Short runs for a long slide: principalization in complex facial restoration after acid attack burn injury - Hughes CD, Dabek RJ, Riesel JN, Baletic N, Chodosh J, Bojovic B.
Burn injuries are responsible for a significant portion of surgically treatable morbidity throughout the world and particularly in underdeveloped and developing countries. Intentional flame, chemical, and contact burns are unfortunately a common mechanism ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

NIST proposes new universal standard for CT calibration
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have proposed a new universal standard for calibrating computed tomography devices that they claim may improve comparisons between scans from various devices. The newly released calibration approach was outlined in a research paper recently published in the academic journal PLOS One, the NIST said in a press release. “If the technical community could agree on a definition, then the vendors could create measurements that are interchangeable. Right now, calibration is not as thorough as it could be. Better comparisons among scanners might allow us to es...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging National Institute of Standards and Technology Source Type: news

Chemicals found in carpets, floors and clothes damage SPERM
Researchers at the University of Nottingham said sperm motility and DNA damage are both affected by chemicals found around the home because they cause hormone changes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute
Researchers at the University of Bristol, Eindhoven University of Technology and Microsoft Research have successfully assembled communities of artificial cells that can chemically communicate and perform molecular computations using entrapped DNA logic gates. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds
(University of Nottingham) New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small 'microdoses' of psychedelic drugs could treat depression and anxiety
(American Chemical Society) Lava lamps, tambourines and, of course, psychedelic drugs were hallmarks of the 1960s. Psychedelic drugs can make people euphoric, though users can also become extremely anxious and agitated. But that's at a high dose. Now, in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers report one of the first peer-reviewed studies on a new 'microdose' psychedelic treatment regimen. In rats, the treatment appears to relieve anxiety and depression without the typical negative effects of the drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government plans to colour code generic drugs
In a move to promote low-cost generic medicines, the government plans to colour code such drugs to enable consumers to differentiate between generic medicines and other drugs and take an informed decision while purchasing them from chemists. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Divi ’s, Gland, Fidelity enter race to buy Orchid Pharma
The move comes even as Divi ’s Laboratories, Gland Celsus Bio Chemicals and Fidelity Trading Corporation have evinced interest to take over cephalosporin drugmaker. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expands Again To Include Losartan
(CNN) — A widespread recall of common blood pressure and heart failure medications has been expanded to include more drugs containing losartan. The recall is due to an “impurity” that is classified as a potential human carcinogen. The impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid or NMBA, is also classified as a known animal carcinogen, the US Food And Drug Administration noted in a news release about the recall Friday. Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc. voluntarily recalled 87 lots of losartan tablets in the United States on Thursday. The recalled tablets, made by Hetero Labs Ltd. In India and distributed by...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News FDA losartan Valsartan Source Type: news

FDA warns of potential medical device shortage following Sterigenics plant shutdown
FDA is warning of a possible shortage of sterilized medical devices — and an accompanying threat to public health — due to the recent shutdown of a Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, Ill. linked to emissions of the highly carcinogenic chemical compound ethylene oxide. Agency officials believe that more than 100 medtech manufacturers and hundreds of devices may be affected by the shutdown. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued an order Feb. 15 to stop the facility from sterilizing medical and other products using ethylene oxide, after the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s A...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Regulatory/Compliance Sterilization / Calibration Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) soterahealth Sterigenics International Inc. Source Type: news

Handheld electronic devices found to be a potential source of toxic chemicals
(Natural News) Nowadays, it seems that we are married to our electronic devices — for better or for worse. Maybe for worse, because not only do they affect our personal relationships, but toxic chemicals have been found on them that can negatively affect our physical health. In a study published recently in Environment International, scientists from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) chain of survival: a new pragmatic and didactic tool used by Paris Fire Brigade - Calamai F, Derkenne C, Jost D, Travers S, Klein I, Bertho K, Dorandeu F, Bignand M, Prunet B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New $500k Grant Awarded for Research Program Exploring 3-D Printing Technologies
A new research grant has been awarded to Grand Valley State University in Michigan that aims to fund the research efforts of both students and faculty as they explore 3-D printing techniques used in the manufacturing of medical device technologies. The research grant will pair university students and faculty with two community partners on a two-and-a-half year collaborative research program that will explore 3-D additive manufacturing for medical devices. More than a dozen graduate and undergraduate students from Grand Valley State University will be joining a team of researchers from the applied Medical Device Institute (...
Source: MDDI - March 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

How hair dye works (video)
(American Chemical Society) Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put the hue in your do. To understand how these 'shade-y' changes happen, you have to dive back into the history of chemistry. In this week's Reactions episode, get ready to learn everything you're 'dyeing' to know about artificial hair color: https://youtu.be/zeReQ1wlcis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research opens door to more efficient chemical processes across spectrum of industries
(Oregon State University) Chemical processes that are more efficient and less expensive may be coming to industries ranging from battery manufacturing to detergent production thanks to work that advances the use of metal oxides as catalysts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

It's time to look at soil health: Synthetic fertilizers, herbicides have taken an enormous toll, with long-term consequences
(Natural News) The thing about soil is that you cannot tell how healthy it is just by looking at it, and it can take years to determine the long-term effects of what you put in to it. For this reason, agrochemical companies have been able to push the use of harmful pesticides and other chemicals... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical exposure in womb and early childhood tied to worse lung function
(Reuters Health) - Exposure to certain common chemical pollutants, even before birth, may be permanently reducing kids' lung function, a study of European children suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Pill, That ’s a Device, That Delivers a Drug!
Rani Therapeutics just achieved one of its most significant milestones since it was spun out of InCube Lab in 2012. The San Jose, CA-based company just finished conducting the first human study of its “robotic capsule” set to replace injections. Previously the device, which administers a pharmaceutical through a digestible pill, had been tested in more than 100 animal models. The human study was conducted at a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Texas under the Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval. There were two sub-groups, one cohort was fed and another fasted. Each subject ...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Natural skin whitener: Chaga mushroom extracts found to suppress tyrosinase, an enzyme present in melanin production
(Natural News) To whiten your skin without using harsh synthetic chemicals, consider trying out chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus). Extracts made from this fungus can inhibit the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby stopping the production of melanin in the skin. Chaga mushroom is a species of wild fungus that grows on birch trees in the northern part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel chemistry method paves the way for large-scale production of bioplastic bottles
(Natural News) Japanese and Dutch researchers demonstrated a new technique to extract an important plastic-making chemical from non-edible plant matter in large quantities. Their method of getting furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from a renewable source of material could displace the fossil fuel equivalent that is used to make plastic bottles and other plastic products. There is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana Firefighters Rescue Man Pinned under Car
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Caught on camera, Wayne Township firefighters rescue a man who was trapped under a car. They say he was working on the car when it fell on him, pinning his legs. Firefighters quickly jacked up the car and he was able to scoot out with their help. Thankfully, his injuries were not serious. JEMS: Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury     Wayne Township Fire Department - WTFD responded to a person trapped under a car this afternoon on Greendale Ln. Crews arrived and found a man with his legs pinned under the cars suspension system. The gentleman had been working ...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Operations Source Type: news

Reduced salinity of seawater wreaks havoc on coral chemistry
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) New research confirms that drastic changes in ocean salinity from, for example, severe freshwater flooding, as recently experienced off the coast of north-east Queensland from abnormal monsoonal conditions, provoke a similar stress response in corals as extreme heating, resulting in 'freshwater bleaching' and if unabated, coral death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New lipid shape atlas holds key to early disease detection
(Vanderbilt University) A team of Vanderbilt University chemists started decoding the total human molecular picture by examining 456 variations of one class of molecule, lipids, bellwethers of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heat Strain Decision Aid (HSDA) accurately predicts individual-based core body temperature rise while wearing chemical protective clothing - Potter AW, Hunt AP, Cadarette BS, Fogarty A, Srinivasan S, Santee WR, Blanchard LA, Looney DP.
We examined the accuracy of the Heat Strain Decision Aid (HSDA) as a predictor of core body temperature in healthy individuals wearing chemical protective clothing during laboratory and field exercises in hot and humid conditions. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Interface and heterostructure design in polyelemental nanoparticles
Nanomaterials that form as heterostructures have applications in catalysis, plasmonics, and electronics. Multielement nanoparticles can now be synthesized through a variety of routes, but how thermodynamic phases form in such structures and how specific interfaces between them can be designed and synthesized are still poorly understood. We explored how palladium-tin alloys form mixed-composition phases with metals with known but complex miscibilities. Nanoparticles with up to seven elements were synthesized, and many form triphase heterostructures consisting of either three-interface or two-interface architectures. Density...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chen, P.-C., Liu, M., Du, J. S., Meckes, B., Wang, S., Lin, H., Dravid, V. P., Wolverton, C., Mirkin, C. A. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science r-articles Source Type: news

Phases of multielement nanoparticles
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Brazil Health Officials Find Weedkiller Glyphosate Non-Cancerous Brazil Health Officials Find Weedkiller Glyphosate Non-Cancerous
Analysts at Brazilian health agency Anvisa have determined that the weedkiller glyphosate does not cause cancer while recommending exposure limits as international pressure to reduce use of the chemical grows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for hair
Coconut oil offers a variety of benefits for the hair, which include reducing frizz and preventing the damage that harsh chemicals and pollution can cause. Learn how to use coconut oil for hair here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Bayer faces 11,200 US lawsuits over weedkiller cancer allegation
German pharma and chemicals group lifts sales in results marked by Monsanto acquisition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bisphenol S found to trigger the formation of fat cells in our bodies
(Natural News) Bisphenol S (BPS) may just be as harmful as the chemical it was meant to replace, according to new data. Studies are now showing that the chemical replacement for bisphenol A (BPA) may trigger the formation of fat cells, suggesting that it may be interfering with the body’s endocrine system, much in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer faces 11,200 US lawsuits over weedkiller cancer allegations
German pharma and chemicals group posts results marked by Monsanto acquisition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Now you see heat, now you don't
(American Chemical Society) Hiding an object from heat-sensing cameras could be useful for military and technology applications as well as for research. Efforts to develop such a method have been underway for decades with varying degrees of success. Now, researchers report in ACS Nano that they have fabricated an inexpensive, easy-to-produce film that makes objects completely invisible to infrared detectors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detecting cyanide exposure
(American Chemical Society) Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke -- or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. The effects are fast and can be deadly. But because cyanide is metabolized quickly, it can be difficult to detect in time for an antidote to be administered. Now, in an animal study in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, researchers report a new precise and accurate biomarker of cyanide exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?
(American Chemical Society) Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies have examined the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on the brain. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Chemical Neuroscience have shown that in rats, the joint use of tobacco and alcohol could increase neural damage in particular brain regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Capturing carbon from the air
(American Chemical Society) Climate scientists predict disastrous consequences if greenhouse gases continue to accumulate at ever-increasing rates. Experts agree that any solution will require drastic reductions in emissions from sources such as automobiles and coal-fueled power plants. But according to an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, negative-emission technologies (NETs) that remove carbon dioxide from the air could also help mitigate the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research gives insight into warding off insect pests by way of nematode odors
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A recent study revealed insect-killing nematodes also produce distinctive chemical cues that enhance plant defenses and deter Colorado potato beetles.Entomologists from Texas A&M University, including Dr. Anjel Helms, who led the study, and Penn State University took a look at whether Colorado potato beetles and potato plants responded to the presence of entomopathogenic nematodes, EPNs, or insect-killing nematodes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A water-splitting catalyst unlike any other
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL chemists have developed a new iron-nickel oxide catalyst for water splitting, the reaction that produces hydrogen fuel. The patent-pending catalyst shows significantly higher activity in the oxygen-evolution part of reaction than conventional nickel iron oxide catalysts. The work is now published in ACS Central Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Antibacterial' chemical in toothpaste could strengthen bacteria
New research finds that triclosan, a compound that is in many consumer products, could make the bacteria it is supposed to kill stronger. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Brazil health officials find weed-killer glyphosate non-cancerous
Analysts at Brazil health agency Anvisa have determined that the weed-killer glyphosate does not cause cancer while recommending a series of precautions be adopted in its use, amid growing international pressure to reduce use of the chemical. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Environmental Exposures Before, After Birth Tied to Lung Function
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Exposure to several chemicals before and after birth appears to be associated with a decrease in lung function later in childhood, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Planetary Health. Lydiane... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Finds Traces Of Weed Killer In Popular Beers And Wines
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study claims there are traces of weed killer in some beer and wine. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group tested five wines and 15 beers for the study and all but one had trace amounts of glyphosate, a pesticide that may cause cancer. It’s the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. U.S. PIRG says the levels of the pesticide aren’t necessarily dangerous, but are still concerning. The wine brands tested were Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon , Beringer Estates Moscato, Frey Organic Natural White Blend, Inkarri Estates Malbec: Certified Organic, and Sutter Home Merlot. The beers were Bu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Beer weed killer Wine Source Type: news

Nematode odors offer possible advantage in the battle against insect pests
(British Ecological Society) Gardeners commonly use nematodes to naturally get rid of harmful soil-dwelling insects. A new study published today in the journal Functional Ecology revealed that these insect-killing nematodes also produce distinctive chemical cues, which deter Colorado potato beetles and make potato leaves less palatable to them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Technology for deep water purification from uranium impurities developed in Russia
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have developed a new method to obtain a porous composite based on an organoelemental polymer. On the basis of this material, scientists of Institute of Chemistry of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IC FED RAS) designed and patented a promising sorbent for deep water purification from uranium impurities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deadly diet drug DNP can kill
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a warning about an industrial chemical used in pesticides and explosives which is unfit for human consumption but sold illegally on the Internet for weight loss. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brazil health agency concludes safety evaluation of weedkiller glyphosate
Brazil's health agency has concluded a re-evaluation of the safety of the weedkiller glyphosate, the most widely-used agriculture chemical in the country, and will present the findings and recommended guidelines for its future use on Tuesday, an official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil's health agency concludes safety evaluation of glyphosate
Brazil health agency has concluded re-evaluating the safety of the use of glyphosate, the most-used pesticide in Brazil, and will present the findings and recommended guidelines on the chemical's use on Tuesday, an official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weedkiller Chemical Found in Popular Beer and Wine
All but one of 20 alcoholic beverages analyzed in a recent study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) had detectable levels of the pesticide glyphosate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly diet drug DNP can kill
DNP(2,4-dinitrophenol) is an industrial chemical used in pesticides and explosives which is unfit for human consumption but sold illegally via the internet for weight loss. It acts as a'fat burne (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

BBC programme finds bread and crisps DO contain carcinogenic chemicals but not to a 'harmful' level
Gloria Hunniford and Chris Bravin lead BBC programme Food: Truth or Scare this morning, investigating controversial claims that burnt food could be carcinogenic (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news