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Monsanto's RoundUp is more dangerous than we realized: Even the inert ingredients have proven to be dangerous
(Natural News) “Inert ingredient” is a fickle, deceptive term used on pesticide and herbicide labels to shield severely toxic ingredients from safety testing and consumer scrutiny. “Inert” sounds harmless, but these ingredients fly under the radar untested by U.S. regulatory agencies, and as intended, these inert ingredients make “active” ingredients more potent. The “active” ingredient of Roundup... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.(Image credit: Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher
(University of Michigan) Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Flu jab 2017: Is Calvin Harris correct that the vaccine contains TOXIC metal?
FLU jab is being promoted this year as the best protection against the influenza virus. Last week Calvin Harris claimed that the vaccine contains toxic metal - is he right? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InfoWars products heavy metals warning a SMEAR campaign: Here's the real science the fake news media won't report
(Natural News) It’s been all over the mainstream media for days: InfoWars nutritional products have been found to contain high lead, a toxic heavy metal, media stories claim. But is the story really true, or is this just a politically motivated smear campaign to try to destroy InfoWars’ primary revenue source? Without exception, every piece... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.) (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

The E.P.A. ’ s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry ’ s Pushback
The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Environmental Protection Agency American Chemistry Council Hazardous and Toxic Substances Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Asbestos Chemicals Cancer Source Type: news

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'
The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise. Locals are outraged. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EPA toxicologists classified glyphosate as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" as far back as the 80s; employed Dr. Martin Kuschner to undermine findings in the now infamous "mouse study" they've been manipulating "science" for decades
(Natural News) A 1983 Monsanto study analyzing glyphosate’s effects on rodents could serve as crucial evidence in a lawsuit filed against Monsanto on behalf of plaintiffs who allege exposure to its Roundup herbicide led them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Environmental Health News reports that attorneys have enlisted the help of an expert pathologist to take... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Incinerator Shut Over Pollution
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has temporarily suspended operations at the country's largest incinerator for hospital waste in Mkuranga, Coast Region, following complaints that it exposes Dundani villagers to toxic emissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early data shows nearly 2x prolonged median survival for inoperable pancreatic cancer
(ViewRay) A retrospective review of 42 inoperable, locally-advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated at four institutions found that higher delivered radiation doses enabled via ViewRay's MRIdian adaptive MR-guided radiation therapy showed a near doubling of median overall survival (27.8 months compared to 14.8 months) and resulted in favorably lower toxicities (0 percent compared to 15.8 percent grade 3 or higher toxicity). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess
Officials are urging people to stay inside, especially children and those with lung problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 reasons why crying is good for your health
Experts found that crying can be good for the health. When someone cries, they release built up emotions that can cause stress. Crying also releases toxic hormones out of the body through the tear ducts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Off-Road Vehicles Tied to Asbestos Exposure
This study did not detail the number of ORV users who have experienced negative health outcomes. It did call for further study to determine prevalence of asbestos-related disease among ORV users. “Off-roading in areas with NOA (naturally occurring asbestos) or NOE (naturally occurring erionite) presents a nontraditional route of exposure that has not been sufficiently explored,” Wolfe wrote. “Public health initiatives should concentrate on increasing awareness of these risks.” Many Miles of Dangerous Trails Most asbestos exposure in the U.S. is work related. Occupational exposure is the primary caus...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos exposure environmental asbestos exposure mesothelioma off road vehicles secondhand asbestos exposure Source Type: news

We Were There: Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Lasting Legacy
October 19, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. Atlanta, GA or viawebcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer BREAKTHROUGH: New treatment is first non-toxic therapy
BOWEL cancer could be treated with a new drug that ’s less toxic than any current therapy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: TOXIC arsenic treatment could triple life expectancy of brain tumour patients
TOXIC arsenic could be used as cheap treatment for a rare brain cancer, in a bid to triple life expectancy after diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered
New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Researchers take to tech to study toxic cyanobacteria with $1.47M NASA grant
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) With support from a $1.47 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Dartmouth, and the University of New Hampshire are developing high-tech tools to monitor cyanobacteria in lakes, predict impending blooms, and identify factors that are degrading water quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Memory of Mike Guttenberg
  Photo Courtesy Craig Smith/Northwell Health   It is with great sadness that I share news of the loss of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, Northwell Health's medical director of clinical preparedness and our Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS), who died this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mike spent more than 30 years delivering emergency medical services in the City of New York as an EMT, paramedic field provider and physician.  He first joined Northwell Health as chair of emergency medicine at LIJ Forest Hills, and had served as medical director of CEMS since 2016. While with the Fire Departm...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 17, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Dowling Tags: Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Parties In Flint Water Case Debate Jurisdiction Before 6th Circuit
CINCINNATI - An attorney representing employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Oct. 6 argued before a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a lawsuit pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., brought against the employees belongs in federal court (Tamara Nappier v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 17-1401, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

6th Circuit Mediation Office Dropped From Flint Lead Crisis Whistleblower Case
CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 5 announced that its Mediation Office is no longer involved in an appeal brought by a former administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., who sought damages for defamation and sought protection under the state's whistleblower act in relation to actions she took during the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis, which she contended resulted in the termination of her employment (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Roundup MDL Cases Fail For Lack Of Causation Between Cancer, Glyphosate
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Oct. 6 moved in California federal court for dismissal of the multidistrict litigation related to the herbicide Roundup on grounds that the plaintiffs have not satisfied their burden to present expert testimony that is "scientifically reliable and relevant" and that is sufficient to prove general causation concerning whether glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - is capable of causing cancer (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Putative Class Of 100,000 Files Flint Water Complaint In Michigan Federal Court
DETROIT - A putative class of residents and other individuals affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich., on Sept. 29 filed a consolidated class action in Michigan federal court, contending that multiple state and local authorities caused a public health crisis by exposing the plaintiffs to contaminated water and exacerbated the crisis by concealing and misrepresenting its scope (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groundwater Plaintiffs Lack 'Sufficient Evidence' To Show Standing, Company Says
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on Sept. 29 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that the environmental groups that sued it for allegedly contaminating groundwater "still have not produced sufficient evidence to establish that they have standing" after more than eight years of litigation (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Motion Redacted To Protect 'Vulnerabilities' In Tainted Groundwater Case
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 26 ruled that portions of a motion to exclude expert testimony in a groundwater contamination lawsuit should be redacted because the document contains information that "substantially risks exposing vulnerabilities" in the water supply system and the means by which the water company which is the defendant in the lawsuit would respond to an attack on the system (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 - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plaintiff: Protective Order Needed In Water Lawsuit; Depositions 'Thwart' Rights
SANTA ANA, Calif. - One of the plaintiffs in a chemical injury and groundwater contamination lawsuit against Pacific Gas& Electric (PGE) on Oct. 2 filed a memorandum of points and authorities supporting a request for a protective order, arguing that the company and its attorney are liable for "unjustifiable acts" because their attempt to take oral depositions is designed to "thwart" the plaintiffs' rights to "justice, due process of law and constitutional protection" (Barbara A. Vinson v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 16-514, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ ...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Battery Maker Has Duty To Indemnify In Fracking Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A hydraulic fracturing company on Oct. 9 filed a brief in an Oklahoma federal court arguing that the company that made a lithium battery pack that exploded on a fracking rig and injured a worker has a direct duty under Oklahoma law to indemnify the fracking operator because the explosion was caused by an allegedly defective design (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Court Should Deny Company's Attempt To Exclude Evidence In Benzene Case, Man Says
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who sued a company for allegedly contaminating his groundwater with benzene filed a brief Oct. 6 in North Carolina federal court opposing the company's motion in limine to exclude newly discovered evidence. The man argues that the disclosure of the allegedly "new" evidence is not new and it is "substantially justified" (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge OKs $1.09M Deal For Remediation, Future Costs Due To Tainted Groundwater
FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Oct. 13 ruled that a $1.09 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the release of perchloroethylene (PCE) into the groundwater supply was "fair and equitable" because it will provide remediation and future oversight costs for an area that was contaminated by a dry-cleaning business (Viola Coppola, et al. v. Gregory Smith, et al., No. 11-cv-01257, E.D. Calif.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170002). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company May Not Avoid Risk-Contribution In Lead Paint Case, Plaintiffs Say
MILWAUKEE - The plaintiffs suing the former makers of lead-based paint on Oct. 6 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court contending that it should not permit one of the defendants, American Cyanamid Co., "to end run around the established law of risk-contribution by repackaging arguments that have already been rejected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit" (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

At Risk: Our Nation's Drinking Water Supply
By Susan E. Smith and George H. Buermann The fragile state of the United States drinking water system is making waves (and headlines) across the country. The public drinking water systems in Flint, Michigan; Fresno, California; Corpus Christie, Texas; St. Joseph, Louisiana; East Chicago, Indiana; and Hoosick Falls, New York-to name a few-have experienced disruptions in the past several years due to combinations of infrastructure problems and intrusion of potentially toxic contaminants. The events in Flint, Michigan put a spotlight on the issue, and it has since become clear that the problems go far beyond just that one com...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Justice Rules Lead-Paint Case Against Landlord Is Viable
NEW YORK - A New York justice on Oct. 2 ruled that a man who alleges that his former landlord is liable for injuries caused by his exposure to lead-based paint has a viable case, but the justice dismissed a third-party action filed by the landlord, who contended that the plaintiff's elevated blood-lead levels were caused by lead hazards at a separate premises (Christopher Brown v. Wendy Webb-Weber, No. 159252/2014, and Wendy Webb-Weber v. Steven Thau, No. 595628/2016, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.; 2017 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3754). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plaintiffs: Alter-Ego Theory Of Liability Applies To Lead Injury Lawsuit
ST. LOUIS - A group of plaintiffs who contend that a lead-smelting company is liable for personal injuries and groundwater contamination from lead at a mining facility in Peru on Oct. 2 filed a brief in Missouri federal court opposing a motion to dismiss that was filed by companies that are non-Missouri defendants. The plaintiffs contend that an alter-ego theory of liability imposes jurisdiction over the non-Missouri defendants (J.Y.C.C., et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, et al., No. 15-1704 [consolidated], E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New bowel cancer drug target discovered
(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less toxic than conventional therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Absolute must-watch: 60 Minutes on how pharmaceutical distributors fueled the opioid crisis
In a blockbuster investigation carried out along with the Washington Post, 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker looks into allegations that powerful pharmaceutical distributors helped advance the current opioid crisis by fulfilling patently suspicious orders for prescription opioids. The piece cites one example where a pharmacy in a West Virginia town with a population of several hundred ordered and received millions of opioid pills. The main source for the piece is Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Diversion Control. Rannazzisi charges that as his office was planning to prosecute some...
Source: The Poison Review - October 16, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 60 minutes DEA drug enforcement agency opioid crisis washington post Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia
Asthma UK said it is 'deeply concerned' about the Saharan dust the fearsome storm has collected as it begins to strike to the UK. There are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:New Tuberculosis Drugs Are More Effective and May Be Less Toxic. Why Are They Still Unavailable?
[Daily Maverick] The start of 2017 saw concern over a sharp increase in the rise of drug- resistant TB in South Africa. TB is killing millions each year. Last week, M édecins Sans Frontières published promising early data on the use of two new TB drugs, delamanid and bedaquiline, among patients living with drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. But availability remains the biggest concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for
(University of Portsmouth) Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpected results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asenapine, iloperidone and lurasidone exposures in young children reported to U.S. poison centers - Stassinos G, Klein-Schwartz W.
The objective of this study was to compare toxicity associated with asenapine, iloper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) and bromoxynil herbicide ingestion - Chiew AL, Page CB, Clancy D, Mostafa A, Roberts MS, Isbister GK.
CONTEXT: Ingestion of bromoxynil and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) in combination is associated with high mortality. Toxicity is characterised by hyperthermia and metabolic acidosis. Dialysis is a proposed treatment, but little data exist rega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Death from ingestion of e-liquid - Morley S, Slaughter J, Smith PR.
BACKGROUND: The use of e-liquids is becoming more prevalent. There is a risk that such liquids may be ingested by mouth rather than being vaped/ inhaled. Due to the high concentration of drugs such as nicotine in these liquids, there may be toxic, and poss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Warns Puerto Rico Against Tapping Water at Toxic Waste Sites U.S. Warns Puerto Rico Against Tapping Water at Toxic Waste Sites
The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug
Exclusive: US bodybuilding star and an ex-conman are linked to UK sales of the toxic diet drug DNP following searches on premises in CumbriaA series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years.Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP, was found last month at premises in Wigton, Cumbria, alongside other legal supplements and equipment that could be used for making tablets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Drugs Health UK news Society Diets and dieting Science Life and style Source Type: news

The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘ do it all over again ’
Days after a Michigan mother was put in jail for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, she said that given the choice, she would “do it all again.” Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, was sentenced last week to nearly a week in jail for contempt of court almost a year after an Oakland County […]Related:A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicCancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new tre...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a green tea compound could prevent Alzheimer's
Researchers reveal how a compound in green tea called EGCG prevents the formation of toxic beta-amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

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Katie Faragher, CPNPFrom the desk of  Katie Faragher, CPNPHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up:Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.Masks can limit or block eyesight.  Consider non-toxic makeup ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Things Get Ugly Between NuVasive and Alphatec
The gloves are off between spine device rivals NuVasive and Alphatec. NuVasive filed a lawsuit this week against its ex-vice chairman, Patrick Miles, who is now executive chairman at Alphatec. The lawsuit claims that Miles schemed for more than a year to take business from NuVasive, but Alphatec denounced the complaint as a "frivolous PR stunt" and an attempt to damage the reputations of both it and Miles. According to NuVasive, the company was contacted in January 2016 by UBS Financial Services to explore a potential acquisition of Alphatec. Miles was NuVasive's president and COO at the time, and he advised the ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Orthopedics Source Type: news