Major Medical Groups Increasingly Warning Of Toxic Chemical Risks To Unborn Babies

During her five-and-a-half-year battle with infertility, Julieta Pisani McCarthy bought organic foods and chose personal care products free of synthetic ingredients such as parabens and phthalates. And when she finally did become pregnant with her first son, Nicolas, she continued her diligence, including ridding her home of any furniture foam that might contain chemical flame retardants. McCarthy worried that environmental chemicals could have contributed to her difficulty conceiving. Once pregnant, she worried that toxins could harm her child's healthy development. Such fears are shared by many Americans. More than 80 percent of those polled in 2009 were concerned about the lack of safety testing for chemicals on the market in the U.S. Yet McCarthy didn't find her doctors forthcoming when she posed questions about pollutants, such as PCBs and pesticides, which have been found in nearly all samples of breast milk and cord blood, per studies from the University of California, Berkeley; the nonprofit Environmental Working Group; researchers in Quebec and others.  "When I asked my doctors — from my regular OB/GYN to top-notch research center reproductive endocrinologists — they were all very hesitant to give me any answers," McCarthy, 40, of Berkeley, California, told The Huffington Post as she prepared a party for Nicolas' sixth birthday in early October. A...
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Conclusions: These results suggest that JAK/STAT3 and NF-κB signals play important roles in ATC-CSCs. Targeting these signaling pathways may be a promising approach to treat ATC. PMID: 30784360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
The deal comes four months after Immune Design Corp. halted its lead cancer vaccine trial and restructured its drug development plans.
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CONCLUSIONS: Overall, 85% of the food and beverage items and meals that the CFBAI and its member companies considered to be acceptable to market to children could not be marketed to children under the WHO model. CFBAI should strengthen its nutrition criteria to more effectively reduce unhealthy food marketing to children. PMID: 30785302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
Geoffrey Turner, 66, of Latham, New York, passed away on February 13 after a three-month battle with lung cancer. His self-deprecating obituary appeared in the Albany Times-Union on Saturday.
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In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Shahram Hadidchi, Wesley Surento, Alexander Lerner, Chia-Shang Jason Liu, Wende N. Gibbs, Paul E. Kim, Mark S. Shiroishi
Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In this study, electrophysiological markers of attention, posterior contralateral N2 (N2pc), and working memory, contralateral delay activity (CDA), were used to explore the relationship between these two cognitive abilities in patients with ADHD. EEG data were collected from adults with ADHD and age-, sex-, and IQ-matched normal controls while performing a classical visuospatial working memory task that consisted of low-load and high-load memory conditions. In different memory load conditions, the memory array elicited a smaller N2pc (220–260 ms) and a smaller CDA (400–800 ms) in adults with ADHD than in n...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: De Luca L, Laurenzana I, Trino S, Lamorte D, Caivano A, Musto P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by a clonal proliferation of neoplastic plasma cells (PCs) in bone marrow (BM) and the interplay between MM PCs and the BM microenvironment, which plays a relevant role in its pathogenesis. In this important cross-talk, extracellular vesicles (EVs) are active. EVs, including small and medium/large EVs, are lipid bi-layer particles released in circulation by normal and neoplastic cells. A selected cargo of lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids is loaded into EVs, and delivered locally ...
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
Investigational agent sacituzumab govitecan showed activity in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer, including some previously treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.Medscape Medical News
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ABSTRACT Migraine is a burdensome disorder. Current treatments are far from ideal. Recent knowledge has been indicating targets whose antagonism may improve efficacy. It is particularly true with the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and the monoclonal antibodies anti-CGRP can interfere with this pathway and decrease the frequency of migraine attacks. Erenumab, fremanezumab and galcanezumab have recently been approved and eptinezumab is likely to be, soon. Although efficacy figures were not spectacular, tolerability and potential higher adherence were noteworthy. However, caution must be exercised. The time frame afte...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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