Health Research Report 29 JUL 2013

Topics: DHA for Chronic Pain – Annal of Neurology Vitamins and Minerals as an alternative psychiatric medications – 2013 IFT Ginkgo Biloba Extract for Effectively treats Vascular Dementia – Neural Regeneration Research V8 N18 2013 BPA – Damages Teeth Enamel  – AJP BPA- Causes Obesity in Puberty age Girls – PLOS ONE BPA- Idiopathic Undescended…

PFC exposure tied to altered thyroid function

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase odds of women developing mild hypothyroidism Chevy Chase, MD—Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals is linked to changes in thyroid function and may raise the risk of mild hypothyroidism in women, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of…

BPA and Chlorine Means Bad News: Modified Forms of Bisphenol A Found to Alter Hormone Signaling in New, Disturbing Ways

The ubiquity of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A led researchers to ask what it might be doing in publicly supplied, chlorinated drinking water. The answer: Chlorinated BPA has different, but no less profound effects on cell-signaling networks than unmodified BPA. (Credit: © Artusius / Fotolia) July 17, 2013 — The ubiquity of the endocrine-disrupting chemical…

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet…

Man-made chemicals cited in health scourges -UN report : “a global threat that needs to be resolved,”

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:59 GMT Reuters * Childhood cancers, male sperm count cited * Action said needed to avert global threat * Product labels may not identify components By Robert Evans GENEVA, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Man-made chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge…

Mild painkillers in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of male reproductive problems

 2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Mason wordmason@mac.com European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology New evidence has emerged that the use of mild painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, may be part of the reason for the increase in male reproductive disorders in recent decades. Research published in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine…

Exposure to low doses of BPA ( within 12 Hours ) alters gene expression in the fetal mouse ovary

Contact: Patricia A. Hunt pathunt@wsu.edu 509-335-4954 Society for the Study of Reproduction Significant changes in gene expression in the fetal ovary are evident in female mice whose mothers are exposed to low doses of bisphenol A A study posted today (Wednesday, August 25) at the online site of the journal Biology of Reproduction reports that…

Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to breast cancer

2010 study for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society A study in mice reveals that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, like bisphenol-A (BPA) and diethylstilbestrol (DES), may program a fetus for life. Therefore, adult women who were exposed prenatally to BPA or DES could be at increased risk of breast cancer, according…

141st Health Research Report 02 NOV 2012

  Editors Top Five:   1. Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor (Major Weight Gain) 2. Feinstein Institute researchers discover that bean used in Chinese food could protect against sepsis 3. Drop in testosterone tied to prostate cancer recurrence 4. Study suggests too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy 5.…

Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor: causes extreme weight gain

For Immediate Release Matt Shipman | News Services | 919.515.6386 Dr. Heather Patisaul | 919.513.7567 Release Date: 10.24.2012 Filed under Releases The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by…

Health effects of pesticide mixtures are Deadly: Unexpected insights from the salmon brain

Contact: Ben Sherman ben.sherman@noaa.gov202-253-5256 NOAA Headquarters In his research, scientist Nat Scholz examines how pesticides that run off the land and mix in rivers and streams combine to have a greater than expected toxic effect on the salmon nervous system. These pesticides are widely used in the United States and their occurrence as mixtures in…