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Friday 14 October 2016
Health News

in brief: mudgee goes pink for breast cancer

Eden Faithfull
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Mudgee, a town best known for its nationally celebrated varieties of red (think Shiraz) and white (Pinot Gris), has become the first town in Australia to “Go Pink”. Supporting the McGrath Foundation over the month of October to raise awareness and donations for victims of breast cancer, more than 250 businesses have joined in to…
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Monday 21 April 2014
Featured Health News

i touch myself: from female masturbation to breast cancer awareness

Ally Van Schilt
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Iconic female rock star and frontwoman of the Divinyls, Chrissy Amphlett, passed away last year due to breast cancer, and the tributes flowed for a woman who pioneered female frontwomen of rock bands, a crass and confronting live performance style, her strength and dignity in the face of not one but two horrible diseases of…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Featured Opinion

why I took part in the no makeup selfie cancer awareness campaign

Ellen Read
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  Earlier this week, News & Features Editor, Ruby Grant shared her views on the trending #nomakeupselfie breast cancer awareness social media campaign. Today, guest writer, Ellen Read provides an alternative perspective. Did you participate in the No Makeup Selfie campaign this week? If not, you’ve probably at least experienced a huge influx of nude-faced…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
Health News

in brief: study finds regular mammograms do not reduce breast cancer death rates

Ruby Grant
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A ground-breaking study has found that regular breast screens do not reduce death rates from breast cancer. BreastScreen Australia claims that regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer death rates among women aged 50-69 by one third. However, the Canadian study of around 90, 000 women between the ages of 40-59, conduced over 25 years, concluded that,…
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Monday 19 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 19.08.13

lip magazine
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‘Daily feminist news’ collects news stories from around the world and brings them to you, Lip reader. If you have any stories to add, let us know in the comments below.   SLUT, the play, opens at the New York Fringe Festival A play based on the actors’ own experiences with sexual assault opened at…
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Friday 31 May 2013
Health News

in brief: breastscreen review finds scores of cancer cases missed

Toby Newton
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A review of 53,104 digital screening mammograms in South Australia has revealed 72 cases of breast cancer that were initially missed. The review, which began in December, focused on the period between 6 September 2010 and 30 June 2012, during which time Breastscreen SA had been transitioning from analogue to digital screening technology. Over those…
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
Health News

in brief: angelina jolie has preventative double mastectomy

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Actress and director Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. In an op-ed for the New York Times, she discussed her motivations for the choice and encouraged other women to find out if they were at risk of the disease. Jolie’s mother died from…
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Get Involved Health

breast cancer: let’s raise awareness this mother’s day

Ruth George
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As Mother’s Day draws near, I cannot help but spare a thought for the mothers and daughters whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. While I look forward to celebrating with my mother, many young women will instead be celebrating the memory of their mothers who have been taken by this disease, or who…
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Friday 29 March 2013
Books Get Involved

penguin books australia launches ‘pink popular penguins’

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Last week, Penguin Books Australia launched the ‘Pink Popular Penguins‘ to raise money for breast cancer research. One dollar from the sale of each of the hot pink editions goes towards the McGrath Foundation. The McGrath Foundation aims to provide McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities around Australia, while raising awareness of the risk of breast cancer in young…
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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Books

Interview: How Jessica Jones Elegantly Fell Apart

Freya Dumas
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I used to hate memoirs. I thought they were self-indulgent and lacked a certain composition in the writing. But when I was twenty, I read Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and something shifted. In the past year, likely since I’m working on my own, I’ve devoured memoirs. I’m fascinated at how other…
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Featured Get Involved

get involved: fashion targets breast cancer

Josephine Mandarano
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Breast cancer. It affects 1 in 9 of us in Australia alone, making it the highest diagnosed cancer among women in this country. You’d be forgiven to think that this is a disease that strikes older women. Older women who have already ‘lived their lives’; older women who have had children and whose breasts have…
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