Toxicology Rounds: Four Facts You Need to Know about ‘Female Viagra’
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Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

The Controversy and Science Behind Double Sequential Shocks for Refractory V Fib
Do or die? Double defibrillation, harnessing two defibrillators to administer simultaneous or double sequential shocks (sometimes called the "one-two punch"), has seen increased use among various EMS agencies. Though well-intentioned and considered by some as an innovative approach to treating shock-resistant ventricular fibrillation (v fib), biphasic double defibrillation is also controversial, off-label and poorly studied. What Do We Actually Know? Double defibrillation is based on the belief that a very high energy shock (achieved by coupling two defibrillators) is needed when v fib is unresponsive to a serie...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FHRS Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Study shows obesity epidemic in U.S. worsening as now more than HALF of all American kids will develop the condition
(Natural News) Despite a renaissance in organic foods and more information available than ever before about how to eat clean and avoid toxic, prepackaged, GMO-laden menus, America’s insatiable appetite for unhealthy fare grows — along with our waistlines. According to the most recent figures, more than half of all children in the country — 57... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brewery makes algae beer to spotlight threat to Lake Erie
A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called "Algae Blooms" to draw attention to the toxic algae that's been fouling Lake Erie (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Skin care expert Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, urges women: Know what's in your face oil
After cancer scare, Peterson shuns toxic ingredients. Her company buys organic whenever possible, she says. She warns customers off of lotions and creams. "It has an amazing effect on the skin." (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) in Australia has intensified its campaign for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos. ADRI is producing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that includes the first scientific collaboration of so many global leaders aimed at banning asbestos. “This is a big step, something that’s never been done before, the research examining the societal transition required for countries to phase out asbestos,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, ADRI director, told Asbestos.com. “It’s not going to be an easy task, but we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 30, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos International Ban Asbestos Secretariat International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Ken Takah Source Type: news

Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies
Researchers estimate that 118,009 low-weight births were prevented from 2003 to 2014, resulting in $13.7 billion in savings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Chemicals Hazardous and Toxic Substances Teflon Babies and Infants Cookware Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Decontamination following deliberate mass-casualty exposures
[wikipedia.org]4 out of 5 stars Decontamination. Houston M, Hendrickson RG. Crit Care Clin 2005:21:653-672. Abstract Looking to finish some Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) tests before the end of the year so I can re-certify in emergency medicine, I discovered that the subspecialty Medical Toxicology reading list modules can be used to comply with these requirements. At this time there are 3 active toxicology reading lists: 2017, 2015 and 2013. In the coming weeks, I will review selected articles from these lists. This  review comes from the October 2005 issue of Critical Care Clinics,...
Source: The Poison Review - November 29, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical biological chemical decontamination lifelong learning and self-assessment LLSA nuclear radiological terrorism weapon Source Type: news

Uganda:Grains Carry Cancerous Substances, Scientists Warn
[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University researchers have warned that Ugandans are at risk of contracting liver cancer and hepatitis B after several food crops have been found to contain high levels of fungi-produced toxic chemicals called aflatoxins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Biologists taught infusoria to fight poisons
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Laboratory of Aerobic Metabolism in Microorganisms of Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a new substance with anti-oxidant properties able protect living organisms from various toxic compounds. The results of the study were published in Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology magazine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RURO Releases LimitLIS ® Toxicology Edition
RURO’s newest solution is tailored toward the unique needs of toxicology testing laboratories. Cloud-based and fully featured, LimitLIS® Toxicology Edition is the first ever laboratory...(PRWeb November 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14958401.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Ancient Andean Tradition of Eating Clay May Have Helped To Protect Health
Farmers in Peru's Andean highlands have been consuming clay for centuries. Scientists now think it may have allowed them to eat wild potatoes, which are rich in toxic chemicals.(Image credit: Tony Dunnell) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Jula Source Type: news

New technique reduces side-effects, improves delivery of chemotherapy nanodrugs
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases the drugs' bioavailability and reduces side-effects. Their study, published online in Scientific Reports, shows that administering an FDA-approved nutrition source prior to chemotherapy can reduce the amount of the toxic drugs that settle in the spleen, liver and kidneys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nuclear accident cover-up in Russia: Toxic cloud spreads across Europe
(Natural News) After the Russian government initially denied any knowledge there had been a nuclear accident in the country, Moscow is now backtracking with officials saying they’ve discovered “extremely high” concentrations of a radioactive isotope in parts of the country. The acknowledgment comes amid reports that there had been a nuclear accident in Russia during the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maize pest exploits plant defense compounds to protect itself
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) The western corn rootworm continues to be on the rise in Europe. Why attempts to biologically target this crop pest by applying entomopathogenic nematodes have failed, can be explained by the amazing defense strategy of this insect. A new study shows that the rootworm larvae are able to sequester plant defense compounds from maize roots in a non-toxic form and can activate the toxins whenever they need them to protect themselves against their own enemies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxic algae problem becoming a risk to human health and the economy, experts warn
(Natural News) What’s tiny but can probably kill you and everyone else around it? Toxic algae, that’s what. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines toxic algae, also known as harmful algal blooms (HABs), as occurrences when colonies of algae, simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater, grow out of control and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposures to automatic dishwashing rinse aids reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service 2008-2016 - Day RC, Bradberry SM, Sandilands EA, Thomas SHL, Thompson JP, Vale A.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of rinse aids which are used as drying aids to remove water from crockery. METHODS: Enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Driving children to school exposes them to more pollution
Parents who drive their children to school in the UK are unwittingly ‘poisoning’ them as toxic fumes are three times higher inside cars than outside and increases the country's obesity problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700
Using toxicologic evidence across multiple states, this report confirms that illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogs are key in driving the increase in opioid overdose deaths.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger
(Natural News) In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain
3.5 out of 5 stars Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667. Abstract As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures carries a significant risk of leading to chronic use and potential abuse. We are now realizing the importance of avoiding even limited use of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone in opioid-naive patients...
Source: The Poison Review - November 22, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acute pain analgesic emergency department opioid Source Type: news

S.C. Officials Indicted for Exposing Firemen to Asbestos
The Marion, South Carolina, city administrator and its fire chief have been indicted on charges of knowingly exposing staff, volunteer workers and community members to toxic asbestos. Both were granted a personal recognizance bond at their arraignment Nov. 17 in the Marion County Courthouse. City Administrator Alan Thomas Ammons and Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III were charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to violate the Pollution Control Act, and violation of the Pollution Control Act. All three indictments — signed by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson — were filed Nov. 2, 2017. The alleg...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alan Thomas Ammons Alan Wilson asbestos exposure Ashley Brady Marion Fire Station Pollution Control Act Ralph Walton Cooper South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Source Type: news

Chelation therapy for heavy metal toxicity, the pros and cons
(Natural News) With the staggering 80,000 synthetic chemicals lurking in the environment – and over 700 contaminants present at detectable levels in the body of the average American adult – it is clear that modern life poses unprecedented challenges to the immune system. According to medical researcher Dr. Thomas Janossy plus many other integrative healthcare... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Tau protein forms toxic complexes with cell membranes
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Alzheimer's disease is caused by tangles in the brain made up of malfunctioning aggregated Tau proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New York Investigation Reveals Housing Authority Falsified Lead-Hazard Reports
NEW YORK - The New York Department of Investigation (DOI) on Nov. 15 issued a report indicating that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) failed to conduct mandatory safety inspections for lead paint during a four-year period beginning in 2013 but falsified reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stating that the NYCHA was in compliance with federal laws pertaining to those inspections. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

MTBE MDL Judge Recommends Remanding Water District's Suit To California Court
NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York presiding over litigation stemming from groundwater contamination caused by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on Nov. 13 recommended remanding the Orange County Water District's (OCWD) lawsuit to California federal court, finding that all consolidated pretrial proceedings in the suit have been completed (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products liability Litigation, MDL 1358, Orange County Water District v. Unocal, et al., No. 04 Civ. 4968, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187458). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Class Certification Not 'Ripe' For Decision In Drinking Water Case, Judge Says
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on Nov. 16 ruled that a group of plaintiffs asserting claims of personal injury from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, benzene and other chemicals is not entitled to class certification (Opal Millman v. United Technologies Corporation, et al., No. 16-312, N.D. Ind.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189638). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands Groundwater Case; Defendants Failed To Show Fraudulent Joinder
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Nov. 7 remanded a groundwater contamination lawsuit to Alabama state court, ruling that it lacked jurisdiction over the case and finding that the defendants failed to demonstrate that the plaintiff fraudulently joined a local defendant (The Waters Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre v. 3M Company, et al., No. 17-1026, N.D. Ala.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184161). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Send Letters To Judge Arguing Standing In Tainted Groundwater Lawsuit
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on Nov. 14 sent a letter to the New Jersey federal judge presiding over a groundwater contamination lawsuit, contending that the plaintiffs' argument that a ruling from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is relevant to the case at hand is "clearly distinguishable from the present case and has little relevance" (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 - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups Seek Ruling That EPA Must Grant Or Deny Permit Petitions By March 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental advocacy groups on Nov. 3 filed a brief in District of Columbia federal court seeking summary judgment and a declaration that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has violated federal law by failing to perform his "nondiscretionary duty to grant or deny" the groups' petitions, which challenge approval of a permit for a petrochemical manufacturing facility operated by ExxonMobil (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 - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Grants Company's Motion To Change Venue In Chemical Injury Case
SAN FRANCISCO - A California appellate panel on Nov. 6 vacated a trial court's decision and ruled that a lawsuit filed by an environmental advocacy organization against Dow Agrosciences LLC related to alleged exposure to chemicals that cause cancer should be moved to a different venue, as requested by the company (Dow Agrosciences LLC v. The Superior Court of Alameda County, No. A150854, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 4). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing In Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on Nov. 6 ordered a hearing on evidentiary issues in a groundwater contamination lawsuit, as a North Carolina resident and the company he contends dumped toxic chemicals in his water supply continue to debate what evidence is admissible in the case (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 - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Flint Water Defendants: Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Are Inaccurate
DETROIT - Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Nov. 10 moved in Michigan federal court to strike portions of an amended complaint filed by residents of the city of Flint, Mich., contending that the plaintiffs "inaccurately allege that Defendants have been charged with involuntary manslaughter" in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Glyphosate Cancer Evidence Is 'Unreliable,' Constitutes 'Junk Science'
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Nov. 10 filed a brief in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup in California federal court, arguing that the evidence offered by the plaintiffs' expert concerning the carcinogenic properties of Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate is "unreliable" and constitutes "junk science" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto, Farm Groups Sue California Agency For Listing Glyphosate As Carcinogenic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monsanto Co. and numerous agricultural trade groups on Nov. 15 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against two state agencies and their directors, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent them from "mandating false, misleading, and highly controversial cancer warnings concerning the herbicide glyphosate" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-at-1224, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Remands To Adjust $1.15B Verdict In California Lead Paint Case
SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals panel on Nov. 14 reversed and remanded a $1.15 billion verdict against the former makers of lead paint in a public nuisance lawsuit brought by the state of California, concluding that "substantial evidences does not support causation as to residences built after 1950." Upon remand, the panel directed the trial court to recalculate the amount of the award to limit it to the amount necessary to cover the cost of remediating pre-1951 homes (The People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. H040880, Calif. App., 6th Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emergi...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Detox heavy metals from your body with these 10 foods
(Natural News) The scientific community has long established that the accumulation of heavy metals in the body may result in a plethora of adverse health conditions. In fact, a meta analysis published in Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology confirms that processing heavy metals not only contaminates the environment but also compromises the body’s overall well being.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Oncologists Upgrade Mesothelioma Standard of Care
Oncologists throughout France have joined the U.S.-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in upgrading their recommended standard-of-care treatment regimen for unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Both groups have added bevacizumab (Avastin) to the traditional cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy combination, expecting to see longer patient survival. “This is a major advancement for the care of mesothelioma patients,” Dr. Gerard Zalcman, head of thoracic oncology at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, told Asbestos.com. “Clearly, this drug can change the natural history of this tumor.” Bevaci...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology Avastin bevacizumab Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital French Cooperative Thoracic Intergroup Gerard Zalcman National Comprehensive Cancer Network nintedanib Ofev pleural mesothelioma chemotherapy Source Type: news

Young scientist wins PETA Science Consortium Award for Commitment to Animal-Free Research
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium's contest to send one early-career scientist to the annual four-day workshop at the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill toxicology doctoral student Brett Winters is the winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKU Professor Kenneth Leung conferred as a Fellow SETAC
(The University of Hong Kong) Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) which currently has about 6500 professional members from over 100 countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

VTT develops disposable optical test substrate for detecting harmful microbes
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl with rare 'childhood Alzheimer's' turns 8
Eliza O'Neill, eight, suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, known as childhood Alzheimers, which results in toxic waste in the brain. Her family began a foundation in South Carolina to find a cure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs
(Natural News) Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and numerous other health problems. Like millions of people have now achieved, however, I turned my health around with simple but powerful changes in food, nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of clinical pharmacist intervention on antimicrobial use in a small 164-bed hospital
This study concludes that Clinical Pharmacist Interventions on antimicrobial prescriptions may be effective in enhancing appropriate use of antimicrobials, reducing their toxicity, reducing the use of special-vigilance drugs and reducing overall antimicrobial cost (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BfR supports EFSA and ECHA with the development of European guidelines for the health assessment of endocrine disruptors
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment hosted a hearing of experts on the practicability of hormone measurements in toxicological studies in Berlin on Oct. 18-19, 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics and outcome of toxicity from Amanita mushroom poisoning - Trakulsrichai S, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Udomsubpayakul U, Wongvisavakorn S, Srisuma S, Wananukul W.
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of amatoxin poisoning cases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of amatoxin poisoning cases from Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide
Outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts warmer temperatures (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass
Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism; however, the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We found that ammonia is not merely a toxic waste product but is recycled into central amino acid metabolism to maximize nitrogen utilization. In our experiments, human breast cancer cells primarily assimilated ammonia through reductive amination catalyzed by glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH); secondary reactions enabled other amino acids, such as proline and aspartate, to directly acquire this nitrogen. Metabolic recycling of ammonia accelerated proliferation of ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Spinelli, J. B., Yoon, H., Ringel, A. E., Jeanfavre, S., Clish, C. B., Haigis, M. C. Tags: Biochemistry, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

After attacking coconut oil as "dangerous" and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack
(Natural News) In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news