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Cities dumping human sewage on farm land across America is contaminating the food supply and destroying the ecosystem
(Natural News) Since the EPA started promoting the “land application” of sewage sludge in 1993, millions of tons of this toxic biosludge have been spread on the farmland and public parks in our nation. It also sometimes makes its way to the organic compost and fertilizer section of your favorite garden supply store. What happens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your insect repellent made from toxic ingredients?
(Natural News) As people emerge from their homes to enjoy the sunny weather, so too do the various insects creep out of the figurative and literal woodwork. It seems that summer just wouldn’t be summer without mosquitoes, ants, and flies skulking about. These bugs are the bane of every outdoor barbecue and woodsy jaunt, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Application of headspace and direct immersion solid-phase microextraction in the analysis of organothiophosphates related to the Chemical Weapons Convention from water and complex matrices - Althoff MA, Bertsch A, Metzulat M, Klap ötke TM, Karaghiosoff KL.
The successful application of headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) solid phase microextraction (SPME) for the unambiguous identification and characterization of a series of toxic thiophosphate esters, such as Amiton (I), from aqueous phases and complex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Slug slime inspires new surgical glue
(Reuters) – Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds. While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently cannot be used in very wet conditions. To get around those problems, a group of scientists from Harvard and other research centers decided to learn from slugs, which – as well as making slime to glide on – can produce extremely adhesive mucus as a defense mechanism. The slugs’ trick is to generate a substance t...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Research & Development Surgical Wound Care Source Type: news

Food wisdom: How to avoid GMOs and toxic herbicides (video)
(Natural News) This may seem like a simple question for our long-time readers, but many new readers are asking, “How do I avoid GMOs?” It’s not just the GMOs themselves, of course, that people wish to avoid. It’s also the toxic, cancer-causing herbicide known as glyphosate that frequently saturates both genetically engineered crops and non-GMO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California water wells saturated with extremely toxic cancer-causing chemical
(Natural News) The water supply of a million Central California residents is contaminated with what is considered one of the most powerful carcinogens on the planet, and now the state is making a move to try to get the problem under control as the lawsuits against the companies responsible for the contamination continue to pile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of laws regulating pain clinics on opioid prescribing and opioid-related toxicity among Texas Medicare Part D beneficiaries - Raji MA, Kuo YF, Chen NW, Hasan H, Wilkes DM, Goodwin JS.
BACKGROUND: Pain management clinics are major sources of prescription opioids. Texas government passed several laws regulating pain clinics between 2009 and 2011 to reduce opioid-related toxicity. Understanding the impact of these laws can inform policy ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

'Scientific wellness study divides researchers
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cross, R. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

UCLA researchers reveal unusual chemistry of protein with role in neurodegenerative disorders
A common feature of neurodegenerative diseases is the formation of permanent tangles of insoluble proteins in cells. The beta-amyloid plaques found in people with Alzheimer ’s disease and the inclusion bodies in motor neurons in the brains of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are two examples. Those aggregates, and others like them, can kill cells and lead to debilitating and progressive neurodegenerative diseases.A study by Douglas Black and colleagues in UCLA ’s department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, reveals that not all protein aggregates in brain cells are toxic. Their paper,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Government's air quality plan branded inadequate by city leaders
Michael Gove ’s pledge to ban new petrol and diesel cars in 23 years is not enough to tackle health crisis now, say campaigners The government ’s new clean air plan has been branded inadequate by the leaders of eight heavily polluted cities, as campaigners said banning petrol and diesel cars from 2040 would not help the thousands dying each year from illnesses linked to toxic fumes.The long-awaited report was published by Michael Gove, the environment secretary, on Wednesday, after a court ruled last year that the government must improve its proposals for tackling illegal levels of pollution.Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rowena Mason and Damian Carrington Tags: Pollution Michael Gove Transport policy Environment Politics UK news Friends of the Earth Green party Climate change Science Greenpeace Motoring Car scrappage Automotive industry Business Environmental activism Technology Source Type: news

Government's air quality plan is 'little more than shabby rewrite'
Michael Gove ’s pledge to ban new petrol and diesel cars in 23 years is not enough to tackle health crisis now, say campaignersThe government ’s new air pollution plan is “underwhelming and lacking in urgency” and amounts to “little more than a shabby rewrite”, according the environmental lawyers whose legal action forced ministers act to produce it.The UK ’s action to cut illegal levels of toxic air has twice been judged unlawfully poor, after ClientEarth sued ministers. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, published the new strategy on Wednesday, which includes a long-term pl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rowena Mason and Damian Carrington Tags: Pollution Michael Gove Transport policy Environment Politics UK news Friends of the Earth Green party Climate change Science Greenpeace Motoring Car scrappage Automotive industry Business Environmental activism Technology Source Type: news

Want to prevent skin cancer? Eat more tomatoes ... new science confirms powerful anti-cancer effect
(Natural News) If you’re worried about skin cancer but you don’t want to slather yourself in toxic sunscreen before heading outdoors, you might have heard the advice that a proper diet full of antioxidants can naturally boost your skin’s sun protection. While this remains an effective approach, a new study shows there is one food... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCI stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness
(University of California - Irvine) A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Railway Company: Residents' Chemical Injury Case Fails For Lack Of Injury Evidence
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - CSX Transportation Inc. on July 17 filed a brief in Tennessee federal court arguing that a chemical injury lawsuit brought against it by a purported class of residents should be dismissed because the claims are "barred by the economic loss doctrine" and the plaintiffs "have no evidence of physical injury" (Charles Tipton, et al. v. CSX Transportation Inc., et al., No. 15-311, E.D. Tenn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Refuses To Force EPA To Revoke Food Tolerance For Chlorpyifos
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 18 denied a motion for writ of mandamus sought by two environmental groups that want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke all food tolerances for, and cancel the registration of, a pesticide chlorpyifos (In re: Pesticide Action Network North America, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 14-72794, 9th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12871). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups: EPA Should Be Ordered To Respond To Petition Regarding Permit Opposition
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A collection of environmental advocacy groups on July 20 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., contending that the agency should be ordered to reply to the groups' petition concerning Texas refinery permits (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-1439, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2nd Circuit Denies Companies' Motion For Rehearing In MTBE Litigation
NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 11 denied a motion filed by oil companies seeking a rehearing regarding a June 12 ruling in which the appeals court reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of the companies on the ground that a lawsuit brought by the Orange County Water District (OCWD) was not barred by the doctrine of res judicata (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation: Orange County Water District v. Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. n/k/a TMR Company, No. 15-3934, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Monsanto's Amended Counterclaims Seeking Cost Recovery
SPOKANE, Wash. - A federal judge in Washington on July 10 dismissed amended counterclaims asserted by Monsanto Co., Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) seeking cost recovery from the city of Spokane for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the Spokane River, finding that the new allegations did not remedy the deficiencies in the original counterclaims (City of Spokane v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-CV-00201-SMJ, E.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106136). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

24 Arizona Residents Sue Monsanto, Allege They Got Cancer From Glyphosate
PHOENIX - An Arizona man filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on July 19 against Monsanto Co., alleging that its herbicide Roundup, which contains the chemical glyphosate, caused him to develop cancer. The case is one of 24 cancer cases filed by the same attorney against the company in the District Court (Dean T. Enomoto v. Monsanto Company, 17-2390, D. Ariz.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Flint Water Defendants: Motion To Certify Appeal As 'Frivolous' Should Be Stricken
DETROIT - A group of defendants affiliated with the city of Flint, Mich., on July 18 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that a motion to certify their appeal of a district court ruling as "frivolous," which was filed by city residents in a lead-contaminated drinking water lawsuit, should be stricken because it was improperly filed (Shari Guertin, et al. v. State of Michigan, et al., No. 16-12412, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Decatur, Ala.: Group Lacks Standing To Bring Groundwater Lawsuit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The city of Decatur, Ala., on July 7 filed an answer in Alabama federal court arguing that the environmental group that has sued it and 3M Co. lacks standing to bring the lawsuit under the citizen suit provision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. (Tennessee Riverkeeper Inc. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-1029, N.D. Ala.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Michigan Governor, Officials: 11th Amendment Immunity Bars Flint Water Claims
DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a group of state employees on June 29 file a reply brief in Michigan federal court contending that one of the lawsuits filed against them alleging liability for the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., should be dismissed because they have immunity (Myia McMillian, et al. v. Governor Richard D. Snyder, et al., No. 16-10796, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Denies Approval Of Groundwater Contamination Settlement On Fairness Grounds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on July 6 denied approval of a proposed settlement agreement in a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by more than 300 residents against a municipal water supplier on grounds that the proposed deal was not fair (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104242). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man: Groundwater Case Valid; Order Denying Dismissal Should Not Be Reconsidered
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who sued a company that he contends contaminated his groundwater, causing him to develop cancer, filed a brief on June 20 in North Carolina federal court contending that the court should deny the company's motion to reconsider its ruling denying summary judgment in the man's favor (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 - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Company's Counterclaims Fail In Groundwater Dispute
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 11 ruled that a metal electroplating company's counterclaims for fraudulent inducement and breach of contract against the holding company that sued it for groundwater contamination failed because the electroplating company failed to state a claim (Atlantic Holdings Ltd. v. Apollo Metals Ltd., No. 16-6247, E.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106679). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Split Maryland High Court: Plaintiff's Medical Expert May Testify In Lead Case
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A divided Maryland Court of Appeals on July 11 ruled that a plaintiff's medical expert could testify in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit despite the landlord's argument that the expert lacked the necessary qualifications and a sufficient factual basis for his opinion (Stewart Levitas v. Michael Davon Christian, No. 58, Sept. Term 2016, Md. App.; 2017 Md. LEXIS 464). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Arch Therapeutics submits FDA 510(k) for AC5 wound treatment gel
Arch Therapeutics (OTC:ARTH) said today it submitted a 510(k) application to the FDA as it seeks approval for tis AC5 topical gel designed for hemostatic and wound care, seeking an indication for external wounds. The Framingham, Mass.-based company said that it will still seek regulatory approval for its other AC5 products, designed for internal use, through the FDA’s premarket approval process. “This is an important milestone for Arch. As previously shared, we planned to request 510(k) clearance in the middle of 2017 for the external use AC5, which is a significant acceleration from original expectations ...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Arch Therapeutics Source Type: news

Evaluation of toxicity after acute accidental methotrexate ingestions in children under 6 years old: a 16-year multi-center review - Hays H, Beuhler MC, Spiller HA, Weber J, Mowry JB, Ryan ML, Spiller NE, Webb A.
CONTEXT: There is little data on the frequency of adverse events following acute methotrexate ingestions in pediatric patients. Likewise, recommendations for observation length, site and management strategies in this population are not well established. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Endosulfan poisoning: an overview - Menezes RG, Qadir TF, Moin A, Fatima H, Hussain SA, Madadin M, Pasha SB, Al Rubaish FA, Senthilkumaran S.
Endosulfan, an organochlorine (OC) insecticide, is a widely used agricultural pesticide, despite its life threatening toxic effects. In this review, the pharmacokinetics of endosulfan, mechanism of endosulfan toxicity, clinical presentations and management... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Did you know most laundry detergents use a battery of toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrance?
(Natural News) You know that great feeling you get after doing the laundry? It’s always satisfying to check a chore off your list, but that feeling is intensified when your hamper has been spilling over for a few days. And when you inhale that fresh and clean scent emanating from your fluffy towels, it’s hard... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPU scientists equip chemical sensors with 'traps' to detect toxic substances
(Tomsk Polytechnic University) Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and the University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague, Czech Republic) have created novel chemical sensors for Raman spectrometers. Having combined physical and chemical methods scientists obtained highly sensitive sensors for determining dyes prohibited in Europe and heavy metals in water at ultralow concentrations. The process of analysis lasts a couple of minutes, so the sensors are appropriate for using in mobile laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Aldoxorubicin Shows Promise in Advanced Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
In this interview we discuss the phase III trial of aldoxorubicin in patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma, which showed improved efficacy and reduced toxicity over doxorubicin. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sant P. Chawla, MD Tags: Sarcoma Source Type: news

Intoxication caused by new psychostimulants: analytical methods to disclose acute and chronic use of benzofurans and ethylphenidate - Barcel ó B, Gomila I, Rotolo MC, Marchei E, Kyriakou C, Pichini S, Roset C, Elorza MÁ, Busardò FP.
The acute and chronic toxicity of several new psychoactive substances (NPS) is unknown, and only little information is available on the pharmacology and toxicology, toxicokinetics, and detectability in body samples of such new compounds. We here propose an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

DR MAX: Would you want to know how your days will end?
Researchers have found that the presence of a toxic protein in the blood, called beta amyloid, can predict if someone will go on to develop the condition decades before they have symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment methods following suicidal self-administration of IV organophosphate: what can additional lipid administration change? - T ürkdogan KA, Duman A, Avcil M, Akoz A, Canakci SE, Kantekin B.
Organic phosphor compounds are highly toxic and life-threatening compounds that are widely used in agriculture, households and gardens worldwide. While oral intakes are observed frequently, toxic effects can also be seen through contract or inhalation. How... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

6 Toxic People To Run Away From Now
An article entitled Ten Toxic People to Avoid Like the Plague appeared in my inbox this morning. I clicked it fast as I could (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Ratifies Ban On Import of Toxic Waste
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has joined the rest of the world in the fight against toxic pollution after it ratified the Basel Convection to ban developed countries from dumping hazardous waste in developing countries, whether in solid, liquid or gas form. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Accuray touts study data in head-to-head between TomoTherapy and Varian ’ s RapidArc
Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) today released data from a prospective study comparing its TomoTherapy intensity-modulated radiation therapy system with Varian Medical‘s (NYSE:VAR), RapidArc radiotherapy system, touting a higher survival rate for patients treated with its TomoTherapy system. Results from the study were published last month in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology – Biology – Physics. Accuray said that the 166-patient, multi-center study was the 1st to prospectively compare clinical outcomes across radiation platforms. In the study, 74 individuals were treated with the TomoTherapy...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology Accuray Inc. Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Zika rewrites maternal immunization ethics
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Ratchet-like polypeptide translocation mechanism of the AAA+ disaggregase Hsp104
Hsp100 polypeptide translocases are conserved members of the AAA+ family (adenosine triphosphatases associated with diverse cellular activities) that maintain proteostasis by unfolding aberrant and toxic proteins for refolding or proteolytic degradation. The Hsp104 disaggregase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae solubilizes stress-induced amorphous aggregates and amyloids. The structural basis for substrate recognition and translocation is unknown. Using a model substrate (casein), we report cryo–electron microscopy structures at near-atomic resolution of Hsp104 in different translocation states. Substrate interactions ar...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gates, S. N., Yokom, A. L., Lin, J., Jackrel, M. E., Rizo, A. N., Kendsersky, N. M., Buell, C. E., Sweeny, E. A., Mack, K. L., Chuang, E., Torrente, M. P., Su, M., Shorter, J., Southworth, D. R. Tags: Biochemistry r-articles Source Type: news

PETA journal article lays out steps to end flea/tick infestation tests on dogs and cats
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) An article just published in the peer-reviewed journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, authored by scientists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), calls on companies to stop testing experimental flea and tick control products on dogs and cats. The article lays out steps that companies can take to make the transition to non-animal test methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom
(University of Michigan) A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery
(Institute for Basic Science) First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mercedes to recall 3 million diesels over toxic emissions
In a drastic move which casts fresh doubt over the future of diesel engines, German car giant Daimler urged drivers across Europe and the UK to have a ‘software update’ installed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDK Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Manageable Toxicity Profile CDK Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Manageable Toxicity Profile
CDK inhibitors represent a new treatment option in HR+ breast cancer. A new review article shows that their overall toxicity is low and can be adequately managed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Extremely toxic sunscreen ingredients you want to avoid
(Natural News) With summer in full swing, more people are bringing out the staples of the season: grills, pool toys, sunglasses, and of course, sunscreen. The last item is especially important since so many of us rely on sunscreen to protect ourselves from excessive UV radiation. In theory, slathering on a bit of sunscreen should... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating low-dose toxicity from endocrine active chemicals
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
Political foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What to Do When a Child Has a Toxic Exposure What to Do When a Child Has a Toxic Exposure
A free resource helps clinicians identify and manage toxic exposures in children and improve health outcomes.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

California's declaration means Neil deGrasse Tyson is now pushing a deadly herbicide POISON that kills people
(Natural News) California’s far-left government is running the once prosperous Golden State into the ground, but it showed some semblance of reason by declaring that glyphosate — the toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s prize weed killer, Roundup — is a chemical known to be cancer causing. Under the state’s Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment ruling, California... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news