Chemsex linked with increased diagnoses of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
(Wiley) Chemsex -- the use of crystallized methamphetamine, mephedrone,γ-hydroxybutyrate orγ-butyrolactone and to a lesser extent cocaine and ketamine to facilitate sex -- has emerged as a new phenomenon in the UK and across Europe among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meth mouth, white trash, and the pseudo-racialization of methamphetamine use in the U.S. - Peterson JC, Gubrium A, Fiddian-Green A.
Drug scares have historically been created for a range of purposes and with a variety of effects in the United States. Moral panics evoked by these drug scares either support or challenge dominant American ideas about race, economics, and society. In the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UM researcher finds link between crystal methamphetamine and immune changes in HIV
This study indicates that stimulants affect pathways in the immune system that allow HIV to become more active and could expand the reservoir. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Relationship between the duration of methamphetamine use and psychotic symptoms: a two-year prospective cohort study - Ma J, Li XD, Wang TY, Li SX, Meng SQ, Blow FC, Ilgen M, Degenhardt L, Lappin J, Wu P, Shi J, Bao YP, Lu L.
This study examined the relationship between the duration of MA use and risk of psychotic symptoms. METHODS: A cohort of 528 individuals with chronic MA use was followed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ice parties among young men who have sex with men in Thailand: pleasures, secrecy and risks - Guadamuz TE, Boonmongkon P.
BACKGROUND: Crystal methamphetamine (ice) has become the substance of choice among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in urban Thailand. Yet, there is scarce data on this phenomenon, partly due to the difficulty in accessing men who will disclose and o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Rates and features of methamphetamine-related presentations to emergency departments: an integrative literature review - Jones R, Woods C, Usher K.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical impact methamphetamine has on emergency departments (ED) by assessing the available research on the rates and features of methamphetamine-related presentations. BACKGROUND: Globally, methamphetamine avail... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and future risk for Parkinson's disease: evidence and clinical implications - Lappin JM, Darke S, Farrell M.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use has been posited to be a risk factor for the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) and parkinsonism. The clinical implications of a potential association between methamphetamine use and PD are considered. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experts Warn of Emerging ‘Stimulant Epidemic’
Abuse of stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine and even prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin is surging across the country, fed by cheap, potent and plentiful supplies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Mixtures Cause Surge in Ohio Overdose Deaths
CINCINNATI (AP) — New surges in use of methamphetamine and cocaine mixed with a powerful synthetic opioid are contributing to rising drug overdose death tolls in already hard-hit Ohio. As county coroners have begun releasing their 2017 tallies, a trend has emerged of more deaths involving meth or cocaine mixed with fentanyl, the painkiller blamed for increasing U.S. fatalities in recent years as authorities focused on reducing heroin overdoses. U.S. authorities say illicit fentanyl made in China has flooded in while there is increased availability of meth and a rebound in cocaine. All have been contributing to the na...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dan Sewell, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Drug Mixtures Cause Surge in Ohio Overdose Deaths
CINCINNATI (AP) — New surges in use of methamphetamine and cocaine mixed with a powerful synthetic opioid are contributing to rising drug overdose death tolls in already hard-hit Ohio. As county coroners have begun releasing their 2017 tallies, a trend has emerged of more deaths involving meth or cocaine mixed with fentanyl, the painkiller blamed for increasing U.S. fatalities in recent years as authorities focused on reducing heroin overdoses. U.S. authorities say illicit fentanyl made in China has flooded in while there is increased availability of meth and a rebound in cocaine. All have been contributing to the na...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dan Sewell, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Mar 30, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Mar 30, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Dr. John Mandrola discusses heart failure care, methamphetamine, AF ablation, lead extraction, and myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Abuse Exacts Heavy Toll on the Heart Methamphetamine Abuse Exacts Heavy Toll on the Heart
A large case series sheds light on pulmonary arterial hypertension and dilated cardiomyopathy associated with methamphetamine abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The impact of methamphetamine use on trauma patients at a Level I trauma center: a 10-year retrospective review - Stroh GR, Dong F, Ablah E, Ward JG, Haan JM.
The effects of methamphetamines (MAs) on trauma patient outcomes have been evaluated, but with discordant results. The purpose of this study was to identify hospital outcomes associated with MA use after traumatic injury. Retrospective review of adult trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

She gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to God
There was a message from God, 20-year old Kaylee Muthart believed, that she needed to sacrifice something special. Muthart was high on methamphetamine, a freight train of a dose bigger than all the others, and the signs were all there. A white bird along a dark path. A man with a biblical name asking for […]Related:Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know why (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictive factors of mortality in acute amphetamine type stimulants poisoning; a review of 226 cases - Rahimi M, Lookzadeh S, Sadeghi R, Soltaninejad K, Shadnia S, Pajoumand A, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, Latifi-Pour M.
In this study we aimed to define the predictive factors of mortality in acute ATS poisoning patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-sectional cause of death comparisons for stimulant and opioid mortality in San Francisco, 2005-2015 - Turner C, Chandrakumar D, Rowe C, Santos GM, Riley ED, Coffin PO.
BACKGROUND: Opioids and stimulants (e.g., cocaine or methamphetamine/amphetamine [MAMP]) are major contributors to acute substance toxicity deaths. Causes of stimulant death have received little attention. We sought to characterize and compare causes of de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gender, Other Factors Tip Meth Users Toward PAH or Cardiomyopathy
(MedPage Today) -- Mechanism by which methamphetamine affects heart still poorly understood (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Indonesia seizes record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Completed suicide among methamphetamine users: a national study - Darke S, Kaye S, Duflou J, Lappin J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors influencing transition to shisheh (methamphetamine) among young people who use drugs in Tehran: a qualitative study - Noroozi A, Malekinejad M, Rahimi-Movaghar A.
This study explored factors influencing the initiation into or transition to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Substance Use Treatment Options in High-Need Areas
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded grants to four organizations to establish treatment services for opioid and methamphetamine addictions in areas of the state most in need of help. “Accessible addiction services are a vital part of our plan to treat Wisconsin’sopioid andmethamphetamine problems, ” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “People who are struggling with the chronic disease of addiction need...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Prior binge-drinking history promotes the positive affective valence of methamphetamine in mice - Fultz EK, Szumlinski KK.
An alcohol use disorder is a major predisposing factor for methamphetamine (MA) abuse. Further, MA-alcohol co-abuse is a risk factor for treatment discontinuation and non-compliance in MA-dependent individuals. No effective treatment exists for MA addictio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Contribution of CB1Rs in anxiety-related behaviors but not locomotor deficits induced by methamphetamine - Ramshini E, Sepehri G, Ahmadi-Zeidabadi M, Arjmand S, Khaksari M, Shabani M.
Several lines of evidence have indicated that Methamphetamine (METH) exposure leads to neurodegenerative changes in the dopaminergic neurons and subsequently may predispose users to motor deficit. On the other hand, there is a reciprocal regulation between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review
Does methamphetamine use put young people at risk for hemorrhagic stroke? What might be the mechanisms of methamphetamine-associated stroke?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Kalaban: young drug users' engagements with law enforcement in the Philippines - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: A violent 'war on drugs' continues to be waged in the Philippines, even as the use of drugs - particular methamphetamine - continues to rise. Furnishing contextual background to the current situation, this paper explores how long-running law en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Commentary: Methamphetamine abuse impairs motor cortical plasticity and function - Du X, Yu C, Hu ZY, Zhou DS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Social cognition and aggression in methamphetamine dependence with and without a history of psychosis - Uhlmann A, Ipser JC, Wilson D, Stein DJ.
In substance use and psychotic disorders, socially problematic behaviours, such as high aggression may, in part, be explained by deficits in social cognition skills, like the detection of emotions or intentions in others. The aim of this study was to asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom: U.N.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical and autopsy characteristics of fatal methamphetamine toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Duflou J, Lappin J, Kaye S.
Characteristics of death attributed solely to methamphetamine toxicity (MT, n = 93) by forensic pathologists were examined and compared to cases of multiple drug toxicity (MDT, n = 634). The mean age of MT cases was 36.7 years, and 86.0% were male. Strenuo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Is Meth Use Destroying Vets' Hearts?
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Methamphetamine appears to be damaging the hearts of U.S. military veterans at an increasing rate, researchers report. Heart failure cases linked to meth use among vets nearly quadrupled during the past decade at the San... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is the real distribution of methamphetamine-related causes of death? - Kuo CJ, Chen CC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A stinging suspicion something was just not right: methamphetamine toxicity in infant mimics scorpion envenomation - Pariury HE, Steiniger AM, Lowe MC.
The sting from Centuroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the bark scorpion, is a serious medical problem and can be potentially fatal to young children. Centuroides sculpturatus envenomation can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, often including autonomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of social and spatial contexts on young Latinas' methamphetamine use initiation - Cheney AM, Newkirk CN, Nekhavhambe VM, Rotondi MB, Hamilton A.
In this article, we examine methamphetamine (meth) use initiation as influenced by Latinas' social positions within institutions (e.g., family and economy). We conducted ethnographic fieldwork in five women's residential substance use treatment facilities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-level theoretical predictions of marijuana, methamphetamine, and opium use - Kim J, Leban L, Lee Y.
Despite the large body of literature investigating drug use, limited research has explored both the individual and structural dimensions of drug use, and an even smaller number of studies have focused on drug use in the Asian context. The current study dra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-level theoretical predictions of marijuana, methamphetamine, and opium use - Kim J, Leban L, Lee Y.
Despite the large body of literature investigating drug use, limited research has explored both the individual and structural dimensions of drug use, and an even smaller number of studies have focused on drug use in the Asian context. The current study dra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of social and spatial contexts on young Latinas' methamphetamine use initiation - Cheney AM, Newkirk CN, Nekhavhambe VM, Rotondi MB, Hamilton A.
In this article, we examine methamphetamine (meth) use initiation as influenced by Latinas' social positions within institutions (e.g., family and economy). We conducted ethnographic fieldwork in five women's residential substance use treatment facilities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’
Health inequalities compound in marginalised young people making health outcomes much worse Related items fromOnMedica Higher risk of stroke in young people using methamphetamine Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland New report reveals 1 in 4 children in UK lives in poverty Self-harm among children and young people on the rise Third of young people with mental health issues stigmatised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study identifies a brain pathway involved in drug relapse after cessation of contingency management
Courtesy of Marco Venniro A team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified what may be the crucial brain circuit involved in relapse to drug use when an effective behavioral treatment for drug addiction, known as contingency management, is discontinued.... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 11, 2017 Category: Addiction Tags: Heroin, Methamphetamine, relapse prevention, Researchers Source Type: news

Safety, risk, and aggression: health professionals' experiences of caring for people affected by methamphetamine when presenting for emergency care - Usher K, Jackson D, Woods C, Sayers J, Kornhaber R, Cleary M.
The crystalline form of methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth (crystal methamphetamine) or ICE, is a highly-addictive and powerful stimulant. Users of crystal meth often require emergency care, and are associated with a substantial burden of care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Aggressive behaviour among drug-using women from Cape Town, South Africa: ethnicity, heavy alcohol use, methamphetamine and intimate partner violence - Carney T, Myers B, Kline TL, Johnson K, Wechsberg WM.
BACKGROUND: Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent societal issue, especially in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Witness: Man Was Forced to Participate in 3 Slayings to ‘Dirty His Hands’
Three people were strangled or smothered to death in a Kansas drug home over a rape allegation and one of the suspects was forced to participate to save his life, according to court testimony. The details about the case were revealed during a preliminary hearing that ended Wednesday with Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish finding sufficient evidence for 19-year-old Shane Mays, 33-year-old Brian Flowers and 31-year-old Joseph Lowry to be bound over for trial on charges that include first-degree murder, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported . Parrish said that even though Mays was under duress, the state showed enough...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Friend: Slain Georgia Police Officer Was the ‘Absolute Kindest Person’
(CEDARTOWN, Ga.) — A Georgia police officer killed while investigating a stolen vehicle is being remembered as a devoted wife and mother who was always willing to help others. Polk County police Officer Kristen Hearne was fatally shot Friday when she and Officer David Goodrich investigated a car found beside a rural road. Goodrich’s bulletproof vest protected him from serious injury. The suspected gunman, 31-year-old Seth Brandon Spangler, was arrested a few hours later after he emerged from a patch of woods and surrendered. “Kristen is the absolute kindest person anyone would ever meet,” said Nicol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Naked Man Walks Out of Woods and Surrenders After Killing Police Officer
(CEDARTOWN, Ga.) — Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers investigated a stolen car found beside a road in rural Georgia, authorities said. The suspected gunman, 31-year-old Seth Brandon Spangler, was arrested a few hours later after he again emerged from a patch of woods — this time wearing no clothes — and surrendered, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said. Dodd said Spangler was wanted for a probation violation in a neighboring county. Now he faces felony murder and aggravated assault charges in the slaying of Pol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Can a Pumpkin-Shaped Molecule Bring a Different Ending to "Breaking Bad"?
Speed, uppers, chalk, glass, crystal, or whatever you prefer to call them, can be instantly detected from biological fluids with a new portable kit that costs as little as $50. Scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), have devised the first methamphetamine and amphetamine sensor that can detect minute concentrations of these drugs from a single drop of urine in real-time. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news