Cocktail of chemicals in the mother inhibits child growth

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 25 2019For the first time, researchers have shown that a combination of perfluorinated substances in the mother significantly inhibits child growth.They make many everyday things easier, such as keeping children’s feet dry in waterproofed boots, stopping the meat balls sticking to the frying pan and making it easier to clean the carpet.But these environmental chemicals, the perfluorinated substances, have a wide range of damaging effects, with the most recent turning out to be reduced growth in fetuses.This is shown by a new study in which researchers from Aarhus University have examined the cocktail effect of the chemicals, leading to findings which are both significant and alarming according to Professor Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Joergensen from the Department of Public Health.”The perfluorinated substances can mimic the hormone estrogen and can therefore disrupt the body’s natural hormonal processes including the development of the fetus. We can see that the complex mix of perfluorinated substances in the mother impairs fetal growth and length,” she says.Researchers had previously only studied the individual impact of the substances on the fetus, and these results had not been entirely clear-cut.Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Joergensen and her research colleagues have developed a new method for extracting and isolating the contents of the substances from the blood and then subsequently determining the combined endocrine disrupting effect of the substances – popularly called the cocktail effect – on the development of the fetus.”When it comes to the overall effect, the calculation is not 1+1=2, but rather 1+1=3. Low birth weight can lead to a number of diseases later in life, but we still lack specific knowledge about how the children who are exposed to the substances subsequently develop,” says Bonefeld-Joergensen of the results which have been published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives.Related StoriesPuzzling paralysis affecting healthy children warns CDCRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeShe is currently waiting for an answer to an application for a foundation grant to carry out the necessary follow-up studies on the ongoing development of these children.The researchers have examined blood samples from 702 pregnant Danish women who were registered in the database “Aarhus Children’s Biobank”. Such thorough studies of the concentration of perfluorinated substances and their biological effect in pregnant woman have not been done previously, but the study is nevertheless in line with previous research in the area. The substances have furthermore been associated with a range of issues including breast cancer, fertility problems, ADHD, the risk of asthma, a weakened immune system and the reduced effect of vaccines.The harmful environmental chemicals accumulate in the body and are not easily degradable. They are fat and water repellent and are found in our food, in the air we breathe, in dust and water and in a wide range of everyday products such as e.g. waterproof clothing, food packaging, furniture textiles and make-up. Only a few of the almost one thousand different perfluorinated substances are presently regulated by law, and there is no product labeling requirement.”As a consumer, you have to ask in the store. Products with these toxic substances are popular, but we pay the price with our children’s and our own health if we don’t avoid these products,” says the researcher.The area is regulated by the EU, but the Minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (the Danish Liberal Party), has recently announced that he will explore the possibility of a national ban on the substances in cardboard and paper for food packaging.The new study is part of Aarhus University’s Fetotox project, which studies the impact of perfluorinated substances on women and children. Source:http://www.au.dk/last_img read more

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Managing nontraditional risk factors to improve outcomes after cancer surgery

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 12 2019In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with higher risks of surgical complications.”When it comes to cancer surgery, the conventional strategy has always been to treat the cancer as fast as you can,” says Ira Leeds, M.D., M.B.A., a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “But our study suggests that there are things related to their psychosocial lives that we could and should be managing ahead of time, and that would help our patients have better outcomes after their surgery.”The researchers caution that their study wasn’t designed to determine cause and effect, but to identify associations between risk factors and outcomes.In a report on the study, published Jan. 7 in Annals of Surgical Oncology, the researchers said such psychological and social factors as mood, the ability to handle stress, resources patients can pull together in a pinch, and a history of drug, alcohol or smoking addiction were tied observationally to poor surgical outcomes in their study population. Taking note of them, and perhaps taking some time to address them, may help reduce complications and improve outcomes.Leeds said his study was prompted in part by the better outcomes documented in other kinds of surgery where there may be less of a sense of immediate urgency, such as weight reduction and orthopaedic operations. In those fields, he noted, surgeons generally require that their patients have a good psychosocial safety net and plan before surgery, because such things as quitting smoking and having a plan for after-surgery care can result in fewer adverse events.To see whether that might be the case for cancer surgery patients, the researchers compiled a special questionnaire based on well-known terms and concepts used to measure psychosocial risk factors. For example, the questions ask a patient how well they bounce back from a difficult event, or how likely they could cope with and care for a minor infection from home after surgery.Related StoriesStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerBetween March and October 2017, they gave the survey to 142 patients before they had abdominal cancer surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital or its local affiliates. Each survey took an average of 10 minutes to complete and asked patients to rank their answers to about 20 questions on a 1 to 5 scale.The patients were an average of 65 years old; 56 percent were men and 23 percent were nonwhite. More than half the patients had a liver or pancreatic tumor, and the rest had primarily colorectal tumors. The researchers assessed patient outcomes 30 days after surgery, using medical records to count such complications after surgery as infections, blood clots, bleeding from surgery, heart attack, kidney problems, stroke and spending excessive time on a ventilator.Of those who had operations, 43 percent had other medical risk factors prior to surgery, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease or heart failure, all of which may lead to post-operative complications. Almost three-quarters had at least one psychosocial risk factor, with the most frequent reported as smoking (43 percent) and limited resourcefulness (29 percent).The researchers found that one psychosocial risk factor alone did not make a person more likely to have complications after cancer surgery. However, they found that if people had medical risk factors and a single psychosocial risk factor, it made them 28 percent more likely than those without those factors to have complications after surgery, even after accounting for the extra complications tied to medical risk factors.Those patients who had a medical risk factor and two or more psychosocial risk factors were 3.4 times more likely to develop a complication after surgery than those with no risk factors.”Our results suggest that there is an opportunity to test new interventions focused on managing psychosocial risks before surgery in order to improve outcomes, and that is what we plan to do next,” says Leeds. Source:https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/potential-way-to-improve-cancer-surgery-outcomes-by-managing-nontraditional-risk-factorslast_img read more

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Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals

In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the closing plenary session entitled “Introducing the New Chairs Initiative – Ahead” on the third day of the National Governors Association’s meeting in Providence, R.I. Tesla says it’s put together a 10-year compensation package for Musk that pays him based on certain market cap and operational milestones he hits – otherwise he gets nothing. The electric vehicle maker says Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, its market cap would have to grow to $650B for Musk to fully vest. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) Explore further Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true. Under a new all-or-nothing pay package, Musk would remain at Tesla Inc. for the next decade and see his compensation tied to ambitious growth targets.The proposal, revealed Tuesday in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in $50 billion leaps, to a staggering $650 billion market capitalization.The electric car maker, based in Palo Alto, California, is worth less than $60 billion today. Tesla must hit a series of escalating revenue and adjusted profit targets, only after which Musk would vest stock options worth 1 percent of company shares. He would get no other guaranteed compensation.The pay package, developed over the last six months by Tesla’s board, still needs the approval of Tesla shareholders, who will vote on it at a special meeting in late March. Musk and his brother Kimbal, who is a Tesla board member, will recuse themselves from the vote.If the goals are reached, Tesla would be one of the biggest companies in America. The $650 billion benchmark would make Tesla the fourth-most valuable U.S. company, behind only Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., and Amazon.com Inc. based on current valuations. It would be larger than Microsoft Corp., and would exceed the current combined valuation of the world’s top eight publicly-traded auto companies.The pay scheme would also catapult Musk into the ranks of the world’s richest people. Musk’s stock options could be worth up to $55.8 billion if he meets the company’s goals. He also would own a 28 percent stake in Tesla, which would be worth $182 billion. Forbes’ current richest billionaire, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is worth $86 billion.Musk has long had ambitious plans for Tesla. In a 2015 earnings call with analysts and media, he predicted Tesla could match Apple in total value by 2025.Musk’s growth plans were laid out in a 2016 blog post he titled “Master Plan, Part Deux.” Tesla plans to expand from electric cars and SUVs to trucks—including a semi due out in 2019—and buses. It will continue to work on autonomous vehicle technology and plans to enter the car-sharing business, letting Tesla owners share their cars when they’re not using them and running Tesla-owned fleets in cities. Citation: Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals (2018, January 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-big-package-musk-bigger-goals.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This April 7, 2015 file photo shows the Tesla logo on the new Tesla Model S 70D during a test drive in Detroit. Tesla says it’s put together a 10-year compensation package for CEO Elon Musk that pays him based on certain market cap and operational milestones he hits – otherwise he gets nothing. The electric vehicle maker says Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, its market cap would have to grow to $650B for Musk to fully vest. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Elon Musk says Tesla is planning to make a pickup truck The company, which bought solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in 2016, also plans to expand its solar panel and energy storage businesses. Tesla is making solar panels and roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York, which will help the company blunt any impact from President Donald Trump’s recent 30-percent tariff on imported solar panels and cell modules. The plans are ambitious, but that’s nothing new for Tesla. Under a 2012 agreement, Musk’s stock options vested only if the Tesla’s market cap continued to rise in $4 billion increments. The company also had to hit matching operational milestones, including vehicle production targets and developmental milestones tied to the Model X and Model 3 programs. Tesla wound up reaching all of the market cap milestones and nine of the 10 operational milestones, falling short only of its goal to have four consecutive quarters with 30-percent gross margins.When that pay package was created, the company was worth just $3.2 billion. Its market cap at the end of last year was 17 times that amount. That’s why the new goals may not be that far-fetched, says Michael Ramsey, an analyst with Gartner who follows Tesla.”To this point, it has been dangerous to predict failure for Tesla or Elon,” he said.Adam Jonas, an analyst with Morgan Stanley who follows Tesla, thinks plan is partly a marketing tool as the competition for electric and autonomous vehicle talent heats up.Jonas added that Musk—who owns 21.9 percent of Tesla shares—is already “all-in” on the company, so he sees the incentive package as more for investor confidence than for Musk’s personal benefit.In order to vest shares when milestones are reached, Musk must stay on as CEO or serve as both executive chairman and chief product officer. That would give Tesla the option of hiring a different CEO. Tesla said while it doesn’t currently intend for Musk to step away from the CEO role, the terms allow him to potentially focus his attention on key products and strategy.The amount of time Musk divides between Tesla and other ventures has been a concern for investors. Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket maker SpaceX and the co-founder and chairman of OpenAI, a nonprofit that researches artificial intelligence. He also recently started The Boring Co., which hopes to build tunnels beneath Los Angeles and other major cities for high-speed transit.Musk has never made a salary at Tesla, which is unusual but not unheard of for a CEO. Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford didn’t take a salary or bonus for five years starting in 2005 when the company’s fortunes were sagging. Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison has a $1 salary but takes home millions in stock awards. And Steve Jobs took home $1 per year when he was Apple’s CEO from 1997 to 2011.Tesla—which turns 15 this year—has never earned a full-year profit. It has reported only two profitable quarters since it went public in 2010.Each of the four vehicles it has made has faced significant delays and production problems. Its newest vehicle, the lower-cost Model 3 sedan, is no exception. Musk initially said Tesla would be making 20,000 Model 3s per month by the end of 2017, but he recently pushed that goal to the end of the second quarter.That hasn’t dimmed investors’ appetite for Tesla’s stock. Tesla shares were up less than 1 percent to $352 in afternoon trading. They’ve risen around 40 percent over the last year. read more

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Five things to watch out for today

first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE COMMENT A peek into the most important events happening in India and the world The RBI is scheduled to conduct its board meeting today. This will be the first board meeting under the new Governor Shaktikanta Das who assumed charge on Wednesday. The meeting is expected to discuss on issues relating to the governance reforms at the central bank. Das is also likely to meet the heads of public sector banks.India will play the second Test against the hosts Australia from today at Perth. The team named a 13-member squad for the second Test. R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma are dropped from the squad owing to injury. Prithvi Shaw who was out of the first Test will continue to be ruled out. The visitors lead the series 1-0 after the 31-run victory at Adelaide.The 8 World Ayurveda Congress will be held from today in Ahemdabad. The four-day summit, with its theme Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem, aims spread the awareness on the benefits of the ancient and herbal medicines. Dabur is set to launch two new products during the Ayurveda Congress. The event is likely to see over 4,000 delegates from 32 nations.NCLAT will hear the Walmart-Flipkart deal over CCI’s approval case today. After months of completion of the acquisition, the CAIT had filed an appeal before NCLAT challenging the CCI approval for Walmart-Flipkart acquisition deal.Puducherry government to convene a special assembly session today. This will be the first meeting of the Assembly after the Supreme Court ruling on the appointment of nominated legislators by the Centre. The one-day Assembly will also discuss the Mekedatu issue. The House is likely to adopt a resolution against the Centre’s approval to the Karnataka government to prepare DPR for its proposed dam across river Cauvery in Mekedatu. Published oncenter_img Shaktikanta Das December 14, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL eventslast_img read more

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first_imgThe deaths of children due to encephalitis in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur and the nationwide doctors’ strike has sparked concerns over state of healthcare in the country.The crisis has presented a strong case for the long-pending increase in the government’s healthcare spends.But Budget 2019 did not go down that road. The sparse mention of health in the Budget speech came as a surprise for healthcare workers, and representatives of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry — also a vital part of the healthcare landscape. Also, the Centre’s largely remained silent on flagship Ayushman Bharat programme that aimed to provide healthcare coverage to those with limited economic means.The government’s policy statement talks of spending 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025. But the present spending, though higher, is nowhere close to this target, said Sakthivel Selvaraj , health economist with the Public Health Foundation of India.And though the Centre may treat this Budget as “work in progress” on their larger vision, Ayushman Bharat in particular needed to see a larger financial commitment given its ambition to provide ₹5 lakh insurance to 10 crore families annually. The allocation at ₹6,400 crore falls short of the fund required for the programme, he added.“It is appalling that since last three years , it is the first budget with zero mention of healthcare, not even higher allocation for Ayushman Bharat,” said Rajiv Nath with the Association for Indian Medical Device Industry. Nath also expressed dismay over not finding measures to “stem the tsunami of (medical device) imports” that has increased by 24 per cent at ₹38,800 crore and is “crushing Indian manufacturing system”.Pharma industryPharmaceutical industry, too, remained disappointed due tothe absence of strong measures to support them. Besides the expectation on tax sops and support for small and medium enterprises, the pharmaceutical industry was hoping for some direction on bulk drugs and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, which are used to make medicines. Presently, there is huge dependence on China for APIs. July 05, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS strike Bihar COMMENT SHARE Published onlast_img read more

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NIH extramural research chief Sally Rockey said that until now,Hillary Clinton will give a speech Wednesday in front of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City The Comptroller General of Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) Dr Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu has approved the appointment of Mr Enobore Francis as the new spokesperson of the service He replaced Mr Ope Fatinukun who has been transferred to Ilesha Prison in Osun State as Officer-in-charge Mr Francis enlisted into the Nigerian Prisons Service in December 1991 He had served at Oko Prison Edo State before he was transferred to the Headquarters of the Prison Service where he worked in various directorates He joined the Public Relations Division of the service Unit in 2007 and was appointed Cordinator/Script Writer of the weekly TV programme “Behind the Walls” in 2009 Before his recent appointment he was the Officer-in-Charge of Kafanchan Prison Kaduna State Francis holds a Master degree in Crime Management and Prevention and is a member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations The US environmental group says the big long-lived fish needs more help to bolster recovery efforts that have been slow to succeedLake sturgeon — native to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems — can live to be more than 100 years old and grow larger than 200 pounds But due to overfishing habitat loss dams and pollution the prehistoric-looking fish was nearly wiped out by the 1970s Sturgeon numbers have declined an estimated 99 percent since the 1800sThe Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list lake sturgeon as "threatened" across the 23 states where it was known to exist"These behemoth fish are a bellwether for the health of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River" said Marc Fink a Duluth-based attorney for the group "To guarantee their long-term survival we need to give real protection to (sturgeon) and their habitats"The group which said it also asked the US Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if there are distinct populations of sturgeon that need protecting said sturgeon in Lake Superior and Missouri River system are among the more imperilled while those in the eastern Great Lakes and upper Mississippi River are doing betterSturgeon are native to the St Louis River system and Lake Superior and efforts have been underway for decades to bring them back through stocking Yet while the St Louis River has a healthy population of adult lake sturgeon those fish are not producing the numbers of young fish that biologists had hoped to seeVery few adult females are returning to spawn and biologists have found little evidence of young sturgeon being produced After seeing evidence of low reproductive success among sturgeon in the river fisheries officials with the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Natural Resources have decided to resume stocking them in the river in 2019 hoping more stocking might help spur more adult females The fish will come from the Sturgeon River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a tributary of Lake Superior in cooperation with the state of Michigan and the Fish and Wildlife ServiceBiologists also suspect that legacy contaminants deposited by industry decades ago in the St Louis River may still be compromising eggs and larval sturgeon in the river Research on possible contaminants in sturgeon will begin this year at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Midcontinent Ecology Laboratory in Duluth Scientists will analyze blood samples of adult sturgeon in the river to determine whether the adults are likely able to reproduce successfully the group in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, – and which remains a joy to watch to this day. like when Trump told supporters to vote on November 28, The Italian was sacked in late September after a poor start to this season,It becomes clear that with these petitions real attempt and frontal attack was made on independence of judiciary, she added that she and her family view him as a hero. "There’s no finer feeling than going out and winning like we did with the FA Cup. this week on The Great British Bake Off it was time for the vegan special. Credit: AsiaWireU OK M8?

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The bishop at Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral is apologizing for getting too touchy with singer Ariana Grande. “Maybe I crossed the border, especially on smartphones. even if it means flying me out of the country, 2017When it comes to fairytale narratives, check out EWs cover story and read EWs guide to whos returning from the hit dramas original run and who some of the new characters are. The Indian Hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 to clinch their third Asia Cup title.CBS said Friday it would investigate allegations of misconduct amid a report that company CEO and chairman Leslie Moonves will face a forthcoming investigation to be published by The New Yorker. read more

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