DES, Epigenetics and Gene Expression, DNA Function, and various Aspects of Inheritance

EpigeneticsDES Diethylstilbestrol, Journal of a DES Daughter logo is cited as one example showing what is happening in our world today when we are exposed to certain chemicals:

” … Like with so many other medical drugs, DES was a horror story of unimaginable proportions and did not stop with the mother. Besides causing … “. Read Epigenetics by Dr. Anderson

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Three wise Monkeys dressed up as Doctors dramatically looking at us

Three wise monkeys dressed up as doctors dramatically looking at us
© Alberto Sebastiani..

Read Wanted: DES Aware Doctors.

Many thanks to Alberto for his support.
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Hysterectomy and Health Risks: if given a Choice, you should Keep your Ovaries

Ovary Removal tied to Colon Cancer Risk

When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries: study” …Tens of thousands of women each year have their ovaries taken out during a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus… Researchers found that women’s risk of ovarian cancer diminished when their ovaries were removed, but their risks of dying from other, more common causes rose… Based on the results, it looks like, if given a choice, you should keep your ovaries, said Leslie Bernstein, a professor at City of Hope cancer center…”

Read the analysis When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries
by Kerry Grens.

Article sources: Long-Term Mortality Associated With Oophorectomy Compared With Ovarian Conservation in the Nurses’ Health Study.

You’ve been exposed to DES in-utero, so what?

My DES Daughter journey: UK doctors

My DES Daughter Journey – DoctorsI read with interest your letter… This certainly raises the possibility that you have an abnormally shaped womb… This condition is in no way dangerous to your health… It is possible that this abnormality contributed to your recent miscarriage but it is equally possible that the problem was related to some developmental disturbance in the pregnancy itself… Before advising any treatment for this suspected abnormality I think we would need much more concrete evidence that it is contributing to miscarriage… ”

Read My DES Daughter Journey – Doctors.

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Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of Cholecystectomy

Prospective study based on the French E3N cohort

Menopausal hormone therapy and risk of cholecystectomy: a prospective study based on the French E3N cohortAmong menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the risk of cholecystectomy was increased among those using oral estrogen therapy, especially oral regimens without a progestagen.

This is the finding of a prospective cohort study that assessed the use of different regimens of HRT among more than 70 000 menopausal women. Complicated gallstone disease should be added to the list of potential adverse events to be considered when balancing the benefits and risks associated with HRT, say the authors.

Read Menopausal hormone therapy and risk of cholecystectomy: a prospective study based on the French E3N cohort, March 18, 2013.

BPA in Dental Fillings affects Children Behaviour

Does your dentist avoid dental materials containing bisphenol A?

Chemicals found in dental fillings can make children behave badly, claims study” … Researchers at New England Research Institutes looked at 534 children who had fillings for at least two cavities, examining their behaviour before and five years after getting the dental treatment… … The findings show kids with a high number of fillings made from the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol-A or BPA had more behavioural problems than children with fewer of the plastic fillings… ”


Related post: BPA Free Dentistry is Possible… Does your Dentist avoid Dental Materials containing Bisphenol A?

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FDA’s Drug Approval Process: many Drugs Ineffective, all with Side Effects…

The Truth about Prescription Drugs

Most people don’t realize that to garner FDA approval, a drug company only has to show the medication is better than nothing and the benefit outweighs harm… …The initial studies are also often conducted over a short period of time – usually six months.”
says Steven Woloshin, MD, professor of medicine at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Read The Truth about Prescription Drugs by Lara Rosenbaum, September 12, 2011.

Breast Cancer Screening is important, but Patients should be seen by an experienced Doctor or Nurse too

Mammograms are important, but they’re not the whole story

Mammograms are not the whole story…

” … What would have happened if I had simply undergone a mammogram, with no access to a doctor or trained breast nurse? I would have received the all-clear and an invitation for another mammogram in three years time. Although I would have found a lump sooner than that (I hope), the cancer would have been much more advanced and more radical surgery and treatment would have been necessary. I fear this must happen to far too many people… 

Read Mammograms are important, but they’re not the whole story
by Judith Potts.

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