Do People Trust Telemedicine?

Could telemedicine be the future of U.S. healthcare?

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Approximately 75 percent of patients reported they either would not trust a diagnosis made via telemedicine, or would trust this method less than an in-doctor visit, according to a recent nationwide study.

The infographic shown below illustrates the key findings of a recent nationwide study conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.

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Cervical squamous carcinoma in situ and vaginal adenosis cancer risk in DES-exposed offspring

Cancer risk in diethylstilbestrol-exposed offspring, 1976 findings

DiEthylStilbestrol usage review buttress the need for adequate and rigorous research into the use of drugs in pregnancy and ensure that they do more good than harm before being introduced for consumption.

1976 Study Abstract

The occurrence of columnar epithelium in the vagina (vaginal adenosis) in young women with intrauterine exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) during the first trimester of pregnancy was observed in 231 patients (82 per cent of 280 cases who underwent colposcopic study). Extension of columnar epithelium onto the portio of the cervix was present in the remaining 18 per cent of the cases. Abnormal colposcopic findings were present in the transformation zone in 96 per cent of the patients with vaginal adenosis. Directed biopsy revealed four cases of vaginal and/or cervical squamous carcinoma in situ (CIS), two cases of severe dysplasia, five cases of moderate, and 29 cases of mild dysplasia. The prevalence of CIS in DES-exposed girls (1.4 per cent) was nearly five times the prevalence rate of CIS in a control group of 5,808 DES-unexposed women (0.44 per cent). This finding correlates well with the hypothesis that the genesis of squamous intraepithelial neoplasia is specifically related to the extent and surface area of the vaginal transformation zone. An unusual case of invasive squamous carcinoma in a DES-exposed young girl is presented, which represents the initial observation of this association to date.

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  • Cancer risk in diethylstilbestrol-exposed offspring, Mattingly RF, Stafl A., NCBI PMID: 984124, Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1976 Nov 1;126(5):543-8.
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159 New Fracking Sites in Yorkshire, the North-West and the East Midlands to be opened up Soon

1,000 sq miles of England to be opened up for fracking

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Large areas of Yorkshire, the north-west and the east Midlands are to be opened up to fracking after the government announced it will offer a fresh round of licences for oil and gas exploration – 27 new drilling licenses to 12 energy firms, with another 132 licenses expected to come later this year.
Fracking and the future – shale gas in the UK image by Day Donaldson.

This post content was originally published by Common DreamsBreaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

New Fracking Licenses in UK Sound ‘Starting Gun’ of Fight for Climate Future

The UK government on Tuesday handed out dozens of new drilling licenses to energy companies looking to launch fracking operations in the country’s rural areas, just days after officials imbued ministers with new powers to fast-track fossil fuel exploration against residents’ wishes.

The Oil and Gas Authority issued 27 new drilling licenses to 12 energy firms, covering roughly 1,000 square miles of northern UK. Another 132 licenses are expected to come later this year.

From here, the companies will have to apply for drilling permits from local councils. But new rules adopted last week will now make it easier for government officials to step in and approve such bids without waiting for their decisions. That could open up swaths of UK land to harmful and controversial drilling operations like hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves shooting water and chemicals at high pressures into rock formations that hold shale gas.

Climate activists who have been fighting the expansion slammed the issuing of new licenses.

This is the starting gun on the fight for the future of our countryside,” said Daisy Sands, head of Greenpeace UK’s energy campaign. “Hundreds of battles will spring up to defend our rural landscapes from the pollution, noise and drilling rigs that come with fracking.”

Sands also noted that the move comes just weeks after Lancashire County officials rejected a bid by energy firm Cuadrilla to open up a fracking site in the area. Cuadrilla was one of the 12 companies which received a drilling license on Tuesday.

It seems clear that the government is responding to the vigorous lobbying from the fracking companies by ignoring both the economic and environmental evidence that clean, renewable energy is a far better bet for investment and the planet,” Sands said.

Added Andrew Pendleton, head of campaigns at Friends of the Earth UK, “Offering licenses to frack will cause yet more anxiety for people living under the cloud of fracking. The Government is allowing companies to drill right through aquifers that are used to supply household drinking water.”

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  • 1,000 sq miles of England to be opened up for fracking, theguardian, 18 August 2015.
  • New Fracking Licenses in UK Sound ‘Starting Gun’ of Fight for Climate Future, commondreams, August 19, 2015.

DES-exposed T-shaped Uterus Hysterosalpingogram

A hysterosalpingogram at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

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Uterus at U, left tube L, right tube R, dye spillage at ends of tubes on both sides S, metal speculum in vagina V.

A hysterosalpingogram via fertility specialist Dr Richard Sherbahn, MD, at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago showing a T-shaped uterus.

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No Gazaran, la bande annonce

Le gaz de schiste et des problématiques liées à l’environnement

Le film documentaire No Gazaran, réalisé par Doris Buttignol et Carole Menduni, traite du gaz de schiste et des problématiques liées à l’environnement.
Il a été tourné en partie en Seine-et-Marne (à Jouarre).
Bande annonce publiée le 28 mars 2014 par La République de Seine-et-Marne.

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Antibiotic resistance: the human gut microbiome can transport problematic genes between continents

Long distance travelers likely contributing to antibiotic resistance’s spread

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To reduce antibiotic resistance we need to minimize dispersal rates from the healthcare system, and at the societal level. Suppressing further spread after travelers return to their home countries is crucial, and depends upon having well-informed citizens and a well-functioning public health system. Bon Voyage by Doug.

2015 Study Abstract

Previous studies of antibiotic resistance dissemination by travel have, by targeting only a select number of cultivable bacterial species, omitted most of the human microbiome. Here, we used explorative shotgun metagenomic sequencing to address the abundance of >300 antibiotic resistance genes in fecal specimens from 35 Swedish students taken before and after exchange programs on the Indian peninsula or in central Africa. All specimens were additionally cultured for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing enterobacteria and the isolates obtained genome sequenced. The overall taxonomic diversity and composition of the gut microbiome remained stable comparing before and after travel, but with increasing abundance of Proteobacteria in 25/35 students. The relative abundance of antibiotic resistance genes increased, most prominently for genes encoding resistance to sulfonamide (2.6-fold increase), trimethoprim (7.7-fold) and beta-lactams (2.6-fold). Importantly, the increase observed occurred without any antibiotic intake. Of 18 students visiting the Indian peninsula, 12 acquired ESBL-producing Escherichia coli, while none returning from Africa was positive. Despite deep sequencing efforts, sensitivity of metagenomics was not sufficient to detect acquisition of the low-abundant genes responsible for the observed ESBL phenotype. In conclusion, metagenomic sequencing of the intestinal microbiome of Swedish students returning from exchange programs in Central Africa or the Indian peninsula showed increased abundance of genes encoding resistance to widely used antibiotics.

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  • Long distance travelers likely contributing to antibiotic resistance’s spread, American Society For Microbiology, August 20, 2015.
  • The human gut microbiome as a transporter of antibiotic resistance genes between continents, asm, doi: 10.1128/AAC.00933-15, AAC.00933-15, 10 August 2015.

The Full Red Moon 17th #FullMoonEngageMe #SocialMedia Event on #EmpireAvenue #SocialNetworking

August 26, 2015, join our free social media event taking place at each Full Moon.

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Between Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th of August 2015, join our free social media event taking place at each Full Moon – via #EAv – and give a boost to your social networking!

The Full Red Moon

There were a few tribes who referred to the August moon as the Full Red Moon because at that time of year, the haze in the sky makes the moon appear red. Other names include “Corn Moon“, “Sturgeon Moon“, “Green Corn Moon” and “Grain Moon

17th #FullMoonEngageMe Schedule

Our free event will start on Wednesday the 26th of August 2015 at +/- 07:00 UTC and will last until Sunday the 30th of August at +/- 24:00 in HERE.

Anything Special or Different for this 17th Edition?

Yes! The goal of our sister community has been re-defined and will exclusively focus on helping recent joiners… meaning:

  • Anyone who joined EA after/since June 2015 can get lots of free eaves, with no strings attached. Request your membership here.
  • You are an established player and wish to run missions to support new entries: contact (e)DESdaughter and get involved!

I am new with this, what is this about?

Our 1st #FullMoonEngageMe event launched in May 2014… Grab a unique opportunity to super charge your social networking by meeting and connecting with top social media engagers on Empire Avenue and beyond. Time for some “serious buzz” and serious FUN!


See you soon 😉

Here is how Stilbosol-fed cattle did…

DES advert, FFA National Future Farmer, 1958

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Stilbosol patenting turned the cattle feed industry upside down in the mid 50s with its phenomenal use by farmers.
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Environmental influences on the development of breast cancers

The Breast Biologues video, University of California Television (UCTV), 2011

Explore environmental influences on the development of breast cancers with this animated short. Get a greater understanding of the biology of the breast and how developmentally specific exposures may affect breast cancer development.

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  • This video uploaded on 10 February 2011 by UC San Francisco (UCSF) aired in prime time on UCTV. In May, in a worldwide video competition the International Academy of the Visual Arts awarded BABCERC an Award of Distinction – one of its 2011 Communicator Awards. The video won a bronze Telly Award, in the education category, in June.
  • Watch more research videos on our YouTube channel.

Flushing old Meds and our Aquatic Life…

Myth: Flushing Old Meds Is the Safest Disposal Method…

The impact of drugs chemical contaminants in our water… via @EcoMyths

Got unused meds in need of disposal? EcoMythsAlliance experts recommend against flushing… and for safe take-back programs.

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