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Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta

Only trace amounts of the gadolinium administered to pregnant monkeys cross...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm Video from RSNA 2017: Gadolinium retention debate takes center stage
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In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
We report the first case of a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in a 54-year-old male with prostate cancer and phocomelia as a result of thalidomide embryopathy. He presented with a PSA of 3.3 and was diagnosed with Gleason 3  + 4 prostate cancer. An extra peritoneal approach was chosen due to his body habitus and to avoid extreme Trendelenburg tilt. Side docking with the da Vinci robot was employed and the prostatectomy was carried out in the standard extra peritoneal fashion. At 6 months’ follow-up his PSA is unre cordable and he is voiding well with minimal urinary incontinence, requiring 1 ...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In the 1980s, reports began to surface of a potential connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer. This worried men considering vasectomies for birth control, but it was also controversial. Some studies detected an association while others didn’t. Harvard Prostate Knowledge last covered the topic in 2015, after the largest study to that point detected slightly higher risks of high-grade prostate cancer among men who had a vasectomy compared to men who hadn’t. Now that study has been eclipsed by an even larger one. Here’s how the analysis worked For this new effort, researchers with the Mayo Clinic ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Family Planning and Pregnancy Prostate Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract To evaluate the associations between coffee and caffeine consumption and various health outcomes, we performed an umbrella review of the evidence from meta-analyses of observational studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Of the 59 unique outcomes examined in the selected 112 meta-analyses of observational studies, coffee was associated with a probable decreased risk of breast, colorectal, colon, endometrial, and prostate cancers; cardiovascular disease and mortality; Parkinson's disease; and type-2 diabetes. Of the 14 unique outcomes examined in the 20 selected meta-analyses of observational stu...
Source: Annual Review of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Annu Rev Nutr Source Type: research
We reviewed available evidence on coffee drinking and the risk of all cancers and selected cancers updated to May 2016. Coffee consumption is not associated with overall cancer risk. A meta-analysis reported a pooled relative risk (RR) for an increment of 1 cup of coffee/day of 1.00 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.99–1.01] for all cancers. Coffee drinking is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer. A meta-analysis of cohort studies found an RR for an increment of consumption of 1 cup/day of 0.85 (95% CI: 0.81–0.90) for liver cancer and a favorable effect on liver enzymes and cirrhosis. Ano...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Articles: Lifestyle Source Type: research
Over the July 4th weekend, my non-physician husband with a history of skin cancer tried to justify not wearing sunscreen in order to get some vitamin D. My husband, of course, has no idea how much vitamin D he needs or why, and I suspect he is not alone. Why do we need vitamin D? The easy answer is for bones. Vitamin D facilitates absorption of calcium and phosphate, which are needed for bone growth. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones become brittle (in children this is called rickets and in adults it is called osteomalacia) and break more easily. Vitamin D is likely beneficial for other parts of the body as well; studies...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Prevention Source Type: blogs
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conclusion: BPA may have toxic effects on the female reproductive system in humans, as it does in animal models. Higher first-trimester BPA exposure was associated with significantly shorter AGD in daughters, suggesting that BPA may alter the hormonal environment of the female fetus. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP875 Received: 27 July 2016 Revised: 18 January 2017 Accepted: 19 January 2017 Published: 11 July 2017 Address correspondence to E. S. Barrett, Dept. of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University School of Public Health, 170 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Developmental BPA exposures heighten prostate cancer susceptibility in a complex dose- and lobe-specific manner. Importantly, elevated carcinogenic risk is found at doses that yield undetectable serum free BPA. Dose-specific epigenetic modifications of selected genes provide a mechanistic framework that may connect early-life BPA to later-life predisposition to prostate carcinogenesis. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1050 Received: 1 September 2016 Revised: 13 January 2017 Accepted: 19 January 2017 Published: 11 July 2017 Address correspondence to G.S. Prins, Dept. of Urology, University of Illinois at Chicago...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
There have been multiple legislative attempts at major health care reform in the US.  Typically, such attempts feature considerable public debate, including speechs, congressional committee hearings, sometimes progressing to debates by the House and Senate.  (For example, see thisFrontline chronology of the proceedings up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, aka " Obamacare, " in 2009.)  Usually the discussion includes some real experts on health care policy, and some real health care professionals, and at least appears to reference some data about medicine, health care, and health economics....
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: health care reform postmodernism Source Type: blogs
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