2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to 3 Scientists Whose Work Furthers Understanding of ‘Earth’s Place in the Cosmos’
(STOCKHOLM) — A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang, and the Earth’s place in it — and for the blockbuster discovery of a first planet outside our solar system. Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, of Princeton University, was credited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and Switzerland’s Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, each from the University of Geneva, were honored for discovering “an exoplanet orbiting a s...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease In A Flash
After his son developed a rare eye cancer, a chemist in Texas developed a smart phone app that uses a camera and artificial intelligence to detect early signs of eye disease.(Image credit: Munson et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 eaax 6363) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Clues from DNA could help predict growth of prostate cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore, have identified 1,178 biomarkers in men ’s genomes — the complete set of genetic material inherited from one’s parents — that predict how an individual person’s prostate cancer will grow.The finding suggests that predicting how a person ’s cancer will evolve may lie in their inherited DNA.BACKGROUNDThe researchers focused in part on a biological process called DNA methylation. DNA methylation is a natural process cells use to turn genes on or...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NLM career opportunities for recent master's degree (or higher) graduates - October 11, 2019 through October 15, 2019
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 27 institutes and centers located in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent graduates with a master ’s degree or higher to fill entry level positions across the Library. We’re looking for applicants with degrees in a variety of subjects including information science, library science, biological sciences, chemistry, toxicology, archival science, and more. The positions offer a unique opportunit y to work at NLM, a leader in research in biomedical informatics and data science research and the world’s largest medical libr...
Source: NLM General Announcements - October 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners (So Far)
The 2019 Nobel Prize announcements are underway this week, with the first prize, in the category of physiology or medicine, going to a trio of scientists for their work on cells’ ability to sense and react to oxygen availability. The Nobel Prize in psychics, chemistry, literature, and peace, and the prize in economic sciences, will follow over the next seven days. The awards are a recognition of work that advances each of the respective fields. Nobel winners are given a medal, a certificate and a cash award of about $900,000 (when multiple people win a single Nobel, they typically split the cash award.) Here are the...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized nobels onetime Research Source Type: news

Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
The 2019 Nobel Prize announcements are underway this week, with the first prize, in the category of physiology or medicine, going to a trio of scientists for their work on cells’ ability to sense and react to oxygen availability. The Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry and literature have been announced and the prizes in peace and economic sciences will follow over the next few days. The awards are a recognition of work that advances each of the respective fields. Nobel winners are given a medal, a certificate and a cash award of about $900,000 (when multiple people win a single Nobel, they typically split the cash awa...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized nobels onetime Research Success19 Source Type: news

Gender-confused children being doped up with the same chemical castration drug forced onto sex offenders
(Natural News) The mainstream media is having a meltdown over reports like the one we recently published outing GnRH agonist drugs like Lupron (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) for causing serious injury and even death in children who are prescribed it for their transgenderism. It actually wasn’t us that first reported this, but rather the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preppers, take note: Graphene could be a low-cost water purifier
(Natural News) Need a cheap yet reliable way of purifying water without resorting to dangerous chemicals? Russian researchers have discovered the potential of graphene as a material for making water safe to drink. In their experiment, graphene treated water by trapping bacterial cells. The nano-material assembled into flakes that were easy to remove from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Principles, safety, and a database of fireworks - Matsunaga T.
Principles and safety of fireworks as well as the database that the authors have been opened to the public are overviewed. First, chemical substances used to make fireworks are explained. Especially, oxidizers, which are solid powders including oxygen, are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ground-breaking Clean Air Protocol to Guard Human Health and the Planet, Enters into Force
Credit: Bigstock.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 2019 (IPS) European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air. With 18 countries and the European Union now having ratified the amended treaty, from a total of 51 who have signed, including many of the countries which are part of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the official entry into force marks an important step to curb pollut...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Environment Europe Global Headlines Health North America Source Type: news

Friday's Daily Brief: Ebola survivors top 1,000 in DR Congo, star of'Roma' film named Goodwill Ambassador, clean air treaty enters into force
A recap of Friday's stories: Milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors counted in DR Congo; UN concerned over violent anti-government protests in Iraq and elsewhere; Oscar-nominated star named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador; Parties to Gothenburg Protocol for cleaner air, plan treaty implementation; UN scientific experts advise on elimination of hazardous chemicals. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemists crisis: Pharmacists sending patients away empty-handed up to three times a day
As the drugs shortage worsens, three quarters of chemists said they were unable to fulfil prescriptions at least three times per shift, a survey found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping illnesses top 1,000 across the U.S.
The CDC issued an alarming update on America's vaping crisis. Nearly 1,100 cases of illnesses linked to vaping have now been reported in the U.S. and 19 patients have died in 16 states. As Dean Reynolds reports, a new study finds recent vaping illnesses are similar to chemical burns. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping-Related Death Toll Rises to 18 as Health Officials Sound the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that the number of people who have died from a vaping-related illness has increased to 18 as of Wednesday. The number of vaping-related illnesses has also increased to 1,080 people in 48 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both statistics are likely to further increase as the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to investigate illnesses and deaths in each state. The increase in cases — up from 805 since last week— includes people who became ill over the course of the previous two weeks. “Unfortunately, the outbreak...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Vaping-Related Lung Injuries In US Surpass 1,000 Cases
(CNN) — There are now more than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung injuries across the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Tuesday, 1,080 cases of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping have been reported to the CDC, Schuchat said. Cases have been reported in 48 states and the US Virgin Islands. There have been 19 deaths confirmed from 16 states: two in California, two in Kansas, two in Oregon, and one each from Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and Virginia...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Vaping Source Type: news

'Chemical Burns' May Be Vaping Lung Damage Source
The researchers saw no evidence of tissue damage from lipids such as mineral oils, which until now have been a suspected cause of vaping-linked lung injuries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental Experts Warn Against Using Baking Soda, Salt To Whiten Teeth
(CNN) — If you regularly enjoy coffee, tea, red wine and pastas with marinara sauce, you might be aware that these foods and beverages leave behind stains on your teeth well after they are consumed. But if you think you’ve found a whitening solution in the form of table salt (sodium chloride) or baking soda (another type of salt, sodium bicarbonate), think again. “I see no clinical reason why someone would brush their teeth with salt,” said Dr. Matt Messina, an Ohio-based dentist and assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. “There is no scientific evidence that br...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Teeth Source Type: news

' Chemical Burns' Seen as Possible Cause of Vaping Lung Damage'Chemical Burns' Seen as Possible Cause of Vaping Lung Damage
The recent surge of lung injuries among users of e-cigarette products appears to be caused by chemical toxicity and not from the accumulation of lipids in the lungs, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Vaping Lung Damage Similar To Chemical Burn, Research Shows
(CNN) — Lung damage in those using e-cigarettes might be caused by chemicals in the vape liquid, according to a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings are among the first to offer insight into what might have sickened more than 800 people in recent months who vaped. At least 17 people nationwide have died from vaping-related illnesses. The cause is unclear, although several federal and state agencies are investigating. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found the lung damage was similar to a chemical burn. “It seems to be some kind of direct chemical injury, similar to wha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Vaping Source Type: news

Popular heartburn drug may have given millions of people cancer, found contaminated with cancer chemical
(Natural News) Another Big Pharma drug is being pulled from pharmacy shelves after it was discovered that millions of people could have developed cancer from taking it. Zantac and other ranitidine products are reportedly no longer available at CVS, which joined a handful other other retailers in suspending Zantac sales pending an investigation into “impurities”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic examined samples of lung tissue from 17 patients, all of which looked as if the people had been exposed to toxic chemicals, the researchers said. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science E-Cigarettes Respiratory Diseases Hazardous and Toxic Substances Burns Marijuana Lungs Deaths (Fatalities) Chemicals New England Journal of Medicine Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

FDA says finds 'unacceptable level' of carcinogen in Zantac and its generics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found "unacceptable levels" of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions known chemically as ranitidine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaping may leave lungs with 'chemical burns seen in industrial accidents'
Alabama reported its first vaping-related death on Tuesday as Mayo Clinic reported biopsies on 17 lung tissue samples from vaping patients resembled those with chemical burns from toxic fumes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s
Only those at higher risk should be screened expert panel advises Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes
Researchers liken lung damage seen in US to injuries caused by breathing in noxious gas or fumes from a toxic chemical spill Related items fromOnMedica Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage COPD patients need better tailored care Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Texting can improve flu jab uptake Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unified prebiotically plausible synthesis of pyrimidine and purine RNA ribonucleotides
We report the synthesis of the pyrimidine nucleosides from small molecules and ribose, driven solely by wet-dry cycles. In the presence of phosphate-containing minerals, 5'-mono- and diphosphates also form selectively in one-pot reactions. The pathway is compatible with purine synthesis, allowing the concurrent formation of all Watson-Crick bases. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Becker, S., Feldmann, J., Wiedemann, S., Okamura, H., Schneider, C., Iwan, K., Crisp, A., Rossa, M., Amatov, T., Carell, T. Tags: Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Conditions right for making nucleosides
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Funk, M. A. Tags: Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics twis Source Type: news

RNA nucleosides built in one prebiotic pot
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hud, N. V., Fialho, D. M. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Vaping-related lung damage in 17 patients resembled chemical burns, U.S. doctors say
The lung injuries linked to vaping may be caused by exposure to toxic chemical fumes, U.S. doctors say in a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A New Study Provides a Clue About Why People Are Getting Sick and Dying From Vaping
For months, U.S. health officials have scrambled to determine why more than 800 people have developed lung illnesses and at least 12 people have died due to problems connected to vaping, but reached frustratingly few conclusions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week made its strongest statement yet, saying it believes products containing THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, play a role in the outbreak—but even still, no single substance, product or device has been uncovered as a cause of all cases. Independent analysis conducted by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers may bring in...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study public health Source Type: news

'Clean' beauty products not always safe, dermatologists say
(Reuters Health) - "Clean" skin care products that are free of certain chemicals are not always safer than their traditional counterparts, dermatologists warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Getting to the Bottom of Vaping Illness Outbreak
CDC emphasizes it has still not zeroed in on a single cause, although chemical exposure is suspected. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using bleach to clean your home could create toxic airborne particles that trigger illnesses
Canadian scientists discovered fumes from bleach cleaning products reacted with chemicals given off by air fresheners. They mix to form toxic particles called secondary organic aerosols. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Sleep Habits That Can Improve Your Grades, According to a New Study
Jeffrey Grossman set out to study how exercise affects college students’ grades. What he found, instead, offers uniquely specific insight into the impact sleep has on academic performance. Grossman, a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), asked 100 of his Introduction to Solid State Chemistry students to wear a Fitbit activity tracker for an entire semester. (Eighty-eight did.) He also worked with colleagues in MIT’s athletic department to create an exercise class—incorporating videos from his “hero,” “Insanity” creator S...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized sleep Source Type: news

PFAS front and center at fellow's talk in Chapel Hill
The National Toxicology Program’s Bevin Blake discussed potential health risks posed by these chemicals — and how scientists are responding. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - October 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New York: Aqueous Foam Case Belongs In State Court; Federal Jurisdiction Lacking
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The state of New York on Sept. 23 filed a brief in South Carolina federal court contending that its case in the multidistrict litigation for aqueous film forming foam, a firefighting chemical that has been linked to groundwater contamination, should be remanded to state court because the defendants were not acting under government authority when they sold the chemical to private parties (In re: Aqueous Film Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 18-2873, D. S.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 2, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Remands Case After Saying Wrong Legal Standard Was Applied
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California appeals panel on Sept. 13 reversed and remanded a groundwater contamination lawsuit, ruling that a trial court applied the wrong standard to determine whether the predecessors to a chemical company incurred direct liability for control over activities resulting in the hazardous waste discharges that tainted local drinking water (Atlantic Richfield Company v. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, No. C086745, Calf. App., 3rd Dist., 2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6123). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 2, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Claims Against Some Defendants In Chemical Cleanup Lawsuit
DAYTON, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Sept. 23 granted some motions for summary judgment dismissal and denied others in a groundwater contamination lawsuit related to chemical contamination at a dump site where numerous companies disposed of hazardous substances (Hobart Corporation, et al. v. The Dayton Power& Light Co., et al., No. 13-cv-115, S.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162465). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 2, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Denies Fracking Company Dismissal Of Chemical Exposure Wrongful Death Case
BILLINGS, Mont. - A federal judge in Montana on Sept. 13 denied a motion to dismiss a wrongful death chemical exposure case brought by a woman who contends that her son was killed when a hydraulic fracturing company negligently allowed him to work around toxic substances on a fracking well site (Mary L. Devera v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, No. 18-59, D. Mont., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157000). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 2, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The pharmacological effects and anti-cancer potential of Siberian ginseng
(Natural News) Siberian ginseng (Acanthopanax senticosus), also known as eleuthero, is a member of the Araliaceae family whose benefits and uses are similar to Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng). In traditional Chinese medicine, A. senticosus is known for its positive effects on the qi, spleen, and kidneys. Numerous research characterized the chemical components of A. senticosus and found that they possess therapeutic activities. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E.coli is engineered to produce the chemical that makes magic mushrooms 'trippy'
A team from Miami University genetically engineered the bacteria to churn out the psychoactive chemical psilocybin. This is increasingly being tested as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies exposed to BPA during pregnancy may be more at risk of 'breathing difficulties'
Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found women with 'high levels' of the chemical BPA in their urine were 13 per cent more likely to have a child who wheezed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the Women Most Likely to Die of Breast Cancer Have Gotten the Least Attention
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most impor...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Pickert Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news

Is Melatonin Safe to Take Every Night?
Americans aren’t sleeping well. Roughly 80% of U.S. adults say they struggle to fall asleep at least one night a week, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey. And research has found that sleep problems are also on the rise among adolescents. While the causes of America’s sleep woes are up for debate, there’s little disagreement about America’s favorite remedy: Melatonin, by far the country’s most-used sleep aid. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that plants and animals, including humans, produce naturally. The melatonin sold in over-the-counter pills is synthetic, but chemically...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized anti-oxidants drug safety inflammation medicine melatonin Source Type: news

Zantac Pulled From Shelves by Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Over Carcinogen Fears
The pharmacy chains are pulling the heartburn medication from shelves after the Food and Drug Administration warned that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra E. Garcia Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zantac CVS Caremark Corporation Walgreen Co. Food and Drug Administration Recalls and Bans of Products Heartburn Cancer Sanofi SA Source Type: news

CVS Halts Sale of Heartburn Treatment Zantac as FDA Warns of Contaminants
CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It’s the latest precautionary move by retailers and manufacturers after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently warned consumers about a potentially dangerous contaminant in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. In its announcement this weekend, CVS said customers who bought Zantac products can return them for a refund. The retailer will continue to sell other heartburn medications. What’s the issue? In September, the FDA said it detected low levels of a probabl...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

UN Climate Report Warns About Unprecedented Sea-Level Rise
The United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on September 25, 2019 warning about the dire repercussions of climate change. The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate calls for urgent and coordinated action to deal with “unprecedented and enduring changes” in the ocean and cryosphere, defined as the frozen parts of the planet. More than 100 scientists from 36 countries contributed to this report. They assessed the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 30, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Poisoning documentation and reporting in Germany - Desel H.
Reports on adverse effects of chemical substances and mixtures (poisonings in the broader sense) are of great importance both for the improvement of medical care as well as for substance and product safety and for medical education and training. Case repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How to Rebalance Your Carb Intake
MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 -- There's no doubt that eating a lot of sugar isn't good for your health. What's more, sugar can trigger a chemical reaction that has you craving more and more. Just think about the last time you ate a cookie -- were you able... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Give every ADULT the cancer-fighting HPV jab and save 'thousands of lives', experts demand
There is evidence giving the jab to adults brings benefits, researchers say. Elba Aman, who lives in West Hampstead, was 37 when she decided to shell out hundreds to get the HPV jab at a chemist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news