Our Bodies, Ourselves on breast cancer, early detection and chemicals

The OBOS blog uses the NYTimes story on DCIS to explain the myth of early detections. When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new recommendations in 2009 calling for less frequent screening mammograms for women under age 50, the news caused quite a ruckus. Many women’s health organizations, such as Our Bodies Ourselves, … Continue reading Our Bodies, Ourselves on breast cancer, early detection and chemicals

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Cape Cod water: A cocktail of antibiotics, bug spray and scotchguard

Speaking of disease detectives, Newton’s Silent Spring Institute has been monitoring potentially toxic chemicals in the water and homes in Cape Cod and the news is not good. From a report released today.  Tests of 20 wells and two distributions systems supplying drinking water on Cape Cod found that 75 percent of the wells and … Continue reading Cape Cod water: A cocktail of antibiotics, bug spray and scotchguard