Frequently eating fast food may raise your risk of infertility and cancer due to harmful PFAS

Researchers from Massachusetts found people who regularly ate fast food had significantly more toxic chemicals, known as PFAs, in their blood.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Abstract Hazardous drugs (HDs) are chemicals that demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, or organ toxicity. In addition, newer drugs with a structural or toxicity profile that mimics an agent known to be hazardous by one of the aforementioned criteria also should be treated as such. Any HD-handling activity can result in exposure for healthcare workers, as documented in a multitude of case reports and studies throughout the medical literature. Exposure to HDs has been associated with acute symptoms (e.g., nasal sores...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
ConclusionEndometrial cancer, specifically type I endometrioid adenocarcinoma and its precursor lesions are strongly associated with unopposed estrogen states such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), obesity as well as nulliparity. Patients seeking assisted reproductive technologies make up a subset of these patients and strongly desire to maintain their fertility. Progesterone therapy for select patients may be a safe and effective temporary treatment for endometrial carcinoma and atypical precursor lesions prior to starting IVF-ET. IVF-ET is very effective in treating such patients.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractMeiosis is the special division that produces haploid gametes, such as sperm and eggs. It involves a complex series of events that integrate large structural changes at the chromosome scale with fine regulation of recombination events in localized regions. To evaluate the complexity of these processes, the meiosis field covers a variety of disciplines and model organisms, making it an exciting and rapidly changing area of research. The field as a whole highlights both the conserved aspects of meiosis, as well as the marked diversity of the means taken to ensure that, ultimately, gametes will contain a balanced numb...
Source: Chromosoma - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 October 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 243, Issue 3250Author(s):
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study found that infertility may be as the main risk factor for breast cancer in Iranian women, therefore, doing breast screening in women who have one or more risk factors, must receive more emphasis.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
3D ultrasound imaging of the female pelvis is one of the most important recent advances in diagnostic imaging. Volume acquisitions can provide a large number of images of the pelvic organs simultaneously and in any plane or orientation desired. The coronal plane of the uterus is only visible when reconstructed from a volume and is key to imaging the uterus for indications such as uterine anomalies, IUD positioning, locations of fibroids and polyps, or early pregnancies. 3D ultrasonography has huge potential for evaluating infertile patients, performing difficult procedures under guidance, and studying patients with abnorma...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough further prospective research on the efficacy of chemotherapy during pregnancy is necessary, survival of patients diagnosed with early stage HL during pregnancy appears not to be statistically different from matched non-pregnant controls, Awareness of complications as preterm delivery and low birth weight is important in this population.Clinical trial identificationNTC00330447.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingEuropean Union ’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant agreement No 647047 Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO., grant no G070514N) and ESGO (European...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFrom the results of this study, oxaliplatin seems to incur transient decrease in sperm concentration with recovery, and some but not pronounced increase in FSH in males. The risk for infertility and hypogonadism in males and females after adjuvant oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy seems to be low to moderate, but the general recommendation of appropriate fertility conserving measures shall should not be changed.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureP. Österlund: Honoraria (self): Amgen; Honoraria (self): Bayer; Honoraria (self): Celgene; Honoraria (self...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Kalra BS Abstract Supplemental antioxidants are being prescribed by medical practitioners without considering its ill effects at higher doses. Antioxidants dosing has not been standardized and optimum or recommended daily dose is inconsistent too. Literature and Cochrane database search for review and meta analysis for efficacy of preventing and treating chronic disorders like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, infertility etc shows inconclusive or negative results. Despite lack of evidence these drugs are rampantly being prescribed without any specific indication. Antioxidants are extensively bein...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Keshavarzi F, Teimoori B, Farzaneh F, Mokhtari M, Najafi D, Salimi S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Uterine leiomyoma (UL) can be considered as the most common benign gynecological tumors of the smooth muscle cells in the myometrium. They are likely to be associated with infertility and recurrent abortion as well as obstructed labor and post-partum hemorrhage. Moreover, altered vascular-related genes can be linked to developing leiomyoma. Polymorphisms of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene are associated with some vascular diseases. The present study was carried out to investigate the association of ACE I/D...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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