Drs: Bras Increase Cancer Risk? + Celebrity Worship Syndrome


The Doctors: Gwyneth Paltrow Breast Cancer Post

The Doctors once again talked about Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently posted on her blog saying that wearing a bra too tightly could increase your risk of breast cancer. A portion of the post written by Dr Habib Sadeghi states “Among those who acknowledge the bra/breast cancer risk connection, it’s widely held that a tight-fitting bra restricts the lymph nodes around the breast and underarm area, preventing toxins from being processed through them and flushed out of the body. Accumulated toxins anywhere in the body increase the risk for cancer.”


The American Cancer Society, top breast surgeons and researchers, and many doctors all agree that is simply wrong. There is no scientific evidence that wearing the wrong bra can increase breast cancer, and now Gwyneth Paltrow is simply instilling fear in people. Dr Kristi Funk, a surgical breast specialist, explained that along with the toxin theory, there’s also a theory that the underwire conducts electromagnetic fields, transporting heat to the cells and causing damage. There is no scientific study to support either theory.

Drs: Bras Increase Cancer Risk? + Celebrity Worship Syndrome

Gwyneth Paltrow shared more controversial health advice, this time discussing bras and breast cancer. (thisparticulargreg / Flickr)

The National Cancer Institute performed a large study, showing no association between breast cancer and bras. What you need to focus on instead is a healthy diet, proper exercise, minimizing alcohol, and regular mammograms after 40.


The Doctors: Celebrity Worship Syndrome

Could your celebrity crush actually be bad for your health? There’s such thing as celebrity worship syndrome, which is an obsessive addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly interested in the small details of the personal life of a celebrity. It’s acually been around for decades but technology has recently made it even easier. Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist, explained that the obsession can cause anxiety and depression and even give someone body image issues because they’re comparing themselves to celebrities.

Stacy tells parents, no matter what, to monitor their kids phone and social media time. It’s important to know whether the obsession is taking away from their lives and if the person literally wants to become that person. Kylie Jenner has recently blown up on social media and young girls are becoming obsessed with wanting to be more like her. Stacy said it’s about teaching your kids to be comfortable with who they are. Stacy explained that Kylie Jenner spends two hours a day in the makeup chair and doesn’t pay for her own clothes, so she doesn’t have to work for what she’s getting. She’s not someone everyone can aspire to be.

Following your favorite celebrity is okay, but obsessing over them is not!

The Doctors: Out Of Control Drone Use

The Doctors then moved on to talk about drones, explaining that more and more trouble is occurring because of them. They’re available online, which means anyone can buy and use them. Now, celebrities especially have to be concerned about drones catching pictures of them at inappropriate times.

Some drone issues include drug drones, in which drones are used to deliver drugs without being detected. Also, the no privacy issue which includes kids. Third is personal injuries from drones, as well as delivery drones which can be good, but it needs to be regulated.

The Doctors: Airlines Neglecting Disabled Passengers

Speaking of things that fly, The Doctors then moved on to talk about an issue in the airline industry. Recently, a large number of issues have occurred after airlines neglected people who were disabled. One man had to literally crawl off his airplane in Washington D.C. after they didn’t provide any assistance for 30 minutes. He has cerebral palsy and had to drug himself on his hands and knees down the aisle of the plane.

The airline released a statement saying an aisle chair was waiting at the gate when his flight arrived and they made a mistake thinking the chair was no longer needed, when it was, and by the time they got it back, it was too late.


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