Owner of Drug Testing Lab Sentenced in Medicare Kickback Scheme
FDA OCI, Rakesh Reddy Kothuru, Las Vegas NV, laboratory owner, urine sample, drug testing, Medicare, kickback, scheme, Laboratory Services, LSA, confirmation, American Toxicology Labs, ATL, Michael Dube, treat, opioid addiction, buprenorphine, cash, kickbacks, illegal billing, prohibited, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 20, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you ’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.The biggest culprits, experts say — accounting for two-thirds of these infections — are medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. But a novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists could help improve the safety of t hese devices and ease ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Veterans Getting Closer to Justice at Camp Lejeune
Veterans and their families who were exposed to the contaminated drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may soon find the justice they have been seeking for many years. The U.S. Senate is expected to soon pass legislation that delivers more comprehensive health care and benefits to veterans affected by all toxic exposure during their service. The Honoring Our PACT Act, a broad, nationwide plan already passed in the House of Representatives, will include the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which focuses on four decades of water contamination at the base and the serious health problems it ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sophia Clifton Tags: Veterans Source Type: news

Particularly in the north, the opioid crisis is top of mind this Ontario election
When Felicia Fahey heads to the ballot box June 2, her cousin, Steven Legault, will be top of her thoughts. In September 2020, Legault died of an accidental overdose. For many Ontarians — particularly those in the north — the toll of addictions and a toxic drug supply is an important election issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

Khlo é Kardashian Explained Why The Kardashians Keep Toxic Men In Their Lives And Seemingly Defended Her Decision To Get Back With...
“Scott is never leaving. Kanye is never leaving. Looks like you’re never leaving. We’re all here, forever!” #kanye #khloékardashian (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollution Responsible for 9 Million Deaths Each Year
(MedPage Today) -- Deaths caused by modern types of pollution -- including toxic chemical and ambient air pollution -- increased by 66% over the past two decades, according to data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How 4chan ’s toxic culture helped radicalize Buffalo shooting suspect
Payton Gendron’s 180-page manifesto borrowed straight from the site’s politics boards, echoing antisemitic and racist myths #paytongendron #politicsboards (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An unusual laboratory accident: bromine burn - Cetinkaya HB, G üneş H.
Bromine is a water-soluble, severely toxic element. It leads to tissue injury by causing the release of radical oxygen species from mucosal membranes. Redness or brownish discoloration of the skin, pain, measles-like rash, vesicles, blisters, pustules, fur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A case of acute poisoning caused by oral administration of large dose hexazinone - Zhan F, Song W, Zhang J, Lin L.
This article analyzes a case of acute hexazinone ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A survey of cannabinoids and toxic elements in hemp-derived products from the United States marketplace - Dubrow GA, Pawar RS, Srigley C, Fong Sam J, Talavera C, Parker CH, Noonan GO.
The 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act removed hemp from Schedule I control, creating a market for hemp products, including cannabidiol-containing products. Due to the market's rapid growth, little is known about the presence and concentration of cannabinoi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Early interventions for toxicant ocular injury may need to be toxicant-specific - Ruff A, Lehman J, Causey R, LaGrasta C, Gomez A, Koenig J.
Corneal injuries induced by various toxicants share similar pathologies such as corneal opacity and neovascularization. Several studies suggest that the molecular mechanisms that drive these delayed and progressive pathologies may converge at later time po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul - The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world — politicians, journalists,... #buyout #theassociatedpress #musk #weirdos (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis: a failing starvation response
Sepsis is involved in ~ 20% of annual global deaths. Despite decades of research, the current management of sepsis remains supportive rather than curative. Clinical trials in sepsis have mainly been focused on targeting the inflammatory pathway, but without success. Recent data indicate that metabolic dysregulation takes place in sepsis, and targeting metabolic pathways might hold much promise for the management of sepsis. Sepsis yields a strong starvation response, including the release of high-energy metabolites such as lactate and free fatty acids. However, the activity of two major transcription factors, GR and PPAR α...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic fans have made Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ’s trial inescapable
Memes, supercuts, and livestreams of the trial have taken over social platforms #johnnydepp #amberheard (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements: Taking too many vitamin D pills can risk 'calcium stones' - symptoms to spot
SOME people choose to take vitamin D supplements, though there are risks in taking too many. Vitamin D toxicity, also called hypervitaminosis D, is a rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you have excessive amounts of vitamin D in your body, explains the Mayo Clinic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news