New recommendations for paracetamol poisoning

Recent evidence has prompted a change in the management of paracetamol poisoning, according the authors of the updated guideline summary published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.


Increase in foreign body ingestions among young children

Young children explore the world by putting things in their mouths. While many of these items are relatively harmless, some can cause serious injuries and require immediate medical attention. A new study from researchers ...


Mercury in traditional Tibetan medicine could be harmful

(HealthDay)—The high mercury (Hg) concentration contained in traditional Tibetan medicine (TTM) could be harmful to humans and contribute to the environmental Hg burden in Tibet, according to a study published in the Aug. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What bloodsucking 'kissing bugs' like to eat

Researchers have overturned a century old assumption that "kissing bugs" only feed on blood. The Latin American insects are named after their habit of night time feeding on the face of the victim, often spreading the deadly ...

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