Q & A: Moving Dung Is a Dirty Job. These Beetles Live for It.
Deployed on farms, industrious dung beetles clean up livestock waste, improve soil and reduce harmful bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Beetles Food Contamination and Poisoning Agriculture and Farming Livestock Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: UN's Super Cereal Suspected in Food Poisoning in Uganda
[VOA] Uganda has stopped nationwide distribution of a United Nations food supplement called Super Cereal after two people died and more than 90 others came down with food poisoning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of nausea and loss of appetite
Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Over 300 children in the United States are treated for poisoning each day. Keep your kids safe by keeping toxic products and medicines out of reach: http://bit.ly/2Y7fVA2   #PPW2019 #MondayThoughtspic.twitter.com/wchq0dVW5r
Over 300 children in the United States are treated for poisoning each day. Keep your kids safe by keeping toxic products and medicines out of reach: http://bit.ly/2Y7fVA2  #PPW2019 #MondayThoughts pic.twitter.com/wchq0dVW5r (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at HHSGov) Source Type: news

Autointoxication with 'suicide powder' - Workum JD, Bisschops LLA, van den Berg MJW.
We present two patients who were treated for an intentional overdose of sodium nitrite. When ingested sodium nitrite leads to severe methaemoglobinaemia, resulting in severe hypoxia (as methaemoglobin does not transport oxygen), vasodilation and hypotensio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Young Child Goes to ER for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes: Report
Title: Young Child Goes to ER for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill
(University of Georgia) Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in the Telegraph Hill area in north San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young Child Goes to ED for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- The number of children younger than age 6 years treated at U.S. emergency departments for medicine poisonings has declined in recent years, but there were still nearly 52,000 cases in 2017, a new report says. That is an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs ClearMate Device for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning FDA OKs ClearMate Device for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The ClearMate device speeds up elimination of CO from the body by delivering 100% oxygen plus a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide, causing the patient to breathe faster.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Investigating a paralytic shellfish poisoning in Gando Village, Wete District, Tanzania, July 2015 - Urio LJ, Frimpong JA, Semali I, Kishimba RS, Mghamba JM, Abade A, Sembuche S, Lema N, Ussi AK.
The investigation of foodborne outbreaks requires a multi-disciplinary set of skills. Frequently, foodborne-related outbreaks are poorly investigated due to lack of all required skills on the part of the investigators. This case study, based on a shellfish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Novichoks: the dangerous fourth generation of chemical weapons - Franca TCC, Kitagawa DAS, Cavalcante SFA, da Silva JAV, Nepovimova E, Kuca K.
"Novichoks" is the name given to the controversial chemical weapons supposedly developed in the former Soviet Union between the 1970s and the 1990s. Designed to be undetectable and untreatable, these chemicals became the most toxic of the nerve agents, bei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Factors that influence the decision for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning: a retrospective study - Altintop I, Akcin ME, Tatli M, Ilbasmis MS.
Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) is one of the most common types of potentially fatal poisoning throughout the world. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an effective and quick response modality that clears symptoms and prevents sequelae. HBOT should be adm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Every 10 minutes a child goes to the ER for medicine poisoning
Many parents are underestimating their kids' ability to get their hands on dangerous medications ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA allows marketing of new device to help treat carbon monoxide poisoning
FDA allows marketing of a new device, ClearMate, intended to be used with patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is the first carbon monoxide poisoning device authorized for marketing by the FDA for use in an emergency room setting. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Comment on "Poison control centers and alternative forms of communicating with the public": short messaging service (SMS) might also be useful for follow-up with patients who have contacted poison control centers - Langrand J, Dufayet L, Dridi I, Lagrange F, Leture N, Lopes De Oliveira T, Sagnelonge F, Vergondy F, Mazaud C, Laborde-Casterot H, Vodovar D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Teen hookah users run risk of heart disease, poisoning
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American teens and young adults are using hookah, or water pipes, and many of them may be under the mistaken impression that it's risk-free and non-addictive, U.S. heart doctors warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Waterpipe or hookah-related poisoning events among U.S. adolescents and young adults - Rostron BL, Wang B, Liu ST.
We examined the public health burden of poisoning events involving hookah tobacco in the U.S., especially among adolescents and young adu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning in a neonate - Palla S, Kumar J, Hussain A, Mukhopadhyay K.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in a neonate is an uncommon and unrecognized entity. It poses higher risk to neonates than adults and older children due to non-specific clinical presentation and higher levels of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in neonates. We rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ocular exposures reported to poison control centers from 2011 to 2015 - Heise CW, Agarwal S.
PURPOSE: Identify and characterize the ocular exposures reported to poison control centers over a five-year period from 2011 - 2015 in the United States. DESIGN: Pooled cross-sectional study SUBJECTS: Callers to poison control centers METHODS: We r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Availability of drug at convenient stores is not associated with an increased incidence of their poisoning - Jung KY, Kim T, Hwang SY, Yoon H, Shin TG, Sim MS, Jo IJ, Cha WC.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mother, 28, has double D breast implants removed because the silicone 'was POISONING her'
Erika Ritschard, from Long Beach, Mississippi, had her silicone implants removed after five years because she said they were ageing her prematurely and wrecking her health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pyrethroid intoxication: a rare case report and literature review - Akelma H, Kilic ET, Salik F, Bicak EA, Yektas A.
Synthetic pyrethroid cypermethrin is commonly used in agriculture, veterinary, and household insects management. It has been found to be a newer insectiside poisoning reported in Turkey. Acute severe poisoning of cypermethrin is a rare event. Here we repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Syrian rue seeds interacted with acacia tree bark in an herbal stew resulted in N,N-dimethyltryptamine poisoning - Liu CH, Chu WL, Liao SC, Yang CC, Lin CC.
INTRODUCTION: Illicit substance use is an increasing problem all over the world, especially in adolescents and young adults. It is a challenge to make a definitive diagnosis of a specific substance in a poisoning case without toxicology laboratory confirma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

FDA: Asbestos Confirmed in Children ’ s Makeup
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday confirmed the 2017 finding of asbestos contamination in children’s cosmetic products sold by retailers Claire’s and Justice. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Susan Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, released a joint statement announcing the results of independent tests that confirmed asbestos contamination in three of the product samples from Claire’s and one of the samples from Justice. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral often found near talc, a key ingredient in many cosmetic products. Exposure to asbestos can...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Poison severity score and sequential organ failure assessment score: carbon monoxide poisoning prognosis - Wang IJ, Yeom SR, Park SW, Lee SH, Han SK, Park SC, Ryu JH, Hwang SY.
PURPOSE: We aimed to examine the utility of the Poison Severity Score (PSS) and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score as early prognostic predictors of short-term outcomes in patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. We hypothesized that bot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A retrospective study of poisoning deaths from forensic autopsy cases in northeast China (Liaoning) - Wang LL, Zhang M, Zhang W, Li BX, Li RB, Zhu BL, Wu X, Guan DW, Zhang GH, Zhao R.
Acute poisoning is a public health threat that leads to morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this retrospective study, we evaluated autopsies from deaths caused by acute poisoning from 2008 to 2017  at the School of Forensic Medicine, China Medical Unive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

How fashionable raw meat dog food could see pet owners risk dangerous bugs including E.coli
A study has found samples of the food in Britain and Sweden, made mainly from offal, uncooked meat and bones, contain food poisoning bugs including E.coli and salmonella. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in 30-day mortality of patients with acute paraquat poisoning - Liang H, Gao Y, Liu Y, Gu SS, Cai N, Jiang M, Wang J, He F.
Objective: To investigate the predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) in 30-day mortality of patients with acute paraquat poisoning. Methods: We respectively reviewed the clinical parameters of 115 patients with acute paraqua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A synthetic receptor as a specific antidote for paraquat poisoning - Zhang X, Xu X, Li S, Li L, Zhang J, Wang R.
Accidental or suicidal ingestion of the world's most widely used herbicide, paraquat (PQ), may result in rapid multi-organ failure with a 60% fatality rate due to the absence of an effective detoxification solution. Effective, specific antidotes to PQ pois... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An incident of toadstool poisoning - Li XQ, Kan BT, Luan XR, Zheng YY, Ma S, Lin Y, Zhang J, Jian XD.
Objective: To investigate a poisonous mushroom poisoning incident and analyze its clinical data. Methods: Investigate a poisonous mushroom poisoning incident in a place in Shandong in July 2018, at the same time, the clinical data of 2 cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Epidemiological characteristics of pesticide poisoning in Xuzhou city from 2005 to 2017 - Wang N, Wang BS, Tian ZG, Shen H, Zhao Y, Luo XH, Chen L, Pan LP, Zhu BL.
Objective: To understand the characteristics and causes of pesticide poisoning in Xuzhou city, and provide basis for formulating prevention and control measures. Methods: The cases of pesticide poisoning in Xuzhou City from 2005 to 2017 were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The Big Number: 1,807 calls to poison control centers about herbal supplement kratom
Research says just over half of the calls involved serious medical outcomes, including 11 people who died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Authors' reply to Comment on "A 29-year analysis of acute peak salicylate concentrations in fatalities reported to United States poison centers" - Warrick BJ, King A, Smolinske S, Aaron C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Aluminum phosphide poisoning: successful recovery of multiorgan failure in a pediatric patient - Hena Z, McCabe ME, Perez MM, Sharma M, Sutton NJ, Peek GJ, Clark BC.
Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is an insecticide and rodenticide that produces phosphine gas when exposed to moisture. Exposure to AIP has been described as through inhalation and ingestion routes and is typically either accidental or a suicidal attempt. The res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Deaths by poisoning in New Zealand, 2008-2013 - Fountain JS, Reith DM, Tomlin AM, Smith AJ, Tilyard MW.
INTRODUCTION: While a number of developed countries have witnessed a decline in carbon monoxide (CO) deaths and increasing numbers of opioid-related fatalities, it is not known whether these or other trends have occurred in New Zealand. The aim of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Life-threatening bleeding and deaths from synthetic cannabinoids - Zolot J.
'Fake weed' containing rat poison raises alarm. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perchloroethylene: acute occupational poisoning and a proposal for its replacement with other less toxic substances - Sanz-Gallen P, Sanz-Ribas A, Mart í-Amengual G, Fernández-Colomé J.
Perchloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent in dry cleaning, cleaning of electrical equipment, and degreasing of metal parts. The authors report a case of acute poisoning with perchloroethylene contracted by a maintenance worker when cleaning an electric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Rings Alarm Bells in Europe Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Rings Alarm Bells in Europe
The spread of superbugs resistant to antimicrobial drugs shows no sign of slowing in Europe, health officials said on Tuesday, making food poisoning and other infections more difficult to treat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Office worker, 69, developed mercury poisoning after eating too much fish
The 69-year-old man - who has not been named - was taken to the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center by his wife. Doctors initially thought he had suffered a stroke or drunk too much alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic alcohol ingestion/methanol ingestion - Wittler M, O'Brien MC, Masneri DA.
INTRODUCTION: Methanol poisoning is an uncommon life-threatening ingestion associated with significant morbidity and requires prompt diagnosis and management for the best possible outcome. We created a simulation case that challenges learners to analyze ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rise of drug-resistant superbugs rings alarm bells in Europe
The spread of superbugs resistant to antimicrobial drugs shows no sign of slowing in Europe, health officials said on Tuesday, making food poisoning and other infections more difficult to treat. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and mortality from carbon monoxide poisoning: a nationwide observational study - Nakajima M, Aso S, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Yasunaga H.
We examined the effects of HBOT on CO poisoning and further strived to delineate its inherent effects on s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reply to Rzymski and Klimaszyk regarding comment on "Mushroom poisoning: a proposed new clinical classification - White J, Weinstein SA, de Haro L, B édry R, Schaper A, Rumack BH, Zilker T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A global overview of poison treatment apps and databases - Poojari PG, Thunga G, Nair S, Kunhikatta V, Rao M.
Acute poisoning is a serious health problem that is associated with high mortality. Management of acute poisoning cases in the critical care settings is the biggest challenge due to the difficulty in identification of poison involved. Immediate information... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

MAGAM II - prospective observational multicentre poisons centres study on eye exposures caused by cleaning products - Hermanns-Clausen M, Desel H, F ärber E, Seidel C, Holzer A, Eyer F, Engel A, Prasa D, Tutdibi E, Stürer A.
The objectives of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Kratom exposures reported to United States poison control centers: 2011-2017 - Post S, Spiller HA, Chounthirath T, Smith GA.
CONTEXT: Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant indigenous to Southeast Asia that has gained national attention in the United States for its increased use in the self-management of opioid withdrawal and pain, as well as for concerns about its safety. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New protein 'switch' could be key to controlling blood-poisoning and preventing death
(University of British Columbia) Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein 'switch' that could stop the progression of blood-poisoning, or sepsis, and increase the chances of surviving the life-threatening disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan
Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kratom poison control calls up more than 50-fold from 2011 to 2017
A study published Thursday showed calls to U.S. poison control centers regarding the herbal supplement kratom have increased more than 50-fold in recent years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news