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...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

This study presented 31 of 100 children needed further diagnostic work up and early intervention. Therefore, pediatricians should not underestimate speech delay. On the other hand, due to the fact that, the regulations to receive special education and therapy often create anxiety for the parents, we think that this system needs to be updated and special education support should be determined by the special needs of each child. PMID: 30325123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
ran T Abstract Çekin B, Turan T. The stress levels of parents of premature infants and related factors in Nenoatal Intensive Care Units. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 117-125. The aim of this study is to determine the stress levels of parents whose premature baby are hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine the factors affecting their stress. The study sample included 101 parents of premature babies in the NICU of a university hospital. Interviews were conducted with the parents. Additionally, the Parental Stress Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS:NICU) was administered. Whe...
Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
Immunotherapy has already revolutionized cancer care. Combining various immunotherapies promises even greater success, but will the already high cost of these therapies put combos out of reach?Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Publication date: March 2019Source: Food Quality and Preference, Volume 72Author(s): Valerio Manippa, Laura N. van der Laan, Alfredo Brancucci, Paul A.M. SmeetsAbstractThe “gaze bias theory” suggests that people tend to look longer at items that are eventually chosen. This was not entirely confirmed for food choice, a complex phenomenon influenced by many factors. Although it has been shown that health-related primes affect both consumer attention and choice, the effect of unhealthy body shape primes on these outcomes is largely unknown. Therefore, we here investigated how body primes, namely normal weight (NW)...
Source: Food Quality and Preference - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer symptoms don ’t always appear in the early stages until the tumour has grown and put pressure on other parts of the body. When this happens, pain in certain parts of the body may begin to show.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Parashar P, Tripathi CB, Arya M, Kanoujia J, Singh M, Yadav A, Kumar A, Guleria A, Saraf SA Abstract Co-therapy through biotin modified nanoparticles (NPs) of gefitinib (Gnb) and naringenin (Nar) was investigated for its therapeutic and synergistic potential against lung cancer. The biotin-conjugated polymeric NPs (bty-Nar/Gnb) were developed using oil in water emulsion technique and optimized using central composite design. The formulations were subjected to various in vitro (A549 cell lines) and in vivo evaluations in urethane-induced lung cancer. Co-administration of Gnb and Nar NPs displayed a signific...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer symptoms don ’t always appear in the early stages until the tumour has grown and put pressure on other parts of the body. When this happens, pain in certain parts of the body may begin to show.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Report warns that health of children in England will continue to fall behind other European countries if current trends continue. Key infant mortality risk factors included higher proportion of young mothers, higher rates of smoking during pregnancy, and lower breastfeeding rates
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Women and Girls Mastectomy Surgery and Surgeons Muscles Source Type: news
ConclusionCRS/HIPEC is a safe and effective approach in selected patients with PM of HCC. CRS/HIPEC gives the patient a chance for a good relapse free and overall survival and should be considered as an option.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
More News: Academies | ADHD | Anxiety | Babies | Brain | Brain Cancers | Breastfed | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Chemistry | Child Development | Childhood Cancer | Children | Conferences | Eating Disorders & Weight Management | Endocrinology | Environmental Health | Girls | Health | Health Management | Hormones | Hyperactivity | Infertility | International Medicine & Public Health | Learning | Neurology | Obesity | OBGYN | Partnerships | Pediatrics | Perinatology & Neonatology | Pregnancy | Premature Birth | Reproduction Medicine | Study | Toxicology | Universities & Medical Training | Warnings | Websites | Women