Distilbène: l’interview de Sylvie, Réseau DES France
Tout a commençé avec un article de journal, paru en 1983, informant que le Distilbène engendrait des conséquences relativement graves sur les foetus de cette époque. A dix-sept ans, sur les conseils de ma mère, je suis allée consulter un gynécoloque… ”
Lisez la suite de l”interview de Sylvie Chevelier paru dans Ouest-France, Juin 2013.
The teaching practices of senior doctors are contributing to a decline in patient care, according to new research. The findings of Cardiff University and the University of Dundee suggest that medical students are being pushed to do things they are uncomfortable with – but they feel unable to challenge their superiors when in this position. Surveys and interviews with hundreds of British medical students show that some senior doctors are setting a far from good example.
5 crucial areas of information summarized with the acronym BRAIN:
Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Interactions and the Need for follow-up
DES Action USA commented on Facebook: ” Here are questions to ask when your doctor prescribes a drug. Sadly, many DES Mothers did ask if DES was safe for their child – and were told emphatically, ‘yes.’ But other important questions should be asked, too, and this is a good list. Now we have information leaflets that come with each prescription. Read carefully and use your best judgement. ”
Should genetically modified human embryos be allowed?
Great Britain is on the path to allow a technique to create babies using DNA from three people in a bid to help prevent couples passing on rare genetic diseases. The technique, which scientists say would not create a ‘three parent child’, helps prevent women with faulty mitochondria, the energy source in a cell, from passing on to their babies defects that can result in such diseases as muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, heart problems and mental retardation. The debate is causing controversy as Parliament gears up to making a decision on whether the technique should be made legal. Opponents say it is unethical and could set the UK on a “slippery slope”.