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Course constructions: a case-base of forensic toxicology - Zhou N, Wu Y, Su T, Zhang L, Yin K, Zheng D, Zheng J, Huang L, Wu Q, Cheng J.

Forensic toxicology education in China is limited by insufficient teaching methods and resources, resulting in students with adequate theoretical principles but lacking practice experience. Typical cases used as teaching materials vividly represent intoxic...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kidneys Food Contamination and Poisoning Hospitals Antibiotics Bacteria Dialysis E Coli (Bacteria) Infections Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract In order to study data about suicide attempts and do the mapping of occurrence areas, it was developed an ecologic and exploring study, making use of techniques of geoprocessing, based on confirmed cases of suicide attempts. Cases of self-poisoning were included in the urban area of Campina Grande county, in the period of 2010-2013. A total of 446 suicide attempts were geo-referred, pointing up an incidence of 120 cases out of each 100,000 inhabitants. The sample was mostly feminine (66.4%), and 62.3% being up to 30 years old. Kernel's map remarked hot spot areas. Compared to surrounding areas the suicide risk of ...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate population trends in presentations for mental health problems presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in New South Wales during 2010-2014, particularly patients presenting with suicidal ideation, self-harm, or intentional poisoning...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
The article describes the clinical case of a patient with multi-organ failure and ischemic colitis secondary to magnesium poisoning, due to the chronic intake of a parapharmacy product, used for the treatment of chronic constipation. The clinical case is d...
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Ingestion of hydrocarbons is a common cause of childhood poisoning in low and middle-income countries. Although mild ingestions are usually devoid of complications, the morbidity and mortality associated with such poisoning are primarily related to pulmona...
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This paper describes the resources, scientific spaces, and experts involved in the study of a mass poisoning caused by the drinking of arsenic-contaminated wine exported from Spain to France in 1932. Local and international periodicals record the poisoning...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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