Drinking water may contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer and infertility in 43 states

A new report from the Environmental Working Group has found that 610 locations in 43 US states contain unsafe levels of PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to birth defects and cancer.
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Authors: Campo-Engelstein L, Chen D, Baratz AB, Johnson EK, Finlayson C Abstract Fertility preservation has become more common for various populations, including oncology patients, transgender individuals, and women who are concerned about age-related infertility. Little attention has been paid to fertility preservation for patients with differences/disorders of sex development (DSD). Our goal in this article is to address specific ethical considerations that are unique to this patient population. To this end, we present a hypothetical DSD case. We then explore ethical considerations related to patient's age, risk ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Ethics - Category: Medical Ethics Tags: J Clin Ethics Source Type: research
ConclusionThe study indicates that weight loss may prevent obesity ‐associated adverse health effects due to reduction of overall DNA damage.
Source: Molecular Nutrition and Food Research - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsHPV and Ct behave as reciprocal risk factors. In women diagnosed with HPV infection or chlamydia, the screening for the mutual infection could represent a preventive intervention for severe reproductive health outcomes, such as cervical cancer and infertility.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide an up-to-date overview on indications, efficacy and safety of the existing fertility preservation strategies as well as on the features and management of sexual dysfunction in young adult women with newly diagnosed cancer. Recent findings Because of the improved life expectancy of cancer survivors, a growing attention should be given to the side effects of anticancer treatments. Among young cancer patients, risk of infertility and sexual dysfunction are of great concern. Summary As advocated by guidelines, patients need to be thoroughly informed of potential side effects of treatment be...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: SUPPORTIVE CARE: Edited by Jean A. Klastersky Source Type: research
For early-stage endometrial cancer patients who wish to preserve fertility, progestin treatment is effective. However, repeated endometrial curettage to evaluate treatment response may cause infertility. The clinical courses of 3 patients who were treated with fertility-sparing progestin treatment and underwent serial 18F-FES PET before and after treatment are presented. The SUVmean decreased greatly in patients with pathologically complete response (44.2%, 46.2%), whereas there was only a small change (22.5%) in the patient with pathologically stable disease who finally underwent hysterectomy. 18F-FES PET can be a noninva...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
Five Delaware residents whose water supply was contaminated by chemicals linked to health issues ranging from cancer to infertility are suing several companies who manufactured the chemicals
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CONCLUSION: These results indicate that Schistosoma mansoni alters the levels of steroid hormones in infected males and females and it will increase the repertoire of data about host-parasite molecular interplay and its relation with the endocrine system. PMID: 31142253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
AbstractHealthcare is moving from a biomedical paradigm into a holistic paradigm, which includes all dimensions and needs of patients and families. Health conditions may trigger a spiritual journey for believers or non ‐believers bringing to light the nature of the human being and its vulnerable condition. Healthcare professionals are full participants in this life and health scenario and have an unquestionable duty related to the provision of spiritual care, on the basis of legislation, ethical codes, and on re search evidence. Researchers are seizing better and broader knowledge about spirituality in healthcare, and re...
Source: Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research
This study uses National Health and Examination Surveys (NHANES) over 2003-2014 to test differences in BPA concentrations comparing emerging adults to adults aged 26+ years. Generalized linear models predicting log BPA by age group and sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and food security status, and generalized linear models predicting BMI by log BPA, both age group and age as a continuous variable, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and food security status were conducted. Interactions with age group (i.e., age group x sex) were examined for the mutually adjusted models. All models controlled for survey yea...
Source: Environmental Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: The study indicates that weight loss may prevent obesity ‐associated adverse health effects due to reduction of overall DNA damage.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Molecular Nutrition and Food Research - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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