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Medical News Today: The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets. A team of researchers led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has discovered the molecular processes that take place inside the bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

VW Faces Inquiry Call Over Diesel Fumes Test on Monkeys VW Faces Inquiry Call Over Diesel Fumes Test on Monkeys
Volkswagen's supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned tests in which monkeys were exposed to toxic diesel fumes, while the German government said such studies were unjustifiable.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case
The second trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder and its possible link to mesothelioma began this week in a Middlesex County, New Jersey, superior court. A jury in California two months ago — in a highly anticipated first trial — found the pharmaceutical giant was not responsible for a plaintiff’s mesothelioma, the rare asbestos-related cancer. Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi opened the latest trial Monday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, just a few blocks from the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson. The trial is estimated to last two months. Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III, ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use in toxicity testing
Framework aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Pharmacies On Strike in Sudan Capital
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 200 pharmacies in Khartoum closed their doors on Sunday in protest against new measures taken by the Medicines and Toxics Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive up-to-date review of toxic alcohol poisoning
3.5 out of 5 stars Toxic Alcohols. Kraut JA, Mullins ME. N Engl J Med 2018 Jan 18;378:270-280. Reference This is a good general review and update of clinical issues regarding the major toxic alcohols: methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol, diethylene glycol, and propylene glycol. The article is chockablock with information, and would I think be somewhat difficult to follow if one was not already familiar with these agents. For those wishing to learn the subject de novo, a good introductory book chapter in a toxicology or emergency medicine text would be better. But this is a very good refresher for those already...
Source: The Poison Review - January 30, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical diethylene glycol isopropanol methanol propylene glycol Review toxic alcohol Source Type: news

Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use in toxicity testing
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Sixteen federal agencies partnered to develop a strategic roadmap that offers a new framework for the safety testing of drugs and chemicals, which aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. The roadmap was published Jan. 30 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a federal interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in North Carolina. NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study shows severe toxicity with high-dose AAV9-based gene therapy in animal models
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have described severe, life-threatening toxicity in monkeys and piglets given high doses of gene therapy delivered using an adeno-associated virus (AAV9) vector capable of accessing spinal cord neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarette flavors are toxic to white blood cells, warn scientists
(Frontiers) A new study adds to growing evidence on the harmful health effects of e-cigarettes. The study finds that exposure to commonly used e-cigarette flavoring chemicals and liquids can cause significant inflammation to monocytes, a type of white blood cell. Moreover, many flavoring compounds are toxic, with cinnamon, vanilla and buttery flavors among the worst. It also finds that mixing e-cigarette flavors has a much worse effect than exposure to just one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The newest cathinone derivatives as designer drugs: an analytical and toxicological review - Majchrzak M, Celi ński R, Kuś P, Kowalska T, Sajewicz M.
PURPOSE: Currently, among new psychoactive substances, cathinone derivatives constitute the biggest group, which are mainly classified into N-alkylated, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-alkylated, N-pyrrolidinyl, and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-pyrrolidinyl derivatives. Thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A review of the clinical toxicology of yew poisoning - Labossiere AW, Thompson DF.
OBJECTIVES: Yew plant materials contain highly toxic taxine alkaloids. Serious ingestions can result in life-threatening toxicity. The purpose of this article is to summarize the literature on the treatment of acute yew poisoning. DATA SOURCES: PubMed (Jan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Exposing the junk science behind the mental health racket: A look at the hoax behind the toxic medicines used to treat “mental disorders”
(Natural News) Psychiatry might sound like a science, but it’s not quite as cut and dried as other areas of medicine, and that’s something you might want to think about before blindly accepting any psychiatric diagnoses a doctor gives you – and especially before you start taking any psychiatric medications. Mental disorders can be quite... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most furniture is full of toxins which pollute your indoor air; here are 5 ways to eliminate the poison
(Natural News) Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind, but did you know that your furniture can contain various toxins? Even brand new furniture can be full of toxic chemicals used in various “harmless” features. These compounds that make furniture comfy to lounge around in belong to volatile organic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moringa seeds found to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells to surrounding tissue
(Natural News) Moringa oleifera, which belongs to the plant family Moringaceae, is also known as the “wonderful tree.” In Africa and Asia, the moringa tree is used in traditional medicine to cure diseases such as cancer. However, not much is known about the cytotoxic (pertains to “the quality of being toxic to cells”) impact of M. oleifera seeds on MCF7 or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #114: Mr. Pharmacist (The Fall)
Although The Fall had been making music since the late 1970s and is considered one of the most durable and long-lasting groups to emerge from the British post-punk scene, they had really never been on my radar. When the group’s vocalist and founder Mark E. Smith died this week, his obituary in the New York Times noted: At various points in the band’s four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey...
Source: The Poison Review - January 29, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical Mark E. Smith Mr. Pharmacist the fall tox tunes Source Type: news

Millions of documents about chemical toxicity have been compiled into database, ToxicDocs, now available online
(Natural News) There is no doubt that toxic products are everywhere you look these days. For every headline about a product recall, there are countless other items that are either ignored or given a free pass, slowly poisoning us and our planet. Public health historians David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz have been documenting the history... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man-made meteor: New estimates put China’s doomed space station, with toxic chemicals on board, crash landing back to Earth in about 3 months with many toxins surviving re-entry
(Natural News) In 2016, the Chinese Space Agency conceded that it had lost contact and control of the Tiagong-1, China’s first prototype space station. Officials hypothesized that reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere would occur sometime in 2017. Now, it has been estimated that the Tiagong-1 — which means “Heavenly Place — will finally crash into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new strategy induces the regression of advanced lung tumors in mice
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) A study conducted by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) shows how the elimination of the c-Raf kinase by genetic manipulation causes the regression of Kras oncogene-driven advanced lung tumors in a genetically designed mouse model. It has also been shown that the elimination of the c-Raf protein produces very tolerable toxic effects. This opens a new possibility for the development of new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Critics see only risks, no benefits in horsepox paper
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

URMC Professor Emeritus and Pioneer of Neurotoxicology Dies at 92
Bernard “Bernie” Weiss, ’53 (Ph.D.) was a monumental and beloved figure in the scientific community. He helped found the field of behavioral toxicology and was a defining presence in the URMC Department of Environmental Medicine for 50 years. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

HealthWatch: E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes, Still May Pose Risks
BOSTON (CBS) — Many smokers turn to e-cigarettes to help them quit but just how safe are they? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that e-cigarettes are less toxic than regular cigarettes and could be a useful tool to help smokers kick the habit. That said, e-cigarettes do emit some toxins and release nicotine which is addictive and has long-term effects, so you if you don’t smoke, certainly don’t start using e-cigarettes because you think they’re harmless. They’re not. And we know that once kids and teens start using e-cigarettes or start ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall E-Cigarette Source Type: news

Southern Research takes steps to prevent future flu outbreaks
A Birmingham organization is taking a lead in flu research. Southern Research has been conducting tests on emerging pandemic strains and is participating in strategic government vaccine programs that are focusing on highly pathogenic avian influence, or HPAI, strains that pose serious public health risks.  Southern Research has performed toxicology studi es for flu vaccine platforms and provided preclinical studies on vaccines candidates, along with clinical trial support for vaccine makers. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Questions arise over the risks of smoke-free tobacco device
Philip Morris says the pen-like product creates an aerosol that's less toxic than cigarette smoke and poses less risk of disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is IQOS, a smoke-free cigarette alternative, safe?
Regulators from the FDA will consider a potentially safer alternative to cigarettes. Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro and other top brands, wants the FDA to approve IQOS, a pen-like product that warms tobacco and creates an aerosol that's less toxic than cigarette smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine science analyst Suzanne Humphries receives death threat for daring to oppose the vaccine establishment's toxic lies
(Natural News) Having devoted many years of her life to selflessly spreading the truth that vaccines maim and kill, Dr. Suzanne Humphries is no stranger to criticism and bullying from the rabid vaccine mafia. But a recent death threat she received has crossed the line in a major way – and what’s perhaps more chilling... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare traces of a volatile gas
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Nitrogen monoxide (NO) belongs to the group of nitrogen oxides which are infamous as toxic emissions in urban agglomerations. But NO is also produced in nature and plays a role in the nitrogen cycle. However, from earth's largest ecosystem, the ocean, we have hardly any NO measurements. Marine Scientists from Kiel (Germany) now have published new marine NO concentration data in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part II, for which a newly developed measuring method was used for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Flushing out 'zombie cells' could help stave off Parkinson's, study suggests
Possible approach to treating effects of neurodegenerative diseases – and even ageing – revealed by trialIn work that could open a new front in the war on Parkinson ’s disease, and even ageing itself, scientists have shown that they can stave off some of the effects of the neurodegenerative disease by flushing “zombie cells” from the brain.The research in mice raises hopes for a fresh approach to treating the most common forms of Parkinson ’s disease, which typically arise through a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle andpotentially toxic substances in the environment.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Neuroscience Parkinson's disease Medical research Ageing Society Source Type: news

California Ballot Initiative Would Raise $2B To Address Lead, Other Hazards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Proponents are seeking to have a referendum put on the November ballot in California that would authorize $2 billion in bonds to fund a competitive grant program for the remediation of structural and environmental hazards such as lead-paint poisoning in homes, schools and other facilities on grounds that if the remediation is ignored, it "could impact schools and cost the State of California thousands of available housing units for low and middle income families." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Guardian Ad Litem: $151M Water Contamination Agreement 'Fair And Adequate'
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The guardian ad litem in a class action lawsuit brought by West Virginia residents against a supplier of drinking water on Jan. 19 issued a report in which he said the $151 million settlement in the case is "fair and adequate" (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

EPA Seeks Protective Order To Limit Review In Case Over 'Fluoridation Chemicals'
SAN FRANCISCO - The Environmental Protection Agency on Jan. 15 filed a brief in California federal court seeking a protective order limiting review to the administrative record in a lawsuit brought by environmental advocacy groups that seeks to compel the agency to initiate a rule-making procedure to ban the introduction of "fluoridation chemicals" into drinking water on grounds that they cause brain damage (Food& Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-2162, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents: Company Should Be Compelled To Produce Expert's Documents In Water Case
GREENVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi residents who sued a company alleging that it is liable for groundwater contamination filed a brief in Mississippi federal court on Jan. 16 seeking to compel the production of documents related to expert testimony (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Special Master Fees In Lago Agrio Case Pose 'Ethical Problems,' Attorney Says
NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Jan. 16 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the special masters in the case "have chosen to utterly ignore" the issues the attorney raised concerning fees. Moreover, he contends that there are "ethical problems" with the billing process the special masters used (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis&r...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lead-Poisoning Plaintiffs Fail To Assert Claims Sufficiently, Judge Rules
TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Jan. 8 dismissed a lead-poisoning lawsuit against the School District of Newark, N.J., and Gov. Chris Christie related to contaminated drinking water in schools, contending that the plaintiffs failed to allege the personal involvement of any specific defendants in a manner sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss (Veronica Branch, et al v. Chris Christie, et al., No. 16-2467, D. N.J.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3381). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Glyphosate Warning Under Prop 65 Not 'False,' California Agencies Argue
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California attorney general and another state official filed an answer in California federal court on Jan. 9 denying the claim that a warning for products that contain glyphosate under the state measure known as Proposition 65 is "false, misleading and highly controversial" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-2401, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Tennessee Couple: Monsanto Knew Glyphosate Could Cause Cancer; Damages Sought
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A couple on Dec. 11 filed a complaint in Tennessee federal court seeking damages against Monsanto Co., alleging that it knew that the chemical glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, could pose "significant risks to human health, including a risk of cancer" yet misrepresented it as safe (Warren Ahrent, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. 18-65, E.D. Tenn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Roundup Claims Fail For Lack Of Evidence About Glyphosate's Toxicity
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. filed an answer in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup in California federal court on Jan. 16 denying that exposure to the herbicide "did or could have caused" non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) as alleged by a specific plaintiff (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Kevin McNew v. Monsanto Co.], MDL No. 2741, No. 17-6858, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fracking Groups: BLM Decision To Suspend Methane Rule Valid
SAN FRANCISCO - Hydraulic fracturing trade groups filed a brief in California federal court on Jan. 16 arguing that decision by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to amend the compliance deadlines for what is known as the methane waste prevention rule was valid. The groups oppose the motion for preliminary injunction sought by environmental advocacy groups on grounds that it is "an extraordinary remedy" (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Chemical Injury Claims Barred By Statute Of Limitations
NEW YORK - A chemical company filed a brief in New York federal court on Jan. 16 arguing that the district court should reconsider its ruling that determined that personal injury claims related to chemical exposure allegedly suffered on banana plantations were not barred by the statute of limitations (Tobias Bermudez Chavez, et al. v. Occidental Chemical Corporation, No. 17-3459, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Debate Class Action Status At Delaware High Court In Chemical Injury Case
DOVER, Del. - Attorneys for two chemical companies and those representing a class of plaintiffs on Jan. 17 debated before the Delaware Supreme Court the question of whether a long-standing class action related to alleged injuries from chemical exposure on banana plantations was still active (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al., v. Dow Chemical Co., et al., No. 231, 2017, Del. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Proposed law would turn Florida into a vaccine police state: "Women's Cancer Prevention Act" would mandate mass injections with toxic HPV vaccines
(Natural News) Following in the eugenics footsteps of California’s SB 277, Florida lawmakers are now pushing a totalitarian medical police state law that would deny an education to children who aren’t injected with the extremely toxic and risky HPV vaccine. SB 1551, being deceptively called the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” mandates HPV vaccines in school-aged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Protecting 'powerhouse' of cells may fuel new treatment
A new study provides further evidence that exposure to a highly toxic form of amyloid beta injures mitochondria and triggers early events in Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes Finds That Using E-Cigarettes May Lead Youth to Start Smoking, Adults to Stop Smoking
Evidence suggests that while e-cigarettes are not without health risks, they are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. They contain fewer numbers and lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, and using e-cigarettes may help adults who smoke conventional cigarettes quit smoking. However, their long-term health effects are not yet clear. Among youth -- who use e-cigarettes at higher rates than adults do -- there is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use increases the ris...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Stay Away From Toxic Noordhoek Vlei, City of Cape Town Warns
[News24Wire] Residents and visitors to Cape Town must avoid contact with the Wildevoelvlei in the Noordhoek Valley because of elevated toxin levels due to algae, the City of Cape Town's environmental health department said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flavonoids in wild ephedra plant extracts have been found to be potent antioxidants; may replace toxic ingredients in food and cosmetics
(Natural News) Ephedra alata, a plant widely used in traditional folk medicine in Palestine, takes center stage as researchers explore its potential medical uses. The paper, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, analyzed the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of the wild E. alata plant. Ephedra alata in traditional medicine A member... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival
Is decreased survival from radiation therapy to adjacent lung tissue caused by toxicity, or is it due to'unintended consequences'?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Toxic Alcohols Review / How Many Antiplatelets to Prevent Recurrent Stroke? / California Primary Care Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Section: Review article: Poisonings by the toxic alcohols (methanol, ethylene glycol... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Toxic Black-Market Cigarettes Fuel Mesothelioma Concerns
The Australian government’s plan to see around 300,000 people quit smoking by 2020 has backfired. A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime. Up to 14.3 percent of tobacco consumed in Australia comes through the black market, with a wide range of brands and counterfeit imitations sold “under the counter” by shop owners and other individ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos in cigarettes Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team Australian Customs and Border Protection Service black market cigarettes Chinese cigarettes counterfeit cigarettes from China fake cigarettes fake Marlboros illegal cigaret Source Type: news

Can I Love You and Hate You at the Same Time?
Are pain and anger in themselves toxic forces or violent acts, that negate the love we feel for those who are close to us? Does this uneasy sense of contradiction cause us to hold those 'negative' emotions inside ourselves? Tags: in practice, relationships (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: in practice relationships Source Type: news

Bitcoin warning from billionaire Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies are a toxic bubble that will most likely ”come to a bad ending”
(Natural News) Billionaire investor and all-around financial genius Warren Buffett has once again shared his thoughts on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. To no one’s surprise, he still doesn’t care for them, not one bit. In a recent interview with CNBC, Buffett does his best to make it absolutely clear that he doesn’t see a good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news