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Poisoning

Tiny Foragers: How Do We Know What's Safe to Eat?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's the holiday season, and we'll soon be decorating our home with greenery -- holly sprigs, poinsettia, maybe a mistletoe, and of course the tree, probably some kind of spruce. What we are doing in effect is creating a treacherous world for our youngest revelers to explore.

For Young Kids, Medicine Poisoning Can Happen Faster Than You Think

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

Regardless of how it happens, it only takes a few seconds for curious children to get into medicine that could make them very sick or worse. That's why it's important to take a look around your house to make sure all medicines and vitamins are up and away and out of sight.

Rat Bait on Chicago Streets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

After practicing over 26 years, one would have thought that I've seen almost everything. A few days ago, however, I saw a case that taught me something new and reconfirmed the importance of a thorough physical examination.

Poisoned by a Pine Nut Tart

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.30.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

"Pine nut mouth" usually develops a day or two after eating the nuts and that's exactly what happened to me! Almost 48 hours after the last bite of my apple and pine nut tart came the ill-tasting wine and then several days of hideous heavy metal tastes in my mouth.

Fifth-Graders Attempt To Poison Teacher With Coffee, Cupcake

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

Teachers beware: The bad apples in your classrooms may be the ones left on educators' desks. One instructor at Balderas Elementary in Fresno, Calif...

Hundreds Of Children Hit With Lead Poisoning In China

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Chinese battery factories were shuttered after 24 children between the ages of nine months and 16 years old were hospitalized for lead poisoning, ...

Zhao Lianhai, 'Toxic Milk' Protest Father, Freed In China: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mystery over the whereabouts of a grieving Chinese father believed to have been freed from jail after protesting 2008's tainted milk scandal continues...

Viktor And Marina Kalashnikov, Russian Dissident Journalists, Possibly 'Poisoned' In Germany

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

German authorities have launched an investigation into a possible poisoning attack against a Russian dissident couple living in Berlin, the BBC is rep...

Chad Wunschel, Substitute Teacher, Poisoned His Own Coffee, New Bedford Police Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Police in New Bedford, Mass., say a substitute teacher who was taken to a hospital after drinking tainted iced coffee has admit...

Simon Bolivar & Arsenic: Poison Killed Latin American Liberator, Says Dr. Paul Auwaerter

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BALTIMORE — Arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause ...

Vegetable Profiling: Tomatoes See Red

Suzette Standring | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Tomatoes are seeing red at being wrongly blamed as the contamination cause of a national Salmonella outbreak. Now jalapeno peppers have replaced tomatoes as the possible culprit.