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Identification of aspects associated with attempted suicide by poisoning - Santos MSP, Silva TPS, Pires CMC, Ramos PGX, Sougey EB.
OBJECTIVE To identify psychiatric conditions and socio-bio-demographic aspects associated with attempted suicide. Methods The sample consisted of 240 patients of both sexes, aged 18 to 68 years, 120 patients comprised the control group and the ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning
Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE MENDITTO Tags: Kidneys Food Contamination and Poisoning Hospitals Antibiotics Bacteria Dialysis E Coli (Bacteria) Infections Source Type: news

Presentations to NSW emergency departments with self-harm, suicidal ideation, or intentional poisoning, 2010-2014 - Perera J, Wand T, Bein KJ, Chalkley D, Ivers R, Steinbeck KS, Shields R, Dinh MM.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate population trends in presentations for mental health problems presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in New South Wales during 2010-2014, particularly patients presenting with suicidal ideation, self-harm, or intentional poisoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prophylactic use of steroids and antibiotics in acute hydrocarbon poisoning in children - Das S, Behera SK, Xavier AS, Selvarajan S.
Ingestion of hydrocarbons is a common cause of childhood poisoning in low and middle-income countries. Although mild ingestions are usually devoid of complications, the morbidity and mortality associated with such poisoning are primarily related to pulmona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Poisoned wine: regulation, chemical analyses, and Spanish-French trade in the 1930s - Suay-Matallana I, Guillem-Llobat X.
This paper describes the resources, scientific spaces, and experts involved in the study of a mass poisoning caused by the drinking of arsenic-contaminated wine exported from Spain to France in 1932. Local and international periodicals record the poisoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chemical weapons are intentionally deployed against the most vulnerable groups of people - Gee P.
The ongoing chemical attacks in the Syrian conflict are shocking. Chemical weapons are considered indiscriminate, affecting both military and civilian targets. From a toxicology point of view, this is untrue. In a gas attack poison … Langua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Magnesium poisoning, multi-organ failure and ischemic colitis secondary to chronic ingestion of a parapharmacy product - D íaz Gómez C, López Amor L, García Prieto E, Escudero Augusto D.
The article describes the clinical case of a patient with multi-organ failure and ischemic colitis secondary to magnesium poisoning, due to the chronic intake of a parapharmacy product, used for the treatment of chronic constipation. The clinical case is d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Nerve agents: what they are, how they work, how to counter them - Costanzi S, Machado JH, Mitchell M.
Nerve agents are organophosphorus chemical warfare agents that exert their action through the irreversible inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, with a consequent overstimulation of cholinergic transmission followed by its shutdown. Beyond warfare, they have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Kids
The annual rate of exposures skyrocketed by nearly 1,400 percent from 2012 to 2015, then fell by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals. But too many young kids are still being exposed to liquid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids
Title: E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Abrus precatorius poisoning and central pontine myelinolysis - Sarkar S, Basu K, Das J, Datta S.
Accidental poisoning with Abrus precatorius (AP) can rarely produce neurological complication due to its toxic principle "Abrin". The plant is best known for its red seeds, which are used as beads and in percussion instruments. Ingestion of a single seed c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Destructive fishing methods, like explosives and poison, are still being used in the Philippines; coral reefs in danger
(Natural News) Anyone who has tried snorkeling under the sea can attest to the breathtaking beauty that awaits them. Corals of different colors, shapes, and sizes are everywhere. Fish — striped, silvery, slim, fat, etc. — swim past. It’s an entire universe unto itself. Sadly, this underwater paradise is under extreme threat, no thanks to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?
An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Salads Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Hygiene and Cleanliness Salmonella (Bacteria) Restaurants Agriculture and Farming E Coli (Bacteria) Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

48 million people in the U.S. get food poisoning each year; new report reveals the most common germs making us sick
(Natural News) No matter where you bought your food, be it a street vendor or a classy restaurant, if it wasn’t prepared properly you can get food poisoning. Millions of food poisoning cases are reported in the U.S. yearly and a report has rounded up some of the most common germs that caused food poisoning in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A clinical conundrum called amitraz poisoning - a case report - Saseedharan S, Pathrose EJ, Madhav BV.
Amitraz is a nonsystemic insecticide and acaricide which is sometimes also used as scabicide. Due to its widespread use, amitraz poisoning has emerged during the past decade and a half although the literatures on human intoxication cases are scarce. Amitra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Psychosocial characteristics of alcohol dependence patients committed self-poisoning suicide attempt - Pashkovskiy VE, Antonova DV, Prokopovich GA, Egorov AY.
AIM: To determine с psychosocial characteristics of alcohol-dependent patients committed self-poisoning suicide attempt. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Individuals, who were admitted to the toxicology department after the self-poisoning suicidal attempt, were stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heavy metal poisoning causes personality shifts in birds; they become less curious and unwilling to explore new places
(Natural News) You’re probably already aware just how bad environmental toxins can be for your health, but did you know that they can also alter personalities? Heavy metals occur naturally in the environment in small amounts, but human activity can cause these numbers to rise dramatically in some places, and many species are paying the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Underreporting of fatal poisonings in Brazil - a descriptive study using data from four information systems - Magalh ães AFA, Caldas ED.
In this study, fatal poisoning cases that occurred in the Federal District of Brazil (DF) from 2009 to 2013 were described using information from four systems,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Food poisoning: Simple tricks to avoid making yourself unwell at home
FOOD poisoning symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. They can last for a few days and happen because contaminated food containing dangerous bacteria, such as E.coli or salmonella, was consumed. Taking these simple precautions will stop you being affected by it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antifreeze poisoning : the case of a  patient with repeated ethylene glycol poisoning - Prinz J, Böll B, von Bergwelt M, Burst V, Becker JU, Carvalho-Fiel D, Shimabukuro-Vornhagen A, Kochanek M.
Ethylene glycol poisoning of incidental or suicidal intention can cause life-threatening metabolic acidosis, diverse secondary damage, and even lead to death. Beside hemodialysis effective therapy consists of the administration of fomepizole and ethanol. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Hair dye poisoning: "an early intervention" - Umair SF, Amin I, Urrehman A.
The use of hair dye has been emerging worldwide however usage of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in making hair dye is generally restricted to underdeveloped and developing countries. In particular, prevalence of accidental and suicidal ingestion is more in low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Poisoning due to tutin in honey-a report of an outbreak in New Zealand - Beasley M, Hood D, Anderson P, Reeve J, Slaughter RJ.
AIM: In autumn 2008, an outbreak of toxic honey poisoning was identified. The outbreak was not recognised initially until three cases from one family group presented to hospital, with a common factor of recent consumption of locally produced honey. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Acute metam sodium poisoning caused by occupational exposure at a flower farm - Uganda, October 2016 - Nakubulwa S, Kusiima J, Kadobera D, Mutyoba JN, Ario AR, Zhu BP.
On October 25, 2016, media reports alerted the Uganda Ministry of Health to an outbreak of>80 cases of vomiting, syncope, and acute diarrhea among workers at a flower farm in central Uganda; 27 workers were hospitalized. On November 1, an investigation wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of paraquat poisoning in French Guiana: a review of 62 cases - Elenga N, Merlin C, Le Guern R, Kom-Tchameni R, Ducrot YM, Pradier M, Ntab B, Dinh-Van KA, Sobesky M, Mathieu D, Dueymes JM, Egmann G, Kallel H, Mathieu-Nolf M.
Paraquat is a nonselective contact herbicide of great toxicological importance, being associated with high mortality rates. Because of its high toxicity, the European Union withdrew it from its market in 2007. The aim of this study is to analyze all cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increasing rates of quetiapine overdose, misuse, and mortality in Victoria, Australia - Lee J, Pilgrim J, Gerostamoulos D, Robinson J, Wong A.
This study analyzed quetiapine-related calls to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre (VPIC), coronial data from Victorian Ins... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recurrent ethylene glycol poisoning with elevated lactate levels to obtain opioid medications - Zuckerman M, Vo T.
BACKGROUND: Malingering is when a patient feigns illness for secondary gain. While most patients with malingering manufacture or exaggerate symptoms, some patients may induce illness. Previous reports of malingering patients inducing illness include sepsis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

206 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Eggs Salmonella (Bacteria) Rose Acre Farms Inc Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agriculture and Farming Source Type: news

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Eggs Salmonella (Bacteria) Food and Drug Administration Rose Acre Farms Agriculture and Farming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

E. Coli Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People in 11 States
No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at Home
-- Some 3 million people -- many under age 5 -- swallow or consume a poisonous substance each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Common sources include medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at Home
Title: Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at HomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 13, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Acute Metam Sodium Poisoning Caused by Occupational Exposure at a Flower Farm — Uganda, October 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Suicide deaths by intentional self-poisoning in people with cardiovascular disease - Hawkins M, Schaffer A, Sinyor M, Nishikawa Y, Herrmann N, Lanct ôt KL, Styra R, Pompili M, Huffman J.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize self-poisoning deaths in people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and compare to other suicide decedent groups. METHODS: Suicide deaths by self-poisoning in people with CVD (n  = 151) were compared to suicide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Fake Marijuana Likely Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People and Sickened More Than 100
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe, unexplained bleeding may be additional cases. The CDC is helping Illinois authorities investigate the outbreak in that state, which began in early March. Illinois reported seven more cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to at least 116. Several patients and samples of so-called synthetic marijuana from Illinois have tested posi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Marijuana onetime Source Type: news

500 Syrians treated for symptoms of gas poisoning in Douma, WHO says
The World Health Organization says some 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Megalopyge opercularis Caterpillar Stings Reported to Texas Poison Centers - Forrester MB.
INTRODUCTION: The Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar is covered with spines that break off and release venom on contact, resulting in severe pain, erythema, rash, and other adverse effects. In Texas, these caterpillars are abundant and of potential health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison kills 3 people in Illinois, sickens more than 100 others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is YOUR indoor cat or dog consuming parabens? The preservatives are poisoning pets
(Natural News) Parabens: the dangers posed by these synthetic additives are well documented by now. They’ve been linked to the increased risk of breast cancer and early puberty, as well as reduced sperm levels. As such, manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products have been trying to phase out parabens from their goods. The same... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three dead and 107 hospitalized with eye-bleeding after using synthetic marijuana in Illinois
Three men have died and 107 people have been hospitalized in Illinois with severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana known as  'fake weed', 'K2' or 'spice', that may be tainted with rat poison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Toddlers Endangered By Opioids, Other Drugs
In 2016, U.S. poison control centers received an estimated 30,250 reports of children aged 5 and younger sickened by a wide array of addictive substances -- everything from tobacco and e-cigarettes to marijuana and prescription opioid drugs, the report found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequency of poison center exposures for pediatric accidental unsupervised ingestions of acetaminophen after the introduction of flow restrictors - Brass EP, Reynolds KM, Burnham RI, Green JL.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal association of flow restrictor introduction and the rate of accidental unsupervised ingestions (AUIs) of liquid acetaminophen products. STUDY DESIGN: The National Poison Data System was used to identify AUIs of single ingr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A pilot study on the management and outcomes of self-poisoning in a rural Ugandan emergency centre - Dissanayake V, Dalka ET, Koh C, Bisanzo M, Brandt RS, Erickson TB, Chamberlain S.
Introduction The Global Emergency Care Collaborative and Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri opened the first functional emergency centre in rural Uganda. We investigated decontamination, management and outcomes of poisoned patients in the emergency centre. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Symptoms, Pain Relief, Healing Time
Title: Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Symptoms, Pain Relief, Healing TimeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/20/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 10, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Inhibiting enzymatic function in Listeria bacteria found to weaken its antibiotic resistance
(Natural News) Researchers from North Carolina State University discovered new compounds that may weaken the ability of Listeria bacteria to induce illness, as well as its antibiotic resistance. Listeria is bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning and even death, particularly in young individuals, the elderly, and people with a weakened immune system. They are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy Diagnosis Tied to Suicide, Accident Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of medication poisoning, intentional or not, is particularly high (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Trends in intentional abuse or misuse of benzodiazepines and opioid analgesics and the associated mortality reported to poison centers across the United States from 2000 to 2014 - Calcaterra SL, Severtson SG, Bau GE, Margolin ZR, Bucher-Bartelson B, Green JL, Dart RC.
CONTEXT: Prior works demonstrates an increased risk of death when opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines are used concomitantly to gain a high. Using poison center data, we described trends in abuse or misuse of benzodiazepines and opioid analgesics. We qua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: the case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano - Gallello G, Cilli E, Bartoli F, Andretta M, Calcagnile L, Pastor A, de la Guardia M, Serventi P, Marino A, Benazzi S, Gruppioni G.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano were two of the most important humanists of the Italian Renaissance. They died suddenly in 1494 and their deaths have been for centuries a subject of debate. The exhumation of their remains offered the opp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news