Collaborative on Health and the Environment Webinar, 20 March 2019
Dr. Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, describes the study Association of Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol During Pregnancy With Multigenerational Neurodevelopmental Deficits design, statistical analyses, and findings.
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The shock and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can be followed by a second jolt: the astronomical price of cancer drugs
Presented by Arjun Rajagopalan,
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The mechanism by which a drug’s market price is fixed is opaque and mostly arbitrary. Medical research, particularly new drug discovery, is a very expensive endeavour; the drug industry uses this argument to price new drugs at levels that are breathtakingly high. With the backing of currently enforced patent protection laws, drug companies can insulate themselves against market forces that are operational in most other consumer markets where competition assures reasonable prices. The Indian drug industry which used to pride itself on its ability to reverse engineer and deliver generics substitutes at low prices, can no longer indulge in this tactic.
Cancer treatment is a large area of interest for drug research. Unlike other noncommunicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes and the like, patients with a diagnosis of cancer are usually keen to seek the best available treatments. Newer generations of cancer drugs are priced at astounding figures. Treatment costs can exceed 100,000 US dollars a year. Even for those in wealthy, developed nations, the burden can lead to far reaching domains: a complication that has been labeled as “financial toxicity”.
Une expérience médicale et sociale des perturbateurs endocriniens
Programme National de recherche sur les Perturbateurs Endocriniens – Colloque de restitution du 12 avril 2010 – Rennes.
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Emmanuelle Fillion et Didier Torny
Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus
- Conséquences du DES en 2017 :
- Epigénétique et générations futures :
AutismOne Conference 2017
Presented by Leslie Carol Botha, WHE,
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Slides from the Autism in the Family Conference, February 2017
Presentation from the Autism in the Family Conference.
- Panic we’re not faking
- Kool-aid—no more partaking
- Policy we’ll be shaking
- “i”nstitutions we creating
- Spectrum needs some breaking
- Smarter science is in the making
Slides from Society for Neuroscience Wonder, February 2017
This presentation to a student-run chapter of SFN explained the history and science behind the “Time Bomb” hypothesis of autism.
DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources
IEA presentation to the press, London 27 June 2016
- Around 6.5 million premature deaths each year can be attributed to air pollution.
- Energy production and use are by far the largest man-made sources of air pollutants.
- Technologies to tackle air pollution are well known.
- Small increase in energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040.
Author: Jeffrey Goldberg, MD Louisville Oncology Associates, Kentucky
Developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health (Department of Health and Human Services) for CDC’s DES Update.
Sources – CDC
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Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region
University of Missouri researchers have discovered that an oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing uses chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones. The researchers found that the endocrine-disrupting chemicals used in the process could interfere with a class of hormones that includes testosterone and estrogen.
- MU Researchers Find Fracking Chemicals Disrupt Hormone Function, MU School of Medicine, News.
- Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region, MU School of Medicine, Endocrinology, 2013.
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Half of all young men’s semen quality does not meet the reference standard of the World Health Organization
On this call, Dr. Skakkebaek presented his concerns about increasing trends in male reproductive disorders, including the significant global increase in incidence of germ cell tumors. He and colleagues from all over the world demonstrated that over half of all young men’s semen quality does not meet the reference standard of the World Health Organization.
Dr. Skakkebaek presented evidence linking testicular cancer, poor semen quality, childlessness, and rapidly decreasing fertility rates. He showed how there is little doubt that environmental factors, most likely associated with modern lifestyles, have – in a broad sense – had an adverse influence on male reproductive health. He and his group are examining a fundamental role that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may play in these trends, trends that in a few decades will result in decreasing populations in industrialized countries, and believes collaborative research is required to identify the causes of these adverse trends.
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