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Cleaner water with nanoparticles: Toxic metals such as cadmium can be removed from freshwater safely with this innovative application
(Natural News) Nanotechnology has a multitude of environmental uses, and researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered another one. They found that sulfurized nano-zero-valent iron (FeSSi) could be used to remove cadmium toxicity from freshwater. According to ScienceDaily.com, the researchers came to this conclusion after simulating a rain event that washed toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slowing Breast Cancer Progression May Improve Quality of Life, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Certain patients with advanced breast cancer can extend their quality of life by delaying disease progression. German scientists found that women who received a drug cocktail to slow down the cancer enjoyed a better quality of life for a longer period of time compared to those who did not receive the treatment. It’s becoming increasingly important to strike a balance between quantity of life and quality of life when it comes to cancer care.  For many patients, the goal is not just to extend life but to make sure that that additional life is worth living. Sometimes cancer treatments can be so...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

In The Wake Of Chemical Fires, Texans Worry About Toxic Effects
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Source: NPR Health and Science - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

After Chemical Fires, Texans Worry About Toxic Effects
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Source: NPR Health and Science - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Hydrogen peroxide ingestion with injury to upper gastrointestinal tract - Martin JV, Sugawa C.
Hydrogen peroxide is a common over-the-counter solution that has developed a growing body of literature regarding toxic ingestion. Intentional ingestion of high concentration hydrogen peroxide for health purposes has gained popularity in certain patient po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results
A novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit. (Source: Dermatology Times)
Source: Dermatology Times - November 2, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How toxic air clouds mental health
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the UW-led study showed, the greater the impact on mental health.The study is believed to be the first to use a nationally representative survey pool, cross-referenced with pollution data at the census block level, to evaluate the connection between toxic air and mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New system for treating colorectal cancer can lead to complete cure
In this study with a mouse model, researchers achieved a 100-percent cure rate -- without any treatment-related toxic effects. The study is reported in the November featured article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists of SibFU have found a way to determine the toxicity of nanomaterials
(Siberian Federal University) Official website of the Russian Science Foundation reports that a group of scientists from Siberian Federal University and Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a bioluminescent enzymatic test system for assessing the toxicity of carbon nanomaterials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sponsored Collection | Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Botany, Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology opms-sups Source Type: news

A second chance
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, J. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

Gut microbes shape response to cancer immunotherapy
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, J. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics
Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced
Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Preclinical Evaluation of the Stability, Safety and Efficacy of CD101, a Novel Echinocandin
Fungal infections pose a significant public health burden with high morbidity and mortality. CD101 is a novel echinocandin under development for the treatment and prevention of systemic Candida infections. Preclinical studies were conducted to evaluate the metabolic stability, plasma protein binding, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and efficacy of CD101 at various dose levels. CD101 was stable to biotransformation in rat/monkey/human liver microsomes and rat/monkey/dog/human hepatocytes. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients
November 1, 2017—(Bronx, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastaticcolorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: What You May Not Know About APAP Poisoning
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Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

Nicotine's hold: What the gut and gender have to do with it
(American Chemical Society) Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can't seem to escape nicotine's addictive properties. Studies show that women in particular seem to have a harder time quitting, even with assistance, when compared to men. Now, scientists report in a mouse study published in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology that the difference in gender smoking patterns and smoking's effects could be due to how nicotine impacts the brain-gut relationship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery
(University of New South Wales) UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles -- an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumors. Very little in nature is perfectly spherical, but it has proved very difficult for scientists to synthesize particles that are not round until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease 'may be a full-body problem'
The toxic proteins behind the devastating illness can develop in the kidneys and liver and travel - cancer-like - to grey matter, according to new research by the University of British Columbia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic air kills 40,000 a year
London, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham were rated as heavily polluted in the study backed by 26 groups including the Royal College of Physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic. Sour. Atomic. Why We Love To Hate Gross Candy
Candy is supposed to be sweet and delicious. So why are we tempted by candy that pretends to be made of hazardous chemicals, that threatens to nuke our tastebuds, or that dares us to be disgusted?(Image credit: Photo illustration by /Josh Loock / NPR ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nadia Berenstein Source Type: news

Lead poisoning due to herbal medications - Sakharkar P.
Many herbal products are harmless or possess minimal toxicity, whereas, some contain toxic ingredients that may not be identified due to lack of quality control or not listed on the label. Over the years, several case reports and studies have documented th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Freak doctor designs multi-million-dollar vaccine containing deadly virus that causes SEVERE diarrhea for treating mild diarrhea – huh?
(Natural News) The most sinister way for a doctor to make millions of dollars in America is to create toxic medicine for children that causes serious health problems for which the parents come directly to them to obtain more toxic chemical treatments, having no clue that was the whole M.O. (method of operation) in the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Check out the "poison papers" website that has collected thousands of documents on U.S. government collusion with the toxic chemical industry
(Natural News) A treasure trove of documents exposing the dirty deeds of the chemical industry has now been posted online thanks to the efforts of the Center for Media and Democracy and the Bioscience Resource Project. The documents, which date back to the 1920s, illustrate the lengths to which the chemical industry has gone to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you wash your produce? Old fashioned baking soda found to be the most effective at removing pesticide residue
(Natural News) Fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables may require more than the traditional under-the-faucet rinsing as toxic pesticides may linger. However, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has revealed that the humble baking soda might just be the perfect solution to rid the produce of harmful pesticides. A team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic pesticides on YOUR supermarket apples may NOT be removed with water
VOMIT-INDUCING pesticides can be accidentally eaten when munching on apples, unless they ’ve been soaked in baking soda for at least 15 minutes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic pesticides on YOUR supermarket apples NOT be removed with water
VOMIT-INDUCING pesticides can be accidentally eaten when munching on apples, unless they ’ve been soaked in baking soda for at least 15 minutes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of a potential therapeutic target to combat trypanosomes
(CNRS) Using cryo-electron microscopy, French researchers at the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire et Cellulaire (CNRS/Universit é de Strasbourg) have analyzed the structure of trypanosomes parasites in details and revealed one of their potential weak points, which has remained undetected until now. This discovery opens the path to the development of new safer therapies that are less toxic and more specific against trypanosomes, the parasites causing the Chagas disease and the African sleeping sickness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 'Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities' explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underwater defense: New ways to protect divers in the deep
(Office of Naval Research) The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring new research that may protect Navy divers from the underwater threat of oxygen toxicity -- the result of breathing lethal levels of oxygen that occur at depth and pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sponsored Collection | Sharper Images: Exploring Confocal and Superresolution Microscopy
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Botany, Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology opms-sups Source Type: news

TOXIC FOOD is killing humanity: One-fifth of global deaths now linked to processed junk food and toxic ingredients
(Natural News) A new study conducted at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (HealthData.org) and published in The Lancet medical journal finds that a shocking 20 percent of global deaths are caused by toxic foods, junk foods, processed foods and harmful food ingredients. In essence, the study reveals that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class actions over GenX pile up
Concern over GenX and its presence in Wilmington's main drinking water source, the Cape Fear River, has given way to another pair of class actions. Earlier this month, The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, based in Durham, along with The Hannon Law Firm of Denver, filed a first class action against DuPont and its spinout, Chemours, over the release of toxic chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. While the first class action was filed on be half of class members who are serviced by the Cape Fear… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Administration Wants to Limit Review of Toxic Chemicals Firefighter, construction workers and others are condemning a Trump... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toxic warning: Cleaning CAN kill you, eventually, unless you use natural solutions
(Natural News) A recent report has revealed that toxic chemicals commonly found in cleaning products have detrimental effects on human health. The researchers have pointed out that exposure to toxic fumes from cleaning products — such as bleach, floor cleaners, fabric softeners, and detergents — may increase the risk of developing respiratory issues and adverse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese researchers find why Alzheimer's drugs work in the lab but not in patients
(Osaka University) Osaka University scientists found that some potentialγ-secretase inhibitors such as semagacestat, which have been used in large clinical trials that ended in failure, do not function as true inhibitors as originally expected, but rather cause accumulation of toxic intraneuronal Aβ. They proved this by introducing an original method to measure direct intracellular products ofγ-secretase. They commented that the application of their evaluation method may help develop truly effective drugs for Alzheimer's disease (AD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pesky pollutants that persist, courtesy of nature
(American Chemical Society) In the late 1970s, the United States banned the production of an assortment of synthetic pesticides, insulators, coolants and flame retardants due to their toxicity and the fact that they stick around for a long time. But according to an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, nature makes compounds similar to these toxic human-made substances - and that could be a concern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New 'smokeless' tobacco device has 90% less toxicants
The Glo device was tested by its manufacturer  British American Tobacco. It found an e-cigarette and other new generation products had similar lowered levels of toxicants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hydrogel developed to combat rheumatoid arthritis
A new gel-based material has been developed that could help to treat rheumatoidarthritis through a number of modes of action. Researchers from South Korea's Institute for Basic Science have created the gel to detect nitric oxide, a core mechanism that allows the substance to be used to absorb additional fluid from swollen joints, or to release medication to affected areas. How the gel works A report published in the journal Advanced Materials has shown how the gel is able to respond to the overproduction of nitric oxide, which often occurs when immune cells become overactive in inflamed joints. Research leader Kim Won ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - October 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SC begins debate on government plea to uphold ban on 344 fixed-dose combination drugs
The govt claimed the ban was imposed on the basis of recommendations of a committee that blamed such drugs for toxicity and antibiotic resistance among the people. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lead in L.A.: Toxic fumes from chemical leaks making thousands of families sick, state can't afford cleanup
(Natural News) More than 10,000 families who live near an old battery plant near Los Angeles, California have been exposed to toxic fumes due to chemical leaks, according to a Daily Mail report. Exide Technologies, an old battery-recycling plant in Vernon, closed down in 2015 after reports stated that dozens of residents living near the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: THIS toxic plant killer could give you Parkinson’s disease
Dementia could be caused by a chemical used to kill unwanted plants and weeds, according to Parkinson ’s disease researchers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic material matters
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over-prescription of antidepressants polluting oceans and threatening sea life
(Natural News) Our actions can affect the environment in many ways, and some are more obvious than others. Throwing garbage into the ocean, cutting down trees, and pumping toxic chemicals into the air out of factory smokestacks are clearly harmful to our planet, but other actions are destroying the earth much more quietly. For example,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An air filter for pushchairs cuts toxic gases by 80%
Called the Brizi ecosystem, the air filter it has been endorsed in tests as effective by Surrey University professor Prashant Kumar and created by Yosi Romano. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Toxic Substance Incidents Program 2010-2015: identifying areas for injury prevention efforts - Eiffert S, Etienne S, Hirsch A, Langley R.
The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is a surveillance system designed to capture acute toxic substance releases, factors contributing to the release, and any associated injuries. North Carolina has participated since 2010, when NTSIP was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy? Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy?
Contrary to current thinking, increased fiber intake during radical pelvic radiotherapy had clear benefits on radiation-induced GI toxicity in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news