Critical Periods of Breast Development, Chemical Exposures and Breast Cancer Risk

Animation video published by Breast Cancer Fund, 2013

This video was produced by Vassar College’s Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer project. It describes the critical periods of breast development and explains how exposures to toxic chemicals at susceptible stages can lead to increased risk for developing breast cancer later in life.

Hot Flash Havoc Trailer

Entertaining, at times Laugh-out-loud funny take on Menopause

Watch the trailer of Hot Flash Havoc, a film of “Menopausal Proportions”…

Dépakine et grossesse: nos enfants empoisonnés!

Les anti-épileptiques, le Valproate de Sodium

Reportage 3013 RTL-TV sur le syndrome du valproate avec témoignage de membres de l’APESAC. La Dépakine, anti-épileptique très connu et très répandu dans les années 80, causerait des malformations sur les fœtus chez les femmes épileptiques et enceintes.

Les médicaments, en savoir plus:

Epilim Sodium Valproate in Pregnancy

BBC1 Interview with Emma Friedmann of FACSaware

BBC1 East Midlands talks to Emma Friedmann, FACSaware, about the Flawed Warning System and the MHRA Protest

  • Video by jocozens1, Published on 31 Jul 2013
  • FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other Teratogen related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

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Watch Amy Weber’s Testimonial about her DES-induced Cervical Cancer

Video aired on “The Doctors”, 2013

Model, actress and billboard recording artist Amy Weber opens up about her struggle to become a mother after undergoing treatment for cervical cancer, brought on by a now banned pregnancy drug called DES. In May 2009, Amy was finally able to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother. See what she went through during her high-risk pregnancy, and meet her family!

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Spare a Day to Save Our NHS!

Video by UniteTheUnion, Published on 6 Aug 2013

Can you spare one day to help Save our NHS? Join the protest outside the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Sunday 29 September at 08:00-20:00.

Maternal Obesity during Pregnancy linked to increased Risk of premature Death in Adult Offspring

The offspring of overweight mothers also have a higher risk of adverse outcomes

Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of premature death in adult offspring. As one in five women in the United Kingdom is obese at antenatal booking, strategies to optimise weight before pregnancy are urgently required.

  • Video by The BMJ, Published on 14 Aug 2013
  • Objectives:
    To determine whether maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular events in adult offspring.
  • Design: Record linkage cohort analysis.
  • Setting:
    Birth records from the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal databank linked to the General Register of Deaths, Scotland, and the Scottish Morbidity Record systems.
  • Population:
    37 709 people with birth records from 1950 to present day.
  • Main outcome measures:
    Death and hospital admissions for cardiovascular events up to 1 January 2012 in offspring aged 34-61. Maternal body mass index (BMI) was calculated from height and weight measured at the first antenatal visit. The effect of maternal obesity on outcomes in offspring was tested with time to event analysis with Cox proportional hazard regression to compare outcomes in offspring of mothers in underweight, overweight, or obese categories of BMI compared with offspring of women with normal BMI.
  • Results:
    All cause mortality was increased in offspring of obese mothers (BMI >30) compared with mothers with normal BMI after adjustment for maternal age at delivery, socioeconomic status, sex of offspring, current age, birth weight, gestation at delivery, and gestation at measurement of BMI (hazard ratio 1.35, 95% confidence interval 1.17 to 1.55). In adjusted models, offspring of obese mothers also had an increased risk of hospital admission for a cardiovascular event (1.29, 1.06 to 1.57) compared with offspring of mothers with normal BMI. The offspring of overweight mothers also had a higher risk of adverse outcomes.
  • Read the BMJ full study Maternal obesity during pregnancy and premature mortality from cardiovascular event in adult offspring: follow-up of 1 323 275 person years.

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Watch The Wales Report Dangers of Epilim in Pregnancy

Results clearly show that Valproate acts on the fetus btain

The Dangers of Sodium Valproate in Pregnancy… Film is by Wales&Co for BBC Wales

  • Video by jocozens1, Published on 11 Aug 2013
  • FACSaware aims to raising global awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndromes and other Teratogen related syndromes. The Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust (F.A.C.T.) was set up in 2011 to campaign for responsibility from the government and drug company.

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Are Men becoming Less Fertile?

Sperm Counts for Men dropping globally

A recent study in France found that the sperm concentration of men decreased by nearly one-third between 1989 and 2005. This follows the findings of several other European health studies that have found that over the past 15 years or so, the sperm counts of healthy men ages 18 to 25 have significantly decreased.
Possible causes suggested for the sperm crisis include exposure to pesticides or chemicals such as BPA, lifestyle changes in which men sit more than in decades past, obesity, drug and alcohol use, or even the chemicals and toxins that men are exposed to in the womb as babies.

Too much Weight Gain early in Pregnancy leads to larger, chubbier Babies

Video by UAlberta, published on July 17, 2013

Moms-to-be who gain too much weight early into their pregnancy are nearly three times as likely to give birth to bigger and fatter babies who are at higher risk of obesity as kids and adults, warns Margie Davenport, University of Alberta Researcher.
Sarah O’Hara, a new mom and registered dietitian who knows the dangers of gaining too much weight too quickly, talks about what she did to help keep her weight gain within recommended guidelines.