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Cheap Test Might Pinpoint Where Zika Mosquitoes Lurk
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 -- Some countries struck by the Zika virus have discussed widespread use of toxic pesticides to control virus-carrying mosquitoes. But researchers say there may be a low-tech, low-cost alternative. An existing DNA-screening... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Antibiotic doxycycline may offer hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that doxycycline, an antibiotic used for over half a century against bacterial infections, can be prescribed at lower doses for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. According to the authors, the substance reduces the toxicity of α-synuclein, a protein that, under certain conditions, forms abnormal accumulations of aggregates in central nervous system cells, which are damaged as a result. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Woman: Company Liable For Husband's Cancer Death Due To Chemical Exposure
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania woman who contends that her late husband died from exposure to various toxic chemicals while operating a printing press for a company that makes checks used by bank customers filed a lawsuit on Pennsylvania state court on March 29, contending that the company and its affiliates are liable for his death (Evelyn J. Hamilton, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Joel W. Hamilton, v. Deluxe Financial Services Inc., No. GD-17-4439, Pa. Comm. Pls., Allegheny Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New Jersey Residents: Case Against Smelter Is Valid
TRENTON, N.J. - A group of New Jersey residents on April 16 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court contending that their complaint against a refining company alleging contamination from heavy metals asserts valid claims (Juan Duarte, et al. v. United States Metal Refining Company, No. 17-1624, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2nd Circuit Dismisses Creosote Injury Case Brought Against Chemical Company
NEW YORK - A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 20 ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to decide a case in which a group of residents sued Tronox Inc. contending that they had been harmed as a result of exposure to wood treated with creosote at the company's plant in Pennsylvania (Avoca Plaintiffs v. Kerr-McGee Corporation; In Re: Tronox Inc., No. 16-343, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man: Case Against Monsanto Should Not Be Stayed Pending Ruling On MDL Transfer
ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man who sued Monsanto Co. for allegedly causing his non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) through the manufacturing and distribution of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on April 25 filed a brief in Missouri federal court arguing that the district court should reconsider the stay it issued pending a determination on transfer to the multidistrict litigation because the case does not need to be transferred (Steve Salvaggio, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 17-1113, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2 More Glyphosate Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Transferred To MDL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 25 transferred two more glyphosate injury lawsuits to the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation in California federal court (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

6th Circuit: Local Controversy Exception Not Applicable In Flint Water Crisis Case
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 25 ruled that the local controversy exception to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) did not apply in a putative class action related to the Flint water crisis, and it reversed a district court's decision sending the case back to state court (Tiffany Davenport, et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam Inc., et al., No. 17-1200, 6th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 7273). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Flint, Mich., Residents' Claims Not Precluded By Law, Groups Tell 6th Circuit
CINCINNATI - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the American Civil Liberties Union on April 11 filed an amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that the civil rights claims of the residents of Flint, Mich., related to lead-contaminated drinking water are not precluded by federal law pertaining to safe drinking water (Melissa Mays, et al. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 17-1144, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents Seek Damages From State, City For Flint, Mich., Lead Water Crisis
DETROIT - A group of Flint, Mich., residents on April 13 sued state and city officials in Michigan federal court, contending that they are liable for lead contamination in the city's drinking water for their respective roles in making the decision to use the Flint River as the water supply for the city without first ensuring that the pipes were protected against corrosion (Kimberly Gaddy, et al. v. City of Flint, et al., No. 17-11166, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

West Virginia State University Sues Chemical Companies For Tainted Groundwater
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Board of Governors for West Virginia State University on April 27 filed a lawsuit in state court against Dow Chemical Co. and a group of chemical companies, alleging that they are liable for groundwater contamination at the university "with three likely carcinogens" (West Virginia State University Board of Governors v. The Dow Chemical Co., et al., No. 17-C-599, W.Va. Cir., Kanawha Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company Seeks Protective Order Preventing Deposition Of CEO In Battery Injury Case
OKLAHOMA CITY - One of the defendants sued in connection with injuries suffered by two workers when a lithium battery exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation moved in Oklahoma federal court on April 17 for a protective order barring the deposition testimony of its CEO, contending that plaintiffs' counsel is deposing the executive in an effort to "harass" him (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al., and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Ask Court To Approve $151M Settlement In Water Contamination Lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Residents of West Virginia and a group of defendants filed a joint brief in West Virginia federal court on April 27, arguing that the court should approve a $151 million settlement deal reached among the parties in a groundwater contamination lawsuit related to the chemical spill of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands Groundwater Class Action, Says Local Controversy Exception Applies
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A federal judge in Texas on April 19 remanded a class action lawsuit alleging groundwater contamination by a group of defendant chemical companies, ruling that the local exception to federal class action law applied (MD Haynes Inc. d/b/a Cici's Pizza, et al. v. Valero Marketing and Supply Co., et al., No. 17-6, S.D. Texas; 2017 U.S. Dist., LEXIS 59495). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents: Claims Against Smelter Operator Should Be Combined Into 1 Case
OKLAHOMA CITY - A group of Oklahoma residents on April 25 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court arguing that a district court's "way forward" of joining all claims against a zinc smelter related to groundwater contamination into a single trial "is the most elegant and thoughtful way to conduct an efficient and just trial" (Helen Briggs, et al. v. Freeport McMoran Copper& Gold Inc., No. 13-1157, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Causation Lacking In Lawsuit Related To Cancer From Benzene Exposure
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company being sued by a North Carolina man who contends that he contracted cancer as a result of groundwater contamination for which the man says the company is liable on April 17 filed a brief in North Carolina federal court, arguing that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiffs cannot show causation (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Jury Rules Against Residents In Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit
CHICAGO - A jury in Illinois federal court on April 13 issued a verdict against a group of residents who had sued two companies for allegedly contaminating its groundwater with vinyl chloride. The verdict sheet did not elaborate on the jury's decision (Village of Sauk Village v. Roadway Express Inc., et al., No. 15-9183, N.D. Ill.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Vacates Default Judgment In Groundwater Lawsuit Against Gas Station
NEW YORK - A judge in New York federal court on April 25 vacated a default judgment against an oil company that was a third-party defendant in a groundwater contamination lawsuit on grounds that there was "excusable neglect" with regard to its failure to answer the complaint and appear in court (White Plains Housing Authority v. Getty Properties Corp. and Getty Properties Corp., et al. v. Marianina Oil Corp., No. 13-6282, S.D. N.Y.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62705). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - June 29, 2017
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - May 2, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting June 29, 2017
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - May 2, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

CyberKnife(R) System Provides Effective Treatment Option with Minimal Side Effects and Excellent Cosmesis for Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients
Robotic Radiosurgery System's Unique Motion Management Technique Limits Toxicity and Preserves Cosmesis in Convenient, 5-Fraction Treatment Regimen SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ... Devices, Oncology Accuray, partial breast irradiation, CyberKnife, breast cancer, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxic malaria vaccine to be tested in Africa, even after Health Ranger reports on a botanical alternative with an astounding 100% cure rate
(Natural News) Though malaria is a virtually unknown disease to many in the U.S., it is a global menace that affects upwards of 212 million people annually, killing close to half a million in any given year. In the past, the medical approach to the treatment of malaria has been to prescribe a type of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air circulating on planes can be TOXIC
In the last year, three airline crews at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, in Georgia, have received emergency medical care with symptoms of aerotoxic syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cure For This Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Grown Men Run And Hide
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why People With A Treatable Flesh-Eating Disease Don't Want The Cure
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weis elected president of the American Board of Toxicology
NIEHS Toxicology Liaison Christopher Weis was voted president-elect of the American Board of Toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New study challenges formaldehyde cancer findings
(Spectrum) A newly published reanalysis of raw data from a study widely used by chemical assessment agencies to set hazard assessments for formaldehyde shows no link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia. The peer-reviewed paper was just published online in the Journal of Critical Reviews in Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxicity resulting from exposure to oven cleaners as reported to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) from 2009 to 2015 - Day RC, Bradberry SM, Sandilands EA, Thomas SHL, Thompson JP, Vale JA.
INTRODUCTION: Oven cleaning products contain corrosive substances, typically sodium or potassium hydroxide. OBJECTIVE: To determine the reported toxicity from exposure to oven cleaning products. METHODS: Telephone enquiries to the UK Nation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (387)
This week’s articles reveal a new treatment for malaria and an adjunct therapy that may reduce the hematologic toxicity of chemotherapy. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Energy drinks found to be shockingly toxic to the human heart
(Natural News) Energy drinks are all the rage these days; estimates suggest that between 2008 and 2012, the energy drink market exploded by a staggering 60 percent. In 2015, it was reported that the market was expected to reach a value of more than $21 billion in 2017. Nowadays, there are more than 500 energy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China cracks down on toxic vaccine sales ring, hunts 300 suspects
(Natural News) Last year, it was revealed that China was home to a deadly vaccine sales ring with hundreds of suspects — some of whom were even doctors. So far, it seems that only two people have received jail time for their involvement in the black market vaccine trade of selling spoiled, toxic inoculations. It’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comprehensive list of states with the highest toxic vaccine rates
(Natural News) The vaccine debate rages on, with some vehemently pro and others vehemently against vaccine mandates and toxic ingredients. The mainstream media and medical community would have us believe that vaccines are 100 percent effective and 100 percent safe, 100 percent of the time. Anyone who has ever taken the time to read a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Five Things to Know about the Nerve Agent VX
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

WARNING SIGNS: Code words in latest executive order indicate Trump may be getting sucked into the GMO / pesticide swamp
(Natural News) In the realm of swampy corruption and murky politics, it doesn’t get any murkier or “swampier” than the GMO / pesticide industry, which profits from the mass poisoning of the environment and the food supply with toxic, disease-promoting chemicals. While this “poison industry” enjoyed enormous government protection under both Bush and Obama administrations,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100% of honeybee colony food found to be heavily contaminated with toxic pesticides
(Natural News) Honeybee colonies were found to be heavily laden with toxic pesticides, according to a recent study. As part of the study, researchers at Cornell University examined 120 honeybee colonies placed near 30 apple orchards around New York state. The bees were allowed to forage for a few days during the flowering season. The research team then... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you must DEMAND made-in-the-USA dental crowns from your dentist
(Natural News) When we go to the dentist to repair or replace missing or cracked teeth, we usually don’t ask questions about what they put in our mouths. Because of this, tens of thousands of Americans could have dental fixtures in their mouths that contain toxic chemicals. These metal and ceramic inserts, bought on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life
Heart disease, depression, life expectancy. New research claims that stress exerts a far heavier physical toll than previously understood. The film-maker James Redford talks about how toxic stress can be a killerThere is a scene in James Redford ’s new film,Resilience, in which a paediatrician cites a parental misdeed so outmoded as to seem bizarre. “Parents used to smoke in the car with kids in the back and the windows rolled up,” she says, incredulous. How long ago those days now seem; how wise today’s parents are to the dangers of those toxins. Yet every week in her clinic in the Bayview-Hunters ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paula Cocozza Tags: Family Life and style Parents and parenting Mental health Psychology Science Children Society Film Documentary Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Toxic chemicals from cigarettes remain toxic in secondhand smoke
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is secondhand cigarette smoke dangerous to my health? ANSWER: The short answer to your question is yes, secondhand smoke?is dangerous. Secondhand smoke ? also known as environmental tobacco smoke ? is a combination of the smoke coming from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker, which spreads out to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

England's cancer drugs fund'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society '
Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

England's Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'
Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs. In a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, researchers led by Dr Ajay Aggarwal, academic clinical oncologist at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), and Professor Richard Sullivan, director of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London (UK), looked at 29 drugs that had been approved for use through the CDF in Jan...
Source: World Pharma News - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cancer Drugs Fund condemned as expensive and ineffective
Treatments approved by David Cameron ’s scheme were not worth money, extended life very little and often had adverse side-effects, study findsThe Cancer Drugs Fund, set up by the government to pay for expensive medicines that the NHS would not normally finance, failed to benefit patients and may have resulted in some of them suffering unnecessarily from toxic side-effects, experts say.An analysis in a leading cancer journal has found that the fund paid out £1.27bn from 2010 to 2016 – an amount that would have paid for an entire year of mainstream cancer drugs for the NHS.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cancer research The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Drugs Medical research Science Society UK news Politics Health policy Source Type: news

5 Over-the-counter drugs you MUST avoid
(Natural News) Many folks are well aware of the toxic ingredients in the long list of physician prescribed chemically concocted pharmaceuticals, along with the serious and sometimes deadly side effects that can occur while taking them. Yet millions don’t think twice about grabbing bright shiny packages of commonly used pills or liquids on the shelves of grocery and drugstores stores throughout America.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Suing Trump Bring Climate Fight To Washington
WASHINGTON — Back home in Hawaii, Journey Zephier is a vocal opponent of the genetically modified crop industry and its extensive use of toxic pesticides. But today, the 17-year-old activist finds himself at the center of a much larger fight: climate change.  Zephier, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, is among 21 children and young adults from around the country involved in a landmark lawsuit that accuses the federal government of violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by promoting fossil fuel production and by failing to take action to combat climate change. On Thursday, Zep...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Youth Suing Trump Bring Climate Fight To Washington
WASHINGTON — Back home in Hawaii, Journey Zephier is a vocal opponent of the genetically modified crop industry and its extensive use of toxic pesticides. But today, the 17-year-old activist finds himself at the center of a much larger fight: climate change.  Zephier, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, is among 21 children and young adults from around the country involved in a landmark lawsuit that accuses the federal government of violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by promoting fossil fuel production and by failing to take action to combat climate change. On Thursday, Zep...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer's Stivarga Shows Slim Progress Against Liver Cancer
My enthusiasm for this new drug, Stivarga, is tempered by the low response rate and toxicity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Tags: ETR:BAYN Source Type: news

The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic -- And No One's Paying Attention
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Welcome To The Poison Garden: Medicine's Medieval Roots
One corner of the garden of Alnwick Castle in northern England grows a hundred plants behind lock and key. Many of the toxic species there were used by medieval doctors — nasty plants adapted to heal.(Image credit: Joanne Silberner for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joanne Silberner Source Type: news

England's Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs. The review by Professor Richard Sullivan and Dr. Ajay Aggarwal is published in Annals of Oncology with an accompanying editorial by Dr. Kapil Dhingra. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news