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Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid
Their presence in 5 brands studied is troubling, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: E-Cigarettes (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Electronic cigarette liquids can contain high levels of toxic and potentially cancer-causing metals, a new study suggests. " We do not know if these levels are dangerous, but their presence is troubling and could mean that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

National Toxicology Program Technical Report Series
Reports describe studies designed and conducted to characterize and evaluate the toxicologic potential, including carcinogenic activity, of selected chemicals in laboratory animals (usually two species, rats and mice). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) National Institutes of Health-funded researchers showed that they could prevent and reverse some of the brain injury caused by the toxic form of a protein called tau. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Study Finds E-Cigarettes Are Much Safer And Less Toxic Than Tobacco
Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analyzing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body. Researchers found that people who switched from smoking regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum or patches for at least six months had much lower levels of toxins in their saliva and urine than those who continued to smoke. “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCL find E-cigarettes are far safer and less toxic
University College London researchers found people who switched from tobacco to 'vaping' saw the levels of cancer-causing toxins in their body drop by up to 97.5 per cent in six months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Marijuana Linked To Seizures, Psychosis And Death
Synthetic marijuana compounds, sometimes called K2 or Spice, are actually chemically different from marijuana, and are more dangerous than pot, according to a new review of studies. Synthetic marijuana compounds are linked to a number of serious side effects, including seizures, psychosis and even death, the review’s authors said. These compounds “produce a variety of dangerous acute and chronic adverse effects … with a greater severity and frequency than observed following marijuana use,” the researchers wrote in their review, which was published Feb. 2 in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sci...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term vaping 'far safer than smoking' says 'landmark' study
Conclusion This cross-sectional study aimed to assess whether there are differences in levels of nicotine and toxic chemicals in cigarette smokers, and former or current smokers who are also long-term users of e-cigarettes or NRT. E-cigarettes are designed for users to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. There has been much discussion over the benefits of vaping over conventional smoking methods and this is the first long-term study assessing these effects. The main findings are not that surprising – former smokers who have now switched to using e-cigarettes or NRT only have significantly...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Toxic metals found in e-cigarette liquids
High levels of toxic metals have been found in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests
Vaping reduces exposure to certain chemicals, but some still question overall safety Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes, Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes safer than smoking, claim cancer researchers
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Novel HER2 Inhibitor Offers Manageable Toxicity, Anti-Tumor Activity in Metastatic Breast Cancer
A phase I trial found that the HER2 inhibitor ONT-380 had a lower incidence of certain adverse events associated with this class of agent and notable anti-tumor activity in heavily pretreated patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer HER2-Positive Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests
Title: E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle
(University of Akron) Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a 3-D printed structural-colored material that has a viewing angle of 160 degrees, the largest of any synthetic structural colors demonstrated. They could be mass produced and used as pigment replacements -- many of which are toxic -- in materials i.e. plastics, textiles and paper, and for producing color for wide-angle viewing systems i.e. phones and televisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

E-cigarettes may be less toxic than tobacco, study suggests
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes can reduce their intake of chemicals and carcinogens, but only if they completely quit smoking tobacco, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of cancer-causing toxins finds e-cigarettes much safer than smoking
LONDON (Reuters) - Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analyzing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: E-Cig Use Safer than Smoking? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Toxic exposures much lower in biomarker analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Survivors and Later Sexual Health
Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Imperil Breakthrough Discovery On Bees
Julia Fine was all set for the next chapter. She’d packed her bags and moved out of her apartment, and was days away from making the drive from Pennsylvania to Utah, where she planned to start work as a postdoctoral scholar with the Agricultural Research Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agency. “I had made all the plans,” said Fine, a bee researcher who recently completed her doctorate in entomology at Pennsylvania State University. “I was supposed to start as soon as possible.” But on Jan. 23, just three days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 6, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests
MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 -- Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes can substantially reduce their intake of toxic chemicals and carcinogens -- but only if they completely quit smoking tobacco, a new study reports. " Our study shows that bodily level... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positiveSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer in Children, Cancer--Living with Cancer, Sexual Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Asked Sci-Fi Writers About The Future Of Climate Change
The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Wired reported on a story that could be misconstrued as a thrilling work of eco-fiction. Anticipating the new president’s ambivalence towards climate change, scientists raced to back up their research, fearing that years’ worth of online evidence and solutions could be erased or otherwise marred. The pressure was on. Trump’s team had at this point confirmed that some data would be taken down from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. So, data was pitted against rhetoric, fact against alternative fact. Of course, as sci-fi writer Ursula K. Le...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Helper cells' can turn toxic in brain injury and diseases
Astrocytes induced by central nervous system injury and disease normally help repair damage. Now, a study finds some can turn rogue and kill cells instead. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

'Helper cells' can turn toxic in brain injury and diseases
Astrocytes induced by central nervous system injury and disease normally help repair damage. Now, a study finds some can turn rogue and kill cells instead. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

South Africa: Families Living Next to 'Toxic' Mine Dump Relocated
[GroundUp] More than 300 families have been relocated from land next to the "hazardous" Tudor Mine Shaft dump in Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can childhood cancer treatments affect survivors' sex lives in adulthood?
A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
(Cancer Research UK) E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can childhood cancer treatments affect survivors' sex lives in adulthood?
(Wiley) A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TOXMAP now includes TRI 2015 data
TOXMAP beta now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2015 National Analysis data. TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (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 website. (Source: TOXMAP News)
Source: TOXMAP News - February 5, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: TOXMAP Admin Source Type: news

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 5, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Toxic particles from air pollution causing people's brains to swell... "city life" linked to brain deterioration
(Natural News) It’s no secret that air pollution is on the rise across the globe, especially in cities. In fact, a 2016 report from the World Health Organization indicated that outdoor pollution had risen by 8 percent in just five years. Beyond its environmental effects, air pollution is known for being harmful to the respiratory... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorantraniliprole: an unusual insecticide poisoning in humans - Mishra AK, Chandiraseharan VK, Jose N, Sudarsanam TD.
A 26-year-old female presented with deliberate self-harm using chlorantraniliprole, an unknown substance in human toxicology. She developed symptomatic Mobitz Type I atrioventricular block during observation, for which a temporary pacemaker was inserted. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Take responsibility to clear London ’s toxic air
Pollution affects health at every stage of life, from the womb to old age (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NTP Update – February 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - February 3, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Free Online CE Class: Discovering TOXNET
Anything on this list below spark questions? If so, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for Discovering TOXNET to learn how to use TOXNET to find answers to questions about: Dietary Supplements Environmental Justice Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials Lead and Human Health Outdoor Air Pesticide Exposure Water Pollution Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control Drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed Superfund Sites (Remember Love Canal?) Environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities Health effects of chemicals in more than 10,000...
Source: MCR News - February 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Why you really shouldn't smoke indoors
But the harm - which could be even worse than second-hand smoke - is completely reversible if the toxic substance is removed, experts from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Passive smoking residue stunts babies’ growth and harms immune system
THE toxic sticky coating left on furniture and fittings from cigarette smoke stunts the growth of babies and damages their immune system, a new study warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible central nervous system oxygen toxicity seizures among US recreational air or enriched air nitrox open circuit diving fatalities 2004-2013 - Buzzacott P, Denoble PJ.
BACKGROUND: The first diver certification programme for recreational 'enriched air nitrox' (EAN) diving was released in 1985. Concerns were expressed that many EAN divers might suffer central nervous system (CNS) oxygen toxicity seizures and drown. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

A Diet Of Alternative Facts
The events culminating in our election outcome were characterized as the advent of a “post truth era.” We have since devolved from post-truth, to “alternative facts:” essentially, a choice between bald-faced lies about verified reality ― or delusion, calling out for medical care. Either way, we are being fed a daily diet of unpalatable (to most of us), insalubrious (for all of us) deceit. Tempting as it is to address that matter, I have a related case to make that keeps me ensconced more decisively in my native professional purview. We are now all dealing with a diet of alternative ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons learned from an overdose outbreak
Last summer, within eight hours, 12 patients were brought to the emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital with signs of drug overdose. They had been exposed to toxic doses of fentanyl, a highly potent opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, sold as cocaine. By the end of the episode, three patients had died and four had been admitted to intensive care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Toxic liver effects of fifteen drugs predicted using computational approach
A team of researchers has used a computational modeling approach to analyze and compare the toxic effects of fifteen different drugs on the liver, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NTP supports first study of BPA levels in U.S. factory workers
A study supported by the National Toxicology Program is the first to look at exposure to bisphenol A among U.S. manufacturing workers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New cell models for toxicology better mimic human tissue
NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D., described his work developing cell models that better mimic human tissue, for toxicity testing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Haloperidol poisoning in pediatric patients - L ópez-Valdés JC.
Exposing a child to a potentially toxic substance is an uncommon cause of consultation in childhood. Poisoning by drugs in this age group is commonly due to improper administration by parents or error in dosage by the doctor; also ingestion at own initiati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Art Therapy Helps You De-Stress (Even If You Don't Think You Need It)
There were eight of us around the table. We’d signed up for a two-hour workshop with Madison, Wisconsin, art therapists Mary Williams and Kelly Toltzien, who together founded Madison Art Therapy in 2015. Our number included seven women and one man, mostly in our 30s and 40s. We were there to reconnect with our artistic sides—and our feelings. Williams and Toltzien sat at either end of the table. Williams had silver bands on her fingers and a contagious grin. Toltzien’s blue eyes seemed to take in the entire room at once. The two have known each other since college, and they chatted easily like the friends...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The toxicology of methadone-related death in infants under 1 year: three case series and review of the literature - Paul AB, Simms L, Mahesan AM.
Methadone-related fatalities occur rarely in infants under 1 year, with five confirmed cases in the literature. The interpretation of pediatric postmortem toxicology relies on adult data; however, infants have crucial physiological differences that may imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed
(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news