Texas move to make Delta-8-THC illegal hits CBD American Shaman's business hard
Delta-8-THC, a natural, psychoactive chemical compound extracted from hemp, has been growing in popularity in Texas, a state with some of the nation's most restrictive cannabis regulations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Containers ablaze on cargo ship off British Columbia
A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire blazes cargo ship containers off British Columbia
A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of accident information database on poisonous and deleterious substances for scenario construction of non-stationary releases of chemicals - Ono K, Yoshida M, Kato E, Tsunemi K.
When we assess accidental chemical releases from plant derived from accident or natural hazard, it is necessary to construct reasonable scenario as non-stationary emissions and to perform realistic simulations. The goal of the study is to construct reasona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Evaluating the effectiveness of the Chemical-Mass Casualty Incident Response Education Module (C-MCIREM): a pilot simulation study with a before and after design - Kim MS, Shin H, Kim G, Kim JH, Kang S, Kang TB, Kim JG.
Background With the occurrence of a number of major disasters around the world, there is growing interest in chemical disaster medicine. In South Korea, there is a training program for mass casualty incidents (MCI) and backup by legal regulations by the Fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bringing WISDOM to Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This stuff won ’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil
Water sources used by millions of humans as well as wildlife poisoned with ‘forever chemicals’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas DSHS says Delta-8 is a Schedule I controlled substance, causing hemp industry panic
Delta-8-THC, — a natural, psychoactive chemical compound extracted from hemp — has been growing in popularity in Texas, a state with some of the nation's most restrictive cannabis regulations. That economic opportunity seems to have grounded to a halt with this recent decision. "Sale and possession of these products currently constitutes a criminal offense in Texas," the DSHS wrote in a statement to the Houston Business Journal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Texas DSHS says Delta-8 is a Schedule I controlled substance, causing hemp industry panic
Delta-8-THC, a natural, psychoactive chemical compound extracted from hemp, has been growing in popularity in Texas, a state with some of the nation's most restrictive cannabis regulations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning with concomitant mucosal injury and chemical pneumonitis using sulfuric and formic acids in a self-harm attempt - Lewis N, DeVore B, Gaines LD, Arnold JK.
The intentional liberation of carbon monoxide through the dehydration of formic acid has been reported with increasing frequency in the literature as a method of self-harm. Online forums have popularized this method of self-harm due to the ease of access o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Gambia: Exposure to Pops Can Lead to Serious Health Hazards Including Cancer
[The Point] The Coordinator of PCB/UPOP project has disclosed that Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world as they are transported by wind and water and thereby could affect people and wildlife far from the source where they are used and released. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Chemours and DuPont Avoid Paying for PFAS Pollution
DuPont factories pumped dangerous substances into the environment. The company and its offspring have gone to great lengths to dodge responsibility. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Gelles and Emily Steel Tags: Chemours Company PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) DuPont Co Chemicals Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Suits and Litigation (Civil) Factories and Manufacturing Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Conflicts of I Source Type: news

"Forever chemicals" from almost 42,000 sources threaten to contaminate drinking water
(Natural News) Toxic “forever chemicals” from landfills, water treatment plans and other sources threaten the safety of potable water sources in the U.S., scientists claim. These polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in many household products do not break down and threaten to contaminate drinking water. They can cause many health problems when they accumulate in the body. Researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It May Be Too Late to Find the Origin of COVID-19. The WHO Is Trying Anyway
Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still not clear exactly how, where or when the SARS-CoV-2 virus began infecting people. Many experts believe the virus jumped from animal hosts to humans, but researchers continue to investigate the possibility that it escaped from a laboratory. It’s not clear which, if either, of those theories is correct, and as time passes, the chances of finding a concrete answer grow slimmer. But on Oct. 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a new effort to capitalize on whatever limited time remains: the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathoge...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Alabama veterans board wants inquiry into chemical exposure
Alabama’s veterans affairs board is pushing for the creation of a program to aid veterans who have health problems that might stem from exposure to toxic chemicals at a former U.S. Army post (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Take part in Bristol's first Pesticide Amnesty
Bristol residents will have the chance to hand back their pesticides as part of a city-wide amnesty - the first of its kind in England. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Research, Current students, Undergraduate, Student life; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

EPA Plans New Strategy Against PFAS'Forever Chemicals '
Title: EPA Plans New Strategy Against PFAS'Forever Chemicals 'Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

EPA Plans New Strategy Against Toxic ‘ Forever Chemicals ’
Per - and polyfluoroalkyl substances are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets to firefighting foam (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Institutional, Source Type: news

A Move to Rein In Cancer-Causing ‘Forever Chemicals’
Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Friedman Tags: Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Water Pollution Hazardous and Toxic Substances Chemicals American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Chemours Company Regan, Michael S (1976- ) North Carolina Source Type: news

EPA says it plans to regulate PFAS compounds, known as “forever chemicals”
EPA says it plans to regulate PFAS compounds, known as “forever chemicals” - The Washington Post We've updated our privacy policy Due... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’
Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ - The New York Times Skip to contentSkip to site... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI precision medicine startup launches with Bob Langer's support
Renowned chemical engineer and serial entrepreneur Bob Langer is throwing his weight behind yet another local startup, this time a precision medicine company called Quris. Quris publicly launched on Monday with $9 million in seed funding and a platform that combines two technologies: an artificial-intelligence platform capable of predicting which drugs will be safe and effective in humans, and "patients-on-chips," an iteration of the organ-chip technologies used by such organizations as the Wyss… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

SUBWAY GAS ATTACKS to be staged by DHS/Feds in NYC at over 120 locations, including transit buses, airports, subway tunnels between October 18th - 29th
(Natural News) The entire transit system of New York City will seem like it’s under siege by terrorists releasing chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction for the last two weeks of October, thanks to what the feds are calling necessary rehearsals in case the real thing happens. As if nobody can imagine what would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC, DHS will release non-toxic gas at 100-plus locations in preparation for chemical, biological attack: Is Biden's America in danger?
(Natural News) New York City emergency preparedness officials will be working alongside federal counterparts from the Department of Homeland Security in releasing non-toxic gas at 100-plus locations around the city in what is being characterized as a drill. According to NBC New York, the Mass Transit Authority (MTA) and DHS say the objective is to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THE WORLD GOES HUNGRY: Fertilizer prices projected to reach near-record high in 2022
(Natural News) As if things were not already bad enough, the latest projections suggest that the fertilizer chemicals needed to grow food are set to reach near-record high prices in 2022. Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey from the University of Illinois (UoI) warns that major fertilizers in Illinois, a “rust belt” farming state, have already... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ARE what you eat, and canola oil makes you FAT and DUMB
(Natural News) All dementia cases have a concurring theme, where the specialized cells in the brain that process and transmit information using chemical and electrical signals are disrupted and dying. Entire networks break down as their connections are clotting and clogged up with plaques, leading to brain cell suicide, also known as brain atrophy. Once... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert
Professor of negotiation and conflict management says recent advances mean techniques will be used moreInternational diplomacy has traditionally relied on bargaining power, covert channels of communication and personal chemistry between leaders. But a new era is upon us in which the dispassionate insights of AI algorithms and mathematical techniques such as game theory will play a growing role in deals struck between nations, according to the co-founder of the world ’s first centre for science in diplomacy.Michael Amb ühl, a professor of negotiation and conflict management and former chief Swiss-EU negotiator, s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) World news Science Mathematics International trade Switzerland Global economy Technology Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2021, MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2022 MeSH
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, diseases, and organisms that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include maintaining existing MEDLINE citations to conform with the 2022 version of MeSH, and other global changes. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - October 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy as a potential first-choice treatment in treatment-resistant depression (Review) - Trifu S, Sevcenco A, St ănescu M, Drăgoi AM, Cristea MB.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a technique that has been used since 1938 to treat several psychiatric disorders as a replacement for chemically induced seizures. Despite its history of stigma, controversy and low accessibility, ECT is found to be benef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Phthalates: What ’s All the Fuss?
Members of this chemical family are in food, drinks, and hundreds of things we use every day. Are they bad for us? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death
Daily exposure to phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals founds in many consumer products, may lead to hundreds of thousands of early deaths each year among older adults in the US.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Chemicals found in popular consumer products may contribute to 100,000 early deaths a year in the US
A study of more than 5,000 Americans by NYU Langone Health in New York City linked chemicals called phthalates to 107,000 premature deaths among 55 to 65-year-olds in a single year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which microwave meal has the most health appeal?
Microwave meals may have had a bad reputation for being packed with fat, salt and chemical additives. We asked a dietician to assess some of the 'healthiest' microwave meals for one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice on assistance and protection provided by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: Part 3. On medical care and treatment of injuries from sulfur mustard - Timperley CM, Forman JE, Abdollahi M, Al-Amri AS, Baulig A, Benachour D, Borrett V, Cari ño FA, Curty C, Geist M, Gonzalez D, Kane W, Kovarik Z, Martínez-Álvarez R, Mourão NMF, Neffe S, Raza SK, Rubaylo V, Suárez AG, Takeuchi K, Tang C, Trifirò F, van Straten FM, Vanninen PS, Vucinić S, Zaitsev V, Zafar-Uz-Zaman M, Zina MS, Holen S, Alwan WS, Suri V, Hotchkiss PJ, Ghanei M.
Blister agents damage the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and subcutaneous tissues. Other toxic effects may occur after absorption. The response of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to a req... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Determining the effect of ocular chemical injuries on topical drug delivery - Begum G, Leigh T, Stanley D, Logan A, Blanch RJ.
Ocular chemical injuries (OCIs) commonly cause ocular damage and visual loss and treatment uses topical therapies to facilitate healing and limit complications. However, the impact of chemical injury on corneal barrier function and treatment penetration is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Structural characterization of Chemical Weapons Convention-related phosphonoselenoates by EI and ESI mass spectrometry - Hosseini SE, Mousavi Faraz S, Naseri MT, Ashrafi D, Saeidian H.
RATIONALE: Organophosphorus compounds with phosphorus atom bonded to one methyl, ethyl, or propyl ((normal or iso) group are listed in Schedule 2 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Selenophosphorus compounds, listed in Schedule 2.B.4, have very limi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Eritrea: 'Take One Step and the Other Foot Will Follow' - Dr. Eden Tareke
[Shabait] Dr. Eden Tareke is an Eritrean diaspora who has studied nutrition and is working in bio-chemistry, nutrition toxicology, while she is also a scientist and environmental chemist. She made her way from Sweden to Eritrea to contribute to her country. Dr. Eden is an inspiring Eritrean woman working to achieve her dream of making a difference through research. Here is an interview conducted with her. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epigenetics, the misunderstood science that could shed new light on ageing
The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure the risk of diseaseA little over a decade ago, a clutch of scientific studies was published that seemed to show that survivors of atrocities or disasters such as the Holocaust and theDutch famine of 1944-45 had passed on the biological scars of those traumatic experiences to their children.The studies caused a sensation, earning their ownBBCHorizon documentary and the cover ofTime (I also wrote about them, forNew Scientist) – and no wonder. The mind-blowing implications were ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Genetics Biology Science Cancer Dementia Health Medical research Source Type: news

How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future
From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at riskWhat will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia.In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treatAlzheimer ’s disease and scientists are investigating further to see if snowdrops might also be effectivein the treatment of HIV.However, over-harvesting has resulted inman...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katherine Latham Tags: Biodiversity Science Alzheimer's Medicine Malaria Parkinson's disease Antibiotics Plants Insects Environment Health Wildlife Conservation Source Type: news

Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration
A modeling study estimates that by drastically reducing fish biomass over the past century, industrial fishing may be affecting ocean chemistry, nutrient fluxes, and carbon cycling as much as climate... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dr Colin Western, 1957 – 2021
Dr Colin Western, Reader in Chemistry, died on 21 September 2021. Professors Andrew Orr-Ewing and Mike Ashfold offer this appreciation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

Pair win Nobel prize in chemistry for work on organic catalysts
Benjamin List and David MacMillan ’s findings revolutionised development of drugs and hi-tech materialsTwo scientists have won the 2021 Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery of a new class of catalyst that has revolutionised the development of drugs and hi-tech materials.The winners, Scottish-born David MacMillan, and Benjamin List from Germany, will share the award, presented by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and worth 10m Swedish kronor ( £870,000).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Nobel prize in literature Chemistry Books Science Culture Awards and prizes Source Type: news

Even women trying to have children 'should be told to avoid smoking cannabis'
Scientists have warned that pregnant women, and those trying to conceive, should avoid smoking cannabis after study on mice found chemicals in the drug could lead some to develop birth defects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel For Elegant Tool For Building Molecules
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry for new way of building molecules
Benjamin List and David MacMillan were awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry for coming up with a new tool for constructing molecules that has advanced pharmaceuticals and green technology. (Image credit: Fernando Vergara/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Tool to Build Molecules
Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan were honored for work that spurred research into new drugs and reduced the effect of chemistry on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duo Share Nobel Chemistry Prize for Work on Solar Cell Advances
Two scientists, working independently of each other, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work into molecular construction and its impact on a range of uses from solar cells to battery storage. Benjamin List, from the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany, and David MacMillan, a professor at Princeton University, won the award for developing “an ingenious tool” for building molecules, according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. “Researchers can now more efficiently construct anything from new pharmaceuticals to molecules that can capture light in solar cells,” the academy said. The two recipi...
Source: TIME: Science - October 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Charles Daly / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire Chemistry Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for 'simple' yet 'ingenious' discovery
The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan, two scientists honored for creating "an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Cipla to Widen Product Portfolio in New Turnaround Plan
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Cipla Quality Chemical Ltd is considering widening its product portfolio as part of its new strategy to improve its fortunes in the medium term. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australian consumer health platform Healthengine now offers prescription med delivery
The company is working with Chemist2U's network of local pharmacies to fulfil orders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news