Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 -- Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise. This is mostly because young children and teens... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unintentional poisoning by cough and cold medications: drugs with little usefulness and potential toxicity - Colom Gordillo A, Mart ínez Sánchez L, Pretel Echaburu C, Trenchs Sainz de La Maza V, Gotzens Bersch J, Luaces Cubells C.
INTRODUCTION: The use of medications to relieve the symptoms of the "common cold" in children is very frequent. In addition to the lack of scientific evidence supporting its usefulness, there is evidence of potential toxicity, and serious and even fatal ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association of injury after prescription opioid initiation with risk for opioid-related adverse events among older Medicare beneficiaries in the United States: a nested case-control study - Wei YJJ, Chen C, Cheng TYD, Schmidt SO, Fillingim RB, Winterstein AG.
BACKGROUND: Injury, prevalent and potentially associated with prescription opioid use among older adults, has been implicated as a warning sign of serious opioid-related adverse events (ORAEs) including opioid misuse, dependence, and poisoning, but this as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mass poisoning in Markham highlights wolfsbane risk - Vogel L.
A mass poisoning event in Markham, Ontario, sparked warnings about the dangers of aconite, a common medicinal plant that also goes by the names wolfsbane and monkshood. On August 29, reports surfaced on social media claiming that at least a dozen peopl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Swedish Elections: A Victory for Populism
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Sep 22 2022 (IPS) After general elections on the 12th September, Sweden is on the threshold of a new era. The Sweden Democrats (SD) won almost 21 percent of the votes and thus became the largest in a bloc of right-wing parties that now have a collective majority in the parliament. A nation that for a long time prided itself of being a beacon of tolerance and openness will now experience a historical transformation. The Sweden Democrats was once founded by Nazi sympathisers and for decades shunned by mainstream politicians. However, SD has now tipped the political scale in a country previously known...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Education Energy Europe Global Headlines Health Labour Migration & Refugees Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Accidental formalin poisoning in a child with acute fatal manifestations: a rare case report - Sahu SS, Naveen A, Mohanty MK, Kundu A.
Formalin is a protoplasmic poison, which poses a potential occupational hazard among morticians, embalmers, pathologists, and hospital staff. The crystal-clear appearance of formalin can be easily mistaken for normal saline, local anesthetics, hydrogen per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A shut-off switch was supposed to prevent 99% of generator-related deaths. It failed a family of three
The generator industry has touted automatic shut-off switches as a lifesaving fix for carbon monoxide poisoning. But the voluntary standard falls short of what federal regulators say is necessary... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovative Financing to Protect Public Health During a Pandemic
By Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen LianBANGKOK / PENANG, Sep 20 2022 (IPS) Economic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic has been uneven amidst a cautious loosening of restrictions. But even at the height of the pandemic, it was business as usual for the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies remain profitable, making US$ 912.3 billion in 2022 and capitalizing on the situation by promoting and selling their lethal products while convincing governments that their industry should not be penalised during the pandemic, claiming tobacco is a good investment. This is an industry that perpetuates an annual loss of US$ 1.4 trillion in glob...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen Lian Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Factors associated with incidence and severity of acute poisoning in aged people: a retrospective cross-sectional study in north of Iran, 2013-2020 - rezaee F, Emami Zeydi A, Darvishi-Khezri H, Jafari H.
This study was performed to determine the prevalence of acute poisoning and factors associated with the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Combined effects of quetiapine and opioids: a study of autopsy cases, drug users and sedation in rats - Andersen FD, Joca S, Hvingelby V, Arjmand S, Pinilla E, Steffensen SC, Simonsen U, Andersen CU.
This study aimed to elucidate if quetiapine, a widely used sedative antipsychotic medication, may increase the risk of fatal opioid poisoning by additive inhibitory effects on the central nervous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid sales and opioid-related poisonings in Switzerland: a descriptive population-based time-series analysis - Hooijman MF, Martinez-De la Torre A, Weiler S, Burden AM.
BACKGROUND: To examine time trends and characteristics of calls related to opioid poisonings reported to the National Poison Centre and opioid sales in Switzerland. METHODS: We used population-level data from the Swiss National Poisons Information ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Visceral microscopic pattern from suicidal ingestion of professional Lysoform ® with delayed death - Tambuzzi S, Gentile G, Andreola S, Migliorini AS, Zoja R.
Lysoform ® in the formulation of professional detergent is widely used in several fields, whereas its suicidal ingestion is an unusual occurrence. Therefore, the biological signs of this fatal poisoning remain unclear and elusive, similarly to the histolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Adolescent US poison center exposure calls during the COVID-19 pandemic - Wang GS, Leonard J, Cornell A, Hoyte C.
The objective of this study was to evaluate trends and characteristics in adolescent poison center (PC) exposure calls before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: A retrospective review of PC calls for adolescents aged 13-17  years f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of patients with cardiac arrest induced by pesticide poisoning: analysis of 15 cases - Jiang M, Han L, He F.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Pesticide poisoning induced cardiac arrest (PPICA) has rarely been reported before, and can easily be overlooked by physicians. The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of PPICA patients. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational acute argon gas poisoning: a case report - Li Y, Yang J.
RATIONALE: Intentional or unintentional exposure to asphyxiating gases is a significant public health concern worldwide. Argon poisoning is fatal, and its onset is primarily due to neurological damage. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old man was admitted to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news