Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic will be allowed to keep operating at least until a hearing on August 1. The Planned Parenthood affiliate in St Louis requested an injunction to stay open for the month run-up to their day in court with state health officials, who have refused to renew the clinic's license. If the request had been denied, the clinic would have been forced to stop providing abortions after 5pm Central Time, making Missouri the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v Wade came into effect in 1974. The clinic (pictured) can stay open at least until its court hearing on August 1, a judge ruled on Friday STATES WITH ONE ABORTION CLINIC REMAINING MissouriKentuckyWest VirginiaMississippi North DakotaSouth Dakota No state has been without a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v Wade came into effect in 1974. Planned Parenthood filed a petition with Missouri's Administrative Hearing Commission on Tuesday after the group … [Read more...] about Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic CAN keep operating until court hearing in August, judge rules
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IT'S not everyone's first choice of conversation, but it's an important one. Knowing what your poo should look like can tell you a lot about your health - and can be the first sign of a serious disease. Your number twos can vary in colour and consistency, depending on several factors like your diet, digestive health and underlying illness. You may notice slight changes on a day to day basis, but more drastic changes in your bowel movements are a red flag sign for bowel cancer so make sure you see a doctor.What colour should your poo be? A healthy poo should be a medium brown, but that doesn't mean it won't sometimes be another colour. But there are some colours that you need to worry about, so make sure you keep an eye on what goes into the toilet. Green poo: Your poop can also be green. This is usually nothing to worry about as it is often caused by a diet high in green vegetables, but if you have unusual symptoms with it speak to your GP.The colour can be caused by bile in the … [Read more...] about What the colour of your poo says about your health…from green to red and what’s normal
Former Planned Parenthood president, Dr Leana Wen, says she 'faced daily internal opposition' in her nine-month tenure as she tried to shift the focus away from abortion to be seen as a mainstream healthcare organization. 'I believe abortion is about health care, not politics. Many of my colleagues disagreed,' Dr Wen, an emergency physician, said in an op-ed for the New York Times, published on Friday. However, her words chalk with reports from 'dozens' of anonymous staff interviewed by Buzzfeed and the Times, who felt her fatal flaw was being 'a poor manager, perhaps unprepared to lead a nationwide organization with more than 600 health centers.' Dr Wen, 36, broke the news of her own ousting on Tuesday afternoon in a tweet, saying: 'I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting.' 'We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood,' Dr … [Read more...] about Ousted Planned Parenthood president says she ‘faced daily internal opposition’ as she tried to shift focus AWAY from abortion to be seen as a mainstream health group – but staff say it was down to bad leadership
Q: Do you have any book suggestions for my 14-year-old daughter? I am trying to wean her off screens. She likes to be scared, loves music and has huge empathy.Marie-Claude Gervais, 51, psychologist, London A: Fiona Noble, children’s books editor at the Bookseller, writes:A Skinful of Shadows bristles with menace and follows the story of a girl possessed by the brutish spirit of a bear. More chills are to be found in the Red Eye horror series, notably Alex Bell’s Frozen Charlotte, in which haunted dolls terrorise an old Scottish school house. Classics, too, are a rich source of scares. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca or Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, subject of a recent Netflix series, may well entice. For a reader interested in different perspectives, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a mystery narrated by a boy with Asperger’s, is a good place to start. Angie Thomas’s award-winning The Hate U Give, … [Read more...] about Book clinic: which books might wean my teenage daughter off screens?
A common contraceptive injection could protect women against cervical cancer, a study in mice has suggested. Research showed animals which received the Depo-Provera jab were protected from the disease and their bodies stopped cancerous cells in their tracks. Although the injection is not as widely used in the UK as other methods such as the Pill or condoms, it is on the rise in poorer countries. Understanding how it protects against cervical cancer – the fourth most common cancer among women – could help those in other countries who don't get the HPV jab, which protects against the cancer in 99 per cent of cases, for free. The Depo-Provera contraceptive injection was seen to stop cervical cancer cells from growing in a study on mice, and it even encouraged existing pre-cancerous cells to die (stock image) Scientists from the University of Houston in Texas discovered the protective effects of the injection in lab experiments on mice. They gave a group of the animals the … [Read more...] about Contraceptive jab could PREVENT cervical cancer by encouraging pre-cancerous cells to die, study claims