Epidemiological study of carbon monoxide deaths in Scotland 2007-2016 - Lisbona CF, Hamnett HJ.
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxications are quite frequent in forensic toxicology. Using a sample of 209 CO-positive deaths in Scotland from 2007 to 2016, this study provides ranges of percentage CO saturations (%COHb) according to the CO source and examines an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Poisoning due to tutin in honey-a report of an outbreak in New Zealand - Beasley M, Hood D, Anderson P, Reeve J, Slaughter RJ.
AIM: In autumn 2008, an outbreak of toxic honey poisoning was identified. The outbreak was not recognised initially until three cases from one family group presented to hospital, with a common factor of recent consumption of locally produced honey. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of paraquat poisoning in French Guiana: a review of 62 cases - Elenga N, Merlin C, Le Guern R, Kom-Tchameni R, Ducrot YM, Pradier M, Ntab B, Dinh-Van KA, Sobesky M, Mathieu D, Dueymes JM, Egmann G, Kallel H, Mathieu-Nolf M.
Paraquat is a nonselective contact herbicide of great toxicological importance, being associated with high mortality rates. Because of its high toxicity, the European Union withdrew it from its market in 2007. The aim of this study is to analyze all cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to curb production of chemical weapons - Sydnes LK.
Incidents involving chemical weapons are on the rise. In the past week, reports from Syria allege that scores of people in the city of Douma were killed with a toxic gas, possibly chlorine, a tactic that experts say has been used in Syria at least a doz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

New, safer hair dyes to be made from graphene
(Natural News) Scientists found a new way to make safer hair dyes using graphene. The study, published in the journal Chem, suggested that the naturally black material graphene could be used for making hair dyes in various dark shades. Most hair dyes use toxic chemicals, damaging the hair in the process. Because the hair is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

CVD Winners and Losers; Stroke Reperfusion'Success'; Financial Toxicity
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alzheimer plaque affects different brain cells differently
(Link ö ping University) Amyloid beta, a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, has different properties in different cell types in the brains of fruit flies. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Link ö ping University in Sweden. While amyloid beta is highly toxic for nerve cells, it seems that certain other types of cell are hardly damaged at all by aggregates of the protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water, report says
Toxic lead was found in tap water drawn from nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago within the past two years, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of results from the tested water. The daily newspaper published a report on that analysis Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water
Toxic lead was found in tap water drawn from nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago within the past two years, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of results from the tested water. The daily newspaper published a report on that analysis Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia
Indonesian police have vowed to crackdown on the distribution of bootleg alcohol, as deaths this month connected to the consumption of illegally produced toxic liquor exceeded 86. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemists seek antiaddiction drugs to battle hijacked brain
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Chemistry, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Study questions animal efficacy data behind trials
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yasinski, E. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

WHO demands ‘unhindered access’ to site of suspected chemical attack in Syria
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has received reports that an estimated  500 patients at Syrian health facilities have exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals, after the shelling of a Damascus suburb over the weekend. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After testicular cancer is cured, remain alert in the future
Because testicular cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, it is easier for men to move on and forget about it. But new research in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that it ’s prudent for patients to stay in touch with their medical team as they age and to be aware of treatment toxicities. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

500 Syrians treated for symptoms of gas poisoning in Douma, WHO says
The World Health Organization says some 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Another reason to cut carbs and sugar: Cancer cells thrive on glucose
(Natural News) What could be more amazing than accidentally discovering a non-toxic, truly effective treatment for cancer? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, was investigating the reason why navy seals sometimes suddenly experience seizures underwater when using... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.
Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Technology to tackle the plastic pollution threat to water ecosystems
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans each year, posing a threat to marine ecosystems and contaminating the food chain with toxic compounds. EU-funded researchers are deploying cutting-edge technologies to prevent and mitigate this growing environmental hazard. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Are e-cigarettes toxic? Citrus flavours may cause cancer, study finds
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found substances that give tobacco substitutes a citrus or floral scent significantly increase the production of free radicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Option in NSCLC With IL-15 Agonist Plus Immune Checkpoint Inhibition
The combination of nivolumab with an interleukin-15 agonist was well tolerated with no dose-limiting toxicities in patients with metastatic non –small-cell lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/News Source Type: news

Few Americans aware of cancer drug shortages
(Reuters Health) - Most Americans aren't aware of cancer drug shortages that might lead some patients to receive less effective or more toxic treatments, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Varian Medical releases new Velocity cancer imaging software
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it launched an FDA-cleared version of its Velocity cancer imaging software, including a new Rapidsphere module. The newly launched Velocity 4.0’s Rapidsphere module is designed for Y90 selective internal radiation therapy dosimetry analysis and provides improved information on tumor responses and normal-tissue toxicity for patients undergoing SIRT, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. The Velocity 4.0 software includes the company’s Velocity M3i multi-modality motion imaging component, the Velocity Aria sync component and the Velocity tumor & dose tracking comp...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Oncology Software / IT Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Now Detroit is dealing with toxic chemicals in the drinking water
(Natural News) Toxic PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of two cities in Metropolitan Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has warned residents of New Baltimore and Mount Clemens about their contaminated water supplies, reported a Michigan Live article. PFAS is short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a huge group of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand dryers in public bathrooms 'suck in' bacteria from flushing toilets
Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that hot-air dryers can spread Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause life-threatening sepsis or toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Graduate student awarded Lush prize for work to end animal research in toxicology
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Carolina Motter Catarino, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded £ 10,000 from the Lush Prize, which is a collaboration between cosmetics company Lush and research organization Ethical Consumer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Full atrioventricular block secondary to acute poisoning mercury: a case report - Peregrina-Ch ávez AG, Ramírez-Galindo MDR, Chávez-Martínez R, Delahanty-Delgado CA, Vázquez-Alaniz F.
Background: The biological behaviour and clinical significance of mercury toxicity vary according to its chemical structure. Mercury differs in its degree of toxicity and in its effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems as well as on org... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Framework for Assessing Health Impacts of Multiple Chemicals and Other Stressors: 2018
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 02/2018 This 154-page document, an update of the 2004 document, describes a recommended process to evaluate the potential public health impacts of exposures to multiple chemicals and other stressors, a frequent occurrence and concern for people living in the vicinity of sites with toxic substances. It provides background information that is important in understanding the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry approach to assessing health impacts of exposure to multiple stressors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

One last attempt to save NHS bursaries, says UNISON
Commenting on plans that would see a parliamentary debate after Easter recess on government plans to scrap postgraduate student nursing bursaries, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:  “The government needs to admit it got this one very wrong. “Official figures show that government penny-pinching is deterring a whole generation of nurses and other health professionals from their chosen career in the NHS. “The toxic combination of underfunded services, wage stagnation and increased pressure on services has created a whole new uncertainly into which graduates are understandably not willing to enter ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing Source Type: news

Kenya:Parents of Paralysed Children Yet to Get Sh40 Million Payout
[Nation] Parents of the 28 children who were injected with a toxic jab at Akichelesit dispensary in Teso North in 2015 want the Busia County government to honour a High Court order that gave them Sh40 million compensation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr äger Introduces New Technology to Protect Against Deadly Smoke-Borne Gases Known as ‘Toxic Twins’
Houston – Dräger announced a new patented ‘toxic twins’ alarm function on its X-am 5000 multi-gas monitor that measures CO and HCN against a combined threshold. The company has also published a whitepaper detailing the effects of the ‘toxic twins.’ In structural fires, smoke inhalation causes eight times as many deaths as burns because of toxic gases. Two of the most deadly are carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) – known as ‘toxic twins.’ Together, they create a lethal chemical asphyxiant that can put firefighters and victims into cardiac arrest at ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr äger Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Dr äger Introduces New Technology to Protect Against Deadly Smoke-Borne Gases Known as ‘Toxic Twins’
Houston – Dräger announced a new patented ‘toxic twins’ alarm function on its X-am 5000 multi-gas monitor that measures CO and HCN against a combined threshold. The company has also published a whitepaper detailing the effects of the ‘toxic twins.’ In structural fires, smoke inhalation causes eight times as many deaths as burns because of toxic gases. Two of the most deadly are carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) – known as ‘toxic twins.’ Together, they create a lethal chemical asphyxiant that can put firefighters and victims into cardiac arrest at ...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr äger Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Dr äger Introduces New Technology to Protect Against Deadly Smoke-Borne Gases Known as ‘Toxic Twins’
Houston – Dräger announced a new patented ‘toxic twins’ alarm function on its X-am 5000 multi-gas monitor that measures CO and HCN against a combined threshold. The company has also published a whitepaper detailing the effects of the ‘toxic twins.’ In structural fires, smoke inhalation causes eight times as many deaths as burns because of toxic gases. Two of the most deadly are carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) – known as ‘toxic twins.’ Together, they create a lethal chemical asphyxiant that can put firefighters and victims into cardiac arrest at ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr äger Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Arkansas court rules with Monsanto, grants farmers right to spray toxic Dicamba herbicide that causes horrific crop damage to nearby farms
(Natural News) Millions of acres of U.S. crops were damaged in 2017 by a dicamba-based herbicide, manufactured by Monsanto and BASF SE. Dicamba herbicide is specifically designed to be sprayed on genetically modified, dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. These GM crops have been genetically engineered to withstand dicamba; however, the herbicide is very volatile. Dicamba drifts in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:New Malaria Drug Makes Human Blood Toxic to Mosquitoes
[Premium Times] There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa's most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Modular radical cross-coupling with sulfones enables access to sp3-rich (fluoro)alkylated scaffolds
Cross-coupling chemistry is widely applied to carbon-carbon bond formation in the synthesis of medicines, agrochemicals, and other functional materials. Recently, single-electron–induced variants of this reaction class have proven particularly useful in the formation of C(sp2)–C(sp3) linkages, although certain compound classes have remained a challenge. Here, we report the use of sulfones to activate the alkyl coupling partner in nickel-catalyzed radical cross-coupling with aryl zinc reagents. This method’s tolerance of fluoroalkyl substituents proved particularly advantageous for the streamlined preparat...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Merchant, R. R., Edwards, J. T., Qin, T., Kruszyk, M. M., Bi, C., Che, G., Bao, D.-H., Qiao, W., Sun, L., Collins, M. R., Fadeyi, O. O., Gallego, G. M., Mousseau, J. J., Nuhant, P., Baran, P. S. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Common Genetic Driver Linked to Aggressive Meningiomas
A USCF team has uncovered molecular insights into meningioma biology that could lead to new, less toxic treatment approaches. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Brain Tumors Cancer and Genetics News Source Type: news

Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids
Blood levels of a flame retardant have fallen in American children since use of the chemicals was banned in consumer products, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bored with eating Tide pods, moronic youth are now snorting CONDOMS on YouTube to get attention
(Natural News) What has become of the youth, their minds deteriorating, so easily influenced by the latest trend? One month they are placating their dull, miserable lives by eating toxic Tide Pods. Now a growing number of them are snorting condoms up their nose and posting it to YouTube. We all did stupid things in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

170 million Americans may have toxic levels of radium in their tap water
(Natural News) A dangerous radioactive element could be lurking in your tap water. It’s odorless, invisible, and tasteless but it’s affecting up to 170 million Americans every day. This naturally occurring carcinogen leeches into the water supply from deep rock aquifers and is not filtered out of the water before it heads to your tap. Radium-226 and Radium-228 are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Blood levels of a flame retardant have fallen in American children since use of the chemicals was banned in consumer products, a new study finds. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were once widely used in household... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa:Novel Silver Compounds Offer a Potential Cancer Treatment Breakthrough
[The Conversation Africa] The development of chemotherapeutic drugs to treat various cancers has been fraught with challenges. One of the toughest is the acute and long-term toxicity of drugs and its severe side-effects on almost all organs in the body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids
Title: Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kenya:Gold Mining Takes a Toxic Toll on Women
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nyatike -Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya's border with Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Honors for Guilarte and Richards at Society of Toxicology meeting
The Society of Toxicology honored NIEHS grantee Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D., from Florida International University, and grad student researcher Alicia Richards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions
An expert panel recommended the National Toxicology Program indicate stronger evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation caused tumors in rats. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news