Patterns of acute poisoning with pesticides in the paediatric age group - Dayasiri KC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.

BACKGROUND: Pesticides are identified as one of the dangerous poisons globally in children and are associated with increased short- and long-term morbidity. Pesticide poisoning is the most common method of self-poisoning among adults in rural Sri Lanka, an...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

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Conclusions: In all the departments with B. cereus in the samples, the factors directly related to food-borne diseases were the handling of raw materials and the poor thermal treatment of food. Strengthening surveillance by stimulating research and reporting on outbreaks of foodborne diseases is important to improve the quality of information, to develop communication, prevention and intersectional coordination and manipulation measures, as well as to take the necessary actions to guarantee the safety of food and to eliminate the risk factors that may contribute to this problem. PMID: 30335239 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Jane Y. Chen, Carlos A. Campos, Brooke C. Jarvie, Richard D. PalmiterSummaryFood aversions develop when the taste of a novel food is associated with sickness, which often occurs after food poisoning or chemotherapy treatment. We identified calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) neurons in the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) as sufficient and necessary for establishing a conditioned taste aversion (CTA). Photoactivating projections from CGRPPBN neurons to either the central nucleus of the amygdala or the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis can also induce...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news
This study applied Best–Worst Scaling (BWS) to understand residents’ anxieties about potential incidents caused by climate change in Amami islands, Japan. Through an interview with stakeholders, we selected five potential incidents for our BWS attributes: damage caused by typhoon and heavy rain (typhoon), damage caused by flood and a landslide (flood), damage from a drought (drought), damage from ciguatera fish poisoning (ciguatera), and incident caused by jellyfish (jellyfish). Changes in frequencies of the abovementioned incidents have already been observ ed in Japan. In 2016, we conducted a questionnaire sur...
Source: Sustainability Science - Category: Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: The GWQR models enabled us to explore the full distribution of children’s lead poisoning and identify “high risk” locations or areas in the neighborhood of the inner city of Syracuse, which would provide useful information to assist the government agencies to make better decisions on where and what the lead hazard treatment should focus on.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating, progressive and neurodegenerative disease. A disturbance on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis can be observed in patients with MS, showing altered cortisol levels. We aimed to identify basal cortisol levels and verify the relationship with clinical symptoms in patients with MS. A systematic search was conducted in the databases: Pubmed, Web of Science and SCOPUS. Both higher and lower cortisol levels were associated with MS. Higher cortisol levels were associated with depression and anxiety, while lower levels were associated with depression, fatigue and urinary dy...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article explores recent trends in veterinary toxicology including the types of animals and breeds that are most commonly exposed to different toxicants, seasonal and geographic distribution of poisoning incidents, the therapies that are most commonly administered, and trends in agents that are most frequently involved in poisonings.
Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
This article provides a quick source of information for practicing veterinarians for using various antidotes in small animal poisoning cases. For easy access, this information is included in the form of a table. The first column includes common names and/or brand names of different antidotes. In the second column, names of different toxicants or indications for which these antidotes can be used are described. The third column is the comment section that briefly describes salient points or cautions for using these antidotes.
Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) In the ongoing chemical battles among bacteria and their microbial neighbors, a new toxin has been uncovered. This unfamiliar toxin behaves in a familiar way. Its actions against other bacteria resemble the mechanisms of cholera, pertussis and diphtheria toxins. Some bacteria deploying this toxin have safeguards against self-poisoning.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Abstract This paper reports a short review on the impact of poisoning effects and thermal aging on the reactivity of surface vanadate species on benchmark V2 O5 -WO3 /TiO2 Selective-Catalytic-Reduction catalysts. A renewed interest of this SCR technology is related to its diversification notably as after-treatment systems to treat the exhaust from Diesel engines with higher running temperature especially when SCR catalysts are coated on Diesel Particulates Filters. Particular attention is also paid to poisoning effects in conjunction with the progressive replacement of fossil fuels by bio-fuels containing alkaline...
Source: Chemical Record - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chem Rec Source Type: research
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