Groups Urge Support of Scientific Integrity Act as Congressional Hearing Looms – Union of Concerned Scientists

Photo: Mike Olliver/UCS Michael Halpern, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy | July 15, 2019, 2:44 pm EDT On the eve of a congressional hearing about preventing attacks on science, more than 60 organizations sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor and advance the Scientific Integrity Act. I’ve written previously about… Read More

Life Under an Abortion Ban – Ms. Magazine

Eve was 19 when she was raped by a family friend after months of harassment. She did not report her assault to the police, family or friends. In her conservative community, she had little access to reproductive health information or services before or after her rape.  After missing her period, Eve suspected she was pregnant. Her… Read More

The Daisy Wheel App Teaches You How To Perform A Breast-Self Exam In 8 Easy Steps – Bustle

More than 50% of women diagnosed with breast cancer find a breast lump during a breast-self exam versus a mammogram, a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health reported. This highlights the importance of performing regular breast-self exams, and there’s an app that helps make it a whole lot easier. Developed by The Get… Read More

IKE Box now staying put as YMCA, Salem First Presbyterian consider land sales – Salem Reporter

Demolition on Salem’s YMCA is just around the corner. An 11th hour deal and some new state funding means the beloved coffee shop next door will be able to buy the YMCA-owned land it sits on. The IKE Box building, on the corner of Cottage Street and Chemeketa Street, was used as a funeral home… Read More

Youths compete in food, nutrition for fair – Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Kennedy Carnahan, 7, sat in her mother Lori’s lap and watched as 8-year-old Riley Vanderford visited with the judge about her chocolate chip bundt cake. Both girls who are part of the Altamont Rooters were entering the Labette County Fair 4-H food and nutrition competition for the first time.  An online service is… Read More

Sheriff: Woman Falls 30 Feet From Gooseberry’s Lower Falls; Airlifted To Hospital – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 20-year-old woman suffered serious injuries over the weekend when she fell from the lower falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park. (credit: CBS) The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the woman fell about 30 feet Saturday evening and was airlifted from the popular state park to Essentia Health in Duluth. The extent… Read More

Abortion Law: Global Comparisons – Council on Foreign Relations

The past fifty years have been characterized by an unmistakable trend toward the liberalization of abortion laws, particularly in the industrialized world. Amid ongoing debate over the procedure, the trend has coincided with a drop in abortion rates worldwide. As nations across the globe have expanded the grounds on which women can access reproductive health… Read More

Study warns against putting off treatment of high blood pressure, cholesterol – UPI News

Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels. The study involved more than 36,000 Americans. It came to some sobering conclusions about young adults with high blood pressure or elevated LDL cholesterol (the “bad”… Read More

5 things to know about bone density testing for women – St George News

Stock image | Photo by Doble-d/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News FEATURE — The National Institute of Health has updated recommendations regarding bone density scanning, so I thought I would go through it because if you do a Google search on the topic, even material from 2013 is now outdated. Here are five things to know… Read More

Biden proposes massive new Obamacare subsidies, public option in health care plan – CNN

The former vice president unveiled his health care plan Monday morning amid an escalating fight with his 2020 Democratic presidential foes as some more liberal candidates advocate enrolling all Americans in a national health plan, all but eliminating private health insurance. Biden, meanwhile, is pushing for a more moderate approach, built on former President Barack… Read More