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Monday, February 2, 2015

2/2/15 Health News: Synthetic Marijuana Contaminated Holiday Bread ♦ Effect of BPA and estradiol on sperm ♦ Breast cancer ♦ Prescription painkillers, widely double birth defects

Tests Show Synthetic Drug Contaminated Holiday Bread From CA Bakery
Independent lab tests of the holiday bread sold in early January by a Santa Ana, CA, bakery and linked to reports of dizziness, palpitations and other symptoms show that it was probably deliberately contaminated with synthetic cannabinoid, Continue Reading
Effect of BPA and estradiol on sperm development seen by researchers
A direct link between bisphenol A, or BPA, and disrupted sperm production has been discovered by researchers. They say the chemical disrupts the delicate DNA interactions needed to create sperm. This work may have unearthed the physiological mechanism that could account for decreased sperm counts seen in several human studies.Continue Reading
Breast cancer prevention drug benefit varies among at-risk women, study finds
The findings of study may help women and their doctors make decisions about who may get the most benefit out of a breast cancer prevention drug Continue Reading
Prescription painkillers, widely used by childbearing age women, double birth defects  
Women unaware that prescription opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, used to treat severe pain, may increase the risk for serious birth defects of the baby's brain, spine, and heart, as well as preterm Continue Reading
New links between obesity, cardiovascular disease found
Novel methods have been applied in a recent study to detect binding of fatty acids to CD36 and their effect on internalization of oxidized LDL. Continue Reading

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