness, we’re pretty tired of the color pink. So we’re going to support the cause without being quite so girly.
Put the finishing touches on our Halloween plans.
We’ve got preliminary costume ideas — now we’ve just got to make them a reality.
Make something sweet.
Our sweet tooth has been out of control this week, so we might as well indulge it. A little.
We’ve been delving into vitamins and supplements lately, and it turns out that John Dempster, our handsome Naturopathic Doctor, was onto something with his fish oil supplement recommendation. We know people have been taking the omega-3 fatty-acid-rich supplement for ages, … More
Ready to get schooled about your health? Our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: You’d be crazy to not have something … More
Ready to get schooled about your health? Our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: Time for a little check-in on your … More