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Kenya:65 Tonnes of Expired Medicines Destroyed
[Nation] Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board on Thursday destroyed 65,000 kilogrammes of unused and expired drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Calls to Poison Centers for hookah smoking exposures - Retzky SS, Spiller HA, Callahan-Lyon P.
Over the past decade, smoking behaviors have changed in the US. Hookah or waterpipe smoking is increasing, especially among youth and young adults. Social media sites describe the "hookah high" or "buzz", which may be related to nicotine, carbon monoxide, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Unsuccessful suicide attempt with tiapride - Couderc S, Mourou H, Monchaud C, Saint-Marcoux F.
We report a self-poisoning case in an 18-year-old girl, with approximately 10 times the usual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics and outcome of toxicity from Amanita mushroom poisoning - Trakulsrichai S, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Udomsubpayakul U, Wongvisavakorn S, Srisuma S, Wananukul W.
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of amatoxin poisoning cases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of amatoxin poisoning cases from Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

It takes money to try to hold Big Pharma accountable: Chuck Norris sues 11 drug companies for poisoning his wife
(Natural News) Most of us are familiar with the actor Chuck Norris, hero of action shows and movies like Walker Texas Ranger and Martial Law. Norris is famous for taking on the “baddies” and always winning. Now, he may have taken on the biggest fight of his life. The Daily Mail recently reported that Norris... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of pediatric black widow spider envenomation: a national poison center's experience - Glatstein M, Carbell G, Scolnik D, Rimon A, Hoyte C.
We describe black widow spider expo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The efficacy of HI-6 DMS in a sustained infusion against percutaneous VX poisoning in the guinea-pig - Whitmore C, Cook AR, Mann T, Price ME, Emery E, Roughley N, Flint D, Stubbs S, Armstrong SJ, Rice H, Tattersall JEH.
Post-exposure nerve agent treatment usually includes administration of an oxime, which acts to restore function of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE). For immediate treatment of military personnel, this is usually administered with an autoinjector devi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

“Mistakes Were Made”
“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.”  That’s the start of a recent article on NPR’s web site, citing a new study that found that levels of medication errors are rising, and that most mistakes were preventable.  The researchers used information from U.S. poison control centers, and looked only at errors that happened outside of health care facilities.  Another study, cited in The New York Times, found that almost 85% of parents give children the wrong dose of liquid medicines, and more than 2 in 3 of those mistakes are overdoses.   What is behind these errors...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Medication errors overdose Source Type: news

Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s
Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas
In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Users have opposed efforts to regulate the plant, saying it could be a safer alternative to opioid pain pills that have caused an epidemic of abuse. But the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that kratom carries similar risks, including addi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News FDA Kratom Source Type: news

Humanity is a "suicide cult" that deliberately poisons the food supply feeding its own children
(Natural News) It’s interesting that 15,000 scientists have just signed a new warning letter that explains humanity is committing suicide by destroying planet Earth with toxic chemicals, resource depletion, deforestation, ocean life depletion and more. This follows my own designation of humanity as a “suicide cult” that seems sure to destroy itself through the mass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled cyanide poisoning as a vital sign in a room fire victim - Birngruber CG, Veit F, Lang J, Verhoff MA.
The corpse of a 71-year-old woman was found on the floor of her smoke-filled room. The source of the fire was the mattress of a double bed on which newspapers had apparently been set aflame. The woman's history in conjunction with the finding situation sug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Pediatric minoxidil exposures reported to Texas poison centers - Forrester MB.
OBJECTIVES: It has been suggested that ingestion of even small amounts of minoxidil by young children may result in serious adverse effects. The intent of this study was to describe pediatric minoxidil exposures reported to a statewide poison center system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Poisoning-induced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcomes according to poison agent - Kim M, Shin SD, Jeong S, Kwak YH, Suh GJ.
It is unclear whether specific agent groups are associated with outcomes in cases of poisoning-induced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (P-OHCA). The study population comprised cases of confirmed P-OHCA drawn from the national out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reports of adverse health effects related to synthetic cannabinoid use in New York State - Papadopoulos EA, Cummings KR, Marraffa JM, Aldous KM, Li L, Ahmad N.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We assessed synthetic cannabinoid (SC) outbreaks from 2011-2012 and 2015. METHODS: The National Poison Data System was utilized to collect reports of SC adverse effects in New York State from 2011-2012 and 2015 (N  = 713).... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Justifying hyperbaric oxygen delivery for carbon monoxide poisoning: time to respond to pressure with  a large-scale randomized controlled trial - Cowl CT.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational carbon monoxide poisoning associated with diesel motor operation in an air-raid shelter in June 2015, Jinan City, China: an epidemiological investigation - Cui LL, Zhou JW, Geng XY, Li XW, Liu Z, Conway GA, Zhang J.
Occupational carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning related to diesel motor fumes in an air-raid shelter (ARS) was first identified in Jinan City, China, in June 2015. A total of 17 cases were identified, including 14 possible cases of firemen and 3 confirmed case... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Rethinking mercury: the role of selenium in the pathophysiology of mercury toxicity - Spiller HA.
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is mul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Deaths and parasuicides associated with mefloquine chemoprophylaxis: a systematic review - Tickell-Painter M, Saunders R, Maayan N, Lutje V, Mateo-Urdiales A, Garner P.
BACKGROUND: Mefloquine is recommended in international health guidelines for preventing malaria in travellers. Reports of psychosis and suicide are often alluded to but are not clearly established. METHODS: We carried out a systematic review to ide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Delayed autonomic neuropathy in a patient with diethylene glycol poisoning: a case report - Kamada H, Suzuki H, Yamamoto S, Nomura R, Kushimoto S.
CASE: A 72-year-old man presented to our hospital after ingesting insecticide containing approximately 2 mL/kg diethylene glycol, which exceeded the lethal dose of 1 mL/kg. The patient recovered from critical symptoms on acute phase until day 3, but receiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Delayed sensorimotor neuropathy and renal failure: an additional report in a patient with diethylene glycol poisoning - Kamada H, Suzuki H, Nomura R, Kushimoto S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

The corporate-controlled media has been weaponized against America... "disinfo dictatorship" seeks to replace all FACTS with FICTIONS
(Natural News) America is under siege. As much as I write about the scourge of chemical pesticides, hormone disruptors, GMO genetic pollution and mercury in vaccines, the far more insidious poison that has infected the minds of half the country is the corporate-controlled media running a “disinfo dictatorship.” Sometimes called the “mainstream media” or “left-wing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely
-- No one wants the Thanksgiving holiday ruined by a nasty case of food poisoning that stems from the guest of honor -- the turkey. FoodSafety.gov offers these turkey safe-preparation suggestions: If you'll serve a fresh turkey, buy it no more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poison ivy an unlikely hero in warding off exotic invaders?
(Pensoft Publishers) The invasive Japanese knotweed causes much more severe damage to floodplain forests along the Susquehanna River, Pa., USA, than previously thought, report Bucknell University biology professor Chris Martine and his two student co-authors. Furthermore, in their paper in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal, the researchers point to a key role for the often-maligned poison-ivy as a native species that can not only compete with knotweed but also help sustain the growth of new trees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Passengers in planes filled with toxic fumes to be sent to specialist NHS clinic
FLIGHT passengers and crews showing signs of cabin fume poisoning are to be sent to a specialist NHS clinic in what is seen as the first official acknowledgement of aerotoxic syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chuck and Gena Norris sue over alleged MRI contrast agent poisoning
Actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena, are suing 11 medical companies after they say she was poisoned by a drug used during a routine MRI scan. The drug is a contrast agent, which enhances MRI images and helps with diagnosis. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Beware of Mushroom Poisoning
[The Herald] The rainy season beckons, and once again we feel duty-bound to raise the red flag, true to the dictum a stitch in time saves nine. Wild mushrooms account for a large number of food poisoning fatalities the world over, a development related to the morphology of fungi that makes it almost impossible to distinguish between edible and toxic species. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pesticides Tied to Problems in Assisted Pregnancies
Eating produce high in pesticides may lower the chance of successful birth for women undergoing fertility treatment, according to a new report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Pesticides Reproduction (Biological) Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Company: Lead Injury Case Should Be Dismissed; Plaintiff Did Not Mitigate Damages
MILWAUKEE - American Cyanamid Co., which is one of the companies being sued by plaintiffs who contend that they are liable for lead-paint poisoning, on Nov. 3 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court responding to one of the plaintiffs' statement of facts and arguing that the claims "are barred in whole or in part due to a failure to mitigate his damages" (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Electronic cigarette exposure: calls to Wisconsin poison control centers, 2010-2015 - Weiss D, Tomasallo CD, Meiman JG, Creswell PD, Melstrom PC, Gummin DD, Patel DJ, Michaud NT, Sebero HA, Anderson HA.
BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings by aerosol and have been marketed in the United States since 2007. Because e-cigarettes have increased in popularity, toxicity potential from device misuse and malfun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impact of quality-indicator-based measures to improve the treatment of acute poisoning in pediatric emergency patients - Mart ínez Sánchez L, Trenchs Sainz de La Maza V, Azkunaga Santibáñez B, Nogué-Xarau S, Ferrer Bosch N, García González E, Luaces I Cubells C.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the impact of quality-indicator-based measures for improving quality of care for acute poisoning in pediatric emergency departments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Recent assessments of quality indicators were compared with benchmark targets ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

High-dose immunosuppression to prevent death after paraquat self-poisoning - a randomised controlled trial - Gawarammana I, Buckley NA, Mohamed F, Naser K, Jeganathan K, Ariyananada PL, Wunnapuk K, Dobbins TA, Tomenson JA, Wilks MF, Eddleston M, Dawson AH.
CONTEXT: Intentional self-poisoning with the herbicide paraquat has a very high case-fatality and is a major problem in rural Asia and Pacific. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether the addition of immunosuppression to supportive care offers be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effect of prohibiting the use of Paraquat on pesticide-associated mortality - Kim J, Shin SD, Jeong S, Suh GJ, Kwak YH.
This study aimed to examine the association between the national public health policy that banned the use of paraquat and the incidence of pesticide-associated mortality.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Letter in response to "Fatal cardiac glycoside poisoning due to mistaking foxglove for comfrey" - Hughes A, Hendrickson RG, Chen BC, Valento M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks... Bombshell Health Ranger lecture documents race-based crimes against humanity
(Natural News) As promised, I’ve now released a one-hour science lecture video that documents the multiple vectors through which people of African descent are being targeted for depopulation, covert infertility and extermination by “science” and “medicine.” (Watch the full video lecture below.) This video lecture documents the pattern of heavy metals poisoning, medical experimentation, organ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using pill identification calls to poison centers as a marker of drug abuse at three Texas military bases - Ng PC, Maddry JK, Sessions D, Borys DJ, Bebarta VS.
This study identifies the number of pill I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Commentary on "using pill identification calls to poison centers as a marker of drug abuse at three Texas military bases" - Liss DB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Deaths associated with brotizolam poisoning from a single drug overdose: four reported cases - Sakai K, Saito K, Takada A, Hikiji W, Kikuchi Y, Fukunaga T.
This report describes 4 cases of deaths associated with brotizolam poisoning from a single drug overdose. The ages ranged from 5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid abuse: a detailed examination of cost drivers over a 24-month follow-up period - Scarpati LM, Kirson NY, Jia ZB, Wen J, Howard J.
BACKGROUND: Previous work has documented the considerable economic burden associated with opioid abuse, dependence, and overdose/poisoning (hereafter, "abuse"). Recent analyses have provided insights into the trajectory and drivers of the excess costs of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical analysis seven cases of acetochlor acute poisoning - Yu GC, Jian XD, Gao BJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Immediate and delayed neuropsychological effects of carbon monoxide poisoning: a meta-analysis - Watt S, Prado CE, Crowe SF.
This study undertook a meta-analysis to examine differences in neuropsychological functioning in patients with CO poisoning as compared to healthy controls, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A case report of acute severe paraquat poisoning clinical cure - Liu HL, Jian XD, Wang DX.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Acute pesticide poisoning in Jiangsu Province, China, from 2006 to 2015 - Wang BS, Chen L, Li XT, Xu M, Zhu BL, Zhang J.
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of pesticide poisoning in Jiangsu Province, China, and to provide a scientific basis for developing effective interventional measures and preventive strategies. From 2006 to 2015, a total of 35,308 cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An investigation of an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning - Zhang ZC, Liu JL, Jian XD, Wang K.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning, and to analyze related clinical data. METHODS: An investigation was performed for an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning in a place in Sha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Investigation of an acute fatal poisoning accident in the painting workship of an automobile factory - Guo DM, Zhang C, Liu YP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Investigation on the accident of carbon monoxide poisoning in the construction period - Li SX, Shi J, Liu YT, Li LM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Acute chloroform poisoning: report of three cases - Niu YM, Ye Q.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Trichloroacetic acid ingestion: self-harm attempt - Black ER.
OBJECTIVE: Trichloroacetic acid (TCAA), or trichloroethanoic acid, is a chemical analogue of acetic acid where three methyl group hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine. TCAAs are also abbreviated and referred to as TCAs, causing confusion with the psychi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

How Safe Are Your Drinking Glasses?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lead Poisoning (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news