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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

Ghostwriting and editing "independent" studies: Monsanto has conjured the "science" necessary for their bottom line all along
(Natural News) Monsanto is regarded by many as the “most evil” corporation in the world — and there’s no shortage of reasons why. But their phony “independent” studies on glyphosate sure do take the cake. Countless reports of Monsanto stepping in and editing research on their cash-cow, the ever-toxic Roundup, have begun to surface. Additionally,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The EU is watching the Monsanto lawsuits closely; re-licensing of glyphosate sparking bitter debate
(Natural News) It looks like the European Union could be on its way to saying goodbye to Monsanto’s most popular (and toxic) herbicide. Glyphosate, the star ingredient in Monsanto’s infamous Roundup, has been heavily scrutinized for its potential hazards and now, a bitter debate over re-licensing the noxious herbicide is brewing across the pond. Over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogs
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating that atrazine can affect the sex ratio. However, cricket frog populations do persist in areas with widespread atrazine application, despite reports of range contractions for enigmatic reasons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spearheading Advancements in Surgical Sealants
Surgeons and clinicians have used surgical sealants for closing or reconnecting ruptured tissues, or as an adjunct to sutures and staples, for years. However, advancements in technology have led general surgeons and specialists to consider sealants for a wider range of applications and with increased frequency. Increasing Ease of Use Surgical sealants aren't as easy to use as a tube of Crazy Glue. Surgeons must mix and use some agents precisely and promptly to be effective. Delivery systems vary from a syringe, proprietary applicator, or through an endoscope. Most require special training. Sylys®, an elastic, resorbabl...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Implants Source Type: news

A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘ get the hell out. ’ Now he ’ s under criminal investigation.
A doctor in northern Florida is under criminal investigation after he was seen on video shouting at a patient to “get the hell out” of an urgent care clinic, then apparently grabbing her daughter's cellphone, which was recording the incident. Peter Gallogly, a physician at Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, was captured on video Monday arguing with a […]Related:Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicA mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she’s outraged he’s been immunized.Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new tr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemic
About 33,000 people died from overdoses to prescription narcotics, heroin or fentanyl in 2015.Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she ’ s outraged he ’ s been immunized.
A Michigan mother said she's had a “rough few days” after serving nearly a week in jail for defying a court order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated and then learning that he received several immunizations after she was locked up behind bars. Rebecca Bredow, from the Detroit area, was sentenced last week for contempt of court nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to […]Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disast...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments
One of the most promising new cancer treatments involves altering patients' own immune cells to attack blood cancers. But it comes with a big downside: It can cause serious side effects, including high fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling. Now researchers at two major cancer centers — […]Related:Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight childrenThe Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart shows (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins scientists develop experimental 'nano-chemo' particle to treat bladder cancer
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fred Hutch studies advance methods to avert toxicity that can accompany immunotherapy
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Two new papers from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA announces $115 million cleanup for Houston site
The Environmental Protection Agency says it approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sponsored Collection | Accelerating the path from structure to function through integrated structural biology solutions
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Botany, Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology opms-sups Source Type: news

NuVasive sues former COO Miles for jumping ship to Alphatec
UPDATED Oct. 11, 2017, with comment from Alphatec. NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) yesterday leveled a lawsuit against former CEO Patrick Miles, who jumped ship for Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) earlier this month, alleging that he enacted a year-long scheme to secretly back Alphatec while discouraging NuVasive from acquiring the smaller company. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, claimed that after NuVasive was approached in January 2016 about a possible acquisition of Alphatec, Miles advised NuVasive that the deal was “a waste of time” due to Alphatec’s “aged, undifferent...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Alphatec Nuvasive personnel-moves Source Type: news

Big pharma doesn't want you to know about this potent healing food
(Natural News) When evaluating your health, it really comes down to two things — nutrient levels and toxic burden. For years the focus has been on removing toxins from the body, which is why the words “detox” and “cleanse” are seen in nearly every health program created. Of course, cleansing is a very important part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identification of a New Class of Antifungals Targeting the Synthesis of Fungal Sphingolipids
Recent estimates suggest that>300 million people are afflicted by serious fungal infections worldwide. Currentantifungal drugs are static and toxic and/or have a narrow spectrum of activity. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development of newantifungal drugs. The fungal sphingolipid glucosylceramide (GlcCer) is critical in promoting virulence of a variety of human-pathogenic fungi. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

EPA announces new reporting rules on nano-sized particles manufactured in the United States
(Natural News) As of Aug. 14, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put into effect a working guidance for the eighth section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) about the Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule. According to Nanowerk.com, this rule necessitates manufacturers and importers to provide a one-time reporting and record-keeping of certain chemicals.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop
Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.(Image credit: Joe Wertz/Stateimpact Oklahoma) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Wertz Source Type: news

Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (includes MAT023, encochleated amphotericin B))
Despite increasing rates of invasive fungal infections being reported globally, only a single antifungal drug has been approved during the last decade. Resistance, toxicity, drug interactions and restricted routes of administration remain unresolved issues. This review focuses on new antifungal compounds which are currently in various clinical phases of development. We discuss two azoles with a tetrazole moiety that allows selective activity against the fungal CYP: VT-1161 for Candida infections and VT-1129 for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

IIVS and Colgate-Palmolive team up to provide training on non-animal methods in Brazil
(Institute for In Vitro Sciences) IIVS, supported by a grant from Colgate-Palmolive, held a training course this month in Goiania, Brazil focused on two in vitro methods with international regulatory acceptance status. The course, Alternative Methods for Evaluation of Toxicity, was attended by over 30 participants from industry and government who participated in both lectures and hands-on exercises. The training course was organized as a satellite workshop to the Congress of Brazilian Toxicology, CBTox, in Goias, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Steve McQueen Film, PSA Brings Awareness to Mesothelioma
During the 90-minute feature documentary “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” audiences will reflect on the career of the “King of Cool” and discover the untold true story of the star’s late-in-life spiritual quest. They will also learn about mesothelioma — the rare cancer that killed McQueen at age 50 — and the dangers of asbestos. A public service announcement featuring Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) president and co-founder Linda Reinstein and Barbara McQueen, Steve’s widow, will air before encore screenings of the documentary on Oct. 10 and Oct. 19. Tickets a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 9, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon alternative cancer treatments Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos marines asbestos public service announcement Barbara McQueen Billy Grah born-again Christian dangers of asbestos Don Schoonover Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #111: Girl on LSD (Tom Petty)
Although this Tom Petty song is somewhat obscure, I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t know about it until an article in The Cannabist after the singer’s death last week brought it to my attention. The song appeared as the B-side to “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and was scheduled to be on Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers, but the record company (Warners) objected because of its content. The New York Times has posted a guide with links to 14 essential Petty tracks. By the way, in a brilliant cold open to “Saturday Night Live” yesterday following the mass sho...
Source: The Poison Review - October 9, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical girl on LSD tom petty tox tunes Source Type: news

Bone Broth Protein products lab tested: Full press conference video released, detailing the toxic chemicals that were found
(Natural News) As the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, I led the research team that conducted the mass spectrometry molecular analysis of popular bone broth protein products that have become extremely popular as part of the “Paleo” diet craze. Some of those bone broth brands include Ancient Nutrition, Sports Research and Left... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: U.S. Imported 705 Metric Tons of Raw Asbestos in 2016
New data from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission show the amount of raw asbestos imported to the U.S. nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016. The federal organizations estimate 705 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported last year — a significant and alarming increase from the reported 343 metric tons imported in 2015. Asbestos, a known carcinogen, is highly regulated but still used in the U.S., mainly by the chloralkali industry, which uses asbestos diaphragms in its chlorine manufacturing process. It is also found in imported clutches and brake linings, gaskets, cement corrugated sh...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute asbestos ban United States asbestos bans worldwide asbestos brake linings asbestos cement asbestos corrugated sheets asbestos diaphragms Asbestos Disease Source Type: news

Clinical laboratory tests in some acute exogenous poisonings - Tufkova SG, Yankov IV, Paskaleva DA.
BACKGROUND: There is no specific toxicological screening of clinical laboratory parameters in clinical toxicology when it comes to acute exogenous poisoning. AIM: To determine routine clinical laboratory parameters and indicators for assessment of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Descriptive study of hospital care on toxicological events in a municipality of S ão Paulo State, Brazil, 2012 - Germano LC, Alonzo HGA.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of hospital care on chemical exposure cases and accidents with venomous animals performed in a municipal hospital in S ão Paulo State, Brazil. METHODS: case series descriptive study with data of me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Differential toxicity and venom gland gene expression in Centruroides vittatus - McElroy T, McReynolds CN, Gulledge A, Knight KR, Smith WE, Albrecht EA.
In this study, venom potency and venom gland gene expression was evaluated in Centruroides vittatus, size class I-II (immature) and size class IV (adults/penultimate instars) size classes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Eye injuries following ocular exposure to euphorbia plant sap: an Australian and New Zealand case series - Shields M, Andrew N, LaHood B, Saha N.
Euphorbia is a diverse genus of flowering plants that produce a corrosive latex sap which is toxic to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The genus is widely distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand (both native and naturalised), and there are ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This weekend
Americans love to celebrate weekends at the beach or by the pool. If that’s your plan, I hope your day includes a dose of sunshine. However, I have an important message before you cover yourself in sunscreen. Don’t do it! If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, I get it… What I just said goes against everything you’ve heard for the last 40 years or so from doctors, dermatologists and the mainstream media. But I’ve been telling my patients for decades that covering themselves in commercial sunscreen is bad advice.   In fact, since the start of the media campaign to push sunscr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Worse than liquor for your liver
Most people think liver disease only happens to alcoholics. But the truth is that being overweight or obese actually puts you at a much higher risk for liver damage than alcohol. In fact, alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. But obesity contributes to 52% of liver disease. And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.1 That’s why about 30% of people in America have some form of chronic fatty liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD causes painful swelling and scarring of the liver.  And I blame...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

5 pounds of THIS in your body?
Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Researchers create molecule that could ‘kick and kill’ HIV
Current anti-AIDS drugs are highly effective at making HIV undetectable and allowing people with the virus to live longer, healthier lives. The treatments, a class of medications called antiretroviral therapy, also greatly reduce the chance of transmission from person to person.But the medications do not actually rid the body of the virus, which has the ability to elude medications by lying dormant in cells called CD4+ T cells, which signal another type of T cell, the CD8, to destroy HIV-infected cells. When a person with HIV stops treatment, the virus emerges and replicates in the body, weakening the immune system and rai...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NTP Update - October 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - October 5, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (review includes CD101)
Despite increasing rates of invasive fungal infections being reported globally, only a single antifungal drug has been approved during the last decade. Resistance, toxicity, drug interactions and restricted routes of administration remain unresolved issues. This review focuses on new antifungal compounds which are currently in various clinical phases of development. We discuss two azoles with a tetrazole moiety that allows selective activity against the fungal CYP: VT-1161 for Candida infections and VT-1129 for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

HPV blood test: Throat cancer treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects
A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV blood test: Throat CANCER chemotherapy treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects
A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proteome profile of different rat brain regions after sarin intoxication - Chaubey K, Alam SI, Nagar DP, Waghmare CK, Pant SC, Singh L, Srivastava N, Bhattacharya BK.
Sarin is an organophosphorus chemical warfare agent which irreversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase. Acute toxicity after sarin exposure is due to hyper activation of the nicotinic and muscarinic receptor. Survivors of sarin exposure often develop long te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Guns and violent media-a toxic mix with an available antidote - Christakis DA, Rivara FP.
There are few proverbial “third rails” in academic medicine. In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, we published an article that touches 2 of them: media violence and guns. Given the stakes, we accepted the article only after multiple iterative reviews a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news