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One of the Worst Pharmaceutical Disasters in History is Still Relevant Today

One of the Worst Pharmaceutical Disasters in History is Still Relevant Today

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen that was given to pregnant women from 1940 through the early 1970s. DES was touted as a “wonder drug” that would prevent miscarriage and morning sickness. It was only after millions of women and fetuses were exposed to DES that it was recognized that DES was causing deadly cancers in both the women who…

HPV Study Finds Higher Risk of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Older Black Women

HPV Study Finds Higher Risk of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Older Black Women

The journal Cancer last month published a study that looked at mortality data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) between 2000 and 2012, and then applied new parameters to re-calculate the reported death statistics from cervical cancer in the United States. The study’s authors acknowledged that previously…

Strong Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

Strong Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

There has been a strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease for half a century or more. However, without definite proof, there is still no consensus in the scientific community about the role of this known neurotoxin in this devastating brain disease. The latest research from my group, published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, makes this link even more compelling. In my view, the findings are unequivocal in their confirmation of a role for aluminium in some if not all Alzheimer’s disease. At the very least, these…

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