Experts in epidemiology, occupational health, toxicology, physics and engineering agree: 5G radiation is toxic to humans
(Natural News) The New Hampshire Commission to Study the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G Technology put together a study which found that wireless devices and the towers that power them are damaging to people, plants, animals and insects. This damage is significant, by the way, altering the human body especially in ways that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine reactions being blamed on PEG, but could it be the body responding to mRNA transhumanist genetic reprogramming?
(Natural News) The medical establishment is playing dumb concerning the adverse events caused by Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, blaming their occurrence on a relatively common, yet toxic, vaccine additive known as polyethylene glycol (PEG). However, untested modified RNA (mRNA) technology is more than likely the real culprit. According to the United States Centers for Disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead poisoning of children
(Stanford University) A remediation and public education effort at an abandoned battery recycling facility in Bangladesh eliminated most lead soil contamination, but levels of the toxic metal in children living near the site did not decrease nearly as much. The discrepancy reveals the scope of other lead exposure sources and the challenge they present to public health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Some Kids, This Last Year Qualifies As An Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)
Our kids have been soaking it all in, taking on plenty of stress (in some cases, toxic stress) themselves. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Campbell, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

Controlled hydroxylations of diterpenoids allow for plant chemical defense without autotoxicity
Many plant specialized metabolites function in herbivore defense, and abrogating particular steps in their biosynthetic pathways frequently causes autotoxicity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying their defense and autotoxicity remain unclear. Here, we show that silencing two cytochrome P450s involved in diterpene biosynthesis in the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata causes severe autotoxicity symptoms that result from the inhibition of sphingolipid biosynthesis by noncontrolled hydroxylated diterpene derivatives. Moreover, the diterpenes’ defensive function is achieved by inhibiting herbivore sphingolipid bi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Li, J., Halitschke, R., Li, D., Paetz, C., Su, H., Heiling, S., Xu, S., Baldwin, I. T. Tags: Botany, Ecology r-articles Source Type: news

Little known dangers of an exotic poisonous fruit: lessons from two cases of konjac ingestion - Pillay R, Chemban FM, Pillay VV, Rathish B.
We report the first hum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mass casualty management after a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion in an urban area - Gamberini L, Imbriaco G, Flauto A, Monesi A, Mazzoli CA, Lupi C, Costa DMR, Mora F, Dell'Arciprete O, Cordenons F, Picoco C, Gordini G.
This report de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ethylene glycol poisoning: a diagnostic challenge in a patient with persistent seizures and a severe metabolic acidosis - Smit A, Lalloo V, Engelbrecht A.
INTRODUCTION: Due to the nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent alcohol ban in South Africa, several cases of toxic alcohol ingestion presented to our emergency unit. Many of these patients admitted to making home brews of al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery
Strongest correlation seen for BREAST - Q psychosocial well - being, with 0.89 change per unit change in financial toxicity score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Temple researchers identify cardiac protein that causes different types of heart failure
(Temple University Health System) Heart damage typically progresses, owing to oxidative stress and toxic lipids that alter heart cell energetics and the heart's ability to function normally.Oxidative stress occurs when harmful oxygen-containing molecules outnumber helpful antioxidants, leading to damaging reactions with proteins, DNA, and other cell components. Temple researchers show that in the heart, Kruppel-like factor-5, fuels both the generation of oxidizing molecules and the accumulation of toxic lipids known as ceramides in the heart, exacerbating heart dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The meat of the matter: Environmental dissemination of beef cattle agrochemicals
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A recent Point of Reference article, " The meat of the matter: Environmental dissemination of beef cattle agrochemicals, " published inEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry, points at synthetic chemical cocktails being emitted from cattle feed yards into the environment and how they can impact our ecosystem and our health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Financial toxicity (FT) is associated with worse quality of life (QOL) for breast cancer patients after mastectomy or lumpectomy, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of the American College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins scientist develops method to find toxic chemicals in drinking water
(Johns Hopkins University) Most consumers of drinking water in the United States know that chemicals are used in the treatment processes to ensure the water is safe to drink. But they might not know that the use of some of these chemicals, such as chlorine, can also lead to the formation of unregulated toxic byproducts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acute toxic encephalopathy following bromadiolone intoxication: a case report - Li Q, Yu W, Qu Y, Wang JQ, Mao N, Kang H.
BACKGROUND: Clinically, bromadiolone poisoning is characterized by severe bleeding complications in various organs and tissues. Bromadiolone-induced toxic encephalopathy is extremely rare. Here, we report a special case of bromadiolone-induced reversible... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

An analysis of internet websites for searching domestic toxic information - Jung EK, Kang JH.
This study analyzed the information and accessibility of toxic substances provided to Internet websites. Methods From August 1, 2020, to August 31, 2020, we analyzed eight internet websites regarding toxic pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and che... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Paraffin dangers, health and socioeconomic consequences: urgent need for policy action - Kimemia D, Van Niekerk A, Seedat M.
Illuminating paraffin (kerosene) is the primary cooking fuel for approximately two million South Africans. The highly flammable and toxic fuel is burnt in poorly made stoves that are prone to malfunction and are associated with accidental fires, burns an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The economics of poisoning: the role of telemedicine and toxicovigilance - Balme K, Stephen C, Curling L, Mohamed F, Du Plessis C, Marks C, Pillay-Fuentes Lorente V, Van Rensburg R, Voigt G.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Toxins In Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful To Health, Dana-Farber Study Finds
(CNN) — Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. “Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Dana Farber Cancer Institute Marijuana Source Type: news

AI Drug Discovery Startup Valo Raises $190 Million And Unveils Cancer Therapy Programs
The Boston-based company aims to accelerate the drug discovery process for cancer therapies that are both more effective and less toxic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare AI /ai Editors' Pick editors-pick technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to optimise duration of antibiotic treatment in patients with sepsis? BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 371: m4357.
Antibiotics represent the cornerstone of treatment. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) consensus guidelines recommend treatment for 7 to 10 days, but this is a weak recommendation. Use of antibiotics risks the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic-associated infections, such as Clostridiodes difficile. Patients may suffer from toxic effects of the drugs. Balancing the need to treat severe infections effectively against the risks of overuse of antibiotics is central to the principle of antibiotic stewardship. For severe covid-19, antibiotic stewardship remains important for critically ill patients with pneum...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 'Iron Man' bacteria could help protect the environment
(Michigan State University) In a new study, researchers show that microbes are capable of an incredible feat that could help reclaim a valuable natural resource and soak up toxic pollutants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leukemia: New Adverse Event With PARP Inhibitors in Cancer Leukemia: New Adverse Event With PARP Inhibitors in Cancer
Late toxicities in the form of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia can occur even a brief exposure to PARP inhibitors, and both are associated with a high mortality rate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study reveals new details about how bacterial toxins cause life-threatening colitis
FINDINGSResearch led by scientists from UCLA and Harvard University has uncovered details about how the bacterium Clostridioides difficile causes excessive inflammation in the gut that can lead to potentially deadly colitis. Studying C. difficile toxin A, one of two toxins released by the bacterium, the researchers produced two key findings.They pinpointed which part of the toxic protein can permeate cell membranes to gain entry to cellular structures called endosomes, demonstrating that even fragments of the protein that contain that key segment are capable of accessing endosomes.In addition, they revealed how the toxin m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Evacuation intention of nearby residents in case of toxic gas release at a chemical plant - Kim B, Koshiba Y, Ohtani H.
In this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted to respondents (n =784)who live in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Special Report: Explosive Documents Reveal BP Behind Toxic Mauritius Oil Spill
Newly released documents reveal that BP was behind the toxic oil involved in the Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean last year. ... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Protein that can be toxic in the heart and nerves may help prevent Alzheimer's
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A protein that wreaks havoc in the nerves and heart when it clumps together can prevent the formation of toxic protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study led by a UT Southwestern researcher shows. The findings, published recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could lead to new treatments for this brain-ravaging condition, which currently has no truly effective therapies and no cure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tire tread particles turn streams toxic
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Funk, M. A. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

A ubiquitous tire rubber-derived chemical induces acute mortality in coho salmon
In U.S. Pacific Northwest coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), stormwater exposure annually causes unexplained acute mortality when adult salmon migrate to urban creeks to reproduce. By investigating this phenomenon, we identified a highly toxic quinone transformation product of N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD), a globally ubiquitous tire rubber antioxidant. Retrospective analysis of representative roadway runoff and stormwater-affected creeks of the U.S. West Coast indicated widespread occurrence of 6PPD-quinone (
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tian, Z., Zhao, H., Peter, K. T., Gonzalez, M., Wetzel, J., Wu, C., Hu, X., Prat, J., Mudrock, E., Hettinger, R., Cortina, A. E., Biswas, R. G., Kock, F. V. C., Soong, R., Jenne, A., Du, B., Hou, F., He, H., Lundeen, R., Gilbreath, A., Sutton, R., Scholz, Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

EPA Evaluation Finds Asbestos Still An Unreasonable Risk
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Part 1 of its Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, reaffirming preliminary findings from March that were roundly criticized for underestimating the dangers of exposure to this toxic mineral. Six ongoing use categories of asbestos were evaluated by the EPA, which found 16 conditions of use that presented unreasonable risk to human health through either occupational exposures or consumer uses. Part 1 of the evaluation, released in late December 2020, involved the chrysotile type of asbestos. Chrysotile is the only type of asbestos being imported, processed or distributed for u...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Scientists create ON-OFF switches to control CAR T cell activity
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Cancer Center have created molecular ON-OFF switches to regulate the activity of CAR T cells, a potent form of cell-based immunotherapy that has had dramatic success in treating some advanced cancers, but which pose a significant risk of toxic side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxin chimeras slip therapeutics into neurons to treat botulism in animals
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Taking advantage of the chemical properties of botulism toxins, two teams of researchers have fashioned non-toxic versions of these compounds that can deliver therapeutic antibodies to treat botulism, a potentially fatal disease with few approved treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metals symposium draws researchers, students, and community members
Toxic metals were the focus of the North Carolina State University Center for Human Health and the Environment’s first annual symposium. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Algal blooms ’ toxic recipe uncovered
NIEHS-funded researchers unmasked the genetic basis for how one form of harmful algal bloom becomes toxic. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Nomura describes new approach to identifying chemical toxicity
Daniel Nomura, Ph.D., described emerging technologies that can identify both intended and unintended effects of chemicals in the body. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Connecting high throughput assay results to animal test outcomes
Attendees at a recent workshop identified steps needed for high throughput test data to begin serving existing toxicity testing needs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Expert panel agrees with draft NTP reports
A panel of experts agreed with draft NTP conclusions on carcinogenicity and toxicity of antimony trioxide and the metalworking fluid TRIM VX. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Feds launch $1 million toxicity testing challenge
Innovative thinkers are sought for a $1 million federal challenge to advance the field of predictive toxicology by addressing metabolites. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New initiative to modernize regulatory toxicity testing
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Methods wholeheartedly endorsed speeding up efforts to reduce animals use in toxicology testing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New cell models for toxicology better mimic human tissue
NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D., described his work developing cell models that better mimic human tissue for toxicity testing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS grantee validates tissue chips for toxicity testing
An NIEHS grantee laboratory is validating tissue chip models of human organ systems for replacing animal use in toxicity testing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Experts concur with three draft NTP reports
An NTP scientific panel reviewed and accepted draft technical reports on the carcinogenicity and toxicity of three substances. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

At 10 years, Tox21 continues driving toxicity testing forward
The Tox21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced
Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Novel strategies for toxicological research discussed by NTP board
The NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program aims to share findings faster and tackle cardiovascular, neurodevelopmental diseases. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Research on botanicals takes center stage at community event
National Toxicology Program genetic toxicologist Stephanie Smith-Roe, Ph.D., shared black cohosh research at a lunchtime seminar. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Toxicologists share novel insights on stem cells and epigenetics
The North Carolina Chapter of the Society of Toxicology meeting explored how stem cell and epigenetics innovations may serve toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news