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Latherow Law Office Filed Suit In Salmonella Poisoning Case That Hospitalized Child

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit was filed today by Latherow Law Office on behalf of a 10 year-old boy who contracted salmonella poisoning after eating at a Blueberry Hill Restaurant in LaGrange, Illinois, on October 5, 2008. The child was hospitalized for three days as a result of ...

Gold Standard Re-launches ToxED Clinical Toxicology Poisoning and Drug Overdose Reference

New ToxED Meets Clinicians' Need for Detailed, Life-Saving Overdose Information at the Point-of-Care ToxED offers free electronic 'Open House' in November TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting a new standard for clinical toxicology poisoning and overdose references, Gold Standard In...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Data Reveals Well-Intended Pet Owners Unknowingly Poisoning Their Pets

Pet Owners Unintentionally Harming Thousands of Pets Each Year BREA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the average household, many pets are only one bite away from disaster. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently analyz...

New Home Safety Council(R) Research Shows the Majority of Families Underestimate the Danger of Poisoning Exposure at Home

Council Urges Parents and Caregivers to Take Action Against This Leading Cause of Home-Related Deaths WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the national nonprofit, Home Safety Council, accidental poisoning is the second leading cause of home injury death in the ...

Lead Safe D.C. and HSCSN Bring Lead Poisoning Prevention to The District's Children With Special Needs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with special needs will benefit from a new program to test lead environment levels in District households. Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN), in collaboration with Lead Safe D.C., has begun offering free in-hom...

EPA Funds Grants for Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Two Wisconsin Communities

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sixteenth Street Community Center and the LaCrosse County Health Department have been awarded grants to fund community lead poisoning prevention projects. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's grant program is part of a national goal to...

EPA Funds Grants for Four Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Michigan Communities

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Faith-based Lead Poisoning Prevention Project of Saginaw, the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness, the city of Kalamazoo, and Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan have been awarded grants to fund community lead poisoning prevention proj...

EPA Funds Grants for Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Two Ohio Communities

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Department of Health and Cincinnati Accountability and Credibility Together (ACT) have been awarded grants to fund community lead poisoning prevention projects. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's grant program is part of a ...

EPA Funds Two Grants for Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Chicago Communities

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois School of Public Health and a coalition of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, the Illinois American Pediatrics Association and the Chicago Department of Public Health have been awarded grants to fund community lead pois...

Montefiore Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramNamed One of Three State Regional Resource Centers

Receives $1 million, Five-year Grant, from New York State Department of Health Model Protocol to Identify Contamination before Child Becomes Lead Poisoned NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lead Poisoning Treatment and Prevention Program at The Children's Hospital at Mont...

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Poisoning in Medical Technology

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

... Food Storage Safety: Tips to Avoid Food poisoning ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are hig... Safe food storage matters. While diarrhea and vomiting caused by food poisoning usually resolve without treatment, about 325,000 people in the United State...

PharmAthene Presents Data for Protexia(R) and Valortim(R) at 2008 BARDA Industry Conference / PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop

...Butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) Therapy Following VX poisoning by the Percutaneous Route: Preliminary Results fro...ects of non-pegylated rBChE administered following poisoning by VX in an animal model which mimics percutaneous...ced concentration of circulating free VX following poisoning by the percutaneous route in animals treated with ...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to Present Non-Clinical Data at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

...April 14, 2008 -- SNS-595 is a potent anti-tumor agent that has a dual mechanism of action: DNA intercalation and site-selective topoisomerase II poisoning Session: Stress Responses Abstract #1860 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall B-F, San Diego Convention Center -- Sensitivity to SNS-595 i...

Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP and Janet Jenner & Suggs, LLC Comment on Conagra Advisory Regarding Pot Pies Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

... JENNER & SUGGS, LLC. have established a registry for victims of Salmonella poisoning to document their injuries and illnesses. If consumers purchased or ingeste...s of injury will be forwarded to the proper health authorities. Salmonella poisoning can lead to symptoms that can appear 12 to 72 hours after infection which i...

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

...d of contamination in some parts of the global supply of glycerin. DEG poisoning is an important public safety issue and FDA is exploring how supplies of gl...rin in acetaminophen syrup. Between 1990 and 1998, similar incidents of DEG poisoning reportedly occurred in Argentina, Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria and result...
Poisoning in Medical Definition

Episodic memory

... tends to damage the hippocampus before other brain areas. This means that AD patients are often classed as amnesiacs. A rare type of shell-fish poisoning called "Amnesiac Shellfish Poisoning" or ASP quite effectively and irreversibly damages the hippocampus, rendering one amnesiac. Korsakoff's syn...

Gastric lavage

...ggested that it not be used routinely, if ever, in poisoning situations. [1] Lavage should only be considere...ation. Relative contraindications include when the poisoning is due to a corrosive substance ( T 54. ), hydroc.... PMID 15641639 . See also poisoning External links NIH/Medline F...

Pathology

... repairing injury. Disease processes may be incited or exacerbated by a variety of external and internal influences, including trauma , infection , poisoning , loss of blood flow , autoimmunity , inherited or acquired genetic damage , or errors of development . One common theme in pathology is the way i...
Poisoning in Medical Dictionary

Poisoning

For other uses, see Poison (disambiguation) ... A medical condition of poisoning can also be caused by substances that are not ... More about Poisoning : Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Prevention Resources Poisoning Definition Poisoning occurs when any substance ...

Mushroom Poisoning

Mushroom poisoning , also known as mycetism, refers to deleterious effects from ingestion of toxic substances present in a mushroom . These symptoms can vary from slight gastrointestinal discomfort to death. The toxins present... More about Mushroom Poisoning : Causes and symptoms Di...

Mercury Poisoning

Mercury poisoning is a disease caused by exposure to mercury or its compounds. Mercury is a heavy metal which occurs in several forms, all of which can produce toxic effects in high enough doses. Its zero oxidation state Hg0... Mercury poisoning , mercury poison , mercury , a...

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of the metal lead in the blood. Lead may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity. Lead poisoning — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, ...

Food poisoning

Food poisoning refers to acute illness due to the ingestion of food . It can lead to infectious diarrhea. Food poisoning tends to occur at picnics, school cafeterias, and large social functions. ... Botulism is a very serious form of food poisoning that can be fatal. ... ...

Blood poisoning

Sepsis is a serious medical condition characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state and the presence of a known or suspected infection. The body may develop this inflammatory response to microbes in the blood , urine, lungs, skin, or other tissues. An incorrect... Bacteraemia is the presenc...

Alcohol Poisoning

(Redirected from Alcohol poisoning ) Jump to: navigation, search. It has been suggested that Alcohol use and sleep be merged into this article or section. ... Alcohol poisoning — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of drinking too much alcohol . .....

Vomiting

...ntents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose. Undesired vomiting may result from many causes, ranging from gastritis or poisoning to brain tumors, or elevated... Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. ... If your infant is still vomiting ...

Uremia

...iterally means the presence of urea ... Uremia ... aakp - American Association of Kidney Patients ... Nonetheless, the terms uremia or uremic poisoning have persisted, and now mean ... These drugs are the only therapeutic agents that are truly societal drugs, ... presence of remote infection, ...

Talcum powder

...lth, fitness, and lifestyle destination. Talcum ... Talcum powder poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally ... Breathing in talcum...lead to very serious lung problems, even death. ... Talcum powder poisoning occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally ... Breathing in talcum...

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Poisoning in Biological News

Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

Hours after Hurricane Ike roared ashore in Texas, more than two million homes were without power, which left some scrambling to preserve food and others looking for ways to entertain children, a move that proved to be, in some instances, poisonous. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Sci...

Study finds homicidal poisoning rising, more likely in infants and elderly

Athens, Ga. Homicidal poisonings are rare but on the riseand infants are the most common victimsaccording to a new University of Georgia study that aims to raise awareness of this often overlooked crime. Greene Shepherd, clinical professor in the UGA College of Pharmacy, and recent graduate B...

Cause of mussel poisoning identified

The origin of the neurotoxin azaspiracid has finally been identified after a search for more than a decade. The azaspiracid toxin group can cause severe poisoning in human consumers of mussels after being enriched in the shellfish tissues. The scientific periodical European Journal of Phycology ...

Underwater microscope helps prevent shellfish poisoning along Gulf Coast of Texas

Through the use of an automated, underwater cell analyzer developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), researchers and coastal managers were recently able to detect a bloom of harmful marine algae in the Gulf of Mexico and prevent human consumption of tainted shellfish. Shellfish ...

Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning

Immigrant children are five times as likely as U.S-born children to suffer from lead poisoning in New York City, according to a new Health Department study, and the risk is highest among the most recent immigrants. The new study of children tested for lead poisoning in 2002, published online in th...

Fighting the spread of food poisoning

A Queensland University of Technology researcher has developed a new technique that can help scientists and clinicians quickly and cheaply diagnose the bacteria which causes the most common bout of food poisoning in Australia. Erin Price, from QUT's Faculty of Science, has developed a novel set...

Fluoride poisoning in China due to clay, not coal

Millions of people in southwest China suffer from potentially-crippling fluoride poisoning because they burn a mixture of clay and coal, say researchers. The findings, from a study carried out in Guizhou province, contradict the previous belief that the disease was caused by people burning fluor...

Mutation in clams protects against paralytic shellfish poisoning but raises human health risk

Just like people, clams can be affected by the toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), but scientists have now identified a mutation in clams that gives some protection. PSP toxins interfere with nerve function, and the mutation, which changes a single amino acid in a sodium channel,...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning kills over 200 people every year in the United States. Although inexpensive CO detectors have been available since 1989, their use in hotels, motels and resorts is not widespread. In fact, while every guest room in the U.S. must contain a smoke detector, there is no ...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

...er paint samples tested from countries without controls including India, Malaysia and Chinahad levels exceeding U.S. regulations. "Although lead poisoning of children is widely recognized as a major public health problem, too little attention is being given to correcting the problem in many parts of the ...
Poisoning in Biological Technology

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Advocates Screening Fire Fighters for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Using Pulse CO-Oximetry

Union believes many cardiac arrests experienced by fire fighters may be attributable to CO exposure IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today a...

Magellan to Receive Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Product Innovation Award; Three-Minute LeadCare(R) II Test Identifies Children with Lead Poisoning

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, an emerging leader in systems for clinical-diagnostics, will receive the Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Product Innovation Award for LeadCare II, a rapid, point-of-care test that enables children and adults to be screened ...

ESA LeadCare(R) System Used to Identify Salvadoran Children with Lead Poisoning

Study Results by Children's Health International Medicine Project of Seattle (CHIMPS) Presented at Academic Pediatric Association Conference in Los Angeles CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador, like many emerging markets, must contend with lea...

New fuel cell catalyst uses 2 metals

...etallic catalysts, making them trimetallic. Gold has been shown to oxidize carbon monoxide, making for even more robust catalysts that can resist the poisoning by carbon monoxide a reduction byproduct of some fuels. "Gold should make the catalysts more stable, durable and robust, giving yet another lev...

Scientists peel away the mystery behind gold's catalytic prowess

...verting CO to CO 2 that are worn by firefighters and others exposed to high levels of CO. Another application is to fuel cells that are vulnerable to poisoning by the CO that is present in the hydrogen fuel stream. Gold catalysts are also being explored for their effectiveness in catalyzing the reaction th...

PharmAthene Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Biodefense Vaccines Business From Avecia

...edarex for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection -- Protexia(R) a novel bioscavenger to prevent and treat organophosphate nerve agent poisoning -- a new type of plague vaccine based on recombinant technology manufactured in E coli -- A third generation rPA anthrax vaccine program rPA A...

PharmAthene Completes Pharmacokinetic Studies of Protexia(R); Program on Target for IND Filing in 2008

... awarded through a full and open competitive solicitation seeking novel second generation prophylactic products for use in humans to prevent and treat poisoning from organophosphorus (OP) nerve agents such as sarin gas, soman, tabun and VX. About Protexia(R): PEGylated Recombinant Human Butyrylcholinesterase...

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sets New National Standard for CO Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM)

...trointestinal symptoms," should be measured for CO poisoning by Pulse CO-Oximetry or other approved methods. It...esponders miss the chance to treat carbon monoxide poisoning early because, until Masimo invented Masimo Rainbo...nd ER clinicians can easily detect carbon monoxide poisoning by applying a noninvasive LED-based sensor on the ...

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Supports Prehospital Screening for Carbon Monoxide in the Blood

...reness for significant public health hazard of CO poisoning and advises screening of CO levels in the blood as..."noninvasively screen patients for carbon monoxide poisoning that have had a suspected exposure, or present wit...to close the knowledge gap between carbon monoxide poisoning and available noninvasive respiratory gas monitori...

International Substance Detection Firm IDenta To Release New Lead Test Kit - Rash Of Toy Incidents Leads Company To Enter New Marketplace

...ly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning but young children under the age of six are especially vulnerable to lead's harmful health effects, because their brains and central nervous system ar...
Poisoning in Biological Products

Mouse Anti-Salmonella typhimurium Monoclonal Antibody, Unconjugated, Clone 6331 from GeneTex

Description:...dotoxic inner "Lipid A". Endotoxins evoke fever and can activate complement, kinin and clotting factors. Until recently the most common cause of food poisoning by Salmonella species was due to S. Typhimurium. As its name suggests, it causes a typhoid-like disease in mice. In humans S. Typhimurium does not cau...
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Poisoning in Biological Definition

Antibiotic resistance

...ylococcus aureus ) was first detected in Britain in 1961 and is now "quite common" in hospitals. MRSA was responsible for 37% of fatal cases of blood poisoning in the UK in 1999, up from 4% in 1991. Half of all S. aureus infections in the US are resistant to penicillin, methicillin, tetracycline and eryt...

Colchicine

...marrow and lead to anemia . It's not used in the treatment of cancer , as the dose required would lead to intolerable side-effects. Toxicity poisoning resembles intoxication with arsenic : symptoms start 2 to 5 hours after the toxic dose has been ingested and include burning in the mouth and throat,...

Fungus

...es. Some mushrooms are also ingested recreationally for their hallucinogenic properties. Many other mushrooms are extremely poisonous (see Mushroom poisoning ). While not every mushroom is dangerously poisonous, most simply aren't large or tasty enough to be eaten. Wild mushrooms should not be eaten unless...

Antibiotic resistance

...ylococcus aureus ) was first detected in Britain in 1961 and is now "quite common" in hospitals. MRSA was responsible for 37% of fatal cases of blood poisoning in the UK in 1999, up from 4% in 1991. Half of all S. aureus infections in the US are resistant to penicillin, methicillin, tetracycline and eryt...

Mycology

...o humans as a source for medicinals (see penicillin ) and food ( beer , wine , cheese , edible mushrooms ), as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection . Mycology is closely related to phytopathology : the study of plant diseases. Historically, mycology was a branch of Botany (despit...

Vitamin

... plants can synthesize all the organic substances they need and therefore, do not require any vitamins. See also Pharmacology Vitamin poisoning Dietary minerals References The History of Vitamin Discovery . Retrieved 1 Feb 2005. Bellis, Mary. History of Vitamins . Retrieve...
Poisoning in Biological Dictionary

Fructose

...rs naturally in honey and many fruits such as bananas, ... Fructose is poisoning our Children and Starving their Brains! ... Now it is known that the fructose in sugar is poisoning our hormones. ... The Sucrose Molecule ... Fructose (or levulose) is a...

Escherichia coli

...lectron micrograph of Escherichia coli , strain 0157:H7 ... Symtoms, diagnosis, treatment and related information on Escherichia coli food poisoning ... Escherichia coli O157:H7, more commonly referred to as E. coli , is ... ...
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