Pine rosin identified as a toxic cannabis extract adulterant - Meehan-Atrash J, Strongin RM.

Pine rosin (colophony) has been identified as a potentially new adulterant in cannabis oil. Its inhalation toxicity poses a significant health concern to users. For example, pine rosin fumes are released during soldering, and have been cited as a causative...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the associations of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with changes in knee cartilage composition and joint structure over 48  months, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI).Materials and methodsA total of 1126 participants with right knee Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) score 0 –2 at baseline, no history of rheumatoid arthritis, blood pressure measurements at baseline, and cartilage T2 measurements at baseline and 48 months were selected from the OAI. Cartilage composition was assessed using MRI T2 measuremen...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings highlight an enhanced risk of alcohol and substance use among individuals with severe depression and/or anxiety symptoms above what is seen among individuals with less severe symptomatology. In addition, this study shows a unique risk posed by the presence of depression on substance use. This study offers a framework for future studies to examine the causal mechanisms explaining the connection between psychiatric symptoms and alcohol/substance use. PMID: 32657223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
Conclusions A substantial proportion of anesthesiologists who develop substance use disorder after the completion of training die of this condition, and the risk of relapse is high in those who survive.Editor ’s PerspectiveWhat We Already Know about This TopicSubstance use disorders among anesthesiologists are common and hazardous to both the involved physicians and their patientsThe incidence of substance abuse among U.S. anesthesiologists remains unclear, as does the relapse risk and consequent mortalityWhat This Article Tells Us That Is NewThe estimated cumulative 30-yr incidence of substance abuse among graduates...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: Fan Y, Gu X, Pan H, Dai Z, Zou C, Gao Z, Zhang H Abstract Objective: To investigate the relationship between polymorphism of TNFRSF11 gene rs9533156 and rs2277438 and susceptibility to gastric cancer. Methods: A case-control study was conducted to select 577 cases of primary gastric cancer and 678 cases of normal control. We extracted whole blood genomic DNA and amplified the target gene fragment by PCR. The genotyping and allele were tested through the snapshot method. Results: In this case-control study, we observed that there was a difference in the genotype distribution of TNFRSF11 gene rs95331...
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol. 14 July 2020 Guidance updated relating to PPE supply, NHS test and trace, accessing treatment and meeting of groups inside and outside. 29 May 2020 Added link to'COVID-19: information on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol'.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Verheesen SMH, Ten Doesschate F, van Schijndel MA, van der Gaag RJ, Cahn W, van Waarde JA Abstract Intoxicated persons showing challenging behavior (IPCBs) under influence of alcohol and/or drugs frequently have trouble finding appropriate acute care. Often IPCBs are stigmatized being unwilling or unable to accept help. Separated physical and mental healthcare systems hamper integrated acute care for IPCBs. This pilot aimed to substantiate the physical, psychiatric, and social health needs of IPCBs visiting the emergency room (ER) during a 3-month period. All ER visits were screened. After triage by the ER...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Given the choice between using a public bathroom and doing anything else, some people will always choose the latter. Regardless of the urgency or however pristine it’s reported to be, the space comes with an ick factor, says Dr. John Ross, who practices hospital medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is board-certified in infectious diseases. That image is hard to shake even in normal times, but COVID-19 has done nothing to make public bathrooms more appealing, as they come with high-touch surfaces and often lidless toilets. Ross says that it’s easy to see them as hotbeds of infection and ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cold and Flu Coronavirus and COVID-19 Infectious diseases Safety Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Water use during surgical hand preparation can easily be reduced by implementing easy and effective interventions. The practicality of interventions may differ between institutions, and their acceptance by surgical staff is important to ensure compliance. However, ensuring that alternative scrubbing options are available to surgical staff would equate to substantial savings over time. PMID: 32657740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hanging is a common mechanism of self-harm. It is associated with significant injuries and mortality. The acute management of hanging should focus on airway protection followed by detailed imaging of the head and neck. Further work must attempt to include mortuary data on hanging. PMID: 32657725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
The WHO calls alcohol a toxic substance, yet cardiology guidelines give tacit approval to moderate drinking. Cardiologist and epidemiologist Christopher Labos reviews recent data to see if that should on Medscape
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news
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