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News with tag "DES Daughter"

Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of diabetes, gallbladder disease, and pancreatic disorders and malignancies

Effects of in utero diethylstilbestrol exposure on the pancreas

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen and notorious endocrine disruptor synthesized in 1938 by a group of English scientists led by E.C. Dodds. It has been marketed in many countries by different pharmaceutical companies, mainly to prevent miscarriage and prematurity risks in pregnant women.

In France, DES was prescribed und...

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Interview with Caitlin McCarthy, DES Daughter (diethylstilbestrol), Screenwriter of WONDER DRUG Movie and DES activist

No one comes out of this "Wonder Drug" unscathed – Interview with screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen marketed in the 1950s by many laboratories (UCB Pharma, Borne, Eli Lilly, etc.) under different  brand names (Distilbene®, Stilboestrol- Borne®, etc.).

This drug, seen as a "wonder drug", has been prescribed to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages and premat...

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Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, WONDER DRUG screenwriter and DES activist, to the Scottish Parliament.

Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, DES daughter, screenwriter of WONDER DRUG, to the Scottish Parliament: a historic moment for the DES cause

Caitlin McCarthy lives in Worcerster, USA. She is a teacher and the screenwriter of Wonder Drug, a highly anticipated movie about the DES drug disaster set to be produced by Rhino Films. We have had the opportunity to interview her last year, so if you haven't yet, we invite you to...

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Portrait of depressed and sick man suffering from psychosis illness or mental disorder - DES (diethylstilbestrol ) exposure and psychiatric disorder, autism Asperger

Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol: mental illness and neurodevelopmental disorders in descendants

In France, diethylstilbestrol (DES) was prescribed to approximately 200,000 pregnant women between 1948 (sometimes before) and its ban in 1977 (sometimes after), under the brand names Distilbène®, Stilboestrol-Borne® and Furostilboestrol®, to prevent miscarriages and premature births.

We don't hear much about it ...

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Language lateralization and handedness in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) - Poll for DES Daughters (diethylstilbestrol): left-handed or right-handed?

Language lateralization and handedness in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES)

The human brain is structurally and functionally asymmetrical and lateralized. It is divided into two halves called hemispheres. The two hemispheres have they own distinct functions that work in a different and complementary way, fascinating property of human brain.

Studies have reported that brain asymmetries would optim...

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