Breast Cancer–Pink Ribbons and tears are not enough

In 1974, former First Lady Betty Ford announced publicly that she had undergone a mastectomy. This helped to de-stigmatize and bring awareness to, a very private and painful issue that many women faced alone. Since that announcement, billions of dollars have been raised in the name of “breast can...

I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen’s Race is for Money, Not the Cure

Story at-a-glance The multimillion-dollar company behind all those pink “breast cancer awareness” ribbons — the Susan G. Komen Foundation – uses less than a dime of each dollar to actually look for a breast cancer cure, as promised Plastering pink ribbons on every conceivable product has much mor...

Fasting: A trending food idea and new frontier in longevity science

Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin-Madison A rhesus monkey on a calorie-restricted diet (left) and a control group monkey (right) who were subjects in a pioneering long-term study of the links between caloric restriction and aging at the University of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin National Primate Resea...