Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari jokes that they've 'secretly' been married for years, have twins
The "Toxic" pop star was recently spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger during a Los Angeles coffee run. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Weighs Options for Talc Liabilities
Johnson & Johnson is considering the creation of a new subsidiary to absorb its widespread asbestos liabilities, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The J&J subsidiary would then declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, potentially saving the multinational corporation billions of dollars. Reuters News Service also reported the subsidiary possibility, citing unnamed personal injury attorneys who learned of the option while negotiating their current claims with J&J officials. A spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson would not confirm the reports.  “Johnson & J...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard for harassment and discrimination against women
The document details the company's toxic culture, a "breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women" (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tests can detect tiny but toxic particles of coal ash in soil
(Duke University) Duke University scientists have developed tests sensitive enough to detect and measure microscopic particles of coal ash in soil, even at concentrations so low and sizes so small that other tests would likely miss them. The four new tests complement tests previously developed at Duke to detect coal ash contamination in water and larger particles of coal ash in soil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making negative opinions agreeable: Study finds social sharing happens in terms of support
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) Despite how toxic the social media sandbox can get, people more often share attitudes that are framed in terms of support instead of opposition, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have uncovered a new, promising treatment option for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, potentially filling a gaping void that exists today. The immunotherapy drug combination of Tecentriq and Avastin, known generically as atezolizumab and bevacizumab, respectively, showed unusual efficacy in a recent study of 20 patients with this rare cancer. Although some patients have previously found significant success and extended survival with the cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combination, or HIPEC, those with unresectable disease ha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 21, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

A mutual exchange: Synthesizing aryl sulfides from non-smelling, non-toxic compounds
(Waseda University) The importance of aryl sulfides in biologically active compounds has led chemists to develop methods to synthesize them from carbon-sulfur bond forming reactions. The conventional reaction, however, uses thiols that are foul-smelling and toxic. Now, chemists from Waseda University, Japan, report a novel, thiol-free synthesis technique comprising a nickel-catalyzed aryl exchange between 2-pyridyl sulfide and aromatic esters, providing a versatile and inexpensive technology for both scientific and industrial applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxic facility relocation depends on community pressure
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) No one wants to live near a toxic plant. Toxic-releasing facilities such as paper, pulp, and other manufacturing plants negatively affect human health, environmental quality, and property values. And communities with lower income and educational attainment are more likely to house such facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxicity testing on the placenta and embryo
(ETH Zurich) Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a cell culture test to detect substances that are directly or indirectly harmful to embryos. Based on an existing test used for developing new drugs and chemicals, the augmented version is designed to help reduce the number of animal experiments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study confirms relationship between toxic pollution, climate risks to human health
(University of Notre Dame) In a first-of-its-kind study that combines assessments of the risks of toxic emissions, nontoxic emissions and people's vulnerability to them, University of Notre Dame researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial distribution of global climate risk and toxic pollution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seaside poor health overlooked, warns Whitty
Bad housing and deprivation are a toxic mix for health, says England's chief medical officer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Collection Agency Sets Sights on Asbestos Trusts
A prominent Medicare services collection agency is taking aim at an estimated 60 viable asbestos trust funds, citing a failure to divulge settlement payments and deliver reimbursement to providers for health care services. Asbestos trusts are designed to compensate victims of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos, most notably malignant mesothelioma, a rare cancer with no definitive cure. MSP Recovery LLC, a leading Medicare/Medicaid recovery specialist, filed the first lawsuit last week against the J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. J.T. Thorpe Inc. is a former indus...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 20, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Newspaper coverage of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in the United States, 2014-2020: consequences, causes, and solutions - Purtle J, Bowler S, Boughter-Dornfeld M, Nelson KL, Gollust SE.
News media can shape public opinion about child adversity and influence the translation of research into public policy. Research about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress has increased dramatically in recent years, but little is known abo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

VAX NAZIS: Instead of yellow badges the Nazis made the Jews wear, the Jewish State of Israel is brandishing its own citizens with vaccine "Happy Badges"
(Natural News) Nearly six million Jews died in the Holocaust, and over a million in the chemical gas chambers, so you’d think the Jewish State of Israel would know better than to force-vaccinate all of their citizens with toxic, lab-concocted vaccines made by tyrannical pharma goons who love genocide delivered under the guise of inoculation.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resistant TB: Adjustments to BPaL Regimen Reduce AEs, Not Efficacy Resistant TB: Adjustments to BPaL Regimen Reduce AEs, Not Efficacy
High success rates in tuberculosis treatment remain after lowering linezolid dose and duration to reduce toxic effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Why Three MDs From One Hospital Died by Suicide Why Three MDs From One Hospital Died by Suicide
Three young medical residents working in the same program killed themselves within 8 months. Their colleagues described a toxic environment.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Novel autoantibody adds fuel to COVID-19 'firestorm' of inflammation, blood clots
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Researchers at Michigan Medicine have discovered another functional autoantibody in COVID-19 patients that contributes to the disease's development and the " firestorm " of blood clots and inflammation it induces. The autoantibody makes it much harder for the body to degrade neutrophil extracellular traps, the toxic webs of DNA and proteins produced by overactive immune cells at heightened levels in COVID patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top 6 organic fertilizers for your garden
(Natural News) The use of fertilizers dates back 8,000 years, when early farmers used manure to fertilize their crops. However, modern, commercial agriculture has now become heavily dependent on toxic synthetic fertilizers. These man-made chemicals allow farmers to temporarily increase the yield of their crops, but they also destroy beneficial soil microorganisms, cause air and water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C.'s prescribed safer supply program expands to reduce overdoses and deaths from illicit drugs
People in B.C. who use toxic illicit drugs and are at risk of overdosing or dying will soon be able to access alternative drugs, the minister of mental health and addictions announced Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

3 All-natural insect repellents that you can make at home
(Natural News) Insects can be deadly if they are not taken care of immediately. But many mainstream insect repellents contain toxic chemicals. This is why you should rely instead on homemade herb and essential oil-based insect repellents. Some of the most common toxic chemicals in insect repellents include pyrethroids, permethrin, cyfluthrin and DEET. These four toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spanish study finds Pfizer vaccine contains high levels of TOXIC graphene oxide
In this study, the Spanish researchers found that each dose of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does exhaled heated tobacco aerosol behave in the air?
(Imperial Brands) Scientific substantiation to date indicates that indoor use of Pulze heated tobacco device is unlikely to present an indoor air quality issue or risk to bystanders, especially compared to existing background levels of toxicants, indoor air quality standards and pollutants in urban areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"
“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britney Spears seemingly takes swipe at conservatorship in since-deleted post
Britney Spears shared a series of photos of herself wearing a maid-inspired outfit on her Instagram Story. The "Toxic" singer then... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products
(Natural News) An independent lab that tests the quality of medications and health products recently found that many sunscreens sold on the market are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. After testing almost 300 unique batches of commercial sunscreens, Valisure discovered that 27 percent contained detectable levels of the toxic chemical while five percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Summer Red Tide Has Left Hundreds Of Tons Of Dead Fish Along Tampa Bay's Shore
The hordes of fish were killed by a red tide, a large "bloom" of toxic algae that appears on Florida's Gulf Coast about once a year. Experts say the bloom shouldn't be happening right now.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

At Least 600 Tons Of Dead Fish Have Washed Up Along Tampa Bay's Shore
The hordes of fish were killed by a red tide, a large "bloom" of toxic algae that appears on Florida's Gulf Coast about once a year. Experts say the bloom shouldn't be happening right now.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

MIND-BLOWING: Oakland and Denver zoos giving COVID-19 spike protein vaccines to animals – including bears, gorillas, tigers and mountain lions
(Natural News) With zero science to back up giving zoo animals China virus jabs, and zero animals testing positive for Covid, the Oakland Zoo and Denver Zoo are both moving forward, shooting up animals with toxic “inoculations” that cause blood clots and heart inflammation in humans. There are also no records of any animals transmitting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is freaking ridiculous ’: Britney Spears inspires lawmakers to tackle toxic conservatorships
Lawmakers on the left and right are moved to act by the plight of a pop star whom one called a "voice for the voiceless." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows forests play greater role in depositing toxic mercury across the globe
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Researchers led by a UMass Lowell environmental science professor say mercury measurements in a Massachusetts forest indicate the toxic element is deposited in forests across the globe in much greater quantities than previously understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS
(Natural News) A new study warned that more than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Researchers found that 52 percent of the cosmetic products they analyzed, which included concealers, lip products and foundations, contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Earlier studies have linked PFAS to health issues such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fatal poisoning case of acetone cyanohydrin and citalopram - Nishio T, Toukairin Y, Hoshi T, Arai T, Nogami M.
Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH) is a readily available source of cyanide and is widely used in basic and applied sciences. In toxicology, ACH is classified as extremely hazardous as it readily decomposes on contact with water, with the potential rapid release of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Tetanus toxin fragment may treat depression, Parkinson's disease and ALS
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describe the mechanism through which a non-toxic derivative of the tetanus neurotoxin (Hc-TeTx) may serve to treat depression and neurodegenerative diseases, as has already been demonstrated in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are you overusing hand sanitizer? Doctors say this could lead to blindness and even death
(Natural News) Medical experts are urging caution and telling Americans not to overuse hand sanitizer, especially if it was not manufactured in the United States. This is because the hand sanitizer might contain one toxic chemical: methanol. Hand sanitizers in the U.S. are banned from using methanol. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic chemicals leak from US base in Okinawa, threatening the health of residents
(Natural News) More than 2,400 liters of “firefighting water” containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were released from a U.S. military facility in the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. Heavy rain brought the chemicals into bodies of water at Uruma city and other nearby locations. The June 10 incident also added to the chemicals that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face masks causing children's bodies to experience spike in toxic CO2 levels
(Natural News) Chinese face coverings are a futile symbol of protection against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) that, scientifically speaking, do nothing except restrict the wearer’s access to oxygen. This is increasingly evident the more research is conducted, and yet the “authorities” want everyone, including schoolchildren, to wear a few at all times to “stay safe”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The clinical course and treatment of black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) envenomations: a narrative review - Aalten M, Bakhuis CFJ, Asaggau I, Wulfse M, van Binsbergen MF, Arntz ERAN, Troenokarso MF, Oediet Doebe JLR, Mahamuud U, Belbachir L, Meurs M, Kovalenko NA, van der Heyden MAG.
CONTEXT: The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is, due to its extremely toxic venom, one of the most dangerous snake species in Sub-Saharan Africa. A D. polylepis bite is a medical emergency and requires adequate action to prevent severe complications. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug Safety Update: Chloramphenicol eye drops containing borax or boric acid buffers: use in children younger than 2 years
The MHRA has issued a drug safety update: chloramphenicol eye drops containing borax or boric acid buffers: use in children younger than 2 years. Following a review of the available toxicological data (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Depression Plagues Many Coal Miners With Black Lung Disease
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Mental health problems and thoughts of suicide are common among U.S. coal miners with black lung disease, a new study finds. Black lung is a progressive illness caused by inhaling toxic coal and rock dust in coal mines.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study identifies gut microbes associated with toxicity to combined checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found specific intestinal microbiota signatures correlate with high-grade adverse events and response to combined CTLA-4 and PD-1 blockade treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women who vape are more likely to have low-birthweight babies, study shows
Women who use electronic cigarettes during pregnancy are 33% more likely than those who don ’t to give birth to low-birthweight infants, according to a new study by a team of researchers from UCLA and other institutions.Low-birthweight babies — those weighing less than 5.5 pounds — often require specialized medical care and are at greater risk of early-life complications and long-lasting health issues, saidAnnette Regan,the study ’s corresponding authorand an adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health.Findings from the study, which also involved researche...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wild birds learn to avoid distasteful prey by watching others
(University of Helsinki) How do predators know to avoid brightly-coloured toxic prey? A collaboration of researchers has put social information theory to the test in a reliable real-world system to find the answer - by copying what others do, or do not, eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural treatments: Salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells, say researchers
(Natural News) A study led by University of Georgia researchers found that salt nanoparticles could kill cancer cells and confer anti-cancer immunity. Published in the journal Advanced Materials, the study showed that sodium chloride nanoparticles (SCNPs) could stealthily enter cancer cells and rip them apart from within, causing cell death. The cells’ death could then trigger an immune response that enables the body to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New nanotech will enable a 'healthy' electric current production inside the human body
(Tel-Aviv University) The innovative material is eco-friendly, completely biological and non-toxic, and causes no harm to the body's tissues. The material is as strong as titanium and extremely flexible. The new development will allow for the charging of pacemakers using only the heartbeat, eliminating the need for batteries. The new material will make it possible to produce green energy activated by mechanical force that can be applied to other areas as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nano-scale borate bioactive glass: Next generation material for skin-healing
(Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Recently, with the help of a steady-state strong magnetic field experimental device, scientists constructed nano-scale borate bioactive glass (Nano-HCA@BG), which can effectively reduce the biological toxicity of borate bioglass, improve the biocompatibility of the glass, and promote the effect of borate bioglass on skin repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Erratum to: Chemical burns from secondary exposure to paraquat through mishandling urine of a patient with toxic exposure -
H. Denise Holley-Harrison et al. Journal of Burn Care& Research, irab052, doi:10.1093/jbcr/irab052 In the originally published version of this manuscript, the spelling of the first author's name was incorrect. The name should be "H. Denise Holley-Harri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Defining corneal chemical burns: a novel exact and adjustable ocular model - Glaudo M, Panfil C, Schrage NF.
INTRODUCTION: Live-animal-free ocular toxicity models and tests are a necessity in multiple branches of medicine, industry and science. Corneal models with adjustable ranges of injury severities do not exist. In this work, a novel and precise and dose - re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The controversial approval of an Alzheimer’s drug reignites the battle over the underlying cause of the disease
The field of Alzheimer’s research has been dominated — and divided — by a hypothesis holding that toxic clumps in the brain are the main driver of the disease and that removing them will slow cognitive decline. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

More filling? Tastes great? How flies, and maybe people, choose their food
(Yale University) Flies have discriminating taste. Like a gourmet perusing a menu, they spend much of their time seeking sweet nutritious calories and avoiding bitter, potentially toxic food. But what happens in their brains when they make these food choices? Yale researchers discovered an interesting way to find out. They tricked them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news