Study: ‘Some Evidence’ Cellphones Cause Tumors
Scientists with the National Toxicology Program say there is some evidence that the radiation emitted by cellphones can increase the risk of a rare type of nerve tumor at least in male rats, but what this means for people is still up for debate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA ’ s Shuren says cell phone RF exposure is safe in light of NTP animal study
The FDA today reiterated its view that radiofrequency energy exposure associated with cell phone use is safe in light of a new study from the National Toxicology Program, which indicated a carcinogenic effect in rats. The study, conducted by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, aimed to evaluate the the effects of high exposure radiofrequency at levels “considerably above the current safety limits for cell phones” to learn more about the effects of radiofrequency energy on animal tissue, according to FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Source Type: news

Study: ‘Some Evidence’ Cell Phones Cause Tumors
Scientists with the National Toxicology Program say there is some evidence that the radiation emitted by cell phones can increase the risk of a rare type of nerve tumor at least in male rats, but what this means for people is still up for debate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellphones Pose Little Cancer Risk, Studies Suggest
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Your odds for getting cancer from your cellphone are slim -- but U.S. government researchers report that they can't completely rule out the possibility. Two new studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The effect of lowering the legal drink-drive limit on the toxicological findings in driver fatalities: a comparison of two jurisdictions - Hamnett HJ, Poulsen H.
In December 2014, the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in both Scotland and New Zealand was reduced from 80 to 50 mg/100 mL. This paper reports a retrospective study comparing changes in the toxicological findings in deceased drivers and motorcyclists... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic
Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Substances used in household goods affect the immune system of a coastal mussel
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) In a study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, researchers from National University of Singapore have determined how perfluoalkyl substances (PFAS) affect the immune system of green mussels. Mussels, and other invertebrates, play an essential role in their ecosystem, and the ocean is the final sink for many pollutants like PFAS, so it is important to monitor regions that may have higher environmental concentrations due to unregulated discharges of these substances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Half of all dementias start with damaged 'gatekeeper cells'
(University of Southern California) USC research sheds new light on how a breakdown in the brain's vascular system predates the accumulation of toxic plaques and tangles in the brain that bring about Alzheimer's disease. The research suggests an earlier target for preventing dementia and Alzheimer's. Nearly 50 percent of all dementias, including Alzheimer's, begins with the breakdown of the smallest blood vessels in the brain and their protective " gatekeeper cells. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Reduced Toxicity for Proton Tx vs IMRT in NSCLC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study challenges assumptions about supposed superiority of proton therapy (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Alarming study finds 90% of store receipts contain toxic chemicals that promote diseases such as autism, cancer, diabetes and obesity
(Natural News) You might want to skip the receipt the next time you buy something. According to a recent study, over “90 percent of receipts contain chemicals linked to infertility, autism and type-2 diabetes.” Dubbed the “gender-bending” chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) and the “healthier alternative” called Bisphenol S (BPS) are used on 93 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercury pollution in the Great Lakes: A look at how it impacts fish and what must be done to make them safe to eat
(Natural News) With ongoing advisories about toxic fish and warnings to limit consumption, there is no doubt that mercury pollution is a serious problem in the Great Lakes. For many years, the levels of mercury in the fish there dropped as regulations on area factories tightened, but levels have started to rise to concerning heights... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding health claims on cosmetics labels
(Natural News) If you’re already making a conscious effort to avoid dangerous ingredients in food, it’s time to focus on other potential avenues of toxin exposure in your daily routine. For women in particular, cosmetics and beauty products can be a huge source of toxic ingredients. Here’s how you can make smarter choices when shopping... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas for oranges: Pectin from banana peels can stabilize and preserve orange juice naturally
(Natural News) Certain fruits go well together and can be combined to create a delicious fruit bowl, but researchers from the Benue State University in Nigeria had something different in mind with the combining process that they have developed. The study, which appeared in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Old plastic toys could be dangerous: Study finds many contain toxic chemicals that have since been banned
(Natural News) Secondhand plastic toys may save you some money, but you may be putting your children’s health at risk if you let them play with it. This is because a study found that old plastic toys contained high levels of toxic chemicals. In conducting the study, a group of scientists from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Algal toxin accumulates in brain and other tissues
The algal toxin L-BMAA leaves traces in tissues of rodents after oral consumption, according to a new National Toxicology Program study. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show
Extensive research on rats and mice suggest that there is a minimal chance of getting cancer. But the case isn ’ t closed yet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Radiation Tumors Cellular Telephones Rats National Toxicology Program Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Cellphones Are Still Safe for Humans, Researchers Say
New studies on rats and mice suggest that if there is any cancer risk from cellphones, it is small. But the case isn ’ t closed yet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Radiation Tumors Cellular Telephones Rats National Toxicology Program Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Radiation from cellphones is not hazardous to your health, government scientists say
If you spend a lot of time on your mobile phone, you ’ll be happy to learn that your habit isn’t hazardous to your health, according to a new government safety report.The findings, released Friday by theNational Toxicology Program, reaffirm the agency ’s previous research.“The reports don’t go... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Cell phone radiation linked to cancer in rats
The National Toxicology Program of the NIH published two reports on its first large-scale study on cell phone radiation and cancer on Friday. Six percent of male rats exposed got cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA ’ s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure
One part of the Food and Drug Administration ’ s mission is to ensure the safety of electronic products that emit radiation, like televisions and cell phones. These types of products are part of Americans ’ daily life and we take our duty to protect consumers with the utmost gravity. With cell phones, we have relied extensively on a myriad scientific evidence developed over many years to help inform our regulatory thinking. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets the standard for radiofrequency energy exposure limits from cell phones, the FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for sci...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA ’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure
One part of the Food and Drug Administration ’s mission is to ensure the safety of electronic products that emit radiation, like televisions and cell phones. These types of products are part of Americans’ daily life and we take our duty to protect consumers with the utmost gravity. With cell phones, we have relied extensively on a myriad s cientific evidence developed over many years to help inform our regulatory thinking. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets the standard for radiofrequency energy exposure limits from cell phones, the FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for scie...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats
National Toxicology Program ’s draft conclusions were released today. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Iraq ’s Toxic Conflict
By Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Feb 2 2018 (IPS)In Iraq, thirty years of armed conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, wounded countless more, displaced millions and laid cities and towns to waste. Amongst all of this death and destruction, there is an often-overlooked victim whose harm has far reaching consequences: The environment.Whilst Iraq’s environment has suffered from degradation due to conflict for decades, in recent years it has been exacerbated due to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).“Wherever ISIS has been there has been huge environmental destruction and with that have come poten...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Women's Health Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Toxicity? E-Cigarette Toxicity?
Should physicians be encouraging the use of e-cigarettes? This brief report outlines the potential toxicities and adverse effects of these popular but controversial devices.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposure levels used in the studies were equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today. Cell phones typically emit lower levels of RFR than the maximum level allowed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Case series of novel illicit opioid-related deaths - Papsun D, Hawes A, Mohr ALA, Friscia M, Logan BK.
Novel illicit opioids,such as furanyl fentanyl and U-47700, are being encountered with increasing frequency in street heroin samples and have been confirmed in a series of overdose deaths in Tennessee. In this paper, we report the pathology and toxicology ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid-associated deaths in South Carolina, 2013-2016: a retrospective review - Butler DC, Batalis NI.
INTRODUCTION: Rising rates of opioid abuse in the United States have generated an overdose epidemic. Particularly in the last few years, many offices across the country have seen a shift from prescription opioid toxicity to heroin, illicitly produced fenta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid toxicity - Dolinak D.
In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in opioid use and abuse, and in opioid-related fatal overdoses. The increase in opioid use has resulted at least in part from individuals transitioning from prescribed opioids to heroin and fentanyl, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee
But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to avoid your morning cup of Joe. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Already Failed at Your New Year ’s Resolution? 5 Ways to Restart It
If your New Year’s resolution is already in the rearview mirror, you’re not alone: Research has shown that about 30% of resolution-makers give up on their goal before they even reach the two-week mark. But just because you’ve already slacked on your new diet, exercise plan or organization scheme doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed, says John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and an expert in behavior change and resolutions. “Early slips do not predict failure,” says Norcross, who also authored the study about resolutions. “In fact, many ultimatel...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2018 new years resolution behavior change behavior change for good goal setting goal setting tips healthytime Mental Health/Psychology motivation New Year's Resolutions new year’s resolution new years resolution fail Source Type: news

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 -- A lawsuit working its way through California's courts could mean that the Golden State's coffee shops might have to post cancer warnings for the beloved beverage. But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Facebook just banned all ads for Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and ICOs... but ads for toxic pharma drugs are perfectly okay
(Natural News) As part of an ongoing effort to rid the platform of what it sees as questionable content, social media giant Facebook recently announced that it will no longer allow any advertising related to financial products and services, including anything associated with initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency. The new policy states that its purpose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop blood test to gauge Alzheimer's risk
TOKYO/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Researchers in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that detects the toxic protein amyloid beta which has been linked to Alzheimer's brain disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Beware the Snake (Head) in the Grass
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

5 things you can do to improve your liver
As many people are attempting new diets in the new year, some are turning to detox diets to “cleanse their liver.” Maybe it’s the idea we’re poisoning ourselves with toxic foods that drive some to seek out a liver detox diet. But there are far easier steps you can take to prevent liver disease. A liver detox diet is not one of them. That’s because we don’t have any scientific evidence that you can clean your liver or that the liver can be cleaned by taking detox supplements or drinking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Eddie Abdalla Source Type: news

NRTI-Reducing Strategies in HIV Treatment NRTI-Reducing Strategies in HIV Treatment
NRTI-reducing antiretroviral regimens may help reduce toxicity and costs, but how effective are they?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

5 things you can do to improve your liver
As many people are attempting new diets in the new year, some are turning to detox diets to “cleanse their liver.” Maybe it’s the idea we’re poisoning ourselves with toxic foods that drive some to seek out a liver detox diet. But there are far easier steps you can take to prevent liver disease. A liver detox diet is not one of them. That’s because we don’t have any scientific evidence that you can clean your liver or that the liver can be cleaned by taking detox supplements or drinking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Eddie Abdalla Source Type: news

German Carmakers Paid For Studies That Tested Toxic Fumes On Humans And Monkeys
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have distanced themselves from the studies or apologized. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Forever young? Naked mole rats may know the secret
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Cell Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Physiology In Depth Source Type: news

Health Ranger lab analysis exposes 700+ chemicals in Tide laundry pods... many are extremely TOXIC to human health and aquatic life
(Natural News) Over the last few months, I’ve promised that we would be testing off-the-shelf products in our lab, revealing their chemical constituents to the public. Today, in conjunction with the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (which conducted the research) and Science.news (which exclusively published the first findings), we are releasing these scientific results to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anterograde amnesia and hippocampal lesions: is fentanyl the culprit?
Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cocaine fentanyl hippocampus hippocampus ischemia norfentanyl opiate opioid Source Type: news

Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins
The development is an early step towards a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee in California May Soon Come with a Cancer Warning
Despite its long list of health benefits, coffee in California may soon come with a consumer warning about cancer. A lawsuit first filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010 seeks to require coffee sellers, including Starbucks, BP, Gloria Jean’s and 7-Eleven, to warn customers about the ingestion of acrylamide, a possibly cancer-causing chemical that’s produced when coffee beans are roasted. Under California’s Proposition 65, businesses are required to notify customers if their products contain any of 65 chemicals, including acrylamide, that are linked with cancer, birth defects or ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Coffee Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime toxins Source Type: news

Vaping FLAVORS are toxic to immune cells, warn scientists
Researchers at the University of Rochester found flavoring chemicals and liquids in e-cigarettes can increase the risk of developing life-threatening diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals
A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Botanist says vegan blogger put poisonous flowers on food
James Wong spotted a blogger using toxic flowers to decorate food in a photo and used it to warn his followers on Twitter not to eat them. The flowers are toxic Paperwhite Narcissus blooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets. A team of researchers led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has discovered the molecular processes that take place inside the bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news