In Vitro Fertilization: Baby born using new IVF Screening Technique

Proper trials need to be conducted before it is used widely

Baby born using new IVF screening technique
All this hard work and we have finally got our little tiny human being named Connor

A baby has been born in the US using a new method for screening embryos during IVF which could dramatically reduce costs, researchers report.

The new technique supposedly gives the number of chromosomes and other biological information about the embryo at a low cost – probably about two thirds of the price of existing methods of screening.

Read Baby born using new IVF screening technique, by James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News, 8 July 2013

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…

How We Do Harm

A Doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America

A Doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America
How We Do Harm

How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today—the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians’ provide, insurance companies that don’t demand the best (or even the least expensive) care, and pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs, regardless of whether they improve health or do harm.

Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society, an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary—and often unproven—treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs.

Brawley’s personal history – from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the U.S., to the boardrooms of The American Cancer Society—results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America – and a deep understanding of healthcare today. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.

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Seven natural Remedies to combat and alleviate the unpleasant Side Effects of Menopause

DES Daughters are 50% more likely to reach menopause early

7 Natural Remedies For Menopause
Menopause can be a difficult time for any woman

From hot flushes and mood swings to insomnia and weight gain, menopause can be a difficult time for any woman.

HuffPost UK Lifestyle have pulled together seven natural remedies to combat and alleviate some of the unpleasant side effects of menopause:

  • Exercise
  • Flaxseed
  • Natural Progesterone
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid
  • Vitamin E
  • Acupuncture
  • Cutting down on Alcohol

Watch the slideshow and the description for the 7 Natural Remedies For Menopause, HuffPost UK Lifestyle, 30/06/2013

Exposed to DES?.

2013 Boston DES Breast Cancer Trial

DES case: 2013 Class Action v. Eli Lilly & Co., Arline @amaccormack Interview

This is a drug that was never adequately tested and never adequately warned said Aaron Levine, a lawyer for the Melnick sisters and the other women who have sued in Boston.

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Children born after certain Infertility Treatments could be at higher Risk of Autism

Study provides much needed information for parents or clinicians on the relative risks of modern IVF treatments

Children born after certain Infertility treatments at higher Risk of Autism, Study shows
Embryos being prepared for IVF

Children born after certain infertility treatments are at higher risk of autism, and all IVF treatments carry a slightly heightened risk of low intelligence later in life than natural births, a major study has shown.

However, scientists stressed that the chances of an IVF baby being affected was tiny in real terms.

Read Children born after certain infertility treatments at higher risk of autism, The Independent, Science, 02 July 2013.

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…

Could Cervical Cancer be prevented by earlier HPV Tests?

Clinical Human Papillomavirus Detection Forecasts Cervical Cancer Risk in Women Over 18 Years of Follow-Up

Cervical Cancer could be prevented by earlier HPV Tests, Study suggests
HPV tests could prevent cervical cancer cases

Carrying out a virus test before traditional cervical screening could prevent around 600 cases of cancer a year in England, research suggests. Scientists found that more than 40% of 8,750 women with cervical cancer had received a negative screening test result within six years of their diagnosis. They then predicted how many more cases of cervical cancer would have been avoided if human papilloma virus (HPV) testing had been used ahead of screening for abnormal cells.

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Watch “The Truth about Pills and Pregnancy”

BBC Panorama video with reporter Shelley Jofre

Many women have to take medicines while pregnant. But could they be risking the health of their unborn child? Decades after the Thalidomide scandal shocked the world, Panorama reveals how another medicine has damaged far more children. Drugs cannot be tested on pregnant women for ethical reasons, so doctors do not know if most prescription drugs are safe for the unborn child, and the system set up to monitor side-effects appears to be flawed. As evidence emerges that some common antidepressants are linked to heart defects in babies, the programme asks how much we really know about the safety of medicines women take while pregnant

    • Video by dixiefid64, Published on 3 Jul 2013.
    • The program is very interesting but unfortunately does not mention the DES drug tragedy. Once again DES is ignored. WHY? It would have been such a great opportunity. What’s wrong with DES? Is it because with DES, the Media can’t show upsetting photos of children born with no arms or legs like the victims of Thalidomide, or newborn babies who have undergone traumatic heart surgery because of the effects associated with the antidepressant drug their mum took during pregnancy? Is it because DES is the very first drug scandal which should have prevented many others to happen? All victims of drugs prescribed during pregnancy should join forces! The stories are all the same and highlights the same failure of our health system and the government response to the devastating consequences of these drugs. DES, Thalidomide, epilepsy drug Epilim, antidepressants … how many more victims are needed to put in place safeguards to protect mothers and their unborn child?
    • Find out more about DES exposure and the long-term health effects associated with prenatal exposure to DES drug.
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Effets indésirables des médicaments: connaissance ou ignorance?

Le cas du Distilbene DES

Effets indésirables des médicaments: pour la connaissance et l’information! Le cas du #Distilbene DES
Le Distilbène DES a des conséquences sur plusieurs générations

Le Réseau DES France a accepté de participer à la Conférence Débat “Effets indésirables des médicaments: ignorance ou connaissance ? L’Europe à l’heure des choix” organisée le 28 janvier 2010 par la revue Prescrire lors de sa manifestation annuelle “La Pilule d’Or“.

  • avec Anne Levadou
    Présidente de l’Association Réseau DES France.
  • avec Constance de Champris
    Vice-présidente de l’Association Réseau DES France (témoignage).
Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

The Shower Self-Exam

Simple and low-Tech Way for Women to check for Breast Cancer

Our Bodies, Our Breast Exams
Woman in shower palpating her left breast for signs of tumors

A woman should feel her breast when she’s taking a shower, and notice if there’s anything different from normal, and she should go see a doctor about it as soon as she suspects something is wrong

Read Our Bodies, Our Breast Exams, by Roni Caryn Rabin, TheNewYorkTimes,
09 Nov 2009.

Exposed to DES?

Hope to have Kids one Day?

Get to know your Fertility Health…

Want to Have Kids One Day? Get to Know Your Fertility Health
Should you have your fertility checked? If you hope to one day have children, the answer is: yes

The medical community has become increasingly concerned about the number of women facing age-related infertility. One of the big questions being asked is how we get information about the risks of delaying childbearing into public consciousness? Many women are unaware of how steeply fertility declines for women after reaching age 35, and others are shocked to discover, that not even the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies (ART), can guarantee success for them.

Read Want to Have Kids One Day? Get to Know Your Fertility Health,by Erica Berman, PhD, HuffPost Living, January 2013

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…