Returning individual tap water testing results to research study participants after a wildfire disaster - Von Behren J, Wong M, Morales D, Reynolds P, English PB, Solomon G.
After the devastating wildfire that destroyed most of the town of Paradise, California in 2018, volatile organic compounds were found in water distribution pipes. Approximately 11 months after the fire, we collected tap water samples from 136 homes that we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

New study of 1980s Mars meteorite debunks proof of ancient life on planet
Scientists who were part of original 1996 study stand by their observations claiming new findings are ‘disappointing’A four billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists have said.In 1996, a Nasa-led team announced that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left by living creatures. Other scientists were skeptical and researchers chipped away at that premise over the decades, most recently by a team led by the Carnegie Institution for Science ’s Andrew Steele.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Mars Space Science Nasa Source Type: news

No Life On Martian Meteorite Found In Antarctica In 1996
Orginally, scientists thought organic compounds in the rock may have been left by living creatures, but the marks were actually caused by salty water. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ditching cigarettes for smokeless tobacco can help cut cardiovascular risks, study finds
Regular smokers are at heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but crushing the butts in favor of a “smokeless” alternative like chewing tobacco, snuff or tobacco lozenges may go a long way toward bringing the danger down to a more normal level, a new UCLA-led study shows.The findings also indicate that the primary culprit in smokers ’ increased risk is not nicotine but other chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products contain large quantities of nicotine.The study,published today in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, involved a team of resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 8, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Robert H. Grubbs, Caltech Nobel Prize winner who revolutionized green chemistry, dies
The Caltech Nobel Prize winner, whose methods of breaking apart molecules and rebuilding them according to specification revolutionized the field of organic chemistry, has died at 79. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Johnson Source Type: news

Ppo profits acquires dental performance experts and launches the rcm profits division to offer dental claims processing
CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PPO Profits acquires Dental Performance Experts (DPE), an elite PPO claims processing and accounts receivables firm serving PPO based dental offices nationwide (terms not disclosed). As part of the acquisition, PPO Profits launches a new division called RCM Profits (Revenue Cycle Management) led by Amy Hernandez, owner of DPE.PPO Profits joined hands with DPE to marry technology and knowledge to streamline the claims process. PPO Profits and DPE shared many clients and crossed paths many times. Often clients commented on having a one stop solution which PPO Profits is now proud to be ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Methylmercury plus ethanol exposure: how much does this combination affect emotionality? - Luz DA, Cart ágenes SC, da Silveira CCSM, Pinheiro BG, Ferraro KMMM, Fernandes LMP, Fontes-Júnior EA, Maia CSF.
Mercury is a heavy metal found in organic and inorganic forms that represents an important toxicant with impact on human health. Mercury can be released in the environment by natural phenoms (i.e., volcanic eruptions), industrial products, waste, or anthro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moxie Girl changes name to Resolv, expands focus as demand for mental health services increases
Lydia Henshaw had a certain level of self-confidence when she first walked in the doors at Procter& Gamble. She had just exited her first startup, Sow Organic Inc. — which was acquired for $900,000 in 2018 — and was ready to take on an innovation role within the Cincinnati-based Fortune 50 company. After all, she had experience with big technology systems through her previous innovation roles at th e U.S. Department of Defense and the United States Agency for International Development. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

Moxie Girl changes name to Resolv, expands focus as demand for mental health services increases
Lydia Henshaw had a certain level of self-confidence when she first walked in the doors at Proctor& Gamble. She had just exited her first startup, Sow Organic Inc. — which was acquired for $900,000 in 2018 — and was ready to take on an innovation role within the Cincinatti-based Fortune 50 company. After all, she had experience with big technology systems through her previous innovation roles at th e U.S. Department of Defense and the United States Agency for International Development. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

Moxie Girl changes name to Resolv, expands focus as demand for mental health services increases
Lydia Henshaw had a certain level of self-confidence when she first walked in the doors at Proctor& Gamble. She had just exited her first startup, Sow Organic Inc. — which was acquired for $900 million in 2018 — and was ready to take on an innovation role within the Cincinatti-based Fortune 50 company. After all, she had experience with big technology systems through her previous innovation roles a t the U.S. Department of Defense and the United States Agency for International Development. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

What a Giant Map of the World ’s Fungal Networks Can Tell Us About Climate Change
BERLIN — Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change. By working with local communities around the world the researchers said they will collect 10,000 DNA samples to determine how the vast networks that fungi create in the soil are changing as a result of human activity — including global warming. “Fungi are invisible ecosystem engineers, and their loss has gone largely unnoticed by the public,” said Toby Kiers, a professo...
Source: TIME: Science - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change overnight wire Source Type: news

Ghana: Expert Advocates Neem Oil As Organic Pest Control Agent
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- An Expert for Inputs and Crop Protection at the Market Oriented Agricultural Programme-North West (MOAP-NW), Mr Emile Aman has encouraged farmers in the Upper West Region to adopt the use of neem oil as an organic pest control agent for their crops. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Comet May Have Exploded Over Chile 12,000 Years Ago —and it Could Happen Again
You wouldn’t want much to do with Chile’s Atacama Desert today. Officially designated the driest place in the world, it has an average annual rainfall of just 15 mm (0.6 in.). Some parts of the 103,000 sq. km (40,500 sq. mi) expanse get no rain at all. But 12,000 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene era, things were different. Megafauna like sloths and early horses roamed what was then a grassland, and humans had begun to settle the area. Shifting trade winds and ocean currents eventually shut off the rain, but even before those terrestrial forces transformed the Atacama, a decidedly extraterrestrial one di...
Source: TIME: Science - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Space Source Type: news

Holistic health studio with gym, teaching kitchen and organic juice bar coming to Tipp City
It will provide a "one-stop shop" for patients' health and wellness needs — as well as a new location for ReU Juicery, a popular organic juice bar in nearby Troy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Two fatal cases of acetone cyanohydrin poisoning: case report and literature review - Cao Z, Guan D, Wu X.
Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH), an organic cyanide, is mainly used in the production of methyl methacrylate (MMA), and it also exists in cassava roots, the main calorie source in some tropical countries. ACH can decompose spontaneously or enzymatically into ace... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety 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

Abbott Reports Third-Quarter 2021 Results; Achieves Strong Double-Digit Earnings Growth and Raises Guidance
- Third-quarter sales growth of 23.4 percent; organic sales growth of 22.4 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - October 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Buffalo Rehab Group to add three sites
Demand from new customers and better service for existing clients is behind growth that will see Buffalo Rehab Group open three more sites in the next year. The physical therapy private practice already has 11 sites across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Jeff Woodrich, partner/CEO, pointed to organic growth. “We’re saturated at our current locations and we’re bringing on three for sure in the next 12 months, and potentially four,” he said. “It’ s really all about community access.” The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Buffalo Rehab Group to add three sites
Demand from new customers and better service for existing clients is behind growth that will see Buffalo Rehab Group open three more sites in the next year. The physical therapy private practice already has 11 sites across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Jeff Woodrich, partner/CEO, pointed to organic growth. “We’re saturated at our current locations and we’re bringing on three for sure in the next 12 months, and potentially four,” he said. “It’ s really all about community access.” The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Rare case of diffuse skeletal fluorosis due to inhalant abuse of difluoroethane - Suwak P, Van Dyke JC, Robin KJ, Leonovicz OG, Cable MG.
We present a rare case of diffuse skeletal fluorosis in a 56-year-old man with a history of inhalation and topical abuse of aerosolized dust cleaner containing difluoroethane and prior industrial exposure to chlorofluorocarbon-rich organic solvent cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Applications of nir spectroscopy and chemometrics to illicit drug analysis: an example from inhalant drug screening tests - Nogueira RG, Alves VD, Matias EVS, Veras G.
The "lol ó" stands out among the most used inhalant drugs in Brazil. This drug is a non-specific blend of organic solvents, traditionally composed of ether and chloroform. Reports in the literature and forensic practice have revealed changes in the composi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

Lung cancer: Smokers increase risk of deadly tumour if taking organic supplement
STOPTOBER is back and calling on smokers to join over two million people who have made quit attempts since the campaign's launch a decade ago. Lung cancer, caused by smoking, is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Plight of Haiti
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 30 2021 (IPS) I assume channel surfing and internet browsing contribute to a decrease in people’s attention span. I am not familiar with any scientific proof, though while working as a teacher I found that some students may be exhausted when five minutes of a lesson has passed and begin fingering on their smartphones. They might also complain if a text is longer than half a page, while finding it almost impossible to read a book. Maybe we are all incapable of keeping a focus. For a while, Afghanistan overshadowed the media stream, though interest faded when the tragic scenes at th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Source Type: news

Gluconfidence, a Vogt Award winner and XLerateHealth company, relaunches product
Gluconfidence LLC wants to make life easier for people coping with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Louisville-based startup seeks to couple a gluten-free, certified organic liquid glucose supplement with a to-be-released web-based app to help people better manage their diabetes, especially reduce low blood sugar events. Gluconfidence launched the first iteration of the glucose supplement about 18 months ago. That launch was significantly disrupted by the strain that the coronavirus put on supply… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them | Dave Goulson
In Germany, flying insects have declined by 76% in 26 years. In the UK, common butterfly populations have fallen by 46% since 1976. We should be alarmed by this insect apocalypseInsects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before dinosaurs appeared. They have been enormously successful, evolving into a staggering diversity of more than 1m known species, with perhaps as many as another 4m yet to be described by science. There are more than 300,000 different types of beetle alone. I have been obsessed by insects for all of my life; they are amazing, are...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dave Goulson Tags: Insects Wildlife Science Environment Biology Source Type: news

The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern
Conclusion The Food Systems Summit kicks off in New York on September 23 during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week. World leaders will come together to find common ground and form alliances that accelerate our way to realizing the SDGs in this remaining decade of action before 2030 is upon us. Will we succeed in making Zero hunger a reality? If we are serious about this goal, the answer includes rethinking and redesigning our food systems to make them more sustainable. Trevor Page, resident in Lethbridge, Canada, is a former Emergencies Director of the World Food Programme. He also served with the UN Food & Agric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva U Source Type: news

Save $800 on this 55-inch OLED TV at Best Buy this weekend
The O stands for "Organic" (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince William Unveils Finalists for Environmental Prize
Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The finalists include a 14-year-old student who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India; a land-based coral farm in the Bahamas to restore dying coral reefs; a community project in Congo devoted to protecting gorillas; and a Kenyan enterprise that turns organic waste into fertilizer and insect protein for farmers....
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sylvia Hui / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime royals Sustainability United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Oral Presentations Demonstrate Importance of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as Key Efficacy Indicator and Show Strong Patient Adherence Rates
September 11, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data demonstrating robust prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response and strong adherence rates in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) treated with ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in the real-world clinical setting. The strong PSA response was also seen in a separate post-hoc analysis that showed a correlation between rapid and deep PSA response and prolonged survival in both metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC) and nmCRPC. The post-hoc analysis also...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's First Nutritional, Organic Caf é Opens for Business
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- JUIN Orgabust Inc. is Liberia first and arguably the only nutritional caf é providing nutritional dietary meal for its clients. The business owned by a Liberian couple madam Amanda Ajami and her husband Dr. Ibrahim Ajami started up as a home prepared meal delivery business since 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate can...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Striving to Deliver Better Outcomes: Janssen to Showcase Commitment to Advancing Science for Genitourinary Cancers at AUA 2021
August 31, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple company-sponsored presentations in prostate and bladder cancers will be highlighted at the virtual 2021 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (AUA 2021), September 10-13. “Janssen maintains a strong commitment to advancing innovation and new therapeutic options for patients with genitourinary malignancies. As the treatment of genitourinary cancers becomes more complex, we continue to work with urologists and their teams to improve outcomes for patients across the continuum of disease...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Menstrual product startup raises another $2M in seed extension
A women-owned maker of organic tampons and pads startup has extended its seed round to raise an additional $2 million. The MassMutual Catalyst Fund and Boston-based The Impact Seat's women-run investment teams led the investment in TOP, The Organic Project, a startup based in Duxbury. Additional investors included Maine Angels, Dirigo Angel Fund, Warfield Capital and nine others. TOP said it has raised $3 millio n total since its founding in 2018, including a $900,000 seed round in early 2020 led… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

Menstrual product startup raises another $2M in seed extension
A women-owned maker of organic tampons and pads startup has extended its seed round to raise an additional $2 million. The MassMutual Catalyst Fund and Boston-based The Impact Seat's women-run investment teams led the investment in TOP, The Organic Project, a startup based in Duxbury. Additional investors included Maine Angels, Dirigo Angel Fund, Warfield Capital and nine others. TOP said it has raised $3 millio n total since its founding in 2018, including a $900,000 seed round in early 2020 led… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Launch of Great Taste & Healthy Eating. Pairing Extra Virgin Olive Oil With Food.
[Capital FM] The world today is shifting towards sustainable, organic, and healthy foods with Consumers today becoming more aware of what they eat and moving towards more natural, organic, and minimally processed foods. A healthful diet means a reduced risk of various diseases and health conditions, improved mood, and better memory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

11 local business leaders honored with EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Eleven winners were crowned in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Northern California Awards with the vast majority being Bay Area business leaders in sectors ranging from organic gardening to medical devices to CRISPR gene-editing technology.   Ernst& Young LLP unveiled the winners for the 35th year of the program Aug. 4 at a virtual celebration. They were: Alejandro Velez, co-founder and co-CEO, and Nikhil Arora, co-founder and co-CEO, of Oakland-based Back to the Roots, which sells organic gardening… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

11 local business leaders honored with EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Eleven winners were crowned in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Northern California Awards with the vast majority being Bay Area business leaders in sectors ranging from organic gardening to medical devices to CRISPR gene-editing technology.   Ernst& Young LLP unveiled the winners for the 35th year of the program Aug. 4 at a virtual celebration. They were: Alejandro Velez, co-founder and co-CEO, and Nikhil Arora, co-founder and co-CEO, of Oakland-based Back to the Roots, which sells organic gardening… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Mercury and movement disorders: the toxic legacy continues - Ganguly J, Kulshreshtha D, Jog M.
Mercury (Hg) exists in the environment as inorganic (metallic Hg vapor, mercurous and mercuric salts) or organic (bonded to a structure containing carbon atoms) forms. Neurotoxic effect of Hg is known for years. While the organic form (methylmercury (meHg)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Flexible x-ray panels go organic, offer potential in medical imaging
Organic food is said to be healthier -- and going organic in x-ray imaging coul...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Junior readers benefit from using two-view DBT for breast lesions IMV: Most U.S. hospitals plan to buy an x-ray system Technology Focus: Nanox moves new digital x-ray system to market Study flags cancer risks from dental x-rays Detection Technology launches CMOS digital x-ray panel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Spontaneous ignition of soils: a multi-step reaction scheme to simulate self-heating ignition of smouldering peat fires - Yuan H, Restuccia F, Rein G, Yuan H, Restuccia F, Rein G.
As organic porous soil, peat is prone to self-heating ignition, a type of spontaneous initiation of fire that can take place at ambient temperatures without an external source. Despite the urgency to tackle peat fires, the understanding of the self-heating... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3
Sales growth for its imaging and ultrasound products contributed to a stron...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE integrates AI software for radiotherapy planning GE Healthcare collaborates with Sophia Genetics Lucida joins GE Healthcare's Edison Accelerator GE Healthcare names new CEO GE Healthcare shows organic growth in sales, profit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Immersion Foot Injury?
Discussion All occupations have some type of potential health consequences. Some are obvious because of the environment such as kitchen workers, first responders, helicopter pilots, etc. Others are may be less obvious or not considered such as slip and falls, cleaning supply chemical exposure, animal bites for postal and utility workers, etc. Noise and lifting objects are often overlooked problems in some settings but obvious in others such as construction. Protective measures, especially appropriate education and training and protective clothing and safety gear are obviously important for performing the work as safely as ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Observation of fire characteristics of selected covering materials used in upholstered seats - Mitrenga P, Osvaldov á LM, Marková I.
The article deals with the evaluation of the initial ignition temperature and the temperature of surfaces of organic upholstery materials using selected initiation sources. The effect of the selected properties of the materials, the size of the contact sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to Remove Impurities from Lab Water
Measuring volatile organic compounds requires pure water. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Abbott Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Results
- Sales growth of 39.5 percent; organic sales growth of 35.0 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning to Love G.M.O.s
Overblown fears have turned the public against genetically modified food. But the potential benefits have never been greater. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Kahn Tags: Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Fruit Biotechnology and Bioengineering Organic Foods and Products Agriculture and Farming Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

New study investigates formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes
(Desert Research Institute) Scientists with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Organic Analytical Laboratory in Reno, Nev., led by Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the formation of dangerous compounds by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance Crisis: An Update on Antagonistic Interactions between Probiotics and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) havoc is a global multifaceted crisis endowing a significant challenge for the successful eradication of devastating pathogens. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an enduring superbug involved in causing devastating infections. Although MRSA is a frequent colonizer of human skin, wound, and anterior nares, the intestinal colonization of MRSA has greatly increased the risk of inducing MRSA-associated colitis besides creating a conducive environment for horizontal transfer of resistant genes to commensal microbes. On the other hand, staphylococcal resistance to last-resort an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news