The successful treatment of systemic toxic induced paraquat poisoning by skin absorption: case reports and a literature review - Wang JW, Yang X, Ning BY, Yang ZY, Luo LH, Xiao H, Ning Z.

This report describes a case where PQ was absorbed by the patient's skin, causing sever...
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(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) A simple, portable test that can detect the deadliest of the mushroom poisons in minutes has been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Eating toxic mushrooms causes more than 100 deaths a year, globally, and leaves thousands of people in need of urgent medical assistance. Amanitin is the class of mushroom toxins that cause the most serious issues.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
In conclusion, S. aureus strains isolated from retail meats harbor plasmids with various sizes and there is an association between rep genes on these plasmids and the meat source or the antimicrobial resistance of the strains harboring them.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, 1721 Hazmat accidents that have occurred during road transportation for the period 2014–2017 in China were examined, and a random-parameters ordered probit model was established to explore the influence of contributing factors on the severity of accidents by accounting for unobserved heterogeneity in the data. Both the injuries and the number of people evacuated were considered as the indicator of accident severity and investigated, respectively. Results show that higher injury severity is likely to be associated with type of Hazmat (compressed gas, explosive, and poison), misoperation, driver fati...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Herbal medications are becoming increasingly popular with the impression that they cause fewer side effects in comparison with synthetic drugs; however, they may considerably contribute to acute or chronic poisoning incidents. Poison centers re...
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(University of Saskatchewan) The origin of an understudied hybrid population of poisonous frogs -- highly endangered colorful animals that live deep in the Colombian jungle -- is the result of natural breeding and not caused by wildlife traffickers moving them, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) study shows.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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Source: Clinical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Source Type: research
mans Roelants A wide range of frogs produce skin poisons composed of bioactive peptides for defence against pathogens, parasites and predators. While several frog families have been thoroughly screened for skin-secreted peptides, others, like the Microhylidae, have remained mostly unexplored. Previous studies of microhylids found no evidence of peptide secretion, suggesting that this defence adaptation was evolutionarily lost. We conducted transcriptome analyses of the skins of Phrynomantis bifasciatus and Phrynomantis microps, two African microhylid species long suspected to be poisonous. Our analyses reveal 17 evo...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Topical application of skin-lightening cream is increasingly undertaken in many non-Caucasian populations for cultural and social reasons. It is a rare cause of poisoning that has potential to lead to significant harm due to skin damage and systemic absorp...
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BACKGROUND: After years of decline in mortality rates in the United States, there have been increases in mortality rates in White non-Hispanic Americans ages 45-54, due to increases in deaths from suicide, poisoning, and alcoholic liver disease. OB...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
I came upon this alarming document the other day.AMA Submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration – Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard – March 2020medicines.scheduling@health.gov.auThe AMA thanks the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the opportunity to comment on the Proposed amendments to the Poisons standard consultation. The following feedback applies to the scheduling p roposals referred to the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS #29) and joint ACMS/ Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) meetings (ACMS-ACCS #24), March 2020.The AMA does not support the down-s...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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