Archive for July 2018

Third-degree burns following contact with Giant Hogweed

July 24, 2018, 3:18 pm

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegassianum)


Keeping pace with the media; Giant Hogweed burns — a case series and comprehensive review. Baker BG et al. Burns 2017;43:933-938



Earlier this month, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that an incoming student preparing for his freshman year at Virginia Tech suffered third-degree burns to his face and arm after he came into contact …

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Great new review of Novichok nerve agents

July 5, 2018, 11:09 am

April 25, 2018: Decontamination efforts in Salisbury U.K. [Photo credit: shutter]


Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective. Chai PR et al. Toxicology Communications 2018;2:45-48. 

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British counter-terrorism officials confirmed yesterday that a critically ill couple who were admitted to hospital in Amesbury U.K. on June 30 had been exposed to Novichok, one of a group of …

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