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Two older drugs could be 'repurposed' to fight dementia
Conclusion This early stage experimental research has demonstrated a beneficial neurological effect of trazodone and dibenzoylmethane on mice with diseases mimicking neurodegenerative diseases. It is important to acknowledge that this is animal research and therefore the drugs might not have the same effect when they are trialled on humans. That being said, trazodone is already an approved drug for depression and sleep problems and has therefore already passed safety tests. If the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in humans and mice are similar, it is possible trazodone could be used in the future in treating Alzheimer's and...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Older people Neurology Medication Source Type: news

New insights may help protect against snake venom toxicity
(Wiley) New research may be useful for protecting against the toxic effects of snake venom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Victory: GMOs and neonicotinoid insecticides are now BANNED on Colorado county-owned land
(Natural News) Is Colorado’s Boulder County paving the way for our country to be free of GMOs and toxic insecticides? It sure looks like it; the county has made headlines with their recent banning of certain GMO crops from being grown on county-owned land. And they’ve even banned the use of harmful neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

April 26th NCBI Minute: Medical Genetics Summaries on the NCBI Bookshelf - a pharmacogenomics resource for clinicians
Next Wednesday, April 26, 2017, NCBI staff will introduce the Medical Genetics Summaries, a growing collection of reviews available on the NCBI Bookshelf. Each chapter of this book highlights the impact of genetic variations on response to drugs (pharmacogenomics). By the end of this NCBI Minute, you will be able to use the Medical Genetics Summaries to find information about a particular drug, including known impacts of genetic variation on drug response (efficacy, toxicity, side effects) and identify actionable information, including information about relevant genetic testing and how to interpret the test results in orde...
Source: NCBI Announcements - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic
Conclusion This study has identified a substance in the mucus secreted by a south Indian frog which can kill certain types of flu virus. Researchers often turn to natural substances with known health-giving properties to find potential new drugs for humans. For example, aspirin was developed based on a compound found in willow bark – which had been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Some other drugs – such as some chemotherapy and anticlotting drugs – have also been developed from chemicals found in plants. By isolating the substances that have an effect the researchers can make sure...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Glamour is expensive both on your wallet and your health: Women can spend thousands on TOXIC makeup
(Natural News) People could be buying toxic makeup without realizing it. The safety of the ingredients in personal care products is assessed through a voluntary industry program, reports SafeCosmetics.org. Called the “Cosmetic Ingredient Review”, this program has reviewed only 20 percent of the Food and Drug Administration-estimated (FDA) 12,500 chemicals used in cosmetics. Of those 12,500... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel Remands Lead-Paint Case To Amend Judgment Awarded To Landlord
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A New York appeals court on April 5 remanded a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit and directed the trial court to amend the judgment on grounds that the judgment was not in the proper form pursuant to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) (Rhonda John v. Rikud Realty Inc., No. 2015-11194, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 2nd Dept.; 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2571). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Tenant Entitled To Damages For Renting Home With Lead Hazards, Panel Says
CANTON, Ohio - An appeals panel in Ohio on March 31 ruled that a tenant who rented a premises that had been deemed uninhabitable due to lead hazards was entitled to damages from the landlord (Ohio Specialized Investments Ltd. v. Briona Campbell, No. 2016CA176, Ohio App., 5th App. Dist., Stark Co.; 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1246). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel: Man Fails To Offer Sufficient Evidence In Lead Paint Injury Lawsuit
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland appellate panel on April 5 affirmed a trial court's decision to dismiss a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit against a landlord on grounds that the plaintiffs failed to sufficiently demonstrate that the defendant was liable for his injuries (Davon Usher v. Riggs Realty, et al., No. 1376, Sept. Term 2014; 2017 Md. Spec. App. LEXIS 355). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Coal Ash Case To Allow Plaintiffs To File It In State Court
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal judge in Kentucky on April 12 dismissed a lawsuit brought by a class of residents who contended that they were exposed to hazardous chemicals from a coal-fired power plant so that the plaintiffs could file the claims in Kentucky state court. The judge declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the state law claims (Kathy Little, et al. v. Louisville Gas& Electric Company, No. 13-1214, W.D. Ky.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56467). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Town's PCB Claim Against Monsanto Fails, Judge Says; Expert Exclusions 'Moot'
BOSTON - A federal judge in Massachusetts on April 7 granted a motion for summary judgment dismissal of claims for breach of warranty brought by a town against Monsanto and its affiliates related to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a school building on grounds that the town failed to show that an alternate design was feasible. As a result of that dismissal, the judge ruled that motions to exclude expert witness testimony were "moot" (Town of Westport v. Monsanto Company, No. 14-12041, D. Mass.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53815). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands PCB Case Against Monsanto, Says Removal Was Improper
ST. LOUIS - A federal magistrate judge in Missouri on April 10 remanded a lawsuit brought by residents who contend that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) manufactured by Monsanto Co. are liable for their development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) on grounds that it was improperly removed to federal court (Kent N. Burford v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 16-536, E.D. Mo.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54293). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

San Diego: PCB Claims Against Monsanto Valid; Property Interests At Issue
SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego and its port district on April 7 filed a brief in California federal court contending that their second amended complaint against Monsanto Co. regarding alleged contamination of the city's water system with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) should not be dismissed because the city has multiple property interests that are affected by the company's PCBs (San Diego Unified Port District, et al v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-578, S.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Groups Lack Evidence For Alleged Injuries From Tainted Groundwater
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. filed a brief in New Jersey federal court on April 7, contending that environmental advocacy groups that contend that the company is liable for groundwater contamination lack evidence capable of showing that any alleged injuries are "fairly traceable" to any action by the company (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Experts Not Permitted To Testify In Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge in Oklahoma on March 31 ruled that the testimony of experts on which a woman was going to rely in her lawsuit against oil and gas companies for injuries she allegedly suffered from exposure to airborne benzene did not meet the standard requirements for reliability of testimony (Samantha Hall v. ConocoPhillips, et al., No. 14-0670, W.D. Okla; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56458). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Family Files Product Defect Suit Against Lowe's, Maker Of Roundup
SPOKANE, Wash. - A family in Washington on March 21 filed suit in the Spokane County Superior Court against a store that sold a garden chemical sprayer, the maker of the sprayer and the maker of the chemical, claiming that they failed to warn about their defective products, which led to a woman getting ill from being exposed to the toxins in the garden spray (Tracy E. Mesecher, et al. v. Lowes Companies Inc., et al., No. 17201073-6, Wash. Super. Spokane Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups: Monsanto Knowingly Misrepresents Danger Of Glyphosate In Roundup
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two consumer advocacy groups on April 7 filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia Superior Court against Monsanto Co., alleging that the company is liable for knowingly engaging in "deceptive labeling, marketing, and sale of retail Roundup 'Garden Weeds' Weed& Grass Killer products" because glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - targets an enzyme that is found in people and pets (Beyond Pesticides, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. N/A, D.C. Super.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pilots Who Sprayed Glyphosate In Ecuador Were Not Its Employees, Contractor Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A private military contractor on April 9 filed a brief in District of Columbia federal court contending that it is not liable for the conduct of pilots that sprayed herbicides in Ecuador and allegedly caused injuries to Ecuadorian residents because the pilots were not employed by the contractor (Venancio Aguasanta Arias, et al. v. DynCorp, No. 01-01908, and Nestor Ermogenes Arroyo Quinteros, et al. v. DynCorp, No. 07-01042, D. D.C. [consolidated]). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2 Glyphosate Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Sent To California MDL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 13 transferred two more lawsuits filed against Monsanto Co. regarding cancer allegedly caused by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's herbicide Roundup, to the multidistrict litigation in California (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741, JPMDL). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Appoints Administrator, Special Master For DuPont C8 Injury Settlement Plan
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on April 12 issued an order appointing a claims administrator and a special master to oversee the master settlement agreement to resolve the multidistrict litigation against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8) (In re E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Spring snow melts found to unleash cascade of toxic chemicals produced in densely populated cities
(Natural News) Spring usually means warmer weather and thawing snow. However, the seasons’s arrival could also pose a threat to the general public’s health as thawing snow also releases toxic chemicals as they melt. A team of researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, Canada have found that urban snow absorbs toxic fumes from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: AHCA Blowback; Toxic Social Media; Eye Drops for Jet Lag?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ASCO Updates Recs on Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer
Regimen of gemcitabine, capecitabine preferred in absence of concerns for toxicity, tolerance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

The science behind the mercury poisoning in S-town
Why did hatmakers and John McLemore exhibit strange symptoms? Both had mad hatter disease - a neurological disease from years of prolonged exposure to toxic mercury fumes? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Select Mesothelioma Patients Still Benefit from EPP Surgery
The controversial extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) surgery should remain a viable option for select patients with malignant mesothelioma, despite a growing reluctance today among thoracic surgeons to recommend the procedure. When combined with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), the EPP still can benefit some patients and improve survival times significantly, according to a recent study at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. The retrospective look at 18 patients who underwent the EPP/IMRT combination found an average, overall survival rate of 38.2 months and a median relapse-free surviva...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: extrapleural pneumonectomy intensity modulated radiation therapy mesothelioma life expectancy mesothelioma surgery mesothelioma survival rates Source Type: news

Our Economy Depends On Earth Observation And Scientific Research
Since the mid-1970s I have studied and worked as a practitioner in the areas of environmental policy and public management. In helping to build the academic field and profession of sustainability management, I have had the opportunity to combine these areas of study. One of the founders of the field of management was a brilliant and practical man named Peter Drucker. A famous “Druckerism” is: “if you can’t measure something you can’t manage it.” Without measurement, you can’t tell if your management decision-making had made the situation better or worse. In order to measure somethi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Underestimated impact of novel psychoactive substances: laboratory confirmation of recreational drug toxicity in Oslo, Norway - Vallersnes OM, Persett PS, Øiestad EL, Karinen R, Heyerdahl F, Hovda KE.
CONTEXT: Recreational drug toxicity is frequent. Availability of new psychoactive substances is steadily increasing. However, data with verified analyses from clinical settings are limited. To evaluate the impact of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) on r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Near fatal poisoning by isoniazid and rifampicin - Agarwal A, Sharma S, Bansal R, Meena M, Airun M.
Since six decades, Isoniazid and Rifampicin are used as first line drugs for treatment of tuberculosis. The minimum acute lethal or toxic dose of Rifampicin is not well established. However, non-fatal acute overdoses in adults have been reported with doses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

For the first time, bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are now being found in drinking water
(Natural News) Traces of a dangerous pesticide called neonicotinoids were detected in tap water across the U.S., a recent study revealed. A team of chemists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Iowa reported that they found residues of the toxic pesticide in drinking water, marking the first time that neonicotinoids were identified in tap water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A spectacular thug is out of control
Rhododendron ponticum, when it runs wild, blocks out the sun, smothers other plants, is toxic to wildlife and can spread sudden oak death. It ’s also extremely difficult to eradicateRhododendrons are flowering now in a magnificent springtime spectacle – but they are thugs, invading some of our finest and most precious countryside with catastrophic impacts on wild plants and animals.Rhododendron ponticum was first brought to Britain, probably from Spain or Portugal, around 1763 for botanical gardens and used on big estates as cover for game birds. But the shrub has spread out of control with huge damage to many ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Invasive species Trees and forests Conservation Environment Science Wildlife Source Type: news

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People
We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully. It sounds easy. We all want good friends, good jobs, and good relationships. But it isn’t. It’s hard to be mentally strong, especially when you feel stuck. The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strongest people ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyland's teething tablets recalled over levels of toxic herb
Hyland's teething tablets are being recalled nationwide due to inconsistent levels of toxic belladonna (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prostate radiation treatment device dev BioProtect raises $3.5m
Oncology device developer BioProtect has raised $3.5 million to support the development of its BioProtect minimally invasive balloon implant designed to reduce rectal toxicity during prostate cancer radiation therapy. BioProtect’s biodegradable balloon implant is indicated for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The device is designed to separate the prostate and rectum to allow physicians to radiate prostate tumors and spare healthy rectal tissue, according to the company’s site. The company said the device has won CE Mark clearance in the European Union and is available in the region. BioPr...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology BioProtect Source Type: news

NuSmile NeoMTA ® Launches in Canada
Breakthrough material is the only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistryHOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada.NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies, direct and indirect pulp capping, and apexification, it is quickly wash- out resistant, non-staining and has excellent handling properties. NuSmile NeoMTA is also bioactive and non-toxic, delivering peace of mind t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hyland ’ s Baby Teething Tablets Recalled Nationwide
WASHINGTON (CBS) – A nationwide recall is underway for baby teething tablets that the FDA says are unsafe. All Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets made by the Standard Homeopathic Company are being recalled. Full Recall Info The tablets used to relieve children of teething pain have been found to contain belladonna, which the FDA says represents a “serious health hazard to children.” Recalled teething tablets (Image credit: FDA) “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it,” t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Recall teething tablets Source Type: news

An Astronaut ’s Dazzling View From Above
It’s a very good thing for the world that Terry Virts did not smell ammonia on the morning of January 14, 2015. He did hear a warning Klaxon go off — and a Klaxon aboard the International Space Station, where he was serving as part of a six-person crew at the time, sounds just as scary off of the Earth as it does on it. He also he saw a flurry of caution and warning lights blink on, one of which bore the letters ATM, indicating toxic atmosphere—in this case, toxified by leaking ammonia coolant, or so the on-board sensors indicated. So Virts turned to a much more precise sensor—his nose—and he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized international space station iss NASA onetime photogrpahy Roscosmos Terry virts Source Type: news

Study reveals arm bands contain chemical that cause CANCER
German researchers found some of the most popular brands contain isophorone, a category 2 carcinogen, and cyclohexanone, a toxic compound that can irritate the skin and organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From bullets to poison: tales of toxic lead and what makes it so lethal
The metal ’s curious chemistry and propensity to alter enzymes have disfigured royals, killed Romans and gained it notoriety for murdersBullets are dangerous. This may seem like stating the obvious. Of course bullets fired into a body at high velocity are dangerous. But, it turns out that there areother ways that bullets can cause harm, through lead poisoning.In shootings, there are more immediate concerns than the toxic effects of the bullet. That bullets contain lead is also no surprise but it is only recently thata study has looked into bullets as a possible cause of lead poisoning.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Chemistry Human biology Source Type: news

Epidemic Insurance
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

Personalized tumor vaccines keep cancer in check
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, J. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Asbestos Contaminates Canadian University Labs
Fear and frustration best describes emotions felt by University of Toronto faculty and students after they say administration delayed notification that asbestos contaminated some of the university’s science labs. “The emotional experience is really devastating,” said physiology and medicine professor Adria Giacca in an interview with CBC News. Another professor, who didn’t want to be identified, told the Globe and Mail: “I’ve lost confidence, and my lab people have lost confidence…[It] perpetuates fear whenever you see dust, you now worry. Am I going to get cancer 20 years from no...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 12, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos ban in canada asbestos exposure in canada asbestos exposure in schools asbestos in canada Source Type: news

Breakthrough allows scientists to track toxic chemicals from fast food wrappers as they contaminate the body
(Natural News) A team of researchers have created a new method in monitoring traces of perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), chemicals commonly used in fast-food wrappers, in the body. This comes just a month after a recent study showed that such chemicals were found in more than one third of food packaging tested. Health experts at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Woman Survived One Of The Deadliest Snake Attacks
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. CHERANGAN, KENYA ― Walking home from a party in the evening light, Cheposait Adomo was unaware of the 6.5-foot black mamba snake in her path until it had coiled around her ankles and sunk in its teeth. As Adomo screamed and pulled at the slithering knot that punctured her three times, she was unaware of the two other brown-colored mambas slithering over to provide backup. “I felt the bites and then a burning sensation,” Adomo, a mother of five, said of the attack, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

" Poppers " Linked to Maculopathy (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Isopropyl nitrite, a component of " poppers, " appears to be toxic to the fovea and can … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Zika and pregnancy in the U.S.
Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new report about zika and pregnancy within the United States; dietary supplements and heart health; and an intriguing new development in biology that could have immediate applications in many fields, including toxicology. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Kind Advances at Center for Toxicology (Movers & Shakers)
John Kind has been promoted to principal toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC in North Little Rock. A 10-year employee, Kind will continue to serve as the company’s director of toxicology, focusing on human health issues, including exposure assessments, dose reconstructions, industrial hygiene, disease causation and worker and public safety. Heather Mercer has been named executive director of the Little Rock-based Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition. She previously served as the director of new business development and strategic planning at the University of Arkansas for Medica...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning
SUNDAY, April 9, 2017 -- Young children are at high risk for accidental poisoning, so parents and other caregivers need to take precautions, a pediatric toxicologist says. Children under age 6 account for about half of the more than 2 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The Differences Between Abusers with Narcissistic Personality Disorder vs. Borderline Personality Disorder
As a writer who speaks about narcissistic abuse (emotional abuse and manipulation perpetrated by malignant narcissists), I am often asked what the differences are between having an abusive relationship with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or those who display borderline traits vs. narcissistic ones. While these are both Cluster B disorders that have some overlap, there are similarities as well as differences that set these disorders apart. The ways they behave in relationships may be similar on the surface, but they differ in the degree of empathy they’re capable o...
Source: Psych Central - April 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shahida Arabi Tags: Abuse Anger Borderline Personality DBT Self-Esteem Trauma Antisocial Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder bpd Bully complex ptsd Devaluation Emotional Abuse Emotional Dysregulation Envy Gaslighting Histrioni Source Type: news

UC Davis Native American studies professor receives Mellon Foundation Fellowship
(University of California - Davis) Liza Grandia, associate professor of Native American studies at the University of California, Davis, has received a $270,000 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship. The fellowship will allow her to study toxicology and environmental epidemiology to become " a more productive interlocutor " between indigenous communities and the environmental health sciences. Grandia's own battle with lymphoma nine years ago, which she believes may have been triggered by her exposure to pesticides during years of fieldwork in Central America, led indirectly to her Mellon-supported project. (...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemical Attack Kills 22 Members of a Single Family in Syria
Note from Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman Sarin gas was suspected as being used in a recent horrific attack in Syria, as described in the below news story from the Associated Press. It's one of five most commonly used chemical agents/weapons. A single drop of colorless, odorless Sarin can kill an adult rapidly. So imagine what a large release can do. Sarin spreads into the environment rapidly and, similar to VX, presents symptoms that include headaches, salivation and secretion of tears, followed by gradual paralysis of the muscles and possible death. To familiarize yourself and your crews with the toxicity and danger ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news