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New recommendations for paracetamol poisoning

Tylenol 500 mg capsules. Credit: Wikipedia 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. Previous guidelines were published by the MJA in 2015 but further research has emerged, particularly …

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Australia has an acetaminophen poisoning problem

Paracetamol overdoses can cause serious liver damage. Credit: shutterstock.com Most of us take paracetamol (acetaminophen) every now and again to reduce pain or fever. As far as medications go, it’s one we’re unlikely to associate with harm. But in a study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, my …

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How to prevent food poisoning

Credit: CC0 Public Domain You’re sick, woozy and deeply regretting that second helping of potato salad from yesterday’s picnic, because you’re now one of the four million Canadians hit with a case of food poisoning every year. Even harder to swallow is the fact that it’s almost completely avoidable. “Food …

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Paris child at risk of lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

Notre Dame cathedral is silhouetted as environmental groups and unionists attend a news conference to warn against lead particles polluting the air in the area, and ask for a regularly updated chart showing pollution levels in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hundreds of tons of toxic lead in Notre …

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