Second Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in the US – Poisons

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2nd biggest unintentional killer in the US

At least in the United States the second biggest unintentional injury killer (leaving aside murders and suicides) is poisons. Deaths caused by car accidents are now down to only 34k per year, not all that much higher than the 23k unintentional poison deaths. Here are what you need to know about poisons.

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Boom in Pre-Washed Salads ‘Will Bring More Poisonings’

 Boom in Pre-Washed Salads ‘Will Bring More Poisonings’

Just when you thought you were eating healthier…

The growing popularity of pre-packed salads is likely to lead to an increase in food-poisoning cases, scientists warned today. They also said that while scientists have a role to play in protecting food from contamination, consumers should be aware of the risks.

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Pill May Cause Women to Choose ‘Wrong’ Partner

Pill May Cause Women to Choose ‘Wrong’ Partner

Look for a Class Action lawsuit to be filed by the “wrong” guys

Taking the contraceptive pill can lead a woman to choose the “wrong” partner, a new study suggests. The pill is thought to disrupt an instinctive mechanism that brings together people with complementary genes and immune systems.

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Root Cause of Epilepsy Found

Root Cause of Epilepsy Found

If only we all had glowing brains like this dude, we’d know what’s happening in there

Researchers in the United States said that they had found the key to a decades-old riddle over epileptic fits, helping to advance the quest for new treatments for this disabling condition.

Experiments in the last century found that by breathing carbon dioxide (CO²), an epileptic patient boosted acid levels in the brain and could terminate a fit, although the molecular switch for achieving this was veiled in mystery.

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