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The Pill Kills … Again

Over the transom comes a note from my good friend, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, who tells me that we now know five different ways that “the Pill” kills women. The first four mechanisms by which the Pill kills have been known for some time.  The Pill (1) causes blood clots resulting in heart attacks, strokes and …

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Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and hormone-releasing IUDs, significantly increase women’s risk for breast cancer. The study found that women who used hormonal contraception had a 20 percent elevated risk[1] for breast cancer compared to women who had never …

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