It is not clear how to identify which women would benefit from robotic surgery
With robotic hysterectomy, the surgeon has a greater degree of movement and control of the instruments and the visualization is better but does this change outcomes for patients? Doctors promise that robot-assisted surgeries reduce complications and speed up recovery, but new studies show the differences with laparoscopic hysterectomy to be minimal, while the cost is significantly higher.
Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a very successful sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry working for health care giants including Johnson & Johnson, Syntex Labs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Laboratories and Forest Laboratories. Now her new work is dedicated to the memory of her niece and her mission is to stop the over-medication of our children. Gwen is the author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher and travels around the United States speaking to groups. In this video: Manipulating Doctors, Gwen talks about some of the tactics used by some pharmaceutical sales reps to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.
Inquiétudes, questions, souffrances, Christine Mascle, 51 ans, les a vécues et les vit encore. “Je suis un poulet aux hormones” résume-t-elle de manière joyeuse malgré les épreuves. Comme près de 160 000 enfants nés entre 1950 et 1977, Christine est une fille DES soumises in-utero à l’hormone de synthèse Distilbène®, médicament prescrit aux femmes enceintes jusqu’à la fin des années 70 et sensé prevenir les fausses couches.
Read @CaitlinMcWriter Interview by @JessAinscough , 2013
In her interview, Caitlin McCarthy shares what she has learnt about this shocking and completely devastating case of medical negligence, and how it affects her life and the lives of many just like her. Caitlin anwers:
What is DES?
Why is DES described as one of the biggest medical disasters in history?
How is it that something like this – that so tragically affected millions of people – was allowed to happen? And why was it allowed to go on for so long?
What is her connection to DES and how does being a DES daughter affect her body, health and life today?
Is it possible that another medical disaster similar to this one could happen today? Are we any more protected?
What about her film, Wonder Drug …
Why she does what she does and why is it so important for her to spread this message?
First Clinic in East England to Offer the Eeva Test
The world’s first ever Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva test) baby was born last week at the Hewitt Fertility Centre at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital UK Eeva system takes pictures of each embryo about every five minutes, and then intelligent software within the system can analyze the embryos based on those videos … to help predict whether an embryo is likely to carry on with development. While Eeva technology doesn’t predict which embryos will create a baby, it helps medical staff choose healthiest embryos for IVF treatment.
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…
Combination of new technology and more-targeted cancer drugs
A development stage biotechnology company is leading the way to a new approach to cancer treatment, adding years of survival and doing so without toxic side effects at lower cost than pricier new cancer drugs.
After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments. An approach to oncology that has been in place for decades is beginning to yield to an arsenal of long-term clinical studies, genetic tests and novel drugs that target cancer cells and their infrastructure.
While a recent article by Angelina Jolie about her mastectomy and reconstruction raised awareness, it may have left the impression that the surgeries are quick and easy procedures, some doctors fear… For more info about:
“Incurable Diseases; Is it a Business?” is an ambitious 90-minute documentary film, targeted for worldwide distribution, exposing the deceptive practices of the medical industry and pharmaceutical companies thus creating an open mind to alternative and complementary methods of healing to stop the progression of diseases like Cancer and disorders like Autism.
The incidence of testicular cancer has increased among American males over 15 years of age for more than 20 years and while overall incidence is still highest among Caucasian males, the greatest increase was observed in the Hispanic community, according to a new study at the 108th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association.
DES Action USAcommented: ” Experts speculate prenatal estrogen exposures may be to blame. All men – and especially DES Sons – should practice testicular self-exam regularly! ”