Are There Health Benefits from Burning Sage?
Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homemade, natural sunscreens may leave you risking a burn
Many homemade sunscreens could put children and adults at risk of a burn, a study of products on Pinterest suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

CBD May Reduce Cravings, Anxiety In Recovering Heroin Abusers
A small study has offered new insight into how cannabidiol could help curb the international opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Relying on homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned
(Reuters Health) - Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won't shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Usefulness of a novel system for feedback of patient reported outcome measures in children recovering from burns - Riobueno-Naylor A, Romo S, Kazis L, Wang S, Lydon M, Nelson J, Fowler L, Drexler A, Kogosov A, Haile H, Ryan CM, Chang P, Warner P, Palmieri TL, Lee AF, Stoddard F, Murphy JM, Sheridan RL.
This study e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina
Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to treat and prevent razor burn in the pubic area here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

A Shocking Amount Of Plastic Is Burned Every Second: Report
Throwing plastic trash into open fires releases chemicals that are highly toxic to humans. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Homemade sunscreen is a recipe for burns
A study by the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found 68 per cent of DIY sunscreens on Pinterest offer poor UV protection, with many being made up of essential oils, shea butter and coconut oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resilience of Yellowstone's forests tested by unprecedented fire
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Monica Turner and her team describe what happens when Yellowstone -- adapted to recurring fires every 100 to 300 years -- instead burns twice in fewer than 30 years. Yellowstone as we know it faces an uncertain future, the researchers say, and one of the big questions they hope to answer is whether the forests can recover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Comparison of clinical findings in adult and paediatric burn victims - Tiryaki C, Haksal MC.
AIM: We aimed to compare the epidemiological data, general characteristics, laboratory findings, and outcomes of burn patients with ≤18 and>18 years of age. By this way, we also aimed to determine the effective preventive measures appropriate for differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know
A second-degree burn is more severe than a first-degree burn. It affects the epidermis and dermis, or the outer and second layers of skin. In this article, learn more about second-degree burns, including symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

New ZonePerfect ® Keto is 100% #TrueKeto with the Proven Blend of Macros for Effective Results
- Abbott's ZonePerfect Keto shakes and powders are formulated with a science-based macronutrient ("macros") ratio of 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrates to support ketosis and burn body fat (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients ’ Rights, Dies at 71
Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Tags: Cowart, Dax Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Death and Dying Burns Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Source Type: news

Majority Of Sunscreens Tested Would Flunk Proposed FDA Safety Tests, Report Says
(CNN) — Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group announced Wednesday. The group released its analysis as part of its 2019 Guide to Sunscreens, a yearly report on sunscreen safety that the nonprofit began in 2006. The group said it analyzed the ingredients and performance of more than 1,300 products with sun protection factor, or SPF; 750 of those are marketed as beach and sport sunscreens. The analysis involves only a fraction of the sunscreen products sold in the United Sta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

The frailty tipping point: determining which patients are targets for intervention in a burn population - Romanowski K, Curtis E, Barsun A, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D, Sen S.
OBJECTIVE: Elderly burn patients vary in physiologic age and frailty. While previous evidence suggests that frailty on admission is associated with poor outcomes, changes in frailty during hospitalization for a burn injury have not been reported. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress among evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires: exploration of psychological and sleep symptoms three months after the evacuation - Belleville G, Ouellet MC, Morin CM.
This study documents post-traumatic stress symptoms after the May 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray (Alberta, Canada). A sample of 379 evacuees completed an online questionnaire from July to September 2016, and a subsample of 55 completed a psychiatric/psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Self-reported, work-related injuries and illnesses among restaurant workers in Shiraz City, South of Iran - Jahangiri M, Eskandari F, Karimi N, Hasanipour S, Shakerian M, Zare A.
This study examined  the prevalence of self-reported work-related... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about calories and body fat
A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Carbon Dioxide Concentration in the Earth ’s Atmosphere Has Hit Levels Unseen for 3 Million Years
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached levels not seen for 3 million years, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii said Monday – offering a dire warning about the impact of human activity on the planet. The observatory’s sensors registered carbon dioxide levels of 415 parts per million (ppm) on Saturday, meaning CO2 made up 415 of ever 1 million molecules of gas in the atmosphere. CO2 – which is emitted when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas – is a greenhouse gas which traps heat in the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to the gl...
Source: TIME: Science - May 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change earth onetime Source Type: news

Anterior segment optical coherence tomographic angiography assessment of acute chemical injury - Fung SSM, Stewart RMK, Dhallu SK, Sim DA, Keane PA, Wilkins MR, Tuft SJ.
PURPOSE: To compare routine clinical examination with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) for the assessment of limbal conjunctival ischemia following a chemical burn. SETTING: Validity analysis METHODS: We assessed ten participants (15 eyes) w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to burn fat if you cannot workout
People who are unable to exercise frequently can use other methods to burn fat, such as eating more protein, trying intermittent fasting, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Forensic evidence of sulfur mustard exposure in real cases of human poisoning by detection of diverse albumin-derived protein adducts - John H, Koller M, Worek F, Thiermann H, Siegert M.
We present the forensic analyses of plasma samples of human victims exposed to sulfur mustard (SM) in a crisis region in the Middle East in 2015. A few hours after exposure, poisoned persons showed typical signs and symptoms of percutaneous SM exposure inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Social participation of burn survivors and the general population in work and employment: a Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) profile study - Saret CJ, Ni P, Marino M, Dore E, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Kazis LE.
INTRODUCTION: Work integration and retention after burn injury is a key outcome. Little is known about how burn survivors reintegrate into the workplace. This paper compares scores on the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile, a burn-specifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

‘The Planet’s On F**king Fire!’ Bill Nye, John Oliver Burn GOP On Climate Change
The "Last Week Tonight" host teams up with the Science Guy to deliver an urgent message about the planet. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mexico Proposes Decriminalizing All Drugs, Working With US To Curb Deaths
Mexico's president released a plan to significantly change the country's drug policy and invite the US to do the same. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Celebrating With a Bonfire? An Expert's Guide to Keeping The Fun Safe
SATURDAY, May 11, 2019 -- Bonfires are a popular way to celebrate big events among teens, but they're at risk for serious burn injuries, an expert warns. " The only guaranteed way to prevent bonfire burn injuries is to not have a fire in the first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Estimating incident duration considering the unobserved heterogeneity of risk factors for trucks transporting HAZMAT on expressways - Hong J, Tamakloe R, Park D, Choi Y.
Traffic accidents involving vehicles transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) on expressways not only delay traffic flow but can also cause large-scale casualties and socio-economic losses. Therefore, rapid response to and prevention of these accidents is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) in Northern Ireland: an analysis of the first 100 cases - Boylan E, McLaughlin R, O'Rorke G, Thorpe R, Monaghan D.
We present descriptive data and discussion about the first 100 cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mental health liaison in a regional burns unit-past, present and future - Adams C, Locke C, Warner J.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of patients assessed by a Psychiatric Liaison Team (PLT) on a Regional Burns Unit in London, UK. METHOD: A case note review of all patients assessed by the PLT over a 4-year period was carried out. Data were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Use of growth factors and cytokines to treat injuries resulting from a radiation public health emergency - Horta ZP, Case CM, DiCarlo AL.
In response to concerns over possible radiological or nuclear incidents, the Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was tasked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition
She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALESSANDRA COLAIANNI, M.D. Tags: Burns Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Skin Pain-Relieving Drugs Bipolar Disorder Source Type: news

Perception of community and hospital personnel on burn treatment and outcome in Nepal - Sakya J, Sah SK, Bhandari KB, Pathak LR, Bhandari SB, Ghimire S, Devkota B, Hussmann J.
INTRODUCTION: Globally, eleven million people sustain burn injuries every year enough to require medical attention. WHO has estimated Disability associated limited years of 84,000 per year just due to deformities and 2100 people die every year due to burn ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The relationship of level of education to social reintegration after burn injury: a LIBRE study - Schulz JT, Shapiro GD, Acton A, Fidler P, Marino ME, Jette A, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM.
INTRODUCTION: Social and emotional recovery from burn injury is a complex process impacted by both clinical and social factors. Because level of education (LOE) has been correlated to overall health, health outcomes, and life expectancy, we questioned whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ghana: The Health Hazards of Cooking in Rural Ghana
[Southern Voice] Ghana, a woman's day starts early and ends late. She takes care of the entire household, including cooking for everyone. Children will often crowd around her while she prepares the meal. In rural areas, polluting fuels such as charcoal, firewood and crop residue are mostly burned in traditional, inefficient cook-stoves, made out of stone and mud. Women and children inhale this smoke in the kitchen and sometimes burn themselves accidentally. This is an inefficient way of cooking that can cause serious healt (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman allergic to water left 'burning' from her own tears or sweat
Niah Selway from Hastings, East Sussex, suffers from aquagenic pruritus, which causes her body to 'burn for hours on end' and break out in rashes if her skin comes into contact with water. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burn induced nervous system morbidity among burn and non-burn trauma patients compared with non-injured people - Duke JM, Randall SM, Fear MW, Boyd JH, Rea S, Wood FM.
OBJECTIVE: Burns cause acute damage to the peripheral nervous system with published reports identifying that neurological changes after injury remain for a prolonged period. To shed some light on potential mechanisms, we assessed injury etiology and patter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Excess mortality reduction given a "reduce patient mortality at all costs" scenario for mass burn casualties - Wang TH, Yeh YH, Pu C.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the effect on medical resource use and mortality of full financial support from the government for treatment costs after a mass burn casualty event in Taiwan. METHODS: All patients with burn injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Extreme response style bias in burn survivors - Ni P, Marino M, Dore E, Sonis L, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Jette AM, Kazis LE.
This paper explores extreme response style to the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile, a measure of social participation in burn survivors. We fit a Multidimensional Generalized Partial Credit Model (MGPCM) with a positive extreme response... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Blueprint: How to convert your vehicle to run on vegetable oil
(Natural News) There are numerous economic and environmental benefits to running your car on biodiesel like vegetable oil. Biodiesel is a good alternative to gasoline because it burns cleaner and is more efficient. Vegetable oil doesn’t emit greenhouse gases and is a renewable energy source, unlike fossil fuels. Most importantly, vegetable oil is, at the very least,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vericel looks to market a gel for burns with new $142M licensing deal
Cambridge-based cell therapy firm Vericel Corp. has forged a $142 million deal to license a gel used to help heal burns that made just over $3 million in sales last year at an Israeli company. Vericel (Nasdaq: VCEL) will pay $17.5 million upfront and up to $125 million in milestones to license and sell the burn repair product NexoBrid from Israeli company MediWound Ltd., it announced Tuesday. The gel uses enzymes to remove burned tissue, with around 93 percent of subjects experiencing c omplete removal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Vericel looks to market a gel for burns with new $142M licensing deal
Cambridge-based cell therapy firm Vericel Corp. has forged a $142 million deal to license a gel used to help heal burns that made just over $3 million in sales last year at an Israeli company. Vericel (Nasdaq: VCEL) will pay $17.5 million upfront and up to $125 million in milestones to license and sell the burn repair product NexoBrid from Israeli company MediWound Ltd., it announced Tuesday. The gel uses enzymes to remove burned tissue, with around 93 percent of subjects experiencing c omplete removal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Improved outcomes of renal injury following burn trauma - Demsey D, Mordhorst A, Griesdale DEG, Papp A.
This study aims to describe inciden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mechanism classification of fatal injuries - Ghodsi Z, Barzegar A, Salamati P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Firefighter and fire instructor's physiological responses and safety in various training fire environments - Horn GP, Stewart JW, Kesler RM, DeBlois JP, Kerber S, Fent KW, Scott WS, Fernhall B, Smith DL.
For firefighters around the world, fire training is necessary to ensure operational readiness, but can be hazardous. Fire instructors routinely attempt to design safe but realistic scenarios and may do so in very different thermal environments. Yet, the ph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Global heat stress on health, wildfires, and agricultural crops under different levels of climate warming - Sun Q, Miao C, Hanel M, Borthwick AGL, Duan Q, Ji D, Li H.
The effects of heat stress are spatially heterogeneous owing to local variations in climate response, population density, and social conditions. Using global climate and impact models from the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project, our analys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Protocols for documentation of electrical injuries for electrical safety inspectors and emergency medical practitioners - Andrews CJ, Panescu D.
TYPE OF STUDY: This is a paper providing guidelines for medico-legal reporting. BACKGROUND: Electric shocks are common, and victims report difficulty in finding practitioners with knowledge of the injury. Medical Practitioners, especially in privat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The crowd-out effect of a mass casualty incident: experience from a dust explosion with multiple burn injuries - Yang CJ, Tsai SH, Chien WC, Chung CH, Dai NT, Tzeng YS, Chen SJ, Wu DC, Chen CJ.
A mass casualty incident (MCI) can have an enormous impact on an already crowded emergency department (ED), affecting the quality of health care provided to non-MCI ED patients. On June 26, 2015, a burn MCI (BMCI) occurred due to a cornstarch explosion at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Estate agent, 40, is left with a deformed lip after years of tanning left her with a cancerous lump
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kory Feltz, from California, had sunbathed from the age of 13 until she was blistered and burnt. She developed a squamous cell carcinoma on her lip. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii Lawmakers Vote To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession In Small Amounts
A bill to decriminalize possession under three grams has received final approval from the Senate and House, but advocates say the bill could still maintain stigma in the state. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Hawaii Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession In Small Amounts
A bill to decriminalize possession under three grams has received final approval from the Senate and House, but advocates say the bill could still maintain stigma in the state. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news