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Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...g fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also obstruct pain signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the US, were able to detach a molecule from the venom that also had painkilling properties in humans. Now researchers have produced ...

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...ling Cuba's Fidel Castro was a 1963 attempt with a poison pill delivered by American mobsters that was to be...ts against Castro. But it was the CIA's plans to poison Castro with botulinum toxins in the early 1960s that came closest to succeeding. The agency acknow...

No Sex Education, Say Uttar Pradesh Teachers

...e courses have been laid out are bound to not only poison young minds but also become a source of embarrassment for teachers," Sharma said. Under the state curriculum, the books were to be used in this academic session starting Monday. To be taught for a total of 16 hours in a year, the course was to be in...

US Rejects More Food from India Than from Any Other Country

...t it is more expensive than diethylene glycol, the poison used as a substitute....

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...children and the adult alike fall prey to. The poison ivy, for example is the most common of them all. T... In 2003, according to an authoritative new book, poison control centers nationwide received more than 57,000 calls relating to exposure to potentially harmf...

Palestinian Rival Leader Claims That Arafat Died of AIDS

...suspected Arafat was infected with HIV to hide the poison that supposedly killed him....

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...three had gone to seek medical help and were given poison instead," she says, her voice shaking with emotion. The family also used a toothpaste that has since also been found to be tainted. At least 80 people in Panama died, most of them late last year, after taking medication contaminated with the import...

Car Sickness for the Little Ones can Be Prevented

...u vomit the brain will assume you have removed the poison from your body (thats why you feel pretty good just after a vomit session) and resume normal operation. If you are in a car and are looking out the side window your eyes will continue to send a different message to your brain and soon you will begin ...

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

...nated with diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is a known poison used in antifreeze and as a solvent. Today, the agency is issuing guidance to industry recommending methods of testing glycerin and other controls to identify any contamination with DEG before use in the manufacture or preparation of pharmaceutical p...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...d battery wastes and copper cables coated with the poison plastic PVC, to India. Specifically, Japan exported more than 500 tonnes of DDT and 20 tonnes of capacitor fluid containing polychlorinated biphenyl, a carcinogen and a banned chemical, in the last few years. Indian laws too prohibit the import...

Children Using Slide in Playground Treated for Exposure to Poisoning

...years." Adler added, "It doesn't take much lead to poison a child." At a second elementary school in the Pasadena-San Marino area, investigators found children ingesting lead through hand-to-mouth contact at playground picnic tables. And at a school for children with learning disabilities, investigators f...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...nd aquifers where it accumulates and resurfaces to poison the water source, workers representatives charged. They also went on to demand that the HLL own up to its liabilities for the mercury contamination in Kodaikanal and its impact on workers, their families and residents of Kodaikanal. HLL cleanup it...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

...ethal there is no difference between a drug and a poison except the dose. Using drugs as a method of law enforcement may constitute a violation of international conventions which prohibit the use of chemical weapons. This is of great concern to the BMA. The BMA is keen to alert doctors to the fact that m...

Senior Doctor of Apollo Hospital Commits Suicide

...investigations suggest that he might have consumed poison to end his life. We are further ascertaining the matter," said Assistant Commissioner of Police Bhisham Singh....

Arsenic Poison can Make Longer Life of Leukemia Patients

CHICAGO, Well known as a poison that can kill, arsenic also can prolong the lives of patients with a rare form of leukemia , a new study out Saturday found. "This study shows that even more patients will benefit if we give (arsenic) earlier in the course of treatment," said Dr. B...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

...istry had deemed diethylene glycol a ``low-level'' poison that does not accumulate in the body and found no ...ave died. In many cases, the precise origin of the poison has never been determined. China has been blamed as a major source of counterfeit drugs. Panama i...

Teenagers Untimely Death Draws Attention To Safety Of Over The- Counter Drugs

...ildren. Says Dr. Thomas Kearney, who directs a poison control center and is a professor of pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco: "It's on my one-swallow-to-kill list for kids. Kearney adds that topical application of methyl salicylate can be hazardous, if it is smeared over 40 perc...

Jharkhand Elephant may Have Been Poisoned

...ts have caused havoc and villagers might have used poison to drive away the tuskers," said an official Wednesday. The elephant, part of a herd of 18 elephants, started behaving abnormally and died within a few hours, villagers said. They added that the cause of death could be the pesticides sprinkled on n...

Ireland’s Smoke Ban Seems To Do The Tric

...s”, he says."However, it's the dose that makes the poison and although second-hand smoke may increase people's exposure to carcinogens, the concentration of particles is usually very small. "A good ventilation system can reduce it even further. A lot of people may find a smoky environment unpleasant but tha...

Rohini Forensic Lab to Be Upgraded

...obe had found that due to delay, in many cases the poison in the samples was not detected, which in turn led to acquittal of the accused. It said that more than 4,000 samples were lying at the Rohini lab of forensic science for analysis. Taking cognizance of the matter on its own, the high court had iss...

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