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2014-07-29 23:13:40

The American College of Medical Toxicology will present ‘Environmental and Health Consequences of Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories’ in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 21, 2014. The course will provide training to law enforcement, healthcare providers and public health professionals on hazards and health effects related to methamphetamine use and exposure to chemicals present in clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The American...

2014-04-29 23:19:15

The American College of Medical Toxicology is working with The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP) to promote medical toxicology education and specialized patient care worldwide. The GETUP initiative connects clinicians in countries with established clinical toxicology services to those in countries without these services. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), through its International Committee, is working with the Global...

2014-04-22 23:15:35

The North American Snakebite Registry was created by The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in 2013. Data from the pilot year were presented at the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting in March, as the College announced expansion of the Registry. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 In 2013, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) launched the North American Snakebite Registry with eight participating medical toxicology centers. This Registry was developed in order to...

2014-01-21 23:32:19

The American College of Medical Toxicology will sponsor the Natural Toxins Academy: Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2014. Topics will include plant toxins, venoms and antivenoms, and economic concerns related to antidotal therapy. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology will present the Natural Toxins Academy: Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2014....

2014-01-08 23:24:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology will present ‘Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism’ in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on February 5th and 6th, 2014. The workshop will provide training to emergency personnel and planners regarding both common and unusual industrial agents which may pose a threat as potential weapons of terror. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) will present an educational workshop titled ‘Chemical Agents...

2014-01-06 23:02:58

2012 report provides information about 3.3 million cases managed by poison centers nationwide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2012, America’s 57 poison centers managed 3.3 million cases, an average of more than 9,000 per day, according to the recently published 2012 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), a...

2013-12-03 23:30:33

The December issue of the Journal of Medical Toxicology focuses on the use of chelating drugs for treatment of poisoning due to metals such as mercury and lead. Many of the articles are adapted from presentations delivered at the conference ‘Use & Misuse of Metal Chelation Therapy’ held at the CDC in Atlanta in 2012 and supported by the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Cooperative Agreement between ACMT and ATSDR. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB)...

2013-06-11 23:26:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology has launched a national registry of patients with snakebite, with the goals of advancing our understanding of how venoms affect the human body and improving our ability to manage the effects of envenomation. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 ACMT has launched the North American Snakebite Registry in order to create opportunities for collaborative research and education among physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of snake...

2013-04-30 23:03:16

The American College of Medical Toxicology launches ℠Ask A Toxicologist´ on its website. This is a public forum for dissemination of rational, evidence-based answers to questions related to human poisoning. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 There is increasing public concern regarding exposure to the innumerable potential poisons and toxic substances that exist and the risk for the adverse health effects they may pose. Media sources often provide conflicting or incorrect...

Nonprescription Misuse On The Rise
2012-10-05 06:03:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With pharmaceuticals becoming more and more accessible, medication overdose appears to be a rising concern throughout the world. Researchers have found that overdose is related to both nonprescription drugs and prescription drugs. Studies have shown that there are a number of reasons overdose occurs and many medical experts believe that these studies will help them better understand the trends that are occurring. One study from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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