Nothing in Life is to be feared, it is only to be understood

~Marie Curie~ quote

Nothing in Life is to be feared, it is only to be understood - Marie Curie
Many questions remain unanswered about the life-long health consequences of DES.

To this day, the full extent of the DES drug disaster is yet to be seen and understood so it is no surprise that DES mothers, daughters and sons leave in fear … What do you fear most in life?

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Hyperplasia by Artist Penny Oliver

Diagnosis Art, Custom Paintings for the Medical Professional

Hyperplasia by Artist Penny Oliver, Diagnosis Art @diagnosisart on Flickr
Hyperplasia by Penny Oliver, Diagnosis Art

My name is Penny Oliver and I am committed to creating artwork that will inspire and reinvigorate you in your practice of medicine.
By interpreting and translating anatomic, histologic and diagnostic images, I seek to create art that is both beautiful to the layperson and meaningful to the medical professional. Contact me to see how your work and passion can be transformed into a stunning piece of original art
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The Tutu Project™ Mission and The Carey Foundation for Women with Breast Cancer

Once in a while we should rethink why we take photographs…

The mission of The Tutu Project™ is to support the fund raising efforts of The Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. They strive to bring laughter and understanding to a community that has endured far too much.

  • For professional photographer Bob Carey and his wife Linda, a man-sized pink tutu has taken on incredible meaning as their unique way to help women with the fight against breast cancer. Featured in segments on CNN, The Today show and Inside Edition, The Tutu Project™ has evolved from one man’s personal vision to take on a life of it’s own. Join us as Bob Carey talks about the genesis of The Tutu Project™ and his changing roles.
  • Video by The Tutu Project, Published on 3 Dec 2013.
  • Bob Carey’s website: and Twitter.
  • Our Interviews, Trailers video playlist.

Historical Review of the DES Tragedy, glaring Example of what NOT to do in Medicine…

The Diethylstilbestrol tragedy thorough historical review

Problems in Research: Regulations—The Diethylstilbestrol Tragedy
The diethylstilbestrol tragedy: a failure of oversight or poor science?

For a thorough historical review of the DES tragedy take a moment and read this lengthy call for tighter FDA regulation of the drug industry. The DES story makes a compelling case!

DES Action USA commented: ” Thank you for this call for stronger government regulation of pharmaceuticals. The DES tragedy makes a compelling case and you tell the story well. Adding insult to injury, it isn’t correct to say that in 1971 the FDA banned DES for most uses. Sadly, DES was only ‘contraindicated’ so it was well into the 1970s before doctors stopped prescribing DES to pregnant women! Either they didn’t get the word, or they felt they knew better than government regulators. Many doctors now dismiss DES exposure as ‘not a problem anymore’ but millions of us were exposed before birth and live with the health problems it caused. We fervently wish similar tragedies wouldn’t happen again – but sadly, the DES lessons learned are being ignored.

Read Problems in Research: Regulations—The Diethylstilbestrol Tragedymedicalbag, April 12, 2013.

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Pin DES ArtWork from Artists Penny Oliver and Regina Holliday on Pinterest online PinBoard

DES Art board on Pinterest
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Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES

Pr. Nancy Langston shows how chemicals have penetrated into every aspect of our bodies and ecosystems

Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES on Flickr
Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES on Flickr

More info: Toxic Bodies website and author Professor N Langston.

In 1941 the FDA approved diethylstilbestrol use. In this gripping exploration, Nancy Langston shows how these chemicals have penetrated into every aspect of our bodies and ecosystems, yet the U.S. government has largely failed to regulate them and has skillfully manipulated scientific uncertainty to delay regulation. Personally affected by endocrine disruptors, Professor Langston argues that the FDA needs to institute proper regulation of these commonly produced synthetic chemicals.

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Suspension of FDA Approval urged for new Morning Sickness Drug Diclegis

Another preventable future health tragedy?

#Diclegis is #FDA approved to replace #Bendectin as new Morning Sickness DrugJill Escher, from Prenatal Exposures Never Die, the blog about epigenetics, autism, and the multigenerational tragedy of prenatal pharmaceutical use, wrote to the FDA on April 11. 2013.

I am writing to urgently request that the FDA take immediate steps to suspend approval for the prenatal drug Diclegis pending appropriate safety testing for impacts to fetal germ cells, the precursor cells to the baby’s egg or sperm. In addition, I urge the FDA to take immediate steps to issue warnings regarding potential germline impact of all prenatally administered drugs… ”

Read Suspension of Approval Urged for New Morning Sickness Drug, Diclegis, Pending Assessment of Fetal Germline Impacts, April 11. 2013.

Related post: Diclegis FDA approved to replace Bendectin as new Morning Sickness Drug: future Health Tragedy?.

2013 Revolutionary Research on Pancreatic, Ovarian and Lung Cancer Detection

My 3 Cents on Cancer: Jack Andraka at TEDxSanJoseCAWomen

Jack is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This research could change the face of cancer and promote early detection. He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. Jack is on the national junior whitewater kayaking team and enjoys playing with his dog and folding origami.

  • Jack’s method is 168 times faster, 26000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive and has a 90% success rate.
  • In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
  • Video by TEDxTalks, Published on 15 Jan 2013
  • DES Videos in English – Diethylstilboestrol video channel DES Diethylstilboestrol's channel on YouTube

Fille Distilbène, nouveau Témoignage poignant de Gwenaëlle

Enfant Distilbène, elle ne sera jamais maman

Enfant Distilbène, elle ne sera jamais mamanGwenaëlle , 42 ans, souffre encore aujourd’hui des conséquences du Distilbène, un médicament donné à sa mère pendant la grossesse.

J’ai toujours eu de graves problèmes de peau : montagnes de verrues, acné intense, plaques démesurées, une cicatrisation très lente…

Lisez l’interview et portrait sur Ouest-France,
paru ce jeudi 11-04-2013, par Amandine Cognard.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

L’Agence française ANSES pointe les dangers du bisphénol A, surtout pour les femmes enceintes

BPA: l’Anses met en évidence des risques potentiels pour la santé et confirme la nécessité de réduire les expositions

Bisphénol A: l’Anses met en évidence des risques potentiels pour la santé et confirme la nécessité de réduire les expositions
L’Agence française ANSES pointe les dangers du bisphénol A, surtout pour les femmes enceintes.

L’ alerte lancée ce 9 avril par l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail sur les risques liés à l’exposition des femmes enceintes et de leurs enfants au bisphénol A (BPA) a abouti à une série de recommandations. L’ANSES  préconise notamment de prendre des mesures en vue de réduire l’exposition des femmes manipulant des papiers thermiques contenant ce perturbateur endocrinien ou d’autres composés de la famille des bisphénols, notamment en milieu de travail.

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