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Angelina Jolie Reportedly Will Have Ovaries Removed

Angelina Jolie: Mastectomy
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Angelina Jolie reveals she's had a preventative double mastectomy. Read More »
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  • Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning surgery to remove her ovaries, as she has a 50 percent risk of getting ovarian cancer. Yesterday Jolie published an op-ed in the New York Times revealing she has the BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a voluntary double mastectomy to prevent developing breast cancer. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • “Breaking Bad”‘s Aaron Paul wants to take you to Disneyland! That is, if you donate $3,000 to one of his charitable endeavors. [Twitter.com/AaronPaul_8]
  • Beyoncé posted a letter to her fans in Antwerp, Belgium, after canceling her show last night due to exhaustion, saying “I’ve never postponed a show in my life. It was very hard for me.” [Daily Mail UK]
  • In other Bey news, her H&M bikini ad has been covered up in one of New York City’s conservative Jewish neighborhoods. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Today's Lady News
  • Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK]
  • The bus company that operates Brooklyn’s B110 bus line, which runs through the borough’s Hasidic Jewish neighborhood where unrelated men and women are strictly separated, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation after news broke that women were asked to sit in the back of the bus. The letter states the bus company does not “support, promote or condone” any segregation. [NYmag.com
  • Why children with lesbian, gay or transgender parents need better legal protections. [XX Factor Keep reading »

Would You Want To Know If You’re High Risk For Cancer?

We know we’re supposed to head to the lady doctor once a year for a gyno and breast exam to catch any signs of cancer early. But these days, women can even go one step further—they can get genetic testing. Women who get tested for BRCA gene mutations will know if they are 60% more likely to develop breast and/or ovarian cancer over the course of their lives. It’s a great step in cancer prediction and prevention, but for women who test positive it also presents serious issues and some heavy decision-making. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Bristol & Levi, This Is Your Baby!

  • Thanks to the wonder of technology, here’s what Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston’s child might look like. [College Candy]
  • According to scientists, it’s only natural to be attracted to partners that resemble your opposite-sex parent. [Tango]
  • Ovarian cancer is often difficult to detect, but there are some symptoms that are common among women with the disease. [Daily Bedpost]
  • This is the condom Sarah Palin doesn’t want you to use. [Condomania]
  • Now that Jamie Lynn Spears knows her baby daddy cheated, she wants full custody of their daughter and is prepared to battle it out. [Celeb Slam]
  • A performance artist was hung by hooks in her back to sell soap. [Popbytes]
  • Tee-hee, Star Jones is dating a chef. [Holy Taco]
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