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Dengue, United States, Texas Tech, Mosquito, Asian Tiger Mosquito, breakbone fever

Researchers Looking at Future Dengue Forecast Find Intricate Relationships Between Mosquitoes, Virus and Climate Change

Northern states could face longer outbreak seasons than the Southern region.

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Drought, dry conditions, Webinar, Expert Panel, crop assessment, drought management, Insurance

ALERT: Special Webinar "Managing Through the Drought"

American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions

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Asthma Linked to Congested Highways

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, found that living near a heavily congested highway correlates with a higher presence of asthma.

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obestity, Childhood Obesity, Phthalate, Plastic, Endocrine Disruptor

Phthalate, Environmental Chemical Is Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

Obese children show greater exposure than nonobese children to a phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics in some children’s toys and many household products, according to a new study, which found that the obesity risk increases according to the level of the chemical found in the bloodstream. The study will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

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Prenatal, Bisphenal A, BPA, prenatal bisphenol A, Estrogen, Reproductive Disorders, Plastic, Uterine Fibriods, Uterus, Gene Expression

BPA Exposure In Pregnant Mice Changes Gene Expression of Female Offspring

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, according to a study using a mouse model. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

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PCBS, Polychlorinated Biphenyl, Prenatal, environmental contaminants, Reproduction

Exposure to Environmental Chemicals In the Womb Reprograms the Rodent Brain To Disrupt Reproduction

Prenatal exposure to the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, causes long-term changes to the developing brain that have adverse effects on reproductive function later in life, a new study finds. Results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

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EDCs, Endocrine, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Public Health, Statement, Hormone, Definition

Experts Say Protocols for Identifying Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Inadequate

In a Statement of Principles unveiled today, The Endocrine Society proposes a streamlined definition for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and offers recommendations that will strengthen the ability of current screening programs to identify EDCs.

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Simpler Lifestyle Found to Reduce Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

A lifestyle that features fresh foods and limited use of products likely to contain environmental chemicals has been shown to reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as BPA and phthalates, in a small population study. EDCs are linked to a number of adverse health complications including neuro-developmental delays, behavioral issues and fertility problems. They are produced by the millions of pounds per year and found extensively in a range of products that contain certain plastics.

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Diabetes, Insulin, Pollutants

Fungicide Used on Farm Crops Linked to Insulin Resistance

A fungicide used on farm crops can induce insulin resistance, a new tissue-culture study finds, providing another piece of evidence linking environmental pollutants to diabetes. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

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estrogenic compounds, Embryonic Development, zebrafish models, Environmental Estrogens

Environmental Estrogens Affect Early Developmental Activity in Zebrafish

New research presented at the ongoing International Zebrafish Development and Genetics Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, reveals that environmental estrogens may influence human and animal development at the very beginning stages of embryonic development, which is earlier than previously realized.







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