Tag: "poisoning" at medical news
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...cially children and the elderly,Nriagu said. "Lead poisoning
remains one of the most serious environmental health diseases inthis country and other parts of the world. It affects many organ systems andbiochemical processes with the most serious sequelae often occurring in thecentral nervous, cardiovascular an...
Camelford water contamination did lead to cerebral function damage
... Paul Altmann et al conclude: "Aluminium sulphate poisoning
probably led to long term cerebral impairment in some people in Camelford."...
Greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning needed among patients and doctors
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Click below to download PDF document You will re...mbers of unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning
begin to rise, write Dr Ed Walker from Dewsbury District Hospital and Dr Alastair Hay from the Unive...
Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful
...alkaloids present in the plant have been linked to poisoning
after people consumed them in tea and contaminated cereals. "Therapeutic approaches include avoiding intake of comfrey and, once severe liver damage has emerged, liver transplantation," said Dr. Felix Stickel of the University of Erlangen and Salem ...
Paracetamol restrictions reduce overdose severity
...ied patients admitted to hospital with paracetamol poisoning
during the months January to June in 1998 and 1999 - before and after the change to smaller packets in September 1998. For each case, they estimated the amount of paracetamol ingested, recorded the numbers of patients transferred to a specialist live...
FDA fish warning unwarranted
...ulations are based on extrapolation from the Iraqi poisoning
data. The Environmental Protection Agencys current "safe" level of mercury exposure is based on a maternal hair level of about 11 ppm way above the level anyone is likely to accumulate from eating fish. Even the intake of mercury among women of c...
Stimulating environment protects brain against damage from lead exposure
... present, the way we deal with the dangers of lead poisoning
is to try to limit the possibility of exposure," says Theodore Lidsky, Ph.D., a co-author of the paper and a neuroscientist at the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. "Despite enormous progress in eliminating sources of lead p...
Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
...e system to fight the cancer rather than generally poisoning
rapidly dividing cells. Forty-four patients diagnosed with SCCHN participated in the study and were treated for a 12-month period. Head and neck cancer occurs in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and the salivary gland...
Psychotherapy can help suicidal patients
Deliberate self poisoning
is one of the commonest reasons for admission to h...a hospital emergency department after deliberately poisoning
themselves were included in the study. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups. The intervent...
Green tobacco sickness 'highly prevalent' in N.C. farmworkers
...Green tobacco sickness is caused by acute nicotine poisoning
resulting from the absorption through the skin of nicotine from the green tobacco plants. The investigators reported that the incidence of green tobacco sickness increased over the course of the growing season, with early-season work, such as toppin...
Accidental overdose with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) carries a greater risk of death
...who are admitted to hospital because of accidental poisoning
with acetaminophen (paracetamol) are at greater ri...e given as an effective antidote for acetaminophen poisoning
if the patient is treated within 12 hours of the overdose. Doctors from the US analysed the medical ...
New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results
... than we normally could to the tumor site, without poisoning
the rest of the body," said Blackwell. "Heat also ...h drugs to the tumors to kill cancer cells without poisoning
the patient or causing undue side effects. The current study, and subsequent trials utilizing the ...
Air pollutants in low-income housing, child-care centers
...eaking combustion equipment," Laquatra says. "Lead poisoning
in children leads to lowered intelligence and behavioral problems. Mold is a trigger for allergies and asthma, both of which lead to school and work absences, productivity losses and increased health costs," Laquatra says. Exposures to asbestos, carb...
Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security
...such as severe chronic asthma, seizures or leading poisoning
coupled with depression, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for example. "The fact that many of these caregivers face health problems usually associated with older, frail individuals, is very troubling," Burton notes. "Also, ...
...utinely used to eliminate accidental or deliberate poisoning
or drug overdoes, the authors urge that MS/MS-based methodology to provide a metabolic screening panel should become equally as routine among medical examiners....
Over-diagnosis of liver failure after paracetamol poisoning?
... diagnose liver failure after moderate paracetamol poisoning
by relying solely on the measurement of one diagno...arker. The use of acetylcysteine after paracetamol poisoning
is of known therapeutic benefit; acetylcysteine is an anticoagulant (ie. It increases blood-clotting...
In prison, any sentence can be a death sentence
... to violent causes: suicide by strangulation (90), poisoning
or toxic effect (48), and homicide (16). Natural causes accounted for 115 of the deaths, with cardiovascular disease being the most common cause (62) followed distantly by cancer (18 cases). "The most striking difference was with violent deaths, with...
Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute
...s characterized by shock to one's organs following poisoning
with endotoxins--chemical components of certain bacteria. The endotoxin molecules themselves are not particularly harmful, but the way that the immune system reacts to them is. When bacteria like the deadly N. meningitidis invade the body, they trig...
Inaccurate arsenic test kits jeopardize water safety in Bangladesh and India
...gineering had reported widespread signs of arsenic poisoning
and blamed tubewell water. WHO called it the largest mass poisoning
of a population in history. Similar problems have recently surfaced in other countries in the region...
New first-aid method could prevent brain damage in patients exposed to carbon monoxide
A new first-aid method of treating carbon monoxide poisoning
could prevent brain damage in patients by deliveri...he standard first-aid treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning
-- 100% oxygen - constricts blood vessels to the brain and decreases the total oxygen delivered to t...
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