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TODDLER WHOSE SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA TREATED WITH BROTHER’S UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS DOING WELL https://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/062602dnmettransplant.43521.html   PILL NOT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER: NEW STUDY In a large-scale new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health report that the contraceptive pill “does not raise the risk of breast cancer, not even among women who started taking it early or have close relatives with the disease.” https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/RTGAMArticleHTMLTemplate?tf=tgam/realtime/fullstory_print.html&cf=tgam/realtime/config-neutral&articleDate=20020626&slug=wpill0626&date=20020626&archive=RTGAM&site=Front   For LifeSite coverage to the contrary see: STUDY CONFIRMS BIRTH CONTROL PILL LINKED TO BREAST CANCER (March 25, 2002): https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/mar/02032507.html

BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL HAND OUT PILLS, CONDOMS British public secondary schools will give out free condoms and contraceptive pills, the Department of Health has announced. Designed to combat teen pregnancy, family groups say it will only encourage promiscuity. Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said the proposal undermines parental authority. https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_2068000/2068910.stm   MEN NOT REPORTING SPOUSAL ABUSE Eight per cent of women and seven per cent of men have experienced at least one incident of spousal violence, reports Statistics Canada. Men are less likely to report being victims, but figures confirm that the violence tends to be more severe for female victims. To read the free Statistics Canada report see: https://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/020626/d020626a.htm   PREGNANT CRASH DUMMY TESTED Volvo Car Corp. says it has developed the world’s first official computer model of a pregnant crash test dummy to research the threat to an unborn child. The “virtual” test dummy is a woman at a late stage of pregnancy, since that is when an unborn baby is at greatest risk in an accident. The computer model makes it possible to study in great detail how the belt moves, the influence of belt and airbag on the uterus, placenta, and fetus, and how the fetus moves in relation to the mother’s body, among other things. A company spokesman said: “We have to find out more to be able to protect the fetus in the best possible way.” https://www.motortrend.com/news/stories/020625vd.html

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