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Painkillers in pregnancy may affect babies' future fertility - BBC News
Edinburgh University found the drugs may also affect the fertility of future generations, by leaving marks on DNA.

Experts said the findings added to growing evidence some medicines, including Paracetamol, should be used with caution during pregnancy.

Researchers stressed advice for pregnant women remained unchanged.

Current guidelines say, if necessary, Paracetamol should be used at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time. Ibuprofen should be avoided during pregnancy.

The study looked at the effects of Paracetamol and ibuprofen on samples of human foetal testes and ovaries.
epigenetics  pregnancy  parenthood  DNA  fertility  IVF  damage 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
How the UK halved its teenage pregnancy rate | Society | The Guardian
Political support at all levels, long-term commitment and changes to social norms behind success of public health strategy // obesity is a disease - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-morbid-obesity-be-reversed-through-diet/ //&! Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Expect more teenage pregnancies and STIs as public health cuts kick in | Public Leaders Network | The Guardian
[ cut public health budget (prevention & intervention) by +200m ] Slicing money out of local prevention services is ‘economically nonsensical’, completely undermining the pledge to pump billions into the NHS [...] 77% [of councils] said they expected obesity interventions to be cut [...] total spend on STIs by 2020 could top £6bn. [...] Every £1 spent on contraception saves £11 in healthcare costs. Cuts to sexual health sector are economically nonsensical [ TORIES SET NHS UP TO FAIL! Simon Stevens is being ser-up to fail! ] //&! King's Fund analysis - bit.ly/1DsQcFS //&! bit.ly/1TTUVFP - short-termism. with cuts to prevention, and no new prevention initiatives ie sugar tax and processed food tax and meat tax (burger king and co), health coaches at gp surgeries ... 5 year nhs budget targets will be overrun massively by 2020. Simon Stevens is asked to resign before 2020 election.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Stephen Fry - HIV and Me - Part 1 - YouTube
[ chem sex as symptom of public sentiment at large towards what "being gay" means. and how gay people see themselves in this picture and see how they are treated at large?! it's like about breaking free from social norms, its a counterproductive form of rebellion against society in its most dangerous form. ] [ protection = naughty but not dangerous ] [ some are thrill seeking people. a kick apart form normal life. ] [ hetero sex now counts for half of all new infections ] [ medical profession guess is that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all infection go undiagnosed, because they don't have HIV test, in UK ] PART 2: [ stigma and prejudice of being HIV positive is a social crisis. medically we moved on, but socially we haven't. there is still this big fear and horror part, instilled into people by it's initial campaign during the 90's. HIV is a social problem. ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Newsnight - 08/07/2015
"Comprehensive analysis of the Budget with Evan Davis and guests." // During the election David Cameron said child tax credit/benefit was off the list of welfare spending cuts. - broken election campaign promise // --- SHOULD BE (Labour Party Policy for next election):: make work pay and eliminate child poverty AND help people (everyone) w education and support to find better and more gainful work that lift them and the economy by producing added value products. // no path to higher wages, no path to higher productivity, no path to added value British Products export increase (manufacturing, research, STEM, ...) // low wage jobs have no to very little economic multiplier ... take into account tax credits etc and it is net-negative for state and the council //
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Osborne's Budget: ‘High priest of an austerity cult’ | Politics | The National
At its heart was a commitment to cut the deficit and bring the country in surplus by 2020. Osborne will achieve that partly through cuts to government spending, partly through new tax avoidance measures and substantially with hefty cuts to welfare. // &! John Swinney: The National Living Wage hides an attack on people in low-wage jobs -bit.ly/1CrSapj &! Equality: This Budget continues the project which impoverishes women - bit.ly/1D3dxrX - women make up ~70-77% of recipients of tax credit! &! tax credit essential for families on low income to top up to afford "living" [...] The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is wholeheartedly against the removal of the automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds. This will have an adverse affect on the life chances and employment prospects of the 28,000 plus claimants in this group – over half of whom have young families of their own – as it could, for many, put their homes at risk. bit.ly/1LYCgWA &! bit.ly/1D3egtb
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Story: Das Geschäft mit dem Kinderwunsch | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
1. Philosophy; you don't have freedom, you have freedom to choose between some options. // 2. medical evidence inconclusive and profiders are for-profit corporations and do in most cases not inform completely and transparently. // 3. Higher risk with being pregnant in later life +35 "high risk pregnancy" especially in our current "sick population" situation - "high risk pregnancy" cases will rise.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Schwangerschaft und Alkohol: Große Risiken - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Laut einer aktuellen Untersuchung wissen 44 Prozent der deutschen Bevölkerung nicht, dass Alkoholkonsum in der Schwangerschaft zu bleibenden Schäden für das Kind führen kann. "Bereits geringste Mengen Alkohol, vermutlich ab der dritten Schwangerschaftswoche, können zu vermeidbaren Störungen beim Kind führen. Deshalb sollte eine Schwangere spätestens, wenn sie weiß, dass sie schwanger ist, keinen Alkohol mehr trinken",
pregnancy  childhood  development 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Child's Obesity Risk - NYTimes.com
A new study reports that antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for obesity in the child. Researchers studied 436 mothers and their children from birth until age 7, gathering data on antibiotic use from interviews. After controlling for gestational age, birth weight, breast-feeding, maternal body mass index and socioeconomic status, among other variables, they found that antibiotic use during the second and third trimesters was associated with an 84 percent increased risk for obesity in the child.
antibiotics  microbiome  childhood  childhood  development  pregnancy  parenthood  obesity  obesity  epidemic  Gut  Flora 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
A Pivotal Moment for Women Worldwide - YouTube
reproductive rights and abortion is a human rights case. // min 33 contraception failure rate and coverage by health care system/provider. // teenage pregnancy rate influenced/correlated by parental position and sex ed.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Children of obese mothers 'have higher heart risk'
It is not known how much of the link is down to genetics, influences in the womb or later lifestyle. But the authors say their findings, in the British Medical Journal, are of "major public health concern". One woman in five in the UK is obese at their antenatal booking appointment. >> + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12764721 More than half of women who gave birth in Belfast's Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital last year were either obese or overweight, the BBC has learned. Consultant obstetrician Alyson Hunter said the problem was turning into an epidemic. + >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-22538518
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august 2013 by asterisk2a
Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A impacts mid... [Neurotoxicology. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI
The anti-dopaminergic devil is in the plastic bottle: "Exposure of pregnant rhesus monkeys to relatively low levels of BPA during the final 2 months of gestation, induced abnormalities in fetal ventral mesencephalon and hippocampus. Specifically, light microscopy revealed a decrease in tyrosine hydroxylase-expressing (dopamine) neurons in the midbrain of BPA-exposed fetuses and electron microscopy identified a reduction in spine synapses in the CA1 region of hippocampus.{...] These data indicate that BPA exerts an age-dependent detrimental impact on primate brain development, at blood levels within the range measured in humans having only environmental contact with BPA."

The good news is similar effects were not observed in older monkeys.
pregnancy  bisphenola  BPA 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Forscher: Trinken in der Schwangerschaft ist Kindesmissbrauch - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Trinkt eine Schwangere, leidet das Gehirn ihres Kindes - ein Leben lang. Die Betroffenen entwickeln Konzentrationsschwierigkeiten, sie sind hyperaktiv, ecken an. Werdende Mütter sollten besser aufgeklärt werden, fordern Forscher.

[...]

Laut dem Mediziner sieht man nur einem geringen Teil der Kinder die Alkoholschädigung am typischen Aussehen mit zum Beispiel kleinen Augen, schmaler Oberlippe und insgesamt kleinem Kopf an. "Sie sind nur die Spitze des Eisbergs", meinte er. Sind die Störungen versteckt, würden die Kinder in der Schule oft gehänselt, sie seien unruhig und hyperaktiv. Oft würden sie aus ihren Familien herausgenommen und in Pflegefamilien gegeben, die mit den Kindern ebenfalls schwer zurechtkämen.
parenting  childhood  development  childhood  childcare  pregnancy  alcoholism  alcohol 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
Respect Yourself: Webseite klärt Jugendliche in England über Sex auf - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In keinem anderen Land ist die Zahl der Teenagerschwangerschaften so hoch wie in England.

[...]

Die Projektmanagerin Amy Danahay hingegen sagte der Zeitung, das Internet habe verändert, was junge Menschen über Sex erfahren: Jeder zweite Zehnjährige habe online bereits Zugang zu Pornografie gehabt. "Es wäre naiv zu denken, dass viele Jugendliche nicht regelmäßig viel expliziteres Material konsumieren würden", sagt sie, "und wenn wir ihnen Zugang zu relevanten Informationen geben wollen, müssen wir mit der Zeit gehen."

http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/healthandwellbeing/teenagepregnancy

>> with it all >> binge drinking and unprotected sex >> rise of STD/STI's
>> unintended consequences
generationy  culture  shock  culture  society  Teenage  pregnancy  sex  education  UK 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Crowd Sourcing your way to pregnancy
DuoFertility has a new device that helps couples get pregnant, but they do it in a few unique ways. First they have a temperature sensor that the woman wears which sends data down via Bluetooth, but then it also has a way to compare the data to other couples, ala crowdsourcing. Here CEO Shamus Husheer of http://www.duofertility.com/ tells us more.
Fertility  pregnancy 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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