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Hemodialysis and the intubated salicylate-toxic patient
3.5 out of 5 stars The association of hemodialysis and survival in intubated salicylate-poisoned patients. McCabe DJ, Lu JJ. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Apr 10 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract [Disclosure: the co-authors of this paper are members of the Toxikon Consortium in Chicago, as am I.] This retrospective observational study looked at cases from the Illinois Poison Center over 12 years (2003 thru 2015) to identify intubated patients with recorded serum salicylate levels> 50 mg/dL. The goal was “to describe the impact of hemodialysis on survival rates of salicylate-intoxicated patients . . .”...
Source: The Poison Review - May 20, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical aspirin poisoning enhanced elimination hemodialysis salicylate toxicity Source Type: news

Oregon bureaucrats may be backing off forced glyphosate poisoning of 2,000-acre Azure organic farm
(Natural News) Thanks to the global activism against government insanity, it now appears that officials in Sherman County, Oregon are backing off their recent threats to forcibly spray a 2,000-acre organic farm with toxic glyphosate weedkiller (Roundup). With Natural News and other pro-organics organizations sounding the alarm, Sherman County officials were hit with over 40,000... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why teens should never take diet pills
In the pressure to be thin and conform to societal pressures, teens are turning to diet pills that come with potentially dangerous side effects. These supplements contain toxic chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide attempt with self-made Taxus baccata leaf capsules: survival following the application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for ventricular arrythmia and refractory cardiogenic shock - Vardon Bounes F, Tardif E, Ruiz S, Gallart JC, Conil JM, Delmas C.
We present a case report of a patient who attempted suicide after T. baccata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Plants That Can Poison, Harm, or Kill Plants That Can Poison, Harm, or Kill
So many toxic plants, so many poisonings waiting to happen! Are you aware of the danger posed by these flowers and leaves?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

No camphor toxicity in Cambodian infants - Johnson CR, Porter SG, Coats D, Whitfield KC, Mengkheang K, Topazian MD, Fischer PR.
Thiamine deficiency and beriberi are prevalent in Cambodia, although most infants with nonspecific clinical symptoms of beriberi, including tachypnea, lack echocardiographic evidence diagnostic of the disease. Camphor activates transient receptor potential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CDC warns of parasitic infection and toxic gas in swimming pools
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Source: CNN.com - Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Zombie" outbreak caused by the synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in New York - Adams AJ, Banister SD, Irizarry L, Trecki J, Schwartz M, Gerona R.
Eighteen patients in a street-drug-induced stupor were seen in EDs on a single day in a New York City neighborhood. With rapid cooperative efforts among physicians, police, public health authorities, and toxicologists, the cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA was iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High-dose opioid prescribing and opioid-related hospitalization: a population-based study - Spooner L, Fernandes K, Martins D, Juurlink D, Mamdani M, Paterson JM, Singh S, Gomes T.
Aims To examine the impact of national clinical practice guidelines and provincial drug policy interventions on prevalence of high-dose opioid prescribing and rates of hospitalization for opioid toxicity. Design Interventional time-series analysis. Setting... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Could Gefitinib Replace Adjuvant Chemo in NSCLC? Could Gefitinib Replace Adjuvant Chemo in NSCLC?
In patients with EGFR mutations, adjuvant targeted therapy with gefitinib gave better results with less toxicity than adjuvant chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pollution claims more lives in UK than other EU countries
Filthy air killed 6.5million people worldwide in 2012. Toxic emissions are responsible for an average of 25.7 deaths per 100,000 in the UK compared to just 0.4 in Sweden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding toxic algal blooms
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Griffin, C. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Amgen Highlights Data To Be Presented At ASCO 2017 Across Oncology Portfolio
Oral Presentation of New Analysis on Limited Renal Toxicity Associated With XGEVA® (denosumab) Compared With Zoledronic Acid in Treatment of Myeloma Bone Disease XGEVA Study in Patients With Myeloma Bone Disease Also Selected for Best of ASCO® First Randomized Study to Evaluate the Combination of IMLYGIC® (talimogene laherparepvec), an Oncolytic Viral Immunotherapy, With a Checkpoint Inhibitor to be Presented THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new clinical data and analyses from across its oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53rd An...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How To Handle A Toxic Relationship
By Christine Carter Last week, I had lunch with a friend. As we were walking out, she mentioned that she had to see someone who hadn’t always been kind to her, a relationship that caused her more stress and suffering than anything else. She’d been avoiding the meeting, but now it looked inevitable. “She just makes me so anxious,” she said, gritting her teeth. I’ve been there myself. Lots of times. Seriously toxic relationships call for us to cut off contact altogether; others, though also toxic, seem impossible to avoid. Perhaps you have a constantly criticizing mother-in-law, or a neighbor w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List
The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the carcinogenic mineral from the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list (Annex III). Chemicals on the list are subject to restrictions that prevent the export of a product without the consent of the importing country. Representatives from 157 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the eighth Conference of the Parties (CO...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Andrew Dettmer Annex III asbestos ban in canada asbestos ban in united states Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos export regulations Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Belarus Chrysotile asbestos fibers Conference of the Source Type: news

FDA to push pro-GMO ads paid by taxpayers, even as consumers overwhelmingly reject Frankenfoods
(Natural News) It is common knowledge that Monsanto spends an inordinate amount of money trying to convince people that its toxic pesticides and GMO seeds are not harmful despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. Now, you get to help pay for a pro-GMO campaign whether you want to or not thanks to a questionable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groups Files Amicus Briefs Urging U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Lago Agrio Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental groups filed two amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on May 1, arguing that the high court should hear the appeal of a group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney, who challenge an $18.5 billion fraud judgment they previously won against Chevron Corp. on grounds that "Chevron's schemes in Ecuador and New York highlight why courts do not entertain collateral attacks on foreign judgments" (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16-1178, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plaintiffs' Discovery Request In Glyphosate MDL Is 'Unjustified,' Monsanto Says
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 5 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California arguing that it should deny the discovery request of a group of plaintiffs who sued the company as part of multidistrict litigation in which they allege that Monsanto is liable for their injuries from exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto argues that the plaintiffs' attempt to delay discovery is "unjustified" and amounts to "gamesmanship" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey'...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

West Virginia Couple Alleges Fraud, Has C8 Injury Case Against DuPont Added To MDL
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 12 transferred to the multidistrict litigation another lawsuit against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8) (In re E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Dismisses State Law Claims In Flint Water Crisis Litigation
DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on May 3 ruled that based on Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals precedent, he had jurisdiction over state law claims in a lawsuit pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., and he amended a previous ruling to dismiss those claims along with federal causes of action (Luke Waid, et al. v. Gov. 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 - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company Says Plaintiffs May Not Depose Its CEO In Fracking Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A company sued in connection with injuries suffered by two workers when a lithium battery exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation filed an additional brief in Oklahoma federal court on May 5 contending that the plaintiffs cannot designate the company's CEO as a specific witness under federal procedural rules (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 - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Seek Conference With Judge To Resolve Impasse In Radioactive Material Case
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri residents who contend that they have been injured by exposure to radioactive material and the company that they say is liable on May 11 filed a joint request for a conference with the federal judge in Missouri who presides over the case on grounds that they have reached an impasse regarding the deposition of expert witnesses (Scott D. McClurg, et al. v. MI Holdings Inc., et al., No. 12-361 [consolidated], E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Halliburton: Orders In Related Case Should Be Applied To Groundwater Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) on May 8 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court arguing that 10 prior orders issued in a lawsuit brought against it by residents who argue that the company is liable for contaminating their drinking water should be adopted in another lawsuit that asserts the same causes of action (Albin Family Revocable Living Trust, et al. v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., No. 16-910, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Attorneys In Groundwater Case Seek $42.8M In Fees; 'Significant Risks Undertaken'
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The attorneys representing residents of West Virginia who are seeking approval of a $151 million settlement in a groundwater contamination lawsuit on May 8 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, arguing that they are entitled to $42.8 million in attorney fees (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 - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2nd Circuit Refuses To Overturn Ruling That Lessees Were Not Site Owners
NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 11 refused to overturn the ruling in Commander Oil Corp. v. Barlo Equip. Corp., 215 F.3d 321, 329 (2000), which sets out when a lessee can be considered an owner of a property under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to reverse a federal judge in New York's decision to award summary judgment to defendant companies accused of contaminating a property with perchloroethylene (PCE) (Next Millenium Realty, LLC, et al. v. Adchem Corp., et al., No. 16-1260-CV, 2nd Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8476). (Source: LexisNexis®...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Debate Expert Witness Exclusion Before 9th Circuit In Groundwater Lawsuit
PASADENA, Calif. - Attorneys for the City of Pomona, Calif., and a chemical company debated before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 whether the city's groundwater contamination lawsuit should be reopened due to the city's allegation that a district court improperly excluded some of the testimony of its expert witness while the court improperly permitted the defendant's expert to "confuse the jury" (City of Pomona, Calif. v. SQM North America Corp., No. 15-56062, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Reliability Of Neurologist In Disability Ruling
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A neurologist used proper methodology and produced sufficient documentation to support his opinion that a man is suffering from toxic encephalopathy caused by his exposure to the chemical toluene in the spray paint he used at work, the Kentucky Supreme Court held April 28 in affirming a ruling on the man's disability in a workers' compensation case (Armstrong Coal Company, Inc. v. Nathan Attebury, et al., No. 2016-SC-000368-WC, Ky. Sup., 2017 Ky. Unpub. LEXIS 10). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Court Should Compel Discovery Responses In Chemical Injury Case
ST. LOUIS - Doe Run Resources Corp. on May 5 filed a brief in Missouri federal court arguing that the court should compel the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals to respond to requests for discovery on substantive liability (A.O.A, et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, No. 11-00044, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Board Ruling Denying Veteran Benefits For Exposure To Agent Orange Stands
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on May 5 affirmed a ruling by the Board of Veterans Appeals that denied a man's claim for benefits from exposure to Agent Orange on grounds that the board's decision was "not clearly erroneous" (Larry Clemons v. David J. Shulkin, No. 15-4195, Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 662). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New York Justice: Defendants Failed To Abate Lead Paint Hazards; Case Valid
BRONX, N.Y. - A New York state court justice on April 12 denied a motion to dismiss a lead-based paint poisoning case against two owner/operators of an apartment, concluding that they breached their duty to care for the plaintiffs by failing to abate lead-based paint hazards on the premises in the appropriate timeframe (Paola Lopez, et al. v. 506-510 Associates LLC, et al., No. 14040/2004, N.Y. Sup., Bronx Co.; 2017 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1688). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Resources from the National Library of Medicine and Connected Sites
Drug and Addiction Information and Tools for Patrons and Healthcare Providers Opioid Abuse and Addiction – Contains links to the following Current News, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Find an Expert, Statistics, and Research, NIH MedlinePlus Magazines MedlinePlus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies. MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See MedlinePlus.gov disclaimer and quality guidelines National Library of Medicine Drug Informatio...
Source: The Cornflower - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Resource Sharing opioid epidemic opioid resources Source Type: news

Hope for plant-based contraceptive, study claims
Conclusion This laboratory study aimed to investigate a variety of steroid hormones and plant compounds to look at their effect on sperm activation and ability to fertilise an egg. The researchers confirmed that the hormone progesterone present in the female reproductive tract seems to be needed to activate sperm and make them able to fertilise an egg. The also found that two plant compounds, pristimerin and lupeol, were able to block the sites on the sperm that are activated by progesterone. This means these two compounds could have a potential contraceptive action. But it's far too early to say whether new contraceptiv...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Genetically Engineered Disappointments
While US agribusiness has long claimed that GMOs will “save the world”, there has been little compelling evidence to this effect after two decades. Credit: IPSBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai GenKUALA LUMPUR , May 16 2017 (IPS)Advocates of genetically engineered (GE) crops have long claimed that genetic engineering is necessary to raise crop yields and reduce human exposure to agrochemicals. Genetic engineering promised two major improvements: improving yields affordably to feed the world, and making crops resistant to pests to reduce the use of commercial chemical herbicides and insecticides. Genetic modifi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai Gen Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study Links Mesothelioma in Women to Cloth Dolls in Factory
A rising number of women are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer each year. Researchers in Italy are the latest to study this growing trend and show that asbestos exposure — the main cause of mesothelioma — doesn’t only affect men working certain blue-collar jobs. The report, published in the Italian medical journal La Medicina del Lavoro in April, analyzes possible asbestos exposure in a cloth doll factory. Using data from the Province of Brescia Mesothelioma Registry, researchers found three cases of pleural mesothelioma cancer diagnosed in young women who had worked for two doll manufacturing companies....
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos cloth doll factory asbestos doll manufacturing environmental asbestos exposure La Medicina del Lavoro mesothelioma cloth doll workers mesothelioma in Italy occupational asbestos exposure Pietrogino Barbieri Province of Brescia Mes Source Type: news

The pharmacology and toxicology of the 'holy trinity' - Horsfall JT, Sprague JE.
Combining opioids with benzodiazepines and skeletal muscle relaxants ('The Holy Trinity') has been reported to potentiate the 'high'. Through unique interactions with colocalized μ-opioid and GABAA receptors, the combined use of these agents induces a syn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experts Press Feds To Eradicate Lead Poisoning By 2021
In just five years, the U.S. could end the problem of lead poisoning, a group of health experts argues ― if federal overseers are given more ammunition to attack the problem despite an administration that wants to gut regulations. A coalition of scientists, doctors and children’s health advocates published an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Monday that calls on the government to stamp out lead poisoning in American children by 2021 ― or ensure no child has a blood lead level greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter ― and eliminate lead exposure altogether...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novocure wins humanitarian use designation for TTFields system
Shares in Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) rose today after the FDA granted its Tumor Treating Fields delivery system a humanitarian use device designation as a treatment for pleural mesothelioma. The humanitarian use designation is the 1st step in winning a humanitarian device exemption, which would allow Novocure to makrket TTFields in combination with chemotherapy as a treatment for pleural mesothelioma. TTFields are low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields that are designed to inhibit cancer cell replication. In March, Novocure enrolled the last patient in its Stellar Phase II pilot trial, evalu...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, scientists have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
(Carnegie Institution for Science) With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, Carnegie scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration. The work is published in two related studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Ranger SCIENCE: Horsetail herb prevents Alzheimer's and dementia by removing toxic ALUMINUM from your body
(Natural News) Aluminum is a toxic metal that damages your brain, accelerating Alzheimer’s and dementia. No wonder the vaccine industry puts it into the vaccines, huh? In combination with mercury, another potent neurotoxin, aluminum ravages the brain, causing permanent brain damage that’s quite literally leading to the Vaccine Rage wave of insanity and mental illness... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague
Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy—and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress. “People inspire you, or they drain you—pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen Recent research from Friedrich Schiller University in Germany shows...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Rosario Dawson Is Backing A Home Compost Campaign
Composting leftovers may seem like a hobby reserved for only the most dedicated environmentalists, but it’s a lot more accessible than you may think. Just let Alison Teal show you how. The social media star and sustainability guru recently teamed up with celebrities including actress Rosario Dawson, singer Jason Mraz and actor Adrian Grenier in a campaign to get more people to compost their leftover produce at home. In the video above, she shows how easy it is to start your own compost bin at home, from start to finish. To get started, all you’ll need is some dirt, strips of newspaper, live red wiggle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumers are giving up germ-covered bar soaps in favor of TOXIC liquid soaps
(Natural News) Are liquid soaps cleaner and safer to use than bar soaps? A number of people seem to think so. It’s a prevailing belief that has gained traction among Americans between the ages of 18 to 24, and one that has lead to the slow yet steady demise of bar soaps. According to TreeHugger.com,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility
Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I migh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering?  The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.”  Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A possible biomarker for methadone related deaths - Argo A, Spatola GF, Zerbo S, Sortino C, Lanzarone A, Uzzo ML, Pitruzzella A, Far è F, Roda G, Gambaro V, Procaccianti P, Karch SB.
Methadone (MTH) concentrations in those dying of MTH toxicity totally overlap concentrations where the presence of MTH is only an incidental finding, making it very difficult to make distinctions in actual cases. A biomarker, be it anatomical or biochemica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

College dorms found to have high levels of toxic flame retardants in dust
(Natural News) College students may be inadvertently breathing in carcinogenic compounds from their furniture, a new study concluded. Researchers tested 95 dust samples from two colleges in the northeast for carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and chemicals that could potentially affect brain function. What they found was shocking: results were the highest levels that have ever been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria living in marine sponge produce toxic compounds found in man-made products
Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants, a finding that could help scientists better understand the human health implications of these common additives. The new findings, by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego, moved the research team a step closer to unraveling the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=241887&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news