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US Rejects More Food from India Than from Any Other Country

...s from making toothpaste with diethylene glycol, a poisonous industrial solvent that had been found in countless toothpaste tubes sent to many countries around the world. Toothpaste usually contains glycerine, a safe product, but it is more expensive than diethylene glycol, the poison used as a substitute....

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...ed alive in sealed mud pots or fed milk laced with poisonous seeds, but these days it is much easier to kill them in the womb . These are some of the chilling anecdotes in a new book on how a traditional preference for sons in India has resulted in the extermination of generations of females. India has onl...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...ousehold moth. Soaked in naphalene they emit a gas poisonous to moths and their larvae. Freeze your Cashmeres: Keeping your cashmere in the deep freeze may seem extreme but many believe it is the best solution to moths. Moths cannott survive in sub zero temperatures so freezing is a sure fire way to make sur...

Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

A poisonous brown widow spider, a cousin to the well-known black widow, is increasingly being spotted in Louisiana, experts say . It is belongs to a group that is officially known as the "recluse spiders" and are also commonly referred to as "fiddleback" spid...

Children Using Slide in Playground Treated for Exposure to Poisoning

...ng. Health authorities described the chemical as poisonous if swallowed and also toxic if absorbed through the skin. They have identified the substance as a type of organophosphate compound. Organophosphate (OP) compounds are a diverse group of chemicals used in both domestic and industrial settings. Examp...

Rise in Cigarette Use may Elucidate Asthma Epidemic in Children

... non-smokers has an elevated concentration of some poisonous substances than the smoke inhaled by smokers, such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Children breathe more air than adults and have narrower airways, so ETS is a greater contributory risk factor of asthma in children. It can also boost the sever...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

... nicotine and cyanide, present in cigarettes, are poisonous with a potential to kill in high- enough doses. Long-term effects of smoking leads to health problems like cancer, emphysema (breakdown of lung tissue), heart disease, stroke and organ damage. Every cigarette takes about 5- 20 minutes off the...

Research Says Small Penis Syndrome Affects Men Than Women

...s, including the Topinama of Brazil, who encourage poisonous snakes to bite their penises to enlarge them for six months! They report that Indian Sadhus men are known to use weights to increase the length of their penis and Dayak men in Borneo pierce the glans of their penis and insert items into the holes ...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

... import alert to prevent toothpaste containing the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG) from entering the US. The FDA has raised concerns that the products may contain - diethylene glycol or DEG or diglycol stearate, used in solvents. Chinas General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and...

Lead Removing Drug Improves Muscle Function in Lead-Exposed Children

...ich a drug is administered to seek out and bind to poisonous heavy metals, such as lead or mercury, in the bloodstream. The compound resulting from this binding is then excreted in the urine, essentially cleaning out the dangerous metals. Succimer (Chermet) is an oral chelating drug approved by the Food and ...

Global Warming Could Increase Exotic Fish Poisoning

... bodies from eating smaller fish that graze on the poisonous algae. When oceans are warmed by the greenhouse ef...ouled by toxic runoff, coral reefs are damaged and poisonous algae thrives. Ciguatera has long been known in the South Pacific, the Caribbean and warmer areas ...

Funds Increased for Treating Bhopal Gas Victims

...ople have since died from the after-effects of the poisonous gases and over 200,000 people are constantly suffering, activists say about the world's worst industrial disaster. "A large number of victims are battling deadly diseases like cancer and even children born after the tragedy suffer from deep psychi...

China Introduces Solar-powered Baths

...y briquette that contains sulfur dioxide and other poisonous elements, which can harm human health and environment. A solar energy bathing scheme set up by the Shandong-based Huangming Solar Energy Group and Yijianeng Solar Energy Company brought the idea of regular bathing to Zhuangke village in Dezhou city...

Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity

...iously marred efforts to respond to the effects of poisonous gases on the next generation in those affected by ...o left thousands maimed for life from inhaling the poisonous gas. Women who were pregnant during or following the disaster had extremely high rates of spontane...

Moms to be, beware of meth - It can hamper growth and development in your babies

...nt methamphetamine users who inevitably convey the poisonous toxic meth chemicals to their unborn fetus , has crossed //dangerous levels , reveals a novel Canadian Study. Motherisk lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto conducted a study which examined hair samples of adults and young children to g...

Anthrax Vaccine to be Made Mandatory for Troops-Pentagon

...ion is important because anthrax spores are highly poisonous and were the cause of death of five people in 2001.As many as 22 cases of anthrax resulted from this form of bio- terrorism, when the spores were sent through the post. Only 50% of the troops opted for the vaccination when it was voluntary. The Dep...

Four of Family Died After Consuming Poisonous Mushrooms

... a Himachal Pradesh village died after eating wild poisonous mushrooms while their mother is still recovering//. According to police officials, MangatRam, 12, Begma, 8, Neelma, 5, and Jaywanti, 2, died Friday in Thanhaar village in the Kullu valley, some 240 km from here. All the children fell unconscious a...

Toxic Strand Of RNA Causes Myotonic Muscular dystrophy

...ve shown for the first time that by getting rid of poisonous RNA (ribonucleic acid) in muscle cells could resul... showed in our mouse model that when you make this poisonous RNA the mice get various aspects of myotonic dystrophy," Mahadevan said. "Then, when you take away t...

Doctors Report The Condition Of Sarabijit’s Sister As being Stabl

...eemed to have swallowed some sedatives and not any poisonous substance. Her family members said that Dalbir was under depression for the last week after receiving a letter from Sarabjit from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison saying that he was being ill treated by Pakistani officials and was not able to get medica...

New Tool to Watch Real-Time Chemical Activity in Cells

...t into the cell to do its work, and figure out how poisonous the chemical is to a cell. “Living cells are critical to our work because they show us how and what is actually happening in a normal context and time span when a chemical is added,” says Jin Zhang, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmacology and...

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