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The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese products were especially high in phthalates, chemicals that may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Testosterone Food Cheese Hazardous and Toxic Substances Hormones Babies and Infants Factories and Manufacturing Containers and Packaging Pregnancy and Childbirth Diet and Nutrition Consumer Protection Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

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[Nation] A compound traditionally used by African hunters as poison on their arrows could be the key to male contraception.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
We present a case of unintentional lead exposure from a store-bought ceramic mug and a nutritional supplement. A 32-year-old female was found to have a whole blood lead concentration of 44 μg/dL. Evaluation of her home, occupation, and hobbies initially did not identify a source of lead exposure. Further investigation revealed that the likely etiology of the exposure was lead leaching from a ceramic mug used by the patient to drink hot lemon water while she was pregnant. She stopped drinking from the mug and her blood lead levels decreased, but increased a year later after she began to ingest a maca root powder sup...
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research
[News24Wire] The death of a 12-year-old girl, who drank medicine meant for her ill father, has highlighted the need to keep medicines away from children in case they accidentally ingest some of it."Although death is not common in children, there are a few medicines where 'one pill can kill'," said Dr Cindy Stephen, Director of the Poisons Information Centre at Red Cross Children's Hospital.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed gender differentials in the determinants of self-harm mortality among youth in SA. For this reason, uniform approaches to awareness campaigns need to be altered to address the specific needs of youth. While males have higher rates than females, the prevalence of self-harm mortality in pregnant females is of concern and needs to be addressed specifically, as it relates not only to suicidal ideation and behaviour but also to youth sexual and reproductive health programmes in the country. PMID: 29262970 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Objectives: To investigate whether combined continuous venovenous hemofiltration and hemoperfusion among paraquat-poisoned patients would improve survival. Design: Prospective, controlled interventional study over 4 years. Setting: Single, tertiary, academic medical center. Patients: We recruited patients admitted to Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital within 48 hours after paraquat ingestion. Exclusions were under 14 years old, ingestion of paraquat with other toxicants, pregnant, a history of chronic pulmonary disease, psychosis, hyperthyroidism, or diabetes with impaired liver or renal function. Intervent...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Many parameters are studied for weaning. Our study determine the utility of diaphragmatic ultrasound in predicting weaning outcomeMethods: 54 mechanically ventilated ICU patients were prospectively studied. Those with age80, Pregnant, GI surgery, head injury, CNS disease, massive pleural effusion or ascitis, pneumothorax, intercostal chest drainage tube were excluded. Diaphragmatic USG after weaning was planned. RSBI calculated at 1 and 5 minutes. Ultrasound was done within 15 minutes. %change in diaphragmatic thickness between expiration and inspiration (tdi%)was calculated. Data analysis was done using SPSS20.0.Results: ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute Critical Care Source Type: research
[Nation] Happiness* and Leone* a lovely West African couple came to me for antenatal care a few years ago.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Eating produce high in pesticides may lower the chance of successful birth for women undergoing fertility treatment, according to a new report.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Pesticides Reproduction (Biological) Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
Conclusions Based on these observations, lead-contaminated candies represent an important contribution to lead exposures in California. The fact that a large number of unique products were identified among the contaminated candies presents an ongoing challenge for exposure-based testing programs, as does the large number of candies tested for which no lead was detected. After legislation was passed requiring more widespread testing of candies for lead, many imported candies were identified as containing lead, suggesting that imported candy might be considered a public health risk for lead poisoning in California. However, ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
When my son David was born in 2001, I was 23 years old and blissfully optimistic about the journey into motherhood. I had read every book about pregnancy and parenting I could find. I researched the safest vehicles and car seats for our precious angel. I bought him stacks of the best books money could buy as I knew instinctively he was to be a genius. I was ready and well prepared for the road ahead. When David was an infant, I took him to his well-child visits armed with the confidence of the Roman Empire. When asked if I wanted to vaccinate my son, I boldly declared, “Of course I do. It would be irresponsible of me...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Sarah Carrasco Top Stories autism truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs
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