'Squishies' BANNED in Denmark over fears the children's toys contain cancer-causing chemicals

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency tested 12 squishies and found that all contained chemicals that could cause both long and short-term health problems, such as infertility.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Women can be reassured that fertility drugs do not appear to significantly increase the risk of invasive ovarian, endometrial, breast or other cancers, while achieving a pregnancy at an earlier age is a significant protective factor. PMID: 30536354 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that represents a lifelong health concern for 1 in 10 women worldwide.1 PCOS is commonly diagnosed by the presence of ovulatory dysfunction, androgen excess, and/or ovaries with polycystic morphology on ultrasound examination.2 Half of patients experience overweight or obesity.3 Most are at increased risk for serious comorbidities, including infertility, pregnancy complications (eg, gestational diabetes mellitus), impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, gynecological cancers, anxiety, depression, eati...
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Contributors : Naoki Uyama ; Xian-Yang Qin ; Soichi Kojima ; Jiro FujimotoSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusAbdominal adhesions form in response to peritoneal trauma that can occur during surgery. Postoperative adhesions, which develop in approximately 50-85% of patients who have undergone abdominal surgery, often result in severe complications, including intestinal obstruction, female infertility, chronic pain, and contraindication of surgery for future abdominal illnesses such as cancer. Here, we investigated the cell source of collagen production in postoperative adhesions and explored mo...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
Abstract A balanced Robertsonian translocation results from fusion of two acrocentric chromosomes. Carriers are phenotypically normal, and are often diagnosed because of recurrent miscarriages, infertility or aneuploid offspring. Mortality and site-specific cancer risks in carriers have not been prospectively investigated. We followed 1987 carriers diagnosed in Great Britain for deaths and cancer risk, over an average of 24.1 years. Standardised mortality (SMR) and incidence (SIR) ratios were calculated comparing the number of observed events against population rates. Overall mortality was raised for carriers diagnosed aged
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
It continues to happen: I run into people who say to me “I follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle. I eat gluten-free!” When I ask them what that means, they tell me that they only eat gluten-free bread, pasta, pizza, cookies, etc. I’m not entirely sure why this misinterpretation of the Wheat Belly message is so common. Let’s talk about this important distinction, as being gluten-free can be an absolute health and weight disaster, unlike the magnificent health and weight loss we enjoy on the Wheat Belly lifestyle when done right. It’s perfectly fine to be gluten-free, i.e., avoiding wheat, rye, and b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) is a chemo-radiosensitive cancer with a five-year survival rate over 85% with current therapies [1]. However, there are serious long-term therapy related adverse events such as second cancers, cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary disease, infertility, sexual dysfunction, etc. Therefore, it is extremely important to reduce the long-term side effects, reducing the amount and toxicity of poly-chemotherapies and improving staging procedures [2,3].
Source: Leukemia Research - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news
ConclusionThese results suggested the herbal decoctions promoted the fertilization of mice, which was related to the charge of PI3K/Akt activation.
Source: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Badria FA, Suliman SN, Elsbaey M, El-Naggar MH Abstract Iron overload is implicated in many disorders in the body such as heart failure, liver cirrhosis and fibrosis, gallbladder disorders, diabetes, arthritis, depression, infertility, and cancer. Even though synthetic chelating agents are available, they have several limitations such as poor oral bioavailability, short plasma half-life, high cost and numerous side effects. Therefore, the aim of this study is using agricultural residues as sources for alternative efficient, benign, and economic iron chelators of natural origin. Eighteen agricultural residu...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveCancer patients experience reproductive concerns from diagnosis through to survivorship. However, research has yet to investigate the degree of fertility ‐related psychological distress at different treatment time points: diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Currently, cancer patients are offered fertility counselling at the time of diagnosis, to assist fertility preservation decision making. A systematic review of the short‐term and long‐te rm psychological impact of infertility in cancer patients would inform on an improved, longitudinal model of psychological care.MethodsA systematic review of ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
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