Antibiotic use at early ages linked to diseases in adulthood
Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases. Pajau Vangay, Tonya Ward, Jeffrey S. Gerber, et al. Cell Host and Microbe, 17 (5). May 13, 2015. A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life. The imbalances in gut microbes, called dysbiosis, have been tied to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life. Medical Xpress.
Social sciences central in understanding environmental health and justice
Social Science Collaboration with Environmental Health. Elizabeth Hoover, Mia Renauld, Michael R. Edelstein, and Phil Brown. Environmental Health Perspectives. May 12, 2015. Social science-environmental health team science has altered the way scientists traditionally explore exposure by pressing for cumulative exposure approaches and providing research data for policy applications.
Working with hormone-mimicking chemicals over the long term could increase lymphoma risk
Occupational exposure to chemicals may up lymphoma risk for men. Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, March 26, 2015. Men who work with hormone-mimicking chemicals for at least 30 years have a higher risk of cancers of the lymph tissue than others, according to a long-term observational study in several European countries. Reuters Health.
Incorporating the microbiome into basic 1987 model can spur new advances
Biomarkers for the 21st Century: listening to the microbiome. Rodney Reynolds Dietert and Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Toxicological Sciences, March 24, 2015. Incorporating the microbiome into the basic 1987 model can spur new advances and understanding in environmental health. This article reviews the complexities of host:microbiome responses to xenobiotics in terms of redefining toxicokinetics and susceptibility.
Glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup®) impacts on Mn, and Mn impacts on physiology
Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, Surgical Neurology International, March 24, 2015. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup®-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum manganese (Mn). Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact of Mn on physiology, and its association with gut dysbiosis as well as neuropathologies such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and prion diseases.
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