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What’s disrupting You? Take Action Now!
Help EDC Free Europe let your governments know that we want an EDC Free Future. Show them you are concerned about where EDCs might be lurking by uploading or liking a photo, and they’ll take it to the decision makers.
Three simple steps to taking action now!
1. Download the arrow with the slogan ‘Is this disrupting me?’
2. Tell us what’s disrupting you by holding up the slogan pointed at a product or object that you are concerned about and take a photo!
3. Upload your photo and it will appear in EDC-Free Europe Flickr gallery in the coming days.
Risk of endometrial cancer rises with increase in sugar-sweetened drinks
Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and eighth most common cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
Studies have shown women’s risk of endometrial cancer increases with higher levels of estrogen in the body – for example, increased estrogen due to diethylstilbestrol DES or taking hormone therapy for the symptoms of menopause.
Researchers found that sugar-sweetened beverage intake was associated with an increased risk – up to 78% higher – type I, but not type II of endometrial cancer. However, its association with endometrial cancer is unclear.
Sources: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and the Risk of Type I and Type II Endometrial Cancer among Postmenopausal Women, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, AACR, 22 Nov 2013 – abstract – full PDF
Early puberty in girls has been linked to breast cancer. Data show that the worldwide incidence of precocious puberty has increased and the age of pubertal changes has decreased over the past two decades.
Many of the cases are attributed to excess weight gain but exposures to phthalates and endocrine disruptors chemicals have also been implicated as possible risk factors.
Law may change so doctors can test new drugs on patients
The strength of public support for the Medical Innovation Bill (Saatchi Bill) has persuaded the Government to offer legislation along the lines of the Medical Innovation Bill, following a public consultation to start in January 2014 and report no later than May.
Allowing doctors to test innovative drugs on patients without the fear of being sued would be a “huge stride forward” in the quest to find cures for cancer
The unhappy rich: antidepressant use soars in developed nations
” Many of the world’s most unhappy and depressed people live in developed countries where rates of antidepressant use have skyrocketed over the past decade, says a new report – Health at a Glance 2013 – issued by the U.S.-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The latest available figures reveal that more than 10 percent of adults in places like the U.S., Canada and Iceland now pop pills for their depression, a direct result of pharmaceutical companies pushing these drugs as some kind of magical problem solver. ”
Ecoutez Maitre Karim FELISSI, avocat, conseiller de la FNATH
Le 26 octobre 2012, la cour d’appel de Paris a rendu deux décisions dans des dossiers Distilbène. Maitre Karim Felissi, Avocat et conseiller de la FNATH, explique pourquoi une seule des deux jeunes femmes a gagné son procès et précise quels éléments sont requis pour qu’un dossier soit solide.
1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder
More children than ever before – 1 in 68 – are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. Like the many families living with ASDs, CDC considers ASDs an important public health concern.
CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASDs, search for risk factors and causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASDs as early as possible.
How the drug companies REALLY want to sell pharmaceuticals…
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger says:
” Ever wonder how the drug companies REALLY want to sell pharmaceuticals? Here’s the answer: Through vending machines! Bypass the doctors, advertise drugs directly to consumers, and get them to insert their credit cards into drug-dispensing machines that pretend to “diagnose” diseases by asking people to take an instant survey… ”
Continue reading What the Drug Companies Really Want.