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Tuesday, 16 October

09:33

Maternal fluoride levels in pregnancy are related to cognitive problems of the child "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A womans higher fluoride levels during pregnancy are associated with some ADHD symptoms in school-aged children, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, York University and other universities.

The study, published in the journal International Environment, analyzed data from 213 mother-child pairs in the city of Mexico. The monitoring started in 1994 and continued until 2005.

Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the developing fetal nervous system can be adversely affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure, said Morteza Bashash, lead author of the study.

Tap water and dental products have been fluorinated in Canadian and US communities (also milk and table salt in some other countries) with varying amounts for more than 60 years to prevent caries. In recent years, there has been a keen debate on fluoridation of water and whether this is safe for childrens developing brains.

The research team analyzed urine samples from mothers during their pregnancy and from children aged 6-12 to measure fluoride exposure in both mothers and children. It then correlated fluoride levels in the urine with the performance of children in a variety of tests and questionnaires that measure inattention and hyperactivity.

The analysis took into account other factors known to affect the development of the nervous system such as pregnancy, pregnancy, birth weight, gender, smoking history, lead exposure, etc.

Our findings show that children with elevated prenatal fluoride exposure were more likely to experience ADHD symptoms as reported by their parents. Exposure to prenatal fluoride has been more closely related to inconsiderate behaviors and cognitive problems, but not to overactivity, said Bashash.

ADHD is the most common disorder in childhood, affecting over 5% of school-age children. Symptoms often persist in adulthood and can affect everyday life. Researchers are trying to understand the causes of ADHD in order to initiate preventive strategies for risk mitigation.

06:22

Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pregnant women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine may be more likely to have school-age children with certain symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as inattentiveness and cognitive problems, according to a new Canadian study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and York University.

The findings are published in the journal Environment International.

Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure, said Dr. Morteza Bashash, the studys lead author and researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

The study analyzed data from 213 mother-child pairs in Mexico City who are enrolled in the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project. The project recruited pregnant women from 1994 to 2005 and has continued to follow the women and their children ever since.

Tap water and dental products have been fluoridated in communities in Canada and the United States (as well as milk and table salt in some other countries) by varying amounts for more than 60 years with the goal of preventing cavities.

In recent years, fierce debate over the safety of water fluoridation  particularly for childrens developing brains  has led researchers to investigate the issue and provide evidence to inform national drinking water standards.

The research team included experts from the University of Toronto, York University, the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, University of Michigan, Indiana University, the University of Washington and Harvard School of Public Health. The team analyzed urine samples that had been obtained from mothers during pregnancy and from their children between six and 12 years of age to reconstruct personal measures of fluoride exposure for both mother and child.

The team then looked at how urinary fluoride levels related to the childs performance on a variety of tests and questionnaires that measure inattention and hyperactivity, and provide overall scores related to ADHD.

The researchers adjusted for other factors known to impact neurodevelopment, such as gestational age at birth, birth weight, birth order, sex, maternal marital status, smoking history, age at delivery, education, socioeconomic status and lead exposure.

Our findings show that children with elevated prenatal exposure to fluoride were more likely to show symptoms of ADHD as reported by parents. Prenatal fluoride exposure was more strongly associated with inattentive behavi...

05:50

Maternal residential proximity to sources of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and adverse birth outcomes in a UK cohort. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Bioelectromagnetics. 2014 Apr ;35(3):201-9. Epub 2014 Jan 31. PMID: 24482293 Abstract Title:  Maternal residential proximity to sources of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and adverse birth outcomes in a UK cohort. Abstract:  Studies have suggested that exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) may be associated with increased risk of adverse birth outcomes. This study tested the hypothesis that close proximity to residential ELF-EMF sources is associated with a reduction in birth weight and increased the risk of low birthweight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA) and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). Closest residential proximity to high voltage cables, overhead power lines, substations or towers during pregnancy was calculated for 140356 singleton live births between 2004 and 2008 in Northwest England. Associations between proximity and risk for LBW, SGA and SPTB were calculated, as well as associations with birth weight directly. Associations were adjusted for maternal age, ethnicity, parity and for part of the population additionally for maternal smoking during pregnancy. Reduced average birth weight of 212g (95% confidence interval (CI): -395 to -29g) was found for close proximity to a source, and was largest for female births (-251g (95% CI: -487 to -15g)). No statistically significant increased risks for any clinical birth outcomes with residential proximity of 50m or less were observed. Living close (50m or less) to a residential ELF-EMF source during pregnancy is associated with suboptimal growth in utero, with stronger effects in female than in males. However, only a few pregnant women live this close to high voltage cables, overhead power lines, substations or towers, likely limiting its public health impact.

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05:43

Residential proximity to electromagnetic field sources and birth weight. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Environ Int. 2014 Aug ;69:51-7. Epub 2014 May 7. PMID: 24815339 Abstract Title:  Residential proximity to electromagnetic field sources and birth weight: Minimizing residual confounding using multiple imputation and propensity score matching. Abstract:  Studies have suggested that residential exposure to extremely low frequency (50 Hz) electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) from high voltage cables, overhead power lines, electricity substations or towers are associated with reduced birth weight and may be associated with adverse birth outcomes or even miscarriages. We previously conducted a study of 140,356 singleton live births between 2004 and 2008 in Northwest England, which suggested that close residential proximity ( 50 m) to ELF-EMF sources was associated with reduced average birth weight of 212 g (95%CI: -395 to -29 g) but not with statistically significant increased risks for other adverse perinatal outcomes. However, the cohort was limited by missing data for most potentially confounding variables including maternal smoking during pregnancy, which was only available for a small subgroup, while also residual confounding could not be excluded. This study, using the same cohort, was conducted to minimize the effects of these problems using multiple imputation to address missing data and propensity score matching to minimize residual confounding. Missing data were imputed using multiple imputation using chained equations to generate five datasets. For each dataset 115 exposed women (residing 50 m from a residential ELF-EMF source) were propensity score matched to 1150 unexposed women. After doubly robust confounder adjustment, close proximity to a residential ELF-EMF source remained associated with a reduction in birth weight of -116 g (95% confidence interval: -224:-7 g). No effect was found for proximity 100 m compared to women living further away. These results indicate that although the effect size was about half of the effect previously reported, close maternal residential proximity to sources of ELF-EMF remained associated with suboptimal fetal growth.

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05:18

The Preceptor-Student Relationship Midwifery Today

The preceptor and student have a symbiotic relationship that serves to move the field of midwifery forward. This article outlines helpful tips for navigating this important relationship, the responsibilities of the student, and the ways in which both preceptor and student benefit from their collaboration.

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03:02

Excerpt of 25 Disturbing Facts about Hidden History of Medicine: Water Flouridation "IndyWatch Feed World"

WATER FLOURIDATION

The following excerpt was taken from:

25 Amazing (and Disturbing) Facts About the Hidden History of Medicine

"Fact #8 : Water fluoridation began in the U.S. in 1945 and continues today, despite the fact that the FDA has never even approved it

The year before water fluoridation began in the United States, the entire dental profession recognized that fluoride was detrimental to dental health. In fact, in 1944 the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that using between 1.6 and 4 ppm (parts per million) fluoride in water would cause 50% of adults to need false teeth. On top of that, the worlds largest study looked at 400,000 students, revealing that tooth decay increased in over 25% with just 1ppm fluoride in drinking water. (http://www.healthycommunications.com)

Yet still, in 1945, fluoride was put into municipal water systems in Newburgh, New York, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the next 50 years, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population was "fluoridated" at a minimum of 1 ppm. Currently, over 75% of the United States water supply contains this deadly toxin. One part of the hoax, "fluoride helps with tooth formation," was removed from the "American Fluoride Campaign" early on. Realizing this might expose the entire campaign as fraudulent, the FDA and CDC simply removed that language, but kept the masses believing that fluoride keeps dental cavities at bay. Over 70% of America still clings to the multi-faceted myth Research proves that fluoride is an extremely neurotoxic chemical which interrupts basic functions of nerve cells in the brain and can lead to Alzheimers, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), infertility, birth defects, diabetes, cancer and lowered IQ.

The aluminum "tricks" the blood-brain barrier and allows chemical access to brain tissue. Think fluoride is used by the rest of the world? France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, India and Great Britain have all rejected its use after special commissions and health secretaries reviewed the negative evidence.

Think fluoride cleanses the water?

Fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in mil...

01:43

Maybe Santa will bring me some high end optical gear for Christmas this year "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I admit, I drooled a little bit: HHMI has developed this cool gadget for imaging embryos. Its got everything: a culture chamber for mouse embryos, the latest light-sheet imaging tech, and fancy digital processing so no matter how the embryo rolls or drifts, it realigns the image. Its been built by Phillip Keller, who did some amazing work with visualizing zebrafish.

Until now, the best views of living embryos came from fish and flies. A decade ago, Keller and colleagues developed the first digital embryo of the zebrafish, a kind of see-through, striped minnow often studied by scientists.

Fish embryos have the advantage that theyre shaped more like a ribbon draped over a ball of yolk, which means you can almost ignore one dimension. Mice start out sort of 2-dimensional too, but are eventually shaped like little balls with all kinds of movement in 3 dimensions over time. Im finding that spider embryos are similarly obnoxiously thick. But look at what this machine can do!

Also, amazingly, theyre giving it all away for free. The software is all downloadable, along with plans for building the scope (building one from scratch is still out of my budget, though), and they offer free access to the instrument out at Janelia Farm. Maybe someday Im still working on just getting reliable embryo production and am thinking about some basic genetics, and years from now when Im ready to do some advanced digital imaging, maybe theyll come in boxes of Cracker Jack.

Or better yet, some of my students will move on to do it for me.

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Monday, 15 October

23:54

Plastic Surgery After a Cesarean Section

Jamie Costello is a medical student in the U.K. that is focusing his education on cosmetic and plastic surgery. Mr. Costello has written a piece for us on cesarean scar repair. Some repairs are needed due to poor healing, or poor surgical technique. Others may be due to a need to remove the cesarean pouch, or to remove as much of the scar as possible. Thank you, Mr. Costello, for sharing your knowledge of cesarean scar repair with us.

*Disclaimer: The information in this article is not meant to be a recommendation. Consumers should discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of all procedures with their healthcare provider in order to make an informed decision.

Plastic Surgery After a Cesarean Section

For some, pregnancy and childbirth can leave long-term physical effects, such as scarring, weight gain, and if youve had a cesarean section, adhesions and excessive skin caused by the surgical procedure.

A common result of having a c-section surgery is gaining a puffy pouch of skin which occurs just below the scar. This is more commonly known as the cesarean pouch. The procedure of a c-section involves the cutting of skin and subcutaneous skin, which is a layer of fat beneath the skin. Theres also the fascia, which is a fibrous tissue in the abdomen which holds vital organs together. This is the main cause of the cesarean pouch as unlike the skin thats been cut, the fascia is left to heal naturally. How this heals is dependent on the individual, and in some cases,  women are left without scarring or excessive skin, but this is quite rare.

Exercising and having a good diet will not remove the cesarean pouch. It would require a surgical procedure such as an abdominoplasty or another form of scar removal. There are several forms that scar removal can take such as laser scar removal, dermabrasion and injections. Over time, during your recovery period, there can be reduced bulging of the pouch or find that scarring begins to deteriorate but this is no guarantee. This is because natural fat can be reduced from a good diet and regular exercise but scar tissue isnt acted upon.

With this being the case, there are...

18:00

Can Knix win the $12 billion underwear wars? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Joanna Griffiths wants her products to help women speak freely about miscarriage, double mastectomies, and post-pregnancy bellies.

On Mothers Day this year, the unthinkable happened to Joanna Griffiths, founder and CEO of five-year-old underwear brand Knix: At 10 weeks pregnant, she noticed blood on her underwear. Later that day, after six hours and two ultrasounds, the nurse told Griffiths and her husband that she was having a miscarriage. And that she should expect a little more bleeding.

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16:30

Is it any wonder? Dr Sara Wickham

For too long, women have been told that their bodies are the wrong shape and size, that theyre too hairy, too dirty, too smelly, too old, too fat and that they dont work properly. We hear and see constant (though often very subtle) messages telling us that we are inadequate and deficient and that we grow the wrong sized babies. We have been convinced that our bodies arent trustworthy enough to be allowed to labour without being closely monitored and watched; even though being monitored and watched can slow down our labours. We hear that we dont go into labour at the right time, that we dont labour quickly enough or well enough and then, when our babies do come out, were told that we then dont have enough milk to feed them. Somewhat paradoxically, and despite all these criticisms, we also receive the message that a womans body is for the enjoyment of others rather than herself. Is it any wonder that many women dont know how to trust their bodies or have a sense that decisions about their body are theirs and theirs alone to make?

Sara Wickham

Whats Right For Me? Making decisions in pregnancy and childbirth

16:01

The medico-ethical implications of new science technologies, from embryo cloning to biopharming "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The medico-ethical implications of new science technologies, from embryo cloning to biopharming

(Natural News) Albert Einstein once said, Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. This is a man who many consider to be the...

16:01

A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D

(Natural News) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder that affects fertility. Although there is no cure yet for PCOS, there are many ways to improve or eliminate PCOS symptoms naturally. One of these is vitamin D supplementation. According to a systematic review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,

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10:02

How to Conduct a Blessingway Natural Mama NZ



The Purpose of a Mother Blessing

The Mother Blessing helps mark a powerful transition in a womans life and prepare her mind, body and spirit for leaping into the unknown. Friends, family and loved ones, usually women, gather together to wrap the mother-to-be in love and positivity. A Mother Blessing should end with the expectant woman feeling empowered and embraced by the love and strength of her tribe. (Description adapted from Nancy Lucina)

The Roots of the Mother Blessing Ceremony

The Mother Blessing ceremony is an adaptation of an ancient Navajo ceremony called a Blessingway which celebrates a womans transition into motherhood. Participants honor, pamper, and prepare the pregnant mother for her journey through birth into motherhood.
To honor the traditions of the Navajo, it is recommended women dont conduct a Blessingway unless they are of Native American decent. Instead, women can adapt the traditions into their own unique ceremony. Many mothers choose to use the term Mother Blessing Ceremony.

There are many forms of Blessingway ceremonies, and you can adapt rituals to fit your style. The ceremony can be short or long, incorporating many rituals or a few. Parts, such as the birth bead ritual, can be easily incorporated into a traditional baby shower. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate a pregnancy.

Individualizing the Ceremony

Guest List

If youre hosting for a pregnant loved one, be sure to ask her who she would like to attend and who she would prefer did not attend. Its important the experience is entirely uplifting for her. A Mother Blessing is different from a baby shower in which you may invite many people. A Mother Blessing has a spiritual component to it and is designed to focus heavily on the mother so that she can have a chance to release her fears or worries about her upcoming birth.

Location

Ideally, the Mother Blessing is hosted somewhere other than the Mother-to-bes home. She should not feel pressured to prepare her home for guests. However, if mom is planning to have a home birth, she may want to infuse her home with the beautiful energy that the mother blessing brings. Speak to her and make sure to choose a location where she will be comfortable.

Opening the Ceremony

Welcome Your Guests and State Your Intentions

Like any ceremony or gathering you should have an open...

06:23

Change The Rules nationwide rallies "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

 

Union leaders Karen Batt CPSU Victoria Sally McManus Michele ONeil Troy Gray ETU Electrical Trades Union of Australia, Victorian Branch and Lori-Anne Sharp Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, launching new TV ads about the Change The Rules nationwide rallies.

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Union leaders Karen Batt CPSU Victoria Sally McManus Michele O'Neil Troy Gray ETU Electrical Trades Union of Australia, Victorian Branch and Lori-Anne Sharp Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation launching new TV ads about the Change The Rules nationwide rallies.

Posted by Australian Unions on Saturday, October 6, 2018

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05:05

Parents, Scientists and Doctors from Around the World Gather to Discuss How to Handle Increasing HPV Vaccine Injuries "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Kesia-Lyng

Kesia Lyng is a Gardasil HPV vaccine victim. She was a trial participant a Gardasil vaccine safety study in Denmark that is used to prove the vaccine is safe. But Kesia has suffered debilitating, life-changing side effects due to the vaccine. Ive had my 20s removed, ripped out. (Watch video below.)

Our Girls Are Not Rumours Getting Help after HPV Vaccination

Health Impact News

Earlier this year (2018) parents, scientists and doctors from all over the world gathered in Ireland at an IFICA conference to discuss the future of the HPV vaccine injured.

The theme was Working Together.

The Ireland Government HSE (Health Service Executive) was invited to send representatives to attend, but they refused the opportunity to speak or listen to the world-renowned experts who attended.

Instead, the HSE claims that the HPV vaccine is 100% safe and labeled parents of HPV vaccine injured children as Emotional Terrorists.

HPV victims parents emotional terrorists

As a result, victims suffering from Gardasil vaccine injuries in Ireland cannot get treatment, and must travel outside of the country to find medical help for their injuries.

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04:52

Parents, Scientists and Doctors from Around the World Gather to Discuss How to Handle Increasing HPV Vaccine Injuries "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Kesia-Lyng

Kesia Lyng is a Gardasil HPV vaccine victim. She was a trial participant a Gardasil vaccine safety study in Denmark that is used to prove the vaccine is safe. But Kesia has suffered debilitating, life-changing side effects due to the vaccine. Ive had my 20s removed, ripped out. (Watch video below.)

Our Girls Are Not Rumours Getting Help after HPV Vaccination

Health Impact News

Earlier this year (2018) parents, scientists and doctors from all over the world gathered in Ireland at an IFICA conference to discuss the future of the HPV vaccine injured.

The theme was Working Together.

The Ireland Government HSE (Health Service Executive) was invited to send representatives to attend, but they refused the opportunity to speak or listen to the world-renowned experts who attended.

Instead, the HSE claims that the HPV vaccine is 100% safe and labeled parents of HPV vaccine injured children as Emotional Terrorists.

HPV victims parents emotional terrorists

As a result, victims suffering from Gardasil vaccine injuries in Ireland cannot get treatment, and must travel outside of the country to find medical help for their injuries.

Watch the full video report:

More information about Gardasil

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00:59

Welcome to my World of Birth Call the Doula!


where we often have little or no control, where we are wading into uncharted territory, where the rules might change at any minute, and where brave women (and not-so-brave women) have dared to go for millions of years and succeeded. If they hadnt we wouldnt be here today. My own birth journey essentially began with my first baby. The only alternative (read sane) book out there in 1980 was the first edition of Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. Image result for ina may gaskinI devoured that book. I could do this, I told myself and I did, having my almost 10 pound Abraham in a little birthing room in a hospital before the doctor even made it. We checked out and went home six hours later.


I wanted to do the same thing when I became pregnant again. We knew it was twins before the doctor did. I scheduled my own ultrasound to convince him. The only way I could have them in Minnesota in 1982 was in an operating room after being prepped for surgery. Then they would let me tryto have a natural birth--which, obviously, they were terrified of.
I called Ina May for advice, who invited me to The Farm. I moved there for the fall and had a beautiful birth which they filmed and called Twin Vertex Birth, which, by the way, has been used recently in the movies Birth Story and also More Business of Being Born.Image result for ina may gaskin
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Sunday, 14 October

16:00

12-Year-Old Girl Becomes Paralyzed After Being Injected with Gardasil Doctors Say its All in Her Mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vaccines are heralded as life-saving medicine, but for Mia Blesky, thats anything but true. The preteen from England was given the first round of the Gardasil shot at school when she was just 12 years old, and life has never been the same ever since.

by Vicki Batts

Within just 24 hours, Mias Gardasil nightmare was already unfolding. The family says that the morning after getting jabbed, Mia was unable to walk and had a burning sensation running down her spine. Within a matter of weeks, the paralysis spread to all four limbs.

But thats not the worst part: Doctors refuse to acknowledge the fact that Mias symptoms began after her vaccination. Instead, health officials say that Mias paralysis is in her head and they are even recommending she be institutionalized.


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09:48

Bisphenol A exposure alters placentation and causes preeclampsia-like features in pregnant mice. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  FASEB J. 2018 Oct 10:fj201800934RRR. Epub 2018 Oct 10. PMID: 30303745 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A exposure alters placentation and causes preeclampsia-like features in pregnant mice involved in reprogramming of DNA methylation of WNT2. Abstract:  Preeclampsia leads to adverse outcomes for pregnant women. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an environmental endocrine disruptor and has been shown to be positively associated with increased risk of preeclampsia in human studies. We investigated whether BPA exposure causes preeclampsia-like features in pregnant mice and the associated underlying mechanisms. Experiments were performed in animal models and cell cultures. In pregnant mice, BPA-exposed mice exhibited preeclampsia-like features including hypertension, disruption of the circulation, and the placental angiogenesis biomarkers fms-related tyrosine kinase 1 and placenta growth factor, and glomerular atrophy; urinary protein was not affected. These preeclampsia-like features correlated with increased retention of smooth muscle cells and reduced vessel areas at the junctional zone of the placenta. In addition, there were disrupted expression of invasion-related genes including increased tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases, decreased metalloproteinases, and Wnt family member WNT2/-catenin, which correlated with increased DNA methylation in its promoter region and upregulation of DNA methyltransferase (Dnmt)1. BPA exposure impeded the interaction between the human cytotrophoblast cell line, HTR-8/SVneo, and endothelium cells. BPA exposure down-regulated WNT2 expression, andelevated the DNA methylation of WNT2; these results were consistent with in vivo observations. Inhibition of DNMT in HTR-8/SVneo cells resulted in reduced DNA methylation and increased expression of WNT2. Taken together, these data demonstrate that BPA exposure alters trophoblast cell invasion andcauses abnormal placental vessel remodeling, both of which lead to the development of preeclampsia-like features in pregnant mice. Our results suggest that this phenomenon involves the epigenetic reprogramming and down-regulation of WNT2 mediated by DNMT1.-Ye, Y., Tang, Y., Xiong, Y., Feng, L., Li,X. Bisphenol A exposure alters placentation and causes preeclampsia-like features in pregnant mice involved in reprogramming of DNA methylation of WNT2.

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09:45

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure alters epithelial cell composition in the rhesus macaque fetal oviduct. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Toxicol Sci. 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PMID: 30295897 Abstract Title:  Prenatal bisphenol A exposure alters epithelial cell composition in the rhesus macaque fetal oviduct. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting compound that is a pervasive environmental contaminant. Although it has been reported to affect the development of a variety of fetal reproductive tissues, data on the effect of fetal BPA exposure on oviducts were extremely limited and were only available in mice. To determine if there are adverse effects of gestational BPA exposure on fetal oviduct, we exposed pregnant rhesus macaques with female fetuses to oral or non-oral BPA during the last trimester of gestation (day 100 to term). After the treatment, fetal oviducts were collected for morphology evaluation. BPA exposure altered the percentages of different cell types (ciliated, non-ciliated, and secretory) in the fetal oviduct and resulted in a significant high ciliated cell population in the BPA-exposed fetal oviduct. The distribution of ciliated cells on the epithelium in the BPA-exposed fetal oviduct was also altered. Gestational BPA exposure reduced the expression of mucosubstance and uteroglobin in secretory cells in the fetal oviduct. A comparison of the outcome of the fetal oviduct studies with similar outcomes previously reported in the lung from the same fetuses demonstrates that BPA exhibits opposite effects in these two organs. In conclusion, the BPA-associated alterations in the fetal oviduct could potentially affect the oviduct morphology and function later in life with a negative impact fertility. The mechanisms of action of the differential response of the oviduct and lung to BPA exposure require further investigation.

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