Poisoning - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Poisoning Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. As a result, some children under 6, along with pregnant and nursing women, may need retesting, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The lead poisoning... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:24:00Z Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning CAIRO (AP) — An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Egypt saw 4,650 suspected food poisoning cases in schools nationwide in March alone, the Cabinet said in a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-03-23T14:46:00Z Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals CAIRO (AP) — At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said. Egypt's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that 312 students in schools in Cairo, Suez and Aswan were hospitalized with symptoms of food poisoning, in a succession of mass fo... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:36:00 GMT 2017-03-22T16:36:00Z Egypt: 2,262 children fell ill in suspected food poisoning CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says hundreds of schoolchildren have been admitted to hospital in a suspected mass food poisoning this week. The ministry says the outbreak involved 2,262 children in eight schools in the southern province of Sohag. They developed symptoms after eating school meals provided as part of a government food program for schoolchildren. ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:22:00 GMT 2017-03-15T11:22:00Z GOP health bill would cut CDC's $1B disease fighting fund NEW YORK (AP) — A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation's lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections. The Republican bill calls for the elimination of a $1 billion-a-year fund create... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:23:00 GMT 2017-03-10T02:23:00Z Malaysia: N. Korean's family may be scared to come forward KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday that relatives of the half brother of North Korea's ruler may be too scared to help police investigating his mysterious poisoning death in Kuala Lumpur. A man claiming to be the victim's son, meanwhile, appeared in an online video saying he and his family were safe in a location he did not reveal. ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:51:00 GMT 2017-03-08T14:51:00Z North Korea, Malaysia step up dispute over Kim's death SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The bitter diplomatic dispute between North Korea and Malaysia over the poisoning death of leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother escalated dramatically Tuesday, with Pyongyang saying it had banned Malaysians from leaving North Korea. That was followed quickly by Malaysia saying North Korean embassy staff were barred from le... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 04:24:00 GMT 2017-03-07T04:24:00Z Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis." Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur's airport in what Malaysian police say was a well-planned hit by two ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:48:00 GMT 2017-02-26T11:48:00Z The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6 p.m. Malaysia's health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes." ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:27:00 GMT 2017-02-26T10:27:00Z Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplo... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:34:00 GMT 2017-02-26T03:34:00Z AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card? TOKYO (AP) — China's announcement that it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washing... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMT 2017-02-25T14:55:00Z North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions." The North's response came a day after Malaysian police said they were seeking two more North Koreans, ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:29:00 GMT 2017-02-23T03:29:00Z Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean Embassy ridiculed... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-02-22T14:40:00Z Malaysia arrests 2nd suspect in North Korean's death KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday. The women were picked up separately Wednesday and early Thursday and were identified u... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-02-16T04:31:00Z Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the world's leading culprit of contamination in shellfish that, when eaten, ca... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-02-08T22:24:00Z 4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said Monday. Phosphine gas was likely released when water mixed with the pest control chemical, Amarillo fire officials said. A spe... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:12:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:12:00Z 8 die of alcohol poisoning in Russia; 10 others hospitalized MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency says that at least eight people have died of alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city. The Investigative Committee said Sunday that at least 18 people had got poisoned after consuming a bath lotion containing alcohol in Irkutsk, Russia's sixth-largest city with a population of 1.1 million. Eight of them have died and the 10 others ... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:18:00 GMT 2016-12-18T16:18:00Z Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later TOKYO (AP) — Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. Such tests could have greatly reduced the number of victims if done earlier, said Toshihide Tsuda, a doctor whose civil lawsuit demanding such te... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:51:00 GMT 2016-12-07T10:51:00Z Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push NEW YORK (AP) — Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a frank self-assessment Monday of its campaign to focus on certai... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:53:00 GMT 2016-12-05T19:53:00Z 3 victims of Thanksgiving meal ranged in age from 43 to 69 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities have identified the three victims, ranging in age from 43 to 69, who died from apparent food-poisoning at a church-sponsored Thanksgiving meal in the San Francisco Bay Area. The East Bay Times reports ( that all three people were residents at two separate assisted living facilities in Antioch, Califor... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:22:00 GMT 2016-11-30T22:22:00Z