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Prescription Drugs in the USA: 70% of Americans take some

Age and Sex Patterns of Drug Prescribing in a Defined American Population

Prescription Drugs: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Take At Least One, Study Finds
A lot of Americans are on prescription drugs

A new study from Mayo Clinic researchers shows that 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. The most commonly prescribed drug is antibiotics (taken by 17 percent of Americans) followed by antidepressants and opioids (each taken by 13 percent of Americans).

Read Prescription Drugs: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Take At Least One,
Study Finds
, HuffPost Health Living, 06/19/2013.

Considering using Egg or Embryo Donation to expand my Family…

Pregnancy personal stories, on MyFertilityChoices.com

Considering Using Egg or Embryo Donation to Expand my Family
Personal stories

My name is Paula and I’m 43 years old. It took me a while to decide whether or not I wanted to become a mother. Since the right guy never came along, I kept putting off my decision to become a mother. But when I reached my 43rd birthday this year it was like everything became crystal clear – if I really wanted to have a child, I better try now, with or without a partner since time was running out! . ”

Continue reading Considering Using Egg or Embryo Donation to Expand my Family
on MyFertilityChoices.comPersonal Stories – also on Twitter

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Aspect d’uterus en T d’une patiente porteuse d’un syndrome du Distilbène DES

Un effet transgénérationnel du Distilbène DES parmi d’autres…

"T" shaped uterus and small-size cavity after being exposed in utero to DES - Copyright © Pr P-J Weiller
T” shaped uterus and small-size cavity after being exposed in utero to DES – Copyright © Pr P-J Weiller
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Genetics of Cervical Cancer raise concern about antiviral Therapy in some Cases

It could be dangerous to use antiviral treatments or therapeutic vaccines with women whose lesions already show signs of HPV integration

Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases
It could be dangerous to use antiviral treatments or therapeutic vaccines with women whose lesions already show signs of HPV integration

A new understanding of the genetic process that can lead to cervical cancer may help improve diagnosis of potentially dangerous lesions for some women, and also raises a warning flag about the use of anti-viral therapies in certain cases – suggesting they could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.

Read Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases
by OSU researchers from Oregon State University, 06/19/2013.

No amount of Guilt can change the Past and no amount of worrying can change the Future

~Umar Ibn al-Khattab~ quote

No amount of Guilt can change the Past and no amount of worrying can change the Future
Guilt: most DES mothers and daughters blame themselves

That’s true! However it’s hard for a DES mother not to feel guilty when her child has health problems because of a drug she took during pregnancy … It’s hard for a DES daughter not to worry when her health is threatened by the long term effects of a drug that is affecting three generations …
Don’t you think? Read more about the psychological effects of Diethylstilbestrol, Journal of a DES Daughter logo :
DES Guilt, Fear, and other Emotions

Cut Poison Burn Official Trailer

The Pharma Business of Cancer Treatment

Controversial, eye opening, and sometimes heartbreaking documentary puts the business of cancer treatment under the microscope. A MUST SEE, it will change your life.

  • Video by Nehststudios, Published on 10 May 2011
  • Cut Poison Burn is a searing film that illuminates the grim truth about America’s so-called War on Cancer. This thought-provoking documentary takes on the forces that have conspired to thwart meaningful advances in cancer research and treatment over the past century. These forces include the federal government (in its effort to label and persecute innovators as quacks), drug companies eager to suppress alternative treatments and powerful industry organizations that place profit over human lives. The story centers on the Navarros, a family struggling to keep their young son alive. The war between the Navarro Family and the FDA is perhaps this country’s greatest evidence as to why there should be medical freedom. As the personal meets the political, we see how the FDA holds a vise-like grip on treatment options. Heart-wrenching and informative, the film ultimately expresses hope that we can create a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance of highly-tailored therapies to usher in a more enlightened era. Over 12 years, 150 hours of footage and interviews with top oncologists, researchers, policy-makers, homeopaths and patients carry the story and reveal that we are on the brink of disaster and in desperate need of reform. “
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BPA Exposure in Pregnancy leading to Sex-specific Epigenetic Disruption and Behavioral Changes

Sex-specific epigenetic disruption and behavioral changes following low-dose in utero bisphenol A exposure

Sex-specific epigenetic disruption and behavioral changes following low-dose in utero bisphenol A exposure

At low doses, such as those considered safe for humans, rats exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) in utero showed sex-specific changes in their brains that could have affected social behaviors such as grooming and aggression, according to a study approved April 25, 2013.

2013 Study Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogenic endocrine disruptor widely used in the production of plastics. Increasing evidence indicates that in utero BPA exposure affects sexual differentiation and behavior; however, the mechanisms underlying these effects are unknown. We hypothesized that BPA may disrupt epigenetic programming of gene expression in the brain. Here, we provide evidence that maternal exposure during pregnancy to environmentally relevant doses of BPA (2, 20, and 200 µg/kg/d) in mice induces sex-specific, dose-dependent (linear and curvilinear), and brain region-specific changes in expression of genes encoding estrogen receptors (ERs; ERα and ERβ) and estrogen-related receptor-γ in juvenile offspring. Concomitantly, BPA altered mRNA levels of epigenetic regulators DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) 1 and DNMT3A in the juvenile cortex and hypothalamus, paralleling changes in estrogen-related receptors. Importantly, changes in ERα and DNMT expression in the cortex (males) and hypothalamus (females) were associated with DNA methylation changes in the ERα gene. BPA exposure induced persistent, largely sex-specific effects on social and anxiety-like behavior, leading to disruption of sexually dimorphic behaviors. Although postnatal maternal care was altered in mothers treated with BPA during pregnancy, the effects of in utero BPA were not found to be mediated by maternal care. However, our data suggest that increased maternal care may partially attenuate the effects of in utero BPA on DNA methylation. Overall, we demonstrate that low-dose prenatal BPA exposure induces lasting epigenetic disruption in the brain that possibly underlie enduring effects of BPA on brain function and behavior, especially regarding sexually dimorphic phenotypes.

Avoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare: the $200 Billion Opportunity from using Medicines responsibly

Wiser prescription drug use could cut health costs by billions: study

IMS Health Study Identifies $200+ Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly
Wiser prescription drug use could cut health costs by billions: Study

Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the U.S. healthcare system as a result of medicines not being used responsibly by patients and healthcare professionals, according to a new study released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. This represents 8% of the United States’ total annual healthcare expenditures and amounts to millions of avoidable hospital admissions, outpatient treatments, pharmaceutical prescriptions and emergency room visits for patients.

Read Wiser prescription drug use could cut health costs by billions: Study, HuffPost Business, By Linda A. Johnson 06/19/13

Read and/or download the full reportAvoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare: The $200 Billion Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly, IMS Institute for HealthCare Informatics, June 2013

Sources : IMS Health Study Identifies $200+ Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly, IMS Health, June 19, 2013

Perturbateurs endocriniens: comment ils menacent notre santé

Des poisons tenaces autour de nous qui malmènent nos hormones

Perturbateurs endocriniens: comment ils menacent notre santé
Distilbène, chlordécone, PCB, bisphénol A : quel point commun y a-t-il entre ces produits ?

Distilbène, chlordécone, PCB, bisphénol A : quel point commun y a-t-il entre ces produits ? Tous sont des perturbateurs endocriniens. Autrement dit, tous peuvent perturber le système hormonal.

Publié début 2013, le rapport de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé sur ces perturbateurs endocriniens fera date : après l’avoir lu, impossible de minimiser les risques que nous font courir ces substances.

Perturbateurs endocriniens : Comment ils menacent notre santé, sommaire:

  • Des poisons qui malmènent les hormones
  • La contre-attaque s’organise pour les éliminer
  • Le Distilbène en France, un scandale au long cours

La Recherche mensuel n°476 daté juin 2013
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