Hormonal Birth Control Is Killing Women. Why Won’t The FDA Talk About It?

If you’ve watched TV in the last week, you’ve likely seen a commercial for a novel form of birth control called Phexxi. You could hardly miss it, starting as it does with “Welcome to my vagina,” and starring actress Annie Murphy from the wildly popular Emmy award-winning Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” As the bubbly Murphy struts about in a cavernous pink bedroom, she promises that Phexxi is something that women have always wanted: an effective, “in the moment,” hormone-free method of birth control.

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Hormonal Birth Control Is Killing Women. Why Won’t The FDA Talk About It?

If you’ve watched TV in the last week, you’ve likely seen a commercial for a novel form of birth control called Phexxi. You could hardly miss it, starting as it does with “Welcome to my vagina,” and starring actress Annie Murphy from the wildly popular Emmy award-winning Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” As the bubbly Murphy struts about in a cavernous pink bedroom, she promises that Phexxi is something that women have always wanted: an effective, “in the moment,” hormone-free method of birth control.

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‘The Humans’ Is the Surprise Best Horror Film of the Year

The Humans begins with an establishing shot, the camera gazing up from the small interior courtyard of a Chinatown apartment building.
It’s one of those New York areas so claustrophobic that the idea of it being “outdoor space” is a tease. Craning to glimpse a sliver of the sky, it almost seems unreachable, creating an illusion that the surrounding brick walls are starting to cave in on you the harder you struggle to look. Something matter-of-fact shouldn’t seem so impossible, yet from the bottom of the courtyard looking up, it’s an existence from which you may never escape.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Who will end my son’s 24-year migraine misery?  

DR ELLIE CANNON: Who will help end my son’s 24-year migraine misery?
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:01 EDT, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 21:34 EDT, 1 May 2021

My 33-year-old son has suffered migraines since he was nine. Attacks usually last three to four hours and symptoms include vomiting with extreme headache and light sensitivity, followed by about 20 hours of sleep. 
Over the years we’ve seen GPs and he’s been advised to take paracetamol, which he can’t even keep down. One attack lasted 48 hours, so we called an ambulance.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Who will end my son’s 24-year migraine misery?  

DR ELLIE CANNON: Who will help end my son’s 24-year migraine misery?
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:01 EDT, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 21:34 EDT, 1 May 2021

My 33-year-old son has suffered migraines since he was nine. Attacks usually last three to four hours and symptoms include vomiting with extreme headache and light sensitivity, followed by about 20 hours of sleep. 
Over the years we’ve seen GPs and he’s been advised to take paracetamol, which he can’t even keep down. One attack lasted 48 hours, so we called an ambulance.

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The poison found in everyone, even unborn babies – and who is responsible for it | Rob Bilott

Imagine that a small group of people coordinated the intentional manufacture and release of a lethal poison – and imagine they knew this poison had special properties that meant, once released into the world, it would be inevitable that it would make its way into the blood of virtually every person on the planet, even babies in their mother’s womb, and stay there, like a ticking time bomb.
Well, that “ticking time bomb” waiting to explode into serious, even fatal, disease is not a fictional device from some doomsday thriller; it is real, it is inside virtually all of us, right now.

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Cosmetics, cellphones, guitar strings: where we found ‘forever chemicals’

Opinion

Health

Cosmetics, cellphones, guitar strings: where we found ‘forever chemicals’

PFAS, which can be hazardous to our health, are found everywhere. We need to regulate them as a class

‘We need to change perceptions among consumers, within industry, and in PFAS-producing countries.

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What your rumbling tummy is really telling you: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY on a revolutionary microphone

What your rumbling tummy is really telling you: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY on a revolutionary new microphone that can reveal signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 19:08 EST, 11 December 2020 | Updated: 05:19 EST, 12 December 2020

With Christmas just around the corner we will soon be scoffing lots of rich foods, which will make our tummies rumble even more than usual.
Those grumbling, growling noises are the result of food, liquid, and gas passing through your stomach and into your small intestine.

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Dear Joe Biden: are you kidding me? | Erin Brockovich

Opinion

US news

Dear Joe Biden: are you kidding me?

Erin Brockovich

The president-elect has tapped a former DuPont consultant to join his Environmental Protection Agency transition board

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Why Leaders Lie About Their Health

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the media on July 29, 2018. Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images
If something resembling President Donald Trump’s current health crisis were happening in another country, perhaps one with a shorter history of peaceful transfers of power, we might be wondering right now if a member of the president’s inner circle, or commanders of the military, were about to seize power. That’s not the case here, but the impulse to hide information about the president’s health in order to protect his hold on power is awfully familiar.

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