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Judge: Monsanto's Claim For Recovery Of Costs Related To PCB Contamination Fails
SPOKANE, Wash. - A federal judge in Washington on Feb. 14 dismissed a counterclaim brought by Monsanto Co. and its affiliates against the city of Spokane, ruling that the company failed to state a claim for recovering costs from the city for remediating its groundwater, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (City of Spokane v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-00201, E.D. Wash.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20846). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Claims Processor Must Not Contact Nuclear Waste Settlement Class Members
DENVER - A federal judge in Colorado on Feb. 14 ordered a third-party claims-processing company to cease communications with members of a settlement class in connection with a $375 million deal between residents and Dow Chemical Co. related to injuries suffered from exposure to nuclear waste (Merilyn Cook, et al. v. Rockwell International Corp., et al., No. 90-181, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Says Trespass, Nuisance Claims In Groundwater Contamination Case Valid
ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Feb. 6 partially dismissed some groundwater contamination claims brought by a class of residents against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. for allegedly contaminating their drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), ruling that the plaintiffs' trespass and nuisance claims were valid (Michelle Baker, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 16-917, N.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

22 Plaintiffs: California Utility Is Liable For Arsenic, Uranium In Drinking Water
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Multiple California residents, in separate lawsuits based on a boilerplate complaint, on Feb. 13 filed their third amended complaints against Pacific Gas& Electric Co. (PGE) alleging that they had suffered "irreparable harm health injuries as a direct result of being poisoned with chemicals" from PGE's operations (Barbara A. Vinson v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 16-514, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groundwater Contamination Case Should Be Stayed Pending Appeal, Groups Argue
TRENTON, N.J. - Environmental advocacy groups on Feb. 14 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court contending that the court should stay their groundwater contamination case against NL Industries Inc. pending appeal (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 - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses 1 Cause Of Action In Groundwater Case, Says Other Claims Stand
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge in Minnesota on Feb. 15 dismissed one cause of action but sustained the majority of a city's groundwater contamination lawsuit against 3M Co., finding that the company's argument that the city has not been deprived of its ability to use the groundwater is "unavailing" (City of Lake Elmo v. 3M Company, No. 16-2557, D. Minn.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22202). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Maryland Panel Reverses; Lead Paint Claim Against Property Managers Valid
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Feb. 9 reversed a trial court ruling and found that a real estate management company and its officials that were sued by a woman who contends that she was poisoned by lead-based paint while living in an apartment managed by the company were not entitled to summary judgment dismissing the claim (Shanece Coley v. 23rd Street Realty Company, et al., No. 2203, Sept. Term 2015, Md. Spec. App., 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 160.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Says Lead Paint Poisoning Claim Should Be Dismissed
NEW YORK - A New York appellate court on Feb. 10 reversed a trial court ruling and concluded that a realty management company was entitled to summary judgment on a lead-poisoning claim on grounds that the plaintiff failed to show that his cognitive deficits were caused by exposure to lead-based paint (Adrian T., by his mother and natural guardian Filiberta T. v. Millshan Realty Co. LLC, No. 2751, 22004/06, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1047). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Scott Pruitt Goes After Critics, EPA In His First Speech To The Agency
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt mentioned a “toxic environment” just once during his first address Tuesday to the embattled agency staff. But he wasn’t talking about industry pollution or conserving nature. He was referring to his critics’ political rhetoric. “Forgive the reference, but it’s a very toxic environment,” the controversial new administrator said in the speech, which lasted under 20 minutes.   “Civility is something I believe in very much,” he added. “We ought to be able to get together and wrestle through some issues in a civil...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scott Pruitt Goes After Critics, His Own Staff In First Speech To EPA
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt mentioned a “toxic environment” just once during his first address Tuesday to the embattled agency staff. But he wasn’t talking about industry pollution or conserving nature. He was referring to his critics’ political rhetoric. “Forgive the reference, but it’s a very toxic environment,” the controversial new administrator said in the speech, which lasted under 20 minutes.   “Civility is something I believe in very much,” he added. “We ought to be able to get together and wrestle through some issues in a civil...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scalable 100% yield production of conductive graphene inks
Conductive inks are useful for a range of applications, including printed and flexible electronics such as radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas, transistors or photovoltaic cells. The advent of the internet of things is predicted to lead to new connectivity within everyday objects, including in food packaging. There is a clear need for cheap and efficient production of electronic devices using stable, conductive and non-toxic components. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Horrifying: Toxic chemical in Pepsi known to cause DNA breaking, fragmentation
(Natural News) High-fructose corn syrup isn’t the only ingredient found in sodas that consumers should be concerned about. Pepsi and other sodas contain a toxic byproduct known as 4-Methylimidazole, or 4-MEI for short, that may be increasing your cancer risks. Pepsi has come under fire for violations of California’s Proposition 65 in relation to 4-MEI. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead Screening & Treatment in Medicaid and CHIP
Factsheet provides data on lead toxicity in children, potential health impacts, the federal CMS requirements for screening and treatment through Medicaid and CHIP, and options that states have to improve their lead screening and treatment rates. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Peptide reverses cardiac fibrosis in a preclinical model of congestive heart failure
(Medical University of South Carolina) Cardiac fibrosis, an abnormal thickening of the heart wall leading to congestive heart failure, was not only halted but also reversed by a caveolin-1 surrogate peptide (CSD) in a preclinical model, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in an article published online on Jan. 23, 2017 by Laboratory Investigation. CSD was able to decrease the fibrotic ventricular wall thickness and improve heart function, all with apparently no toxicity and minimal off-target effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

EPA has pushed America into a "toxic legacy" with fraudulent science that covered up "crimes" of biosludge, warns new documentary
(Natural News) Allowing farmers to use raw sewage sludge or biosolids from wastewater treatment plants as a fertilizer is one of the greatest environmental crimes many people have never heard of, according to Mike Adams, an award-winning investigative journalist, internet activist, and science lab director known as the “Health Ranger” and founder and editor of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperammonemia?
Discussion Reye’s syndrome (RS)is named for Dr. Douglas Reye who along with Drs. G. Morgan and J. Baral described encephalopathy and fatty accumulation and degeneration in children in a 1963 Lancet article. RS usually affects children but can occur at all ages. All organs can be affected but the liver and brain are primarily affected causing liver failure and encephalopathy as toxic metabolites (especially ammonia) accumulate, and intracranial hypertension and cerebral edema occurs. As the ammonia levels begin to rise (> 100 mg/dL) patients lose their appetite, have nausea and emesis and mental status changes whic...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Manchester lab's drug tests may have been manipulated
Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under reviewHundreds of drug tests may have been manipulated by staff at a forensics lab, with almost 500 police investigations under review.Two employees of Randox Testing Services (RTS), which analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces, have been arrested by Greater Manchester police.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent Tags: Manchester Forensic science UK criminal justice Police Greater Manchester Law UK news Source Type: news

Manchester lab's drink and drug tests may have been manipulated
Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under reviewHundreds of drink and drug tests may have been manipulated by staff at a forensics lab, with almost 500 police investigations under review.Two employees of Randox Testing Services (RTS), which analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces, have been arrested by Greater Manchester police.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent Tags: Manchester Forensic science UK criminal justice Police Greater Manchester Law UK news Source Type: news

rAd-IFN α/Syn3 Promising in BCG-Refractory and Relapsed High-Grade Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
Intravesical rAd-IFN α/Syn3 showed promising response rates, a tolerable treatment schedule, and acceptable toxicity among patients with high-grade, nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, refractory or relapsed after bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Bladder Cancer News Source Type: news

U.S. CDC labs close over concerns about air hose safety issues
(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security biosafety laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday. “We have no evidence that anybody has suffered ill health effects from breathing air that came through these hoses,” Stephan Monroe, associate director for laboratory science and safety at the CDC, told Reuters. Monroe said he was confident scientists were not exposed to pathogens because the air they breathed passed through HEPA fil...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sterilization / Calibration Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Source Type: news

Salvage Pembrolizumab Ups Overall Survival in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma
Pembrolizumab is associated with longer overall survival and fewer treatment-related toxicities vs chemotherapy for patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium News Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2017, TOXMAP Now Includes TRI 2015 Data
The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP now includes 2015 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data. This corresponds to the most recent Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the EPA, as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found on their Web site. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Toxic human sewage and industrial waste routinely spread onto farm fields under insane EPA rule
(Natural News) Would you eat food grown in soil that had been fertilized with human feces? There’s a good chance that you already have, and you probably didn’t even know it. Under the EPA’s controversial 503 rule, human waste has been approved for so-called land application, provided it has undergone treatment that supposedly transforms sewage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aluminum linked directly to early onset of Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) Aluminum is everywhere: it contaminates vaccines, it’s in a variety of medications, baby products, cosmetics, and it’s even in the food you eat. And like several other metals, it isn’t really all that great for the human brain (or the rest of the body). Even the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ardene removes toxic jewelry from stores, vows change
One year after Marketplace tests on low-cost jewelry from popular fashion chains showed high levels of cadmium in some items, one retailer says it has adopted a new testing regime in an effort to reduce levels of the toxic metal in its products. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
Title: Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic MetalsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 17, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams Pruitt: 'Big Polluters Have Their Fantasy EPA Nominee'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denounced President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, just hours before the Senate was scheduled to vote on his approval. Warren spent nearly an hour on the floor Thursday evening to voice her “strong opposition” to Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who has sued the EPA 13 times. The excoriation came hours after a state judge ordered Pruitt’s office to release more than 2,500 documents and emails about his communications with energy companies during his tenure. “I rise today to express my strong opposition to P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A review of rapid and field-portable analytical techniques for the diagnosis of cyanide exposure - Jackson R, Logue BA.
Although commonly known as a highly toxic chemical, cyanide is also an essential reagent for many industrial processes in areas such as mining, electroplating and synthetic fiber production. The "heavy" use of cyanide in these industries, along with its ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Health Ranger issues "drink mercury" challenge to toxic vaccine pushers who poison infants for profit
(Natural News) For those who want to inject children with the brain damaging heavy metal mercury, I say, “Drink it yourself first!” Now that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has announced his $100,000 Thimerosal challenge — which the entire “fake news” mainstream media promptly blacklisted — I thought I would up the ante just a bit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[In Depth] Easier cure for resistant TB
A new treatment strategy has had astonishing success against extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB), which kills more than 70% of patients. XDR and other drug-resistant forms of TB are burgeoning among people with HIV, and current treatments are so prolonged and toxic that many patients fail to adhere to them. But a small study now shows that a simpler, safer regimen can cure the disease. Called Nix-TB, the trial has had 34 people in South Africa with XDR on three antibiotics that have never been combined before to treat TB. After 6 months, the TB bacillus could not be cultured from anyone's sputum, a sign t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

4 Things Reporters Get Terribly Wrong About 'New' Drugs
Conclusions In the rush to get a story out, journalists often report speculation as fact before all the evidence has come to light. This can quickly start an endless cycle of misinformation. In 2012 an especially horrific story out of Miami made headlines; a man had attacked and chewed at the face of another man. At the time, one police officer had speculated that synthetic cathinones (commonly known as “bath salts”) were involved. Based on this speculation, and despite a lack of evidence, outlets readily reported that “bath salts” had caused this man to turn into a “cannibal” and a &ldq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions Over Adjuvant Ipilimumab in Melanoma Questions Over Adjuvant Ipilimumab in Melanoma
An editorial raises questions on data for patient-reported outcomes for adjuvant ipilimumab, 10 mg/kg, in melanoma; toxicity also questioned.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arsenic, Diets, Gluten Sensitivity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 -- America's love affair with gluten-free foods may come at a cost: greater intake of the toxic metals arsenic and mercury, a new study contends. " These results indicate that there could be unintended consequences of eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

A Downside of Gluten Free
People eating a gluten-free diet had higher blood levels of arsenic and mercury. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Gluten Mercury (Metal) Hazardous and Toxic Substances Diet and Nutrition Arsenic Source Type: news

Elevated blood lead levels associated with retained bullet fragments - United States, 2003-2012 - Weiss D, Tomasallo CD, Meiman JG, Alarcon W, Graber NM, Bisgard KM, Anderson HA.
An estimated 115,000 firearm injuries occur annually in the United States, and approximately 70% are nonfatal (1). Retained bullet fragments (RBFs) are an infrequently reported, but important, cause of lead toxicity; symptoms are often nonspecific and can ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Features of patients with severe hepatitis due to mushroom poisoning and factors associated with outcome - Bonacini M, Shetler K, Yu I, Osorio RC, Osorio RW.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Acute liver failure following ingestion of toxic mushrooms is a significant medical problem. Most exposures to toxic mushrooms produce no symptoms or only mild gastroenteritis, but some lead to severe hepatic necrosis and fulminant hepat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Transdermal spirit (methanol) poisoning: a case report - Dogan H, Yilmaz Karakus B, Serefoglu Cabuk K, Uzun O, Yenice H, Orucoglu A.
INTRODUCTION: Methanol is a highly toxic substance and methanol poisoning results in severe health situations. Methanol poisoning occurs when it is consumed by various methods such as orally, by inhalation, and transdermally. Transdermal poisoning is rarel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please
Toxic politics, threats of terrorism have many on edge, survey finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Air quality across the world has reached toxic levels
(Natural News) It’s no secret that air pollution is a growing problem. But just how bad it is it ? Earlier this year, the air quality in London surpassed the toxic smog in Beijing — reaching a jaw-dropping 197 micrograms of particulate per cubic meter. For the first time, London’s air quality is worse than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of popular vaccines found to be contaminated with unexplained particles containing toxic heavy metals
(Natural News) The HPV vaccines Gardasil and Ceravix have been heavily scrutinized for their deleterious effects on young women around the globe — and the suggested age for receiving these vaccinations just keeps getting younger. Last year, in the beginning of 2016, the America College of Pediatricians (ACP) released a statement that detailed a host of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel and Expanded Oncology Drug Approvals of 2016 —PART 1: New Options in Solid Tumor Management
This article focuses on the new agents and indications that emerged in 2016 for solid tumor treatment. We review the drug indications, mechanisms of action, pivotal trial data, pertinent toxicities, use in special populations, and the appropriate clinical contexts for treatment planning. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christine M. Walko, PharmD, BCOP James Saller, MD Todd C. Knepper, PharmD Tags: Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news

Novel and Expanded Oncology Drug Approvals of 2016 —PART 2: New Options in the Management of Hematologic Malignancies
This article reviews newly approved drugs for hematologic malignancies: their indications, mechanisms of action, accompanying pivotal trial data, pertinent toxicities, use in special populations, and appropriate clinical context. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christine M. Walko, PharmD, BCOP James Saller, MD Todd C. Knepper, PharmD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news

New understandings of cell death show promise for preventing Alzheimer ’s
Currently, the predominant theory behind Alzheimer ’s disease is the “amyloid hypothesis,” which states that abnormally increased levels of amyloid beta (A?) peptides outside of brain cells produce a variety of low molecular weight A? aggregates that are toxic to the nervous system. These A? aggregates interact directly with target cells and l ead to cell death. Scientists are now hunting for the specific mechanisms behind A?-induced toxicity to cells, or cytoxicity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

BIOSLUDGED: Health Ranger warns EPA has unleashed a "devastating vector for bioterrorism against ourselves"
(Natural News) People rarely put much thought into what is used to fertilize our farms, forests, school playgrounds and public parks. However, that is all about to change. The Health Ranger is sounding the alarm on the dangers of biosolids, a toxic widely-used fertilizer that has contaminated our food and water supply, in his upcoming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-free diets have higher levels of arsenic
Experts from the University of Illinois at Chicago assessed the impact on the amount of toxic compounds consumed by those choosing to follow a diet high in gluten-free products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2017
In a small study of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, nearly half had durable responses after discontinuing checkpoint inhibitors because of toxicities.02/14/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 14, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Some Stop Immunotherapy, Still Have Controlled Cancer Some Stop Immunotherapy, Still Have Controlled Cancer
In a small study of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, nearly half had durable responses after discontinuing checkpoint inhibitors because of toxicities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news