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Irrigation may produce arsenic-tainted rice in Bangladesh

...the tubewell crisis in Bangladesh the largest mass poisoning of a population in history. WHO predicts that as many as 270,000 may die from drinking arsenic-contaminated water in the Ganges Delta region. "There has been a considerable research effort on the effects of drinking arsenic contaminated water in Bang...

From overdose to organ donor

...ests that patients that die from drug overdoses or poisoning could donate their healthy organs to patients need...verdose, a suicide from drinking methanol, cyanide poisoning and carbon monoxide poisoning. The survey showed that 70% of transplant doctors would consider or ac...

Injuries cost China over $12 billion a year

...e study, motor vehicle crashes, suicide, drowning, poisoning and falls accounted for 80 percent of the productivity lost from injury-related death. Car crashes made up 25 percent of all injury deaths. The annual PPYLL from injuries was 12.6 million years. Respiratory disease accounted for an annual PPYLL of 1...

Manganese in intravenous nutrition a problem for patients needing intestine transplants

... with prolonged exposure to ore, in whom manganese poisoning was first described. Removing manganese from TPN ...mptoms," Dr. Laughlin said. Symptoms of manganese poisoning include delayed thinking, difficulty concentrating, tremors and rigid or stiff movements of the arms...

Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning?

...undreds of millions of people at risk from arsenic poisoning worldwide. Research, published this week in BMC Co... search to find inexpensive treatments for arsenic poisoning that are easy to administer, effective in low doses and non-toxic, researchers from University of Ka...

High level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause food poisoning

...cs called fluorquinolones in poultry farming. Food poisoning caused by eating Campylobacter infected poultry is on the increase. In Switzerland, 1 in 1,086 people suffer from Campylobacter infection every year; the number is approximately ten times higher in the US....

Injuries to children show definite patterns

...g up. For example, the risk of suffering a burn or poisoning between the ages of one and three is high, after which these risks decrease substantially. "We see that burns peak at age one, which is an age when children start standing, exploring, and grabbing things. At this age they can begin to pull things do...

Study reveals high suicide rates among young people in India

... of 58 suicides per 100000 young men). Hanging and poisoning with pesticides were the commonest causes of death; possible risk factors for suicide included family conflicts, domestic violence, academic failures, unfulfilled romantic ideals, and mental illness. Dr Bose comments: "We have identified rates of sui...

Highlights summarized for movement disorders research at 56th annual meeting

...se with "secondary" dystonia, from carbon monoxide poisoning or other acquired causes, did least well. DBS has become a standard treatment for Parkinson's disease, and the accumulation of studies such as this are bringing DBS closer to being a standard therapy for dystonia. [S15.001] Psychogenic Movement Diso...

Childproof packaging new designs could save lives

...auses an estimated 10,000 cases/year of accidental poisoning in the UK, mostly involving small children. The initiative was commissioned by the Faraday Packaging Partnership, which is funded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the DTI. Those taking part included th...

Female & black legislators more likely than others to prioritize children's health

...ng health insurers to cover certain vaccines. Lead poisoning screening, help for pregnant smokers, and bans on distribution of information on abortion and contraception at school health centers were also proposed. Davis notes that many of the bills pertained to Medicaid and SCHIP, both of which are co-finance...

Philadelphia hosts health fair Aug. 25 for women and children

...ce and on immunization. The EPA will focus on lead poisoning and asthma treatment and prevention as well as other environmental health issues. The Philadelphia Health Department will highlight its health screening and information services. Information will be distributed on early cancer detection. There will b...

Jefferson neuroscientists find evidence of lead exposure affecting recovery from brain injury

...he researchers want to examine the effects of lead poisoning on recovery from brain injury over a longer period of time. One question, says Dr. Schneider, is whether or not lead-poisoned animals eventually recover to the same degree as the unexposed animals. They also plan to try to determine if there is a thr...

Time to develop new antidotes for chemical attacks, urge researchers

...emical attacks in the West and to tackle pesticide poisoning in developing countries, argue researchers in this...such as the sarin attack in Japan. Organophosphate poisoning is a leading cause of premature death in the developing world, while Western nations are concerned a...

Some herbal medicine products contain potentially toxic amounts of heavy metals

... in Ayurvedic HMPs. Recent reports of serious lead poisoning associated with taking Ayurvedic HMPs were the impetus for the current study. Robert B. Saper, M.D., M.P.H., formerly of Harvard Medical School, Boston, (currently with the Boston University School of Medicine) and colleagues examined Ayurvedic HMPs ...

A new vaccine against Salmonella

... the concrete case of Navarre, there were 343 food poisoning cases in 2003, of which 79 were grouped together in 14 outbreaks, 12 due to Salmonella....

Poison and firearms stored in open endanger visiting kids

...ne-Beasley says. Unintentional injuries, including poisoning and gunshots, are the leading causes of death among children and young adults in the United States. The study was supported by the Home Safety Council, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Program, ...

Injury toll in US homes tops 12 million yearly: UNC, other experts call for action

...red medical attention occurred at home." Falls, poisoning and burn injuries were the leading causes of such ...ates of fall deaths were highest for older adults, poisoning deaths were highest among middle-aged adults, while fire and burn death rates were highest among chi...

New figures highlight trends in drug and alcohol misuse

...ed drugs, and 3,366 admissions for accidental self poisoning with alcohol or controlled drugs. Although admission rates for mental and behavioural disorders caused by alcohol have remained relatively stable, admissions among young women (under 25) and children increased slightly. This is consistent with other ...

Alcohol: Global burden on health similar to tobacco and high blood pressure

...citly alcohol-involved causes (alcohol dependence, poisoning etc.) Besides price, drinking and alcohol-related problems can be affected by restricting the hours and days of alcohol purchasing and of the numbers and types of outlets. Despite this evidence the authors highlight the fact that research findings on...

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