Plus de Vaccins Obligatoires en France

11 vaccins obligatoires dès 2018 pour tous les enfants français !

Agnes Buzin, Ministre de la Santé, veut rendre 11 vaccins obligatoires.

C’est vital pour la santé … … de l’industrie pharmaceutique !

En Savoir Plus

  • Image credit TV Libertés, 2017/07/05.
  • E. Philippe à l’Assemblée : les vaccins infantiles “deviendront obligatoires”, FRANCE 24, 4 Jul 2017.
  • Journal du mercredi 5 juillet 2017, C’est la foire aux vaccinsTVLibertés de 05:35 à 09:35.
  • Rapport sur la vaccination, Comité d’orientation citoyenne sur la vaccination, concertation-vaccination, 30 novembre 2016.
  • Pétition VACCINS : Oui à la protection, Non à la répression, adressée à Madame la Ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine, Institut pour la Protection de la Santé Naturelle.
  • La ministre de la Santé Agnès Buzyn réfléchit à rendre onze vaccins obligatoires, le parisien, 16 juin 2017,.

The feminist appropriation of pregnancy testing in 1970s Britain

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Abstract

This article restores pregnancy testing to its significant position in the history of the women’s liberation movement in 1970s Britain. It shows how feminists appropriated the pregnancy test kit, a medical technology which then resembled a small chemistry set, and used it as a political tool for demystifying medicine, empowering women and providing a more accessible, less judgmental alternative to the N.H.S. While the majority of testees were young women hoping for a negative result, many others were older, menopausal women as well as those anxious to conceive. By following the practice of pregnancy testing, I show that, at the grassroots level, local women’s centres were in the vanguard of not only access to contraception and abortion rights, but also awareness about infertility and menopause.

… Many G.P.s also prescribed, on the N.H.S., Schering’s ‘Primodos,’ a ‘hormonal pregnancy test’ in tablet form that was less expensive and faster than ordering a urine test. The drug, which worked by inducing menstruation in non-pregnant women (a ‘negative’ result), was taken off the market in 1978 amidst concerns that it caused a variety of birth defects. Primodos Was a Revolutionary Oral Pregnancy Test: But Was It Safe?

  • … continue reading Jesse Olszynko-Gryn‘s full paper The feminist appropriation of pregnancy testing in 1970s Britain on tandfonline and/or download the PDF.
  • Featured image of the Pregnosticon Planotest credit tandfonline.

Agnes Buzin et les Vaccins Obligatoires

11 vaccins obligatoires dès 2018 pour tous les enfants français !

Agnes Buzin, Ministre de la Santé, veut rendre 11 vaccins obligatoires.

ça va piquer ! et pas que les yeux !

En Savoir Plus

  • Image credit TV Libertés, 2017/06/16.
  • E. Philippe à l’Assemblée : les vaccins infantiles “deviendront obligatoires”, FRANCE 24, 4 Jul 2017.
  • Journal du mercredi 5 juillet 2017, C’est la foire aux vaccinsTVLibertés de 05:35 à 09:35.
  • Rapport sur la vaccination, Comité d’orientation citoyenne sur la vaccination, concertation-vaccination, 30 novembre 2016.
  • Pétition VACCINS : Oui à la protection, Non à la répression, adressée à Madame la Ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine, Institut pour la Protection de la Santé Naturelle.
  • La ministre de la Santé Agnès Buzyn réfléchit à rendre onze vaccins obligatoires, le parisien, 16 juin 2017,.

Sugar intake in pregnancy linked to childhood respiratory allergy, asthma in children

Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes

Image credit mommywrites.

Pregnant women who consume high levels of free sugars during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a child with allergy or allergic asthma, a study published in the European Respiratory Journal reported.

2017 Study Abstract

The possible role of maternal consumption of free sugar during pregnancy in the inception of respiratory and atopic diseases has not been studied. We aimed to study the relationship between maternal intake of free sugar during pregnancy and respiratory and atopic outcomes in the offspring in a population-based birth cohort, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.

We analysed associations between maternal intake of free sugar in pregnancy (estimated by a food frequency questionnaire), and current doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezing, hay fever, eczema, atopy, serum total IgE and lung function in children aged 7–9 years (n=8956 with information on maternal diet in pregnancy and at least one outcome of interest).

After controlling for potential confounders, maternal intake of free sugar was positively associated with atopy (OR for highest versus lowest quintile of sugar intake 1.38, 95% CI 1.06–1.78; per quintile p-trend=0.006) and atopic asthma (OR 2.01, 95% CI 1.23–3.29; per quintile p-trend=0.004). These associations were not confounded by intake of sugar in early childhood, which was unrelated to these outcomes.

Our results suggest that a higher maternal intake of free sugar during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of atopy and atopic asthma in the offspring, independently of sugar intake in early childhood.

EU criteria used to identify EDCs must be transparent and secure a high level of protection

The Endocrine Society urges EU Parliament to be transparent around EDC criteria

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, Member States of the European Union voted in favor of draft criteria to define endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The Endocrine Society is extremely concerned that the criteria will fail to identify EDCs that are currently causing human harm and will not secure a high level of health and environmental protection.

The world’s largest organization of endocrinologists is therefore urging the European Parliament to improve transparency surrounding the process for implementing the criteria and to engage endocrine scientists in further decision-making steps.

An EDC is a chemical or mixture of chemicals that can cause adverse health effects by interfering with hormones in the body. There are more than 85,000 manufactured chemicals, of which thousands may be EDCs. EDCs are found in everyday products and throughout the environment.

The criteria on EDCs cannot be called science-based as it contains arbitrary exemptions for chemicals specifically designed to disrupt target insect endocrine systems that have similarities in humans and wildlife. Earlier, the Endocrine Society, the European Society for Endocrinology, and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology released a statement strongly objecting to the addition of loopholes in the criteria as they create frameworks where potentially dangerous chemicals cannot be defined as EDCs by law.

The three societies urge Member States to work towards improved criteria for the identification of EDCs by incorporating the following recommendations:

  1. Removing the exemption for biocides and pesticides designed to act on endocrine systems;
  2. Adhering to a science-based definition of EDCs that include categories for known EDCs and chemicals for which more information is needed to make a determination; and
  3. Maintaining a hazard-based identification system without derogations based on risk.

The European Parliament will vote on the criteria in the coming months, and we encourage the Parliament to gather input from endocrine scientists and professional endocrine associations during their deliberations. Further details regarding the implementation of the criteria still need to be worked out, and we call for transparency on how the contributions from endocrine scientists will be given due consideration in the process by EFSA, ECHA, and the European Commission.

Image credit Sarah-Jane.

An Investigation
  1. The Manufacture of a Lie.
  2. A Denial of the State of the Science.
  3. The Interference of the United States.
  4. The Discreet but Major Gift to the Pesticides Lobby.
Endocrine Disruptors

Care of girls and women with Turner syndrome

Beyond growth and hormones, 2017
A Guideline of the Turner Syndrome Study Group, 2009

Beyond growth and hormones

2017 Study Abstract

Turner syndrome (TS), although considered a rare disease, is the most common sex chromosome abnormality in women, with an incident of 1 in 2500 female births. TS is characterized by distinctive physical features such as short stature, ovarian dysgenesis, an increased risk for heart and renal defects as well as a specific cognitive and psychosocial phenotype. Given the complexity of the condition, patients face manifold difficulties which increase over the lifespan. Furthermore, failures during the transitional phase to adult care result in moderate health outcomes and decreased quality of life. Guidelines on the optimal screening procedures and medical treatment are easy to find. However, recommendations for the treatment of the incriminating psychosocial aspects in TS are scarce. In this work, we first reviewed the literature on the cognitive and psychosocial development of girls with TS compared with normal development, from disclosure to young adulthood, and then introduce a psychosocial approach to counseling and treating patients with TS, including recommendations for age-appropriate psychological diagnostics. With this work, we aim to facilitate the integration of emphasized psychosocial care in state-of-the-art treatment for girls and women with TS.

A Guideline of the Turner Syndrome Study Group

2009 Study Abstract

Objectives
The objective of this work is to provide updated guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of girls and women with Turner syndrome (TS).

Participants
The Turner Syndrome Consensus Study Group is a multidisciplinary panel of experts with relevant clinical and research experience with TS that met in Bethesda, Maryland, April 2006. The meeting was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and unrestricted educational grants from pharmaceutical companies.

Evidence
The study group used peer-reviewed published information to form its principal recommendations. Expert opinion was used where good evidence was lacking.

Consensus
The study group met for 3 d to discuss key issues. Breakout groups focused on genetic, cardiological, auxological, psychological, gynecological, and general medical concerns and drafted recommendations for presentation to the whole group. Draft reports were available for additional comment on the meeting web site. Synthesis of the section reports and final revisions were reviewed by e-mail and approved by whole-group consensus.

Conclusions
We suggest that parents receiving a prenatal diagnosis of TS be advised of the broad phenotypic spectrum and the good quality of life observed in TS in recent years. We recommend that magnetic resonance angiography be used in addition to echocardiography to evaluate the cardiovascular system and suggest that patients with defined cardiovascular defects be cautioned in regard to pregnancy and certain types of exercise. We recommend that puberty should not be delayed to promote statural growth. We suggest a comprehensive educational evaluation in early childhood to identify potential attention-deficit or nonverbal learning disorders. We suggest that caregivers address the prospect of premature ovarian failure in an open and sensitive manner and emphasize the critical importance of estrogen treatment for feminization and for bone health during the adult years. All individuals with TS require continued monitoring of hearing and thyroid function throughout the lifespan. We suggest that adults with TS be monitored for aortic enlargement, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

Sources

  • Care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: beyond growth and hormones, endocrine connections, 23 March 2017.
  • Care of Girls and Women with Turner Syndrome: A Guideline of the Turner Syndrome Study Group, press endocrine, January 14, 2009.
  • Image credit healthdarts.

Que penser de la décision prise à Bruxelles pour tenter de définir les perturbateurs endocriniens ?

“On a franchi un pas significatif”… “On est dans une dynamique”…
~Patrick Levy~ , Médecin-Conseil de l’Union des Industries Chimiques

Votée hier par les Etats de l’UE, la définition des perturbateurs endocriniens hésite encore entre soumission aux lobbys et protection des populations européennes.

Source : Questions sur les perturbateurs endocriniens après leur vote européen, France Inter, Le téléphone sonne du mercredi 5 juillet 2017.

Les invités de l’émission LE TÉLÉPHONE SONNE

  • Stéphane Horel
    journaliste indépendante, documentariste
  • Pascal Durand
    Vice-président du groupe Verts-ALE au Parlement européen. Ancien avocat.
  • Patrick Levy
    Médecin-Conseil de l’Union des Industries Chimiques.

Quelques Tweets

11 vaccins obligatoires dès 2018 pour tous les enfants français

Un sacré marché pour les laboratoires pharmaceutiques

Le rapport sur la vaccination du Comité d’orientation citoyenne sur la vaccination rendu public le 30 novembre 2016 préconise de faire passer de trois à onze le nombre de vaccins obligatoires pour les nourrissons dans toute la France.

En plus du DT-Polio, il deviendrait obligatoire de vacciner tous les nourrissons avec le super-vaccin hexavalent (contenant de l’aluminium et le vaccin contre l’hépatite B) pourtant très controversé, avec le vaccin contre le pneumocoque, le vaccin contre le méningocoque C et le triple vaccin ROR ainsi que les rappels du calendrier vaccinal actuel, soit onze vaccins au total (contre trois actuellement).

Ce rapport préconise en outre de mettre à la charge de la collectivité les inévitables accidents qui découleraient de la généralisation des vaccins, par un régime d’indemnisation pris en charge par la solidarité nationale, plutôt que par l’industrie pharmaceutique. (voir page 32 du rapport).

Ce rapport recommande en plus d’envisager le changement de statut, c’est-à-dire de rendre obligatoire le très controversé vaccin contre la papillomavirus (ciblant le cancer du col de l’utérus), et même d’étendre la vaccination aux jeunes garçons ! (page 33 du rapport).

Enfin, il préconise la mise en œuvre sans délai de l’ensemble de ces recommandations afin de restaurer la confiance en la vaccination (page 32 du rapport).

En Savoir Plus

  • E. Philippe à l’Assemblée : les vaccins infantiles “deviendront obligatoires”, FRANCE 24, 4 Jul 2017.
  • Journal du mercredi 5 juillet 2017, C’est la foire aux vaccinsTVLibertés de 05:35 à 09:35.
  • Rapport sur la vaccination, Comité d’orientation citoyenne sur la vaccination, concertation-vaccination, 30 novembre 2016.
  • Pétition VACCINS : Oui à la protection, Non à la répression, adressée à Madame la Ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine, Institut pour la Protection de la Santé Naturelle.
  • DTP – Bulletin d’information : Et l’aluminium dans tout ça ?, uhxnue, 22 MARS 2017.

Coalition of more than 70 NGOs call on EU Parliament to reject EDC criteria

EDC-Free Europe coalition, Press Release, July 4, 2017

Brussels, 4 July 2017 – Today, representatives of European member states from the EU pesticides committee adopted the criteria that are supposed to be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (or EDCs) in the future.

The EDC-Free coalition regrets the insufficiency of the criteria adopted today, which will not guarantee the level of protection for human health and the environment that is urgently needed and that scientists and citizens are calling for from across the EU. Ahead of the vote, three highly respected international scientific societies of endocrinology raised the alarm bell about the shortcomings of the proposed criteria, urging member states not to approve them in their current state. Meanwhile, over 458,000 people all across Europe signed a petition calling on member states to reject the EU Commission’s proposal.

The main concerns of the EDC-Free coalition are as follows:

  • The criteria require a very high burden of proof, which makes the identification of substances as EDCs very difficult and is likely to result in long delays.
  • The proposed exemption from identification for certain pesticides and biocides that are designed to be endocrine disrupting would strongly undermine the objective of the EU pesticides and biocides law to phase out the use of EDCs.
  • The criteria contradict the EU commitment to horizontal EDC criteria and minimisation of EDC exposures as decided in the 7th Environmental Action Programme.

“Strong EDC criteria would allow Europe to lead the world by example and to initiate urgently needed measures to reduce our unnecessary exposure to toxic substances. The criteria voted today contain a flawed loophole and require such a high level of proof that they will not protect people or wildlife. We call on the European Parliament to reject these criteria”

says Genon K. Jensen,
EDC-Free Europe spokesperson.

While Sweden and Denmark defended an ambitious approach to protect human health and the environment until the final vote, the EDC-Free Europe coalition regrets the last-minute change of position of France, which is in total contradiction to the electoral promises of Emmanuel Macron and promises made in the run up to the vote. The overall lack of foresight/vision of EU member states will result in significant costs for public health and society. A conservative estimate found that the current burden on public health budgets from the diseases arising from exposure to EDCs in the European Union is estimated to be at least 163 billion Euro per year.

Read NGOs acknowledge vote on first ever EDC criteria – call on European Parliament to reject flawed criteria for the sake of human health and environment protection, edc-free-europe, July 4, 2017.

An Investigation
  1. The Manufacture of a Lie.
  2. A Denial of the State of the Science.
  3. The Interference of the United States.
  4. The Discreet but Major Gift to the Pesticides Lobby.
Endocrine Disruptors

Managing disclosure of gender dysphoria

A visual summary of managing patients disclosing gender dysphoria, encouraging cooperation and respect to get the best experiences and outcomes for patients

It can be very distressing for a person to tell a health professional about conflict between their sense of self and the sexual characteristics they were born with. They will need reassurance, and careful guidance about what kinds of treatment are available.

More Information

About 0.6% of the population identifies as transgender according to healthcare records, although the actual number might be higher. In the 50 years since UK NHS services started, more than 130 000 people have changed social gender role. A variety of doctors, including non-specialists, might at some time in their career be approached for help by someone with gender dysphoria.