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In the 1950s, at the University of Chicago, every pregnant woman at the University’s Lying-In Hospital (1,646) was a test subject for a #diethylstilbestrol experiment without their knowledge or consent, and became part of a clinical trial: one-half were randomized to receive DES and the other half received placebos...
1950's illegal study that violated the Hippocratic Oath, the Nuremberg Code, and the Declaration of Helsinki
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There was no benefit with the use of diethylstilbestrol in preventing miscarriages http://wp.me/p1zcZZ-Tg The dictum ‘do no harm’ is relevant to the diethylstilboestrol saga of the 1950s. We need adequate and rigorous research into the use of drugs in pregnancy and ensure that they do more good than harm before they get introduced for consumption.
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This 1953 study was published 5 years after Smith's theory (1948 - see previous post below) and showing DES was NOT efficient in what it was marketed for (preventing miscarriage). This study results were completely ignored.
Compared to a placebo, there was no benefit with the use of stilbestrol in preventing miscarriages
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Cross-party support for controversial bill to allow doctors to search new database of drug trials despite alarm at risk of diluting safeguards.
UK Ministers have committed to finding new ways to ensure off-patent drugs could be prescribed to patients on the NHS
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Scientists from NPL and UCL have converted a breast milk protein into an artificial virus that kills bacteria on contact. #Breastfeeding and #AntibioticResistance.
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Editors from leading medical journals proposed expansive new data-sharing requirements for authors writing about clinical experiments. #ClinicalTrials
The ICMJE plans to adopt data-sharing requirements after considering feedback received to the proposals made
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Wastewater disposal wells in southern Texas are disproportionately permitted in areas with higher proportions of people of color and residents living in poverty, a pattern known as “environmental injustice.” ‪#‎fracking‬
Poor, minorities carry the burden of fracking waste in South Texas
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#Diethylstilbestrol usage review is historical to buttress the need for adequate and rigorous research into the use of drugs in pregnancy and ensure that they do more good than harm before being introduced for consumption. Had the principle of ‘best evidence’ been followed, the embarrassment of diethylstilboestrol as a medical intervention, and the effects on offspring who were exposed to it before birth, would have been avoided.
The 1947 study published conclusions about DES efficacy and safety should not have been read as authoritative
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Consuming soy regularly may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatments from poor success rates linked to bisphenol A exposure, according to a new study.
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A couple’s exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, psychological stress, malnutrition, and other environmental stressors prior to conceiving a child may alter the child’s genetic structure and development, leading to increased risk of health issues later in life
Life-Long Implications of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Stressors: New Perspectives
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This 1995 case was probably the first one with a pregnancy after repositioning of the ovaries in Europe and perhaps even in the world.
A DES Daughter had a successful pregnancy after reimplantation of her ovaries in their normal position
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DES awareness: news, updates about Diethylstilbestrol exposure, side effects, studies.
Introduction

Around the world, millions of men and women are totally unaware that they were exposed to Diethylstilbestrol DES, a toxic and carcinogenic drug prescribed to pregnant women decades ago to prevent miscarriage which has adverse health side effects on 3 generations. All of these people are not receiving proper medical treatment, or making truly informed decisions about their healthcare, as a result.

How to reach out to DES exposed individuals?
One opportunity I considered when I started writing my DES Blogs "Journal of a DES Daughter" and "DES Daughter Network" was the use of social media networks.

This Google+ page aims to break the wall of silence around the DES drug issues and further raise awareness about the health concerns including cancer and infertility associated with prenatal DES exposure.

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