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Toxic drugs, snake bites, secret agents: Survival tips if you've been poisoned

"Almost anything in our lives can be a poison if we are exposed to too much of it, or in a way that wasn't intended," one expert warns
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Publication date: October 2017 Source:Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 30, Issue 10 Author(s): Liang Liang CUI, Jing Wen ZHOU, Xing Yi GENG, Xin Wei LI, Zhong LIU, George A. Conway, Ji ZHANG Occupational carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning related to diesel motor fumes in an air-raid shelter (ARS) was first identified in Jinan City, China, in June 2015. A total of 17 cases were identified, including 14 possible cases of firemen and 3 confirmed cases of water channel clean-up workers. The overall attack rate (AR) of firemen was 42% (14/33). The firemen had a significantly higher AR with a longer exposure and more p...
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of pesticide poisoning in Jiangsu Province, China, and to provide a scientific basis for developing effective interventional measures and preventive strategies. From 2006 to 2015, a total of 35,308 cases of pesticide poisoning were reported in Jiangsu Province. Non-occupational poisoning accounted for 73.79% of all poisoning cases. A comparison of the data collected before (2006) and after (2015) this study showed a decrease in non-occupational pesticide poisoning. Pesticide poisoning showed an age central tendency of 30 to 44 years, area central tendency for northern Jia...
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Harmful Algae, Volume 70 Author(s): Holly A. Bowers, Roman Marin, James M. Birch, Christopher A. Scholin New sandwich hybridization assay (SHA) probes for detecting Pseudo-nitzschia species (P. arenysensis, P. fraudulenta, P. hasleana, P. pungens) are presented, along with updated cross-reactivity information on historical probes (SHA and FISH; fluorescence in situ hybridization) targeting P. australis and P. multiseries. Pseudo-nitzschia species are a cosmopolitan group of diatoms that produce varying levels of domoic acid (DA), a neurotoxin that can accumulate in finfish and shellf...
Source: Harmful Algae - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
[Nation] Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board on Thursday destroyed 65,000 kilogrammes of unused and expired drugs.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(Natural News) There’s no question about it, smoking is bad for your health (and our environment). More than six trillion cigarettes are smoked each day, creating 800 metric tons of cigarette butt waste. These environmental eyesores are costing us our planet, and are making its way into waterways and bodies of water, poisoning humans and...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We report a self-poisoning case in an 18-year-old girl, with approximately 10 times the usual ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of amatoxin poisoning cases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of amatoxin poisoning cases from Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance Syste...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Over the past decade, smoking behaviors have changed in the US. Hookah or waterpipe smoking is increasing, especially among youth and young adults. Social media sites describe the "hookah high" or "buzz", which may be related to nicotine, carbon monoxide, ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105 Author(s): Shu Yang, Cao Liu, Zhilou Liu, Bentao Yang, Kaisong Xiang, Cong Zhang, Hui Liu, Liyuan Chai A Pd/CuCl2/γ-Al2O3 catalyst of high activity (up to 87%) and of sulfur-poisoning resistance to SO2 as high as 10,000ppm was designed for the selective catalytic oxidation of Hg0 for the first time. It was found that Pd and CuCl2 function as active sites of Hg0 adsorption and HCl activation, respectively. The combination of these two phases could improve the regeneration and migration of active chlorine, hinder the simultaneously competitive...
Source: Catalysis Communications - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Why do we want to become doctors? What was our main motivation that we have written in our motivation letters and repeated in our interviews? Regardless of the specific incident or the general motivation, it can be all summarized in one sentence: We are here to save lives. After all, this is what the physicians do, isn’t it? Preventing deaths is actually hinted to by the original Hippocratic Oath, written between the third and fifth century B.C. through the following: “Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so … Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion.&rd...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Palliative Care Primary Care Source Type: blogs
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