Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted

Some of medicine’s most glaring mistakes and deliberately ignored

Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted

  • Thalidomide, a morning sickness drug called the “drug of choice to help pregnant women,” which caused severe birth defects
  • DES, synthetic estrogen promoted to prevent miscarriages, which caused reproductive problems in the women’s children

Read Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted found via J. Ruth Kelly.

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Moi, Stephanie Fille Distilbene

French book written by a DES Daughter published in 2010

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Read “Moi, Stephanie Fille Distilbene“, French book written by a DES Daughter published in 2010. Stephanie created a French Forum for DES exposed daughters “Les Filles DES“.

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FDA Close to BPA Decision Crucial for Health of Poor Children

Hormonally active chemicals such as BPA have no place in our kids’ life

FDA Close To BPA Decision Crucial For Health Of Poor ChildrenA new study by scientists from Boston University found a strong link between the burden of BPA and poverty

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2012 Study Abstract

Background
Bisphenol A (BPA) and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) are suspected endocrine disrupting compounds known to be ubiquitous in people’s bodies. Population disparities in exposure to these chemicals have not been fully characterized.

Methods
We analyzed data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Using multivariable linear regression we examined the association between urinary concentrations of BPA, serum concentrations of four PFCs, and multiple measures of socioeconomic position (SEP): family income, education, occupation, and food security. We also examined associations with race/ethnicity.

Results
All four PFCs were positively associated with family income, whereas BPA was inversely associated with family income. BPA concentrations were higher in people who reported very low food security and received emergency food assistance than in those who did not. This association was particularly strong in children: 6-11 year-olds whose families received emergency food had BPA levels 54% higher (95% CI, 13 to 112%) than children of families who did not. For BPA and PFCs we saw smaller and less consistent associations with education and occupation. Mexican Americans had the lowest concentrations of any racial/ethnic group of both types of chemicals; for PFCs, Mexican Americans not born in the U.S. had much lower levels than those born in the U.S.

Conclusions
People with lower incomes had higher body burdens of BPA; the reverse was true for PFCs. Family income with adjustment for family size was the strongest predictor of chemical concentrations among the different measures of SEP we studied. Income, education, occupation, and food security appear to capture different aspects of SEP that may be related to exposure to BPA and PFCs and are not necessarily interchangeable as measures of SEP in environmental epidemiology studies. Differences by race/ethnicity were independent of SEP.

Sources Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006, Environmental Health 2012, 11:10 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-10.

From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: a Nazi Legacy

It has taken fifty years for a tepid apology for thalidomide to arrive

From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy

In a controversial move, the FDA approved thalidomide’s use in multiple myeloma in 1998. It’s also being used now for treating leprosy. Studies are in process for using thalidomide to treat the chronic cough of interstitial fibrosis, as well.

Read From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy by Judy Stone

Le combat de Stéphanie, victime du Distilbène

Vidéo d’archives 2009

Jusqu’en 1977, les médecins en France ont prescrit massivement du Distilbène aux femmes enceintes pour tenter d’éviter les fausses couches. Ce médicament était en fait très dangereux pour les enfants nés de ces grossesses.

  • Vidéo par AFP, 24 Nov 2009.

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What are your thoughts on the HPV Vaccine?

Young Women Are Not Completing the HPV Vaccine Regimen

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Young Women Are Not Completing the HPV Vaccine Regimen

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and the update New Evidence Demolishes Claims of Safety and Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

By the way, did you take the Gardasil Cervarix HPV Vaccine Survey?

DES Activist Susan on Pinterest

DES Activist Susan on PinterestSusan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group. She’s also a three-time cancer survivor and a victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. Click to learn about DES, the drug that has affected millions of pregnant women and vote on the survey to see the results.

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Victimes de Médicaments : Y a t-il encore un Espoir?

Victimes de Médicaments : Y a t-il encore un Espoir?

Victimes de Médicaments : Y a t-il encore un Espoir ?

 

La réalité reprend le dessus. Nous espérions que l’affaire du Mediator allait changer radicalement la gestion du risque médicamenteux. Le rejet par le Sénat du projet de loi sur la sécurité sanitaire du médicament montre les limites d’une ambition avortée.

Lisez: Victimes de Médicaments : Y a t-il encore un Espoir? Communiqué de presse FNATH – Réseau D.E.S. France.

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