Calls to Poison Control for psychoactive drug exposure on the rise

Between 2000 and 2017, the rate of exposures to natural psychoactive substances like marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms increased by nearly 75%. The finding was published in a study on Tuesday in the journal Clinical Toxicology.
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The data were drawn from injury hospitalization surveillance system in Shandong province. From 2012 to 2018, 164 cases of acute occupational poisoning were reported from five surveillance counties (cities, districts), accounting for 6.11% (164/2 683) of to...
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(Natural News) Going out for a fun night with friends often come with one too many drinks. As the night wears on, you may lose track of how many glasses or bottles you’ve had. This makes you more susceptible to problems like a nasty hangover or even alcohol poisoning. You can avoid these adverse events...
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INTRODUCTION: Poisoning is a major health problem worldwide, and it causes significant morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that 350,000 people died worldwide from unintentional poisoning. The purpose of this study is to assess nurses' knowledge and pr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
Diagnosis of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings has always been a challenging task due to the susceptibility to alterations of the optical state and degradation of blood samples during sampling, transport and storage, which highly affects the analysis with sp...
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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Catalysis TodayAuthor(s): Xing Zhang, Yuxi Liu, Jiguang Deng, Lin Jing, Xiaohui Yu, Zhuo Han, Hongxing DaiAbstractTransition metal oxides (MOx; M = Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu)-doped titania solid solution catalysts (10 wt% MOx–TiO2, denoted as 10MOx–TiO2) were prepared by the coprecipitation method. The techniques of XRD, TPR, TPD, XPS, TPSR, and in situ DRIFTS were used to characterize physicochemical properties of the materials, and their catalytic activities were evaluated for the oxidation of 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE). The introductio...
Source: Catalysis Today - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Context: Prescriptions for nonopioid pharmacological therapies such as gabapentin and baclofen have been increasing. While gabapentin and baclofen are less likely than opioids to result in fatal overdose, they are each associated with dependence, mi...
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical outcomes of intentional overdoses involving triptans and ergotamines with a retrospective review of the National Poison Data System (NPDS). METHODS: This was a 5-year retrospective cross-sectional study (2014-2018...
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This article presents updated information on the worldwide burden of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The worldwide epidemiologic data were obtained from the Global Health Data Exchange registry, a large database of health-related data maintained by the Ins...
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Microchemical Journal, Volume 152Author(s): Dan Li, Chongning Li, Aihui Liang, Zhiliang JiangAbstractFluoride constitutes an essential component for the formation of hard bones and teeth. However long-term excessive intake of fluoride causes chronic poisoning changes in the body. Therefore, the determination of its content is of great significance. Herein, a sensitive SERS quantitative analysis method was proposed to detect F−. Trace Fe3+ exhibited strong catalysis of H2O2 oxidizing 3, 3′, 5, 5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) under the ultrasonic irradiation, and the reac...
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Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Inorganic Chemistry CommunicationsAuthor(s): Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Anuj KumarAbstractThe Pt-based materials were considered to be the most promising catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in fuel cell technology but poor abundance and prohibitive cost limit their further use. Herein, we designed and synthesized a novel MnN4 macrocyclic complex and its nanocomposite, MnN4@rGO, with reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Both the MnN4 complex and MnN4@rGO composite were characterized by using multiple spectroscopies. On the basis of spectral analysis, octahedral ge...
Source: Inorganic Chemistry Communications - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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