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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here's Why
When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference. But tracking your yellowfin to the spot it was caught may be tricky.(Image credit: Tigeryan/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare Leschin-Hoar Source Type: news

9 Toxic ingredients found in your mouthwash ... Are you accidentally ruining your teeth?
(Natural News) Mouthwash has been a crucial part of our oral hygiene habits for a number of years now, and in that time numerous ingredients have gone into the various brands of mouthwash lining grocery shelves. While some ingredients are relatively harmless, others aren’t. The bulk of mainstream mouthwashes are filled with unsafe chemicals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PRODUCT: 9 Toxic ingredients found in your mouthwash ... Are you accidentally ruining your teeth?
(Natural News) Mouthwash has been a crucial part of our oral hygiene habits for a number of years now, and in that time numerous ingredients have gone into the various brands of mouthwash lining grocery shelves. While some ingredients are relatively harmless, others aren’t. The bulk of mainstream mouthwashes are filled with unsafe chemicals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nature Index Profile: Michael Sporn: A Legacy of Greater Knowledge
Michael Sporn, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine, is featured in Nature Index 2017 for his tremendous impact upon biomedical research and drug development. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Derik Hertel Tags: In the News Insider cancer faculty Features Home-feature Michael Sporn research Source Type: news

First Head-to-Head of Chemo for Prostate Cancer First Head-to-Head of Chemo for Prostate Cancer
The first head-to-head comparison of two chemotherapies for prostate cancer finds similar survival gains but different toxicity profiles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Endorse First Responder Opioid Safety Guidance Developed by Major U.S. Toxicology Orgs
The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announces its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing pragmatic and actionable safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations. NAEMSP is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in the subspecialty of EMS medicine. In pursuing its mission to improve out-of-hospital emergency medical care, NAEMSP’s Executive Board and Standards and Clinical Practice Committee voted unanimously to...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NAEMSP Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Endorse First Responder Opioid Safety Guidance Developed by Major U.S. Toxicology Orgs
The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announces its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing pragmatic and actionable safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations. NAEMSP is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in the subspecialty of EMS medicine. In pursuing its mission to improve out-of-hospital emergency medical care, NAEMSP’s Executive Board and Standards and Clinical Practice Committee voted unanimously to...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NAEMSP Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

Big Pharma's toxic drugs will kill over 45,000% more people than global warming by the year 2100, scientists discover ... Media SILENT
(Natural News) A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has sent shock-waves across the globe with its finding that over 260,000 people will die prematurely by the year 2100 because of air pollution triggered by global warming. The “catastrophic man-made global warming” alarmists love these kinds of studies,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders
American College of Medical Toxicology. 07/12/2017 This six-page position paper of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is a statement on safety precautions for emergency responders in case of fentanyl exposure. It details the inhalation and dermal exposure risk for fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, and makes recommendations that are protective of emergency responders, but do not result in unnecessary delays in care to patients with time-sensitiveconditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A multi-analyte approach to help in assessing the severity of acute poisonings - Development and validation of a fast LC-MS/MS quantification approach for 45 drugs and relevant metabolites with one-point calibration - Michely JA, Maurer HH.
In emergency toxicology, diagnosis, monitoring of the efficiency of detoxification, and estimating the prognosis of acute poisonings are important tasks. Comprehensive screening and quantification of relevant substances by gas chromatography-mass spectrome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Facebook blocks all Natural News article posts to 2.2M fans after site posts White House petition citing immunization dangers
(Natural News) In the latest outrageous example of total censorship against the independent media, Facebook has blocked nearly 100 percent of the sharing of articles from Natural News. It all began when a Natural News story linked to this White House petition demanding a moratorium on childhood immunizations for five years while toxicology experts study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 7, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How slugs are creating better medical adhesives Slug mucus is the inspiration behind a new adhesive to close surgical wounds and reduce the use of surgical staples, according to new research out of Harvard. Some of the current ...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

NTP Update - August 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - August 7, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Evaluation of cardiac autonomic function using heart rate variability in children with acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Vural C, Dinleyici EC, Kosger P, Bolluk O, Kilic Z, Ucar B.
Introduction Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause myocardial toxicity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which may contribute to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. We investigated the potential association between acute carbon monoxide exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Stinging caterpillars from the genera Podalia, Leucanella and Lonomia in Misiones, Argentina: a preliminary comparative approach to understand their toxicity - Quintana MA, Sciani JM, Auada AVV, Mart ínez MM, Sánchez MN, Santoro ML, Fan HW, Peichoto ME.
Dermal contact with Lepidoptera specimens at their larval stage (caterpillar) may cause systemic and/or local envenomation. There are multiple venomous species of them in Argentina, but their overall venom composition is poorly known. Lately, several cases... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

An emergency vehicles allocation model for major industrial disasters - Fancello G, Mancini S, Pani C, Fadda P.
One of the main issues in the event of a major industrial disaster (fire, explosion or toxic gas dispersion) is to efficacy manage emergencies by considering both medical and logistics issues. From a logistics point of view the purpose of this work is to c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Use of a 23-hour emergency department observation unit for the management of patients with toxic exposures - Mong R, Arciaga GJ, Tan HH.
We describe the management and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Promising Drug Reduces Growth of Aggressive Mesothelioma
Scientists in Italy have found a platinum-based drug that successfully lessens growth of the most aggressive type of mesothelioma cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Salento discovered the experimental drug Ptac2S was more effective in reducing the spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma cells in mice compared to cisplatin — the most widely used chemotherapy drug for treating mesothelioma. Sarcomatoid is the least common of the three mesothelioma cell types but is considered more aggressive and harder to treat. A diagnosis with the sarcomatoid cell type is typically associated with a poor pro...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Alimta alternatives to cisplatin Antonella Muscella Biphasic mesothelioma chemotherapy for mesothelioma chemotherapy resistance DNA adducts epithelioid mesothelioma genomic activities mesothelioma clinical trials mesothelioma survival Source Type: news

Dutch farmers to cull millions of hens after toxic insecticide fipronil found in eggs
Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?
Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Sunscreen chemicals are KILLING you (and poisoning the environment)
(Natural News) Sunscreen chemicals are highly toxic and extremely damaging to human health and the environment. In this video, I cover some of the most toxic sunscreen ingredients that you’ll find in nearly all the popular sunscreen products sold everywhere. Many of these chemicals cause cancer or hormone disruption. In addition to harming your health,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glyphosate testing finds traces of toxic herbicide in Ben Jerry's ice cream
(Natural News) Ben & Jerry’s — an iconic ice cream brand famous for its Fairtrade and eco-friendly practices — is under fire after lab tests uncovered traces of a controversial herbicide in most of its products. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently reported that the world’s most widely used herbicide sold under the brand name... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How slugs are creating better medical adhesives
[Image from Jianya Li, Adam D. Celiz, David J. Mooney]Slug mucus is the inspiration behind a new adhesive to close surgical wounds and reduce the use of surgical staples, according to new research out of Harvard. Some of the current adhesives on the market can be toxic and stick together tissues weakly. Some can’t be used in wet environments altogether, which can pose a problem for closing tissues in the body. Harvard University engineering researcher Jianya Li and his team used the defensive mucus secreted by slugs to develop a surgical glue that addresses the challenges associated with previous adhesives. Li and hi...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Research & Development Surgical hemostat MedTech surgical adhesive Source Type: news

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters
Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We must break the car ’s chokehold on Britain, 2 August). He proposes a modal transport shift to more coach travel and investment in nuclear power plants to power our electric cars. He ignores completely, as usual, the solar option with smaller electric cars and electric bikes and charged by photovoltaics on homes, at work and in public places. In 1993, I bought Hannibal, the 750kg fibreglass Kewet El ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Environment Motoring Transport policy Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Solar power Renewable energy Technology Politics Rail transport Cycling Life and style Nuclear power Hinkley Point C UK news Travel and transport Et Source Type: news

South East Coast Ambulance Service report shows bullying culture
A "macho", managerial "boys club" created a toxic atmosphere and bullying culture, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Men Should Learn The Difference Between Masculinity and Toxic Masculinity
Google “toxic masculinity” and you’re likely to stumble across Ben Shapiro’s National Review article The ‘Toxic Masculinity (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technologies highlighted at toxicology meetings
At OpenTox USA and BioMed21, National Toxicology Program staff discussed the importance of data sharing in new approaches to toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Panel supports six disinfection byproducts as potential carcinogens
A panel convened by the National Toxicology Program recommended listing six compounds as carcinogens in the Report on Carcinogens. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Experts concur with three draft NTP reports
An NTP scientific panel reviewed and accepted draft technical reports on the carcinogenicity and toxicity of three substances. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Doctor blasts statin drug pusher Steven Nissen for using scare tactics to rake in more profits from toxic statin drugs
(Natural News) Primary care providers complain about two things primarily these days: That too many patients consult (and believe) “Dr. Google” more than they believe their PCP and far too many of their physician and provider colleagues are on the take from Big Pharma. As to the second complaint, there is much hullabaloo over the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute to back research efforts for local delivery of chemo
The National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health said last month that it plans to fund up to five projects involving novel methods to locally deliver chemopreventative drugs. The two organizations pointed out that new technologies have enabled healthcare practitioners to detect cancer earlier in humans, but the ability to treat these high-risk patients is still limited due to the toxic side effects of chemopreventative agents. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post National Cancer Institute to back research efforts for local delivery of chemo appeared first on MassDe...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears
Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide fipronilMillions of eggs are being recalled from shops and warehouses in Germany and the Netherlands and being blocked from sale in Belgium after they were found to contain high levels of a toxic insecticide banned from use in the production of food for human consumption.About 180 Dutch farms have been temporarily shut down and a criminal investigation has been launched as authorities seek to establish the scale of the problem.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Food safety Eggs Netherlands Germany Belgium Food science & drink industry Europe Business World news Source Type: news

New Report Recommends Methods and Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines how to examine whether specific levels of nutrients or other food substances (NOFSs) can ameliorate the risk of chronic disease and recommends ways to develop dietary reference intakes (DRIs) based on chronic disease outcomes. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report was tasked specifically with assessing the options presented in a 2017 report from a working group sponsored by the U.S. and Canadian government DRI steering committees that convened to identify key scientific challenges encountered in the use of chronic...
Source: News from the National Academies - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA recommends against the continued use of propoxyphene
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending against continued prescribing and use of the pain reliever propoxyphene because new data show that the drug can cause serious toxicity to the heart, even when used at therapeutic doses. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Concurrent Chemo, Proton Therapy Promising in Advanced Lung Cancer
Five-year results of a single-institution study show that proton beam radiotherapy given concurrently with chemotherapy offers promising clinical outcomes with good toxicity results compared with historical data. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer News Source Type: news

Bioprinted veins reveal new drug diffusion details
(American Institute of Physics) A new advance, published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, now offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A truly international collaboration, with researchers affiliated with Chile, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Korea and the US, developed this relatively simple liver model to offer a more accurate system for drug toxicity testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The stem cell skeptic
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Servick, K. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Community Feature Source Type: news

The Trauma of Children of Addicts and Alcoholics
Living with an addict (including alcoholics1) can feel like life in a war zone. The addict’s personality changes caused by addiction create chaos. The family dynamics are organized around the addict, who acts like a little tyrant, denying that drinking or using is a problem, while issuing orders and blaming everyone else. To cope and avoid confrontations with the substance abuser, typically, family members tacitly agree to act as if everything is normal, not make waves, and not mention the substance abuse. Family members deny what they know, feel, and see. This all takes a heavy psychological toll, especially on thos...
Source: Psych Central - August 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Children and Teens Parenting Substance Abuse Trauma Child Abuse child neglect chronic shame Family Environment Guilt Loneliness Self Worth Self-Esteem Traumatic Childhood Source Type: news

Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease
A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New cancer therapy eliminates toxic delivery vehicles for microRNA
(Purdue University) Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a mechanism for delivering tumor-suppressing microRNAs that eliminates the need for toxic delivery vehicles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Relocation, Investigation Costs Recoverable Under CERCLA, Judge Finds
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on July 26 ruled that the costs of investigating the levels of lead and arsenic contamination emanating from a Superfund site near a housing complex as well as the costs the complex's residents incurred in relocating from the property are recoverable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), but dismissed a proposed class' claims for nuisance against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and the Chemours Co. (Lerithea Rolan, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 16-CV-357-TLS, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117437). (Sourc...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New Jersey High Court Reverses And Remands Dismissal Of Chemical Injury Case
TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 26 reversed and remanded a case in which a couple sued a municipality and companies associated with a dry cleaning business, finding that the complaint for physical injuries had been filed in a timely manner, contrary to the rulings of two lower courts (Edan Ben Elazar, et al. v. Macrietta Cleaners, Inc., et al., No. A-11-16, N.J. Sup., Sept. Term 2016; 2017 N.J. 809). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Some Fracking Companies In Lithium Battery Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal judge in Oklahoma presiding over a lithium battery injury lawsuit brought against hydraulic fracturing companies by former employees on July 20 dismissed two of the defendants on grounds they owed no duty to the injured parties (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113098). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plastics Company To Pay More Than $4.35M To Remedy Tainted Groundwater In Vermont
BENNINGTON, Vt. - The state of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) on July 24 reached a consent decree with a plastics manufacturer in which the parties have agreed to drop a groundwater contamination lawsuit in exchange for the company's continued remediation efforts, which will involve the company providing $4,357,853.87 for remediation costs (State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, No. N/A, Vt. Super., Bennington Unit). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news