What is white phosphorus, and what does it mean that Russia may be using it in Ukraine?
White phosphorus can ignite fast-burning fires and inflict extreme burns, making it particularly hazardous for civilians in war zones. #warzones #civilians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: International Women ’s Day is more important than ever
UNISON is the UK’s largest women’s organisation and that’s one of the reasons why equality is at the heart of everything we do. We mobilise our members in support of women’s issues here and across the world, and International Women’s Day, held on 8 March, is one of many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate the achievements of women and girls across the globe in every part of society. The history of women’s struggles for gender equality and equal rights is long and inspiring. Many will feel that it is hard to celebrate right now. We’ve just had two years of a traumatic pandemic that disproportionate...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 2, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News international women's day Source Type: news

Outcome of plasma exchange in acute liver failure due to yellow phosphorus poisoning: a single-center experience - Angraje S, Sekar M, Mishra B, Matcha J.
BACKGROUND: Yellow phosphorus (YP) is a protoplasmic poison that causes acute liver failure (ALF) for which liver transplantation is the definitive modality. Hereby, we present our clinical data on the role of plasma exchange (PE) in ALF due to YP poisonin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

World ’s vast networks of underground fungi to be mapped for first time
Project aims to help protect some of trillions of miles of the ‘circulatory system of the planet’Vast networks of underground fungi – the “circulatory system of the planet” – are to be mapped for the first time, in an attempt to protect them from damage and improve their ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide.Fungi use carbon to build networks in the soil, which connect to plant roots and act as nutrient “highways”, exchanging carbon from plant roots for nutrients. For instance, some fungi are known to supply 80% of phosphorus to their host plants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Fungi Climate crisis Biology Environment Science Soil World news Source Type: news

What is Refeeding Syndrome?
Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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

The improvement of fire safety performance of flexible polyurethane foam by Highly-efficient P-N-S elemental hybrid synergistic flame retardant - Zhang S, Chu F, Xu Z, Zhou Y, Qiu Y, Qian L, Hu Y, Wang B, Hu W.
Herein, three different phosphorus-containing compounds (methyl phosphoryl dichloride, phenyl phosphoryl dichloride and phenyl dichlorophosphate) were reacted with 2-aminobenzothiazole respectively, and a series of synergistic flame retardants with phospho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

FDA Rejects Tenapanor for Control of Phosphorus in Kidney Disease FDA Rejects Tenapanor for Control of Phosphorus in Kidney Disease
An additional trial showing a ' clinically relevant treatment effect ' needed for approval in patients with kidney disease on dialysis, says the FDA in response to a new drug application.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ardelyx Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. FDA for New Drug Application for Tenapanor for the Control of Serum Phosphorus in Adult Patients with CKD on Dialysis
FREMONT, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardelyx Inc.,(Nasdaq: ARDX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative first-in-class medicines... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - July 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ardelyx Provides Regulatory Update on New Drug Application for Tenapanor for the Control of Serum Phosphorus in Adult Patients with CKD on Dialysis
FREMONT, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardelyx, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative first-in-class... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - July 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ocean microbes team up brilliantly to gather food when it's scarce
(Marine Biological Laboratory) What's a hungry marine microbe to do when the pickings are slim? It must capture nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus, or iron - to survive, yet in vast expanses of the ocean, nutrients are extremely scarce. One ingenious solution to this challenge is reported this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Effective halogen- and phosphorus-free polyphenylene ether resin-based flame-retardant foam - Li T, Yu R, Zhao D.
A novel halogen- and phosphorus-free intrinsic flame-retardant foam is fabricated from curable phenol-terminated polyphenylene ether resin with a high molecular weight using phenol, formaldehyde, and diphenyl ether as starting materials. The limiting oxyge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Plasmapheresis in lethal yellow phosphorus poisoning: a scope for recovery - Mathew J, Gnanaraj J, Basavarajegowda A, Venkateswaran R.
A 16-year-old girl presented with grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy (HE) following suicide attempt after consuming a lethal dose of yellow phosphorus containing rodenticide. Although she was a candidate for liver transplantation, it could not be done. In the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Metagenomic analysis reveals global-scale patterns of ocean nutrient limitation
Nutrient supply regulates the activity of phytoplankton, but the global biogeography of nutrient limitation and co-limitation is poorly understood. Prochlorococcus adapt to local environments by gene gains and losses, and we used genomic changes as an indicator of adaptation to nutrient stress. We collected metagenomes from all major ocean regions as part of the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (Bio-GO-SHIP) and quantified shifts in genes involved in nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron assimilation. We found regional transitions in stress type and severity as well as widespread co-stress. Prochlorococ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ustick, L. J., Larkin, A. A., Garcia, C. A., Garcia, N. S., Brock, M. L., Lee, J. A., Wiseman, N. A., Moore, J. K., Martiny, A. C. Tags: Ecology, Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

For highly active, sustainable catalysts, just add phosphorus
(Osaka University) Osaka University researchers have developed a single-crystal cobalt phosphide nanorod catalyst for the reductive amination of carbonyl compounds to primary amines. The nanorod catalyst performed better than conventional catalysts, was stable in air, and was effective under mild conditions. Additionally, it could be reused multiple times without loss of activity. It is hoped that the nanorod catalyst will provide a green and sustainable alternative for the synthesis of valuable products such as pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news