When TB Treatment is Toxic
VideoWhen TB Treatment is ToxicMarch 23, 2018Khumbulani, 16, has multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In 2017, he lost his hearing. In early 2018, his eyesight faded. The side effects were not from the disease, but from Khumbulani's treatment. Better drugs for resistant strains of TB exist, but too few people have access to them. It's time to #StepUpForTB (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Must-read article: America ’s Misguided War on Childhood Lead Exposures
This article is essential reading for all pediatricians, emergency practitioners, and toxicologists. (Source: The Poison Review)
Source: The Poison Review - March 23, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Best of TPR Medical blood level lead toxicity Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told
More than 6 months after floodwaters swamped Houston, the extent of environmental damage is beginning to surface along with questions about long-term health impact (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Toxic Impact of Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city, the extent of this environmental assault is beginning to surface, while questions about the long-term consequences for human health remain unanswered. County, state and federal records pieced together by The Associated Press and The Houston Chronicle reveal a far more widespread toxic impact than authorities publicly reported...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Frank Bajak, Associated Press & Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Fracking pollutes the water; chemicals contribute to breast cancer by causing uncontrolled cell division
(Natural News) Laboratory mice are subject to many of the vulnerabilities that affect humans. So, when a recently-released study warns that female lab mice developed pre-cancerous growths in their mammary glands after they were exposed to high levels of chemicals used for fracking, it stands to reason there’s something toxic about those chemicals. The study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy can boost brain and stop memory loss
A seven-year US study has found women who take HRT experience fewer age-related changes to the brain and fewer of them had an accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pinpointing amyloid's toxicity
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: twis Source Type: news

New flu forecasting system being rolled out; will aggressively push toxic vaccines with "science" propaganda
(Natural News) Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City have come up with a new tracking system that they claim will be able to predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza before it starts to run its course. Published in the journal PNAS, a paper outlining the new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Off IPO, Quanterix Meets Its DestiNA
Quanterix has formed a collaboration with DestiNA Genomics to explore the use of the single molecule array approach for the detection of microRNAs. The collaboration will combine Lexington, MA-based Quanterix’s SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System with DestiNA’s technology. Edinburgh UK-based DestiNA’s ‘Stabiltech’ technology allows the direct quantification of microRNAs without isolation from serum or plasma. “We think teaming up with DestiNA makes a lot of sense to build out some assays that will further increase the capability of our SR-X platform that we launched in Decemb...
Source: MDDI - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Business Source Type: news

HRT could protect middle-aged women against Alzheimer ’s
The Mayo Clinic team found women taking the treatment had lower accumulations of amyloid plaques - toxic proteins that are linked to Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood `toxic stress ’ leads to parenting challenges later on
Reuters Health - Parents who endured “toxic stress” during childhood may be more likely to have kids with developmental delays and have a harder time coping with their children’s health issues, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Varsity Don Identifies Herbal Treatment for Epilepsy, Mental Illness
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -A Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University (KASU), Ben A. Chindo has identified that a plant scientifically known as Ficus Platyphylla, could be used for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Strategies Go Awry: Part 5 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact
By Laura A. Frase I Gotta Be Me! Self-Enhancing Cognitive Biases "I hate to go on tryin' your patience like this - but well, I'm either dead right or I'm crazy." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Denies Injunction In Lead-Paint Claim Against Housing Authority
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 9 denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction and the appointment of an independent monitor in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), ruling that the plaintiffs failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of their disparate impact claim (Sherron Paige, et al. v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 17-7481, S.D. N.Y.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39168). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Maryland Panel: Lead Case Properly Dismissed Based On Prior Release Of Claims
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on March 7 affirmed the dismissal of a lead-based paint lawsuit against a property owner on grounds that a release signed in a prior, related case between the same parties applies to the lawsuit at hand (William Harvey v. City Homes Inc., et al., No. 1232, Sept. Term 2013, Md. Spec. App.; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 229). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groundwater Plaintiffs: Stay Must Be Reconsidered To 'Prevent Manifest Injustice'
PHILADELPHIA - A group of Pennsylvania residents on March 2 filed a brief in Pennsylvania federal court arguing that "in order to prevent manifest injustice," the district court should reconsider a previous ruling in the plaintiffs' groundwater contamination lawsuit against a group of chemical companies because "the Plaintiffs are the victims of an indefinite stay . . . for which there is no basis" (Hanah Bates, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-4961, E.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Couple: Company Liable For Cancer From Workplace Chemical Exposure
LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania couple filed a brief in state court on March 4 contending that their complaint against a chemical company asserts material facts that the husband was exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE) and methylene chloride (MC), which caused him to develop a form of cancer known as multiple myeloma (Paul Rogers, et al. v. Brenntag Northeast Inc., et al., No. 16-05583, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Delaware High Court: Class Action Tolling In Banana Plantation Case Ended In 2010
DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Supreme Court on March 15 ruled that a longstanding class action over alleged injuries from chemical exposure on banana plantations was not still active because class action tolling was ended when the Texas state court denied class action certification in 2010 in a case related to the one at hand, which involved some of the same plaintiffs (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al. v. Dow Chemical Co., et al., No. 231, 2017, Del. Sup.; 2018 Del. LEXIS 108). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Texas Sues Chemical Company For Contamination During Hurricane Harvey
LIBERTY, Texas - The state of Texas and the county in which a chemical plant that was damaged in Hurricane Harvey was located filed a lawsuit in state court on March 8, seeking more than $1 million in damages from the company that operated the plant due to chemical contamination of the air and local water supply (Liberty County, Texas, et al. v. Arkema Inc., No. CV1813081, Texas Dist., 253rd Jud. Dist., Liberty Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Inspector General: EPA Did Not Use Flawed Studies In Setting Methane Standards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on March 16 stating that its investigation concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not use allegedly flawed studies to estimate methane emissions or set new source performance standards for oil and natural gas production. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

3 Companies Pay $196.5M Combined To Settle MTBE Claims With State Of New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on March 12 announced that three petroleum companies that are defendants in a lawsuit brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will pay a combined $196.5 million to settle claims that they are liable for contaminating the state's groundwater with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation, No. 00-1898, MDL 1358, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Atlantic Richfield Company, No. 08-0312, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Evidence Glyphosate Causes Cancer Is Not Reliable
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on March 13 filed nine answers to individual cases in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup, arguing that claims that glyphosate, the herbicide's active ingredient, causes cancer are barred and that the plaintiffs cannot show "any scientifically reliable evidence" that Roundup is "defective or unreasonably dangerous" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Gwendolyn Wilson, et al. v. Monsanto Co.], MDL No. 2741, No. 18-00992, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Directed Verdict 'Premature' In Case Transferred To Roundup MDL
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on March 9 filed a brief in the Roundup multidistrict litigation in California federal court, arguing that an individual plaintiff's motion for a directed verdict should be denied because it is "premature" at this stage of the litigation (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Ralph Applegate v Monsanto Co.], MDL 2741, No. 18-663, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Woman: Governor, Officials Caused 'Catastrophic' Health Crisis In Flint, Mich.
DETROIT - A woman on March 2 sued Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his administration and a local hospital in Michigan federal court, seeking declaratory relief and monetary damages for causing "a catastrophic public health crisis" that led to the death of her mother, by exposing her and all of the residents of the city of Flint, Mich., to drinking water that was contaminated with Legionella bacteria (Cholyonda Brown v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 18-10726, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Flint Water Crisis Cases Related To Federal Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 19 denied certiorari in three consolidated cases involving the Flint, Mich., lead-contaminated water crisis, in which the petitioners had contended that the claims brought by residents who said they had been injured were preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300f (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Beatrice Boler, et al., No. 17-989, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto are moving forward
(Natural News) Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto for personal injury and wrongful death are moving forward, after scientific analysis was heard in court, detailing Roundup’s carcinogenicity. Expert opinion on Roundup’s glyphosate toxicity could be allowed at trial against Monsanto, pending the judge’s final decision. The first trial in the Roundup litigation is set for June 18, 2018, in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia
Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cau...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Pre-offense alcohol intake in homicide offenders and victims: a forensic-toxicological case-control study - Hedlund J, Forsman J, Sturup J, Masterman T.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Alcohol is associated with violent behavior, although little is known regarding to what extent alcohol increases homicide risk. We aimed to estimate risks of homicide offending and victimization conferred by the presence of ethanol in b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ingestion of fireworks: rare cause of poisoning in children - Yuksekkaya H, Gumus M, Yucel A, Energin M, Demirci S.
BACKGROUND: Mistaken ingestion of all manner of toxic matter is common in childhood, but poisoning with fireworks and matchsticks is rare. Fireworks usually contain 10% yellow phosphorus and 50% potassium chlorate. Potassium chlorate is an extremely reacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Surveillance of carbon monoxide-related incidents - implications for prevention of related illnesses and injuries, 2005-2014 - Mukhopadhyay S, Hirsch A, Etienne S, Melnikova N, Wu J, Sircar K, Orr M.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious gas responsible for approximately 21,000 emergency department visits, 2300 hospitalizations, and 500 deaths in the United States annually. We analyzed 10 combined years of data from two Agency for Toxic Subs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcast
Ian Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoningSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom&Mixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitter and email us at Scienceweekly@theguardian.comLast week, the city of Salisbury was thrust into the spotlight when two people were found in critical condition in a local park.Details began to emerge that the man, in his late sixties, was a former Russian spy. The woman found in a comatose state beside him, his daughter. Speculation mounted that they were poisoned, but by what? And ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Sandra Ferrari Tags: Sergei Skripal Science Russia Neuroscience UK news Europe World news Source Type: news

Morning Break: Skip the Finger Exam? Self C-Section; Toxic Toenail Fungus
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Asthma epidemic at Pittsburgh elementary school linked to pollution from nearby coke plant
(Natural News) According to a report, the Clairton Coke Works Plant in Pennsylvania has been linked to an alarming “asthma epidemic” at an elementary school in Pittsburgh. Researchers revealed that constant toxic pollution, coming from a neighboring coke plant, is the major cause of the almost doubled asthma rates of children at an elementary school. Clairton Elementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. hasn’t learned its lessons from the toxic mining of uranium
(Natural News) As the U.S. moves closer towards increasing domestic mining operations of uranium, an EcoWatch article warned that bitter lessons about unreliable regulation and volatile economic patterns will be forgotten. Inevitably, the public will end up paying for the profits of the uranium industry. In the past, the U.S. mined and milled radioactive uranium within its borders.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GreenMedInfo blows the lid on SOYLENT, a cocktail of GMOs, chemical "vitamins" and questionable ingredients
(Natural News) As a general rule, anything promoted by the status quo is probably toxic to your mental or physical health. At the same time, natural health solutions that really work — herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine, superfoods, etc. — are systematically attacked and smeared. That helps explain why the status quo is promoting Soylent, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines? Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines?
Dr David Kerr on how the recent case for DPYD screening may be on (and off) mark in addressing chemotherapy toxicity.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

The FDA Just Moved to Limit the Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes
In a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving toward limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, in an effort to make them less addictive. The agency on Thursday announced that it is proposing a rule that, if enacted, would “lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels.” The proposal — which is still in preliminary stages and is likely to face a long legislative road — bolsters the FDA’s stated intent to step up regulations on cigarettes and nicotine addiction, and opens the process to public comment and information-gathering. “Given their ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Hospital Implementing Advanced Toxicology Treatment
[Ethiopian Herald] St. Peter's Specialized Hospital is implementing advanced toxicology treatment by opening Toxicology Research Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Black Cancer Matters
A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Blacks Race and Ethnicity Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Cancer Georgia-Pacific Corp Source Type: news

Nanostructures created by UCLA scientists could make gene therapies safer, faster and more affordable
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective.The research waspublished in the journal ACS Nano by senior author Paul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and engineering, and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.Gene the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Animal Model with “Humanized” Liver Predicts Drug Toxicity in Human Livers
A special type of mouse with human cells in its liver helps to predict which experimental drugs can cause liver failure and should thus not be tested in humans. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut Protein Punches Holes in Bacteria
The body releases a protein, Regllla, that protects the intestinal lining from toxic bacteria by creating tubular structures in the cell wall to kill them. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Cooking with this type of oil releases toxic chemicals linked to disease
CANCER is a disease where cells in the body grow out of control. Signs and symptoms differ depending on where in the body you have a growth. Certain things have been found to increase risk of the disease developing, including cooking your food in a certain oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corporate retaliation: Monsanto is trying to take down civic group that warned about health risks of glyphosate herbicide
(Natural News) A group that dedicates itself to conjoining people with the pressing policy issues that affect them is being targeted by the world’s most evil corporation for daring to spread the truth about the toxicity of glyphosate, a highly pervasive crop chemical that’s commonly sprayed on genetically-modified (GM) crops. According to reports, Monsanto has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say
A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo
(R&D at British American Tobacco) Studies by British American Tobacco show that airway tissue damaged on exposure to smoke was restored when exposed to vapor from glo rather than smoke. These results add to evidence that glo has reduced risk potential compared to cigarettes. glo is a tobacco heating product designed to heat rather than burn tobacco. Tests show that glo heated tobacco vapor has around 90-95 percent less of certain toxicants than cigarette smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State bill would protect utility companies from liability for pesticide pollution: Federal wildlife officials raise alarm
(Natural News) The Alaskan Senate is currently considering the passage of a bill that would exempt local power companies from being held accountable for the widespread contamination of the toxic pesticide called Penta in south-central Alaska, warned a KTOO article. Power lines throughout the state are supported by around 250,000 wooden poles. As protection against wood-boring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Presidential Panel Says High-Priced Cancer Drugs Harm Patient Care
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 -- " Financial toxicity " caused by high cancer drug prices is harming people's ability to fight the dreaded disease, a new report from the President's Cancer Panel warns. The report, released Tuesday, argues that urgent action... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news