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French doctor suspected in 17 more poisoning cases

Besan - A French doctor already under investigation for poisoning seven patients has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern France, one of his lawyers said.

French anaesthesiologist suspected in 17 more poisoning cases

Besan - A French doctor already charged in the poisoning of seven patients was brought before a judge Thursday on suspicions he may have poisoned 17 others at a clinic in eastern France, prosecutors said.

Emergency calls for pets eating cannabis have increased 765%

Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs.

Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian's death probe

London - The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest Friday not to dismiss the possibility his client was poisoned.

Czech leader admits Novichok tests

Prague - Pro-Russian Czech President Milos Zeman said the Czech Republic had tested the substance Britain says was used to poison a former Russian spy on its soil.

Skripal relative denies contact with security services

Moscow - Viktoria Skripal, a relative of poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, denied having links to security services in an interview to Russian media on Tuesday.

Assassination most foul: past poison attacks

Paris - After the reported assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother with poisoned needles, here are some previous high-profile poison attacks, fatal and otherwise.

African vulture populations declining at alarming rate

After experiencing an alarmingly swift decline over the past several decades, six species of African vultures are now likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

At least 45 ISIS fighters die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal

Iraqi media is reporting that at least 45 ISIS fighters have died after eating a Ramadan fast-breaking meal on Tuesday in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Second child in the family dies due to pesticide poisoning

Fort Mcmurray - It was a sad day for the residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta after a two-year-old boy joined his eight-month-old sister in death due to pesticide poisoning.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.

Four men arrested for Pinochet-era prison poisonings

Santiago - Authorities in Chile have arrested four ex-army officers for purportedly poisoning prisoners by adding botulinum toxin to their food. They are accused of murdering two men and attempting to murder five more.

Parents beware: Summertime spike in kids' chemical injuries

Columbus - Summer is just around the corner — at least that's what the weathermen keep saying — and with summer comes a whole range of additional hazards faced by children — specifically, chemical injuries, says a new study.

Op-Ed: The struggle against lead poisoning, young children most at risk

While lead in paint has been banned in Europe and the US for years, certain companies still produce lead paint and sell it abroad. There, yet also at home, young children still suffer the consequences: lower IQ, slowed body growth, failure at school.

The remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed today

Santiago - Today, April 8 at 8 AM (local time) is scheduled to begin the exhumation of the remains of Chilean poet, Nobel Prize winner 1971, Pablo Neruda, who according to the official report on his death, on September 23, 1973, died from cancer of the prostate.

Body of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed in April

Santiago - A court in Chile has set a date for the exhumation of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's body to determine if he was poisoned to death in 1973. His body will be exhumed on April 8.

23 people poisoned by gas in major Istanbul hotel

Istanbul - Around 23 people, mainly tourists, have been hospitalized after a gas leak in the Modern Sultan Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Former PLO leader Yasir Arafat exhumed, samples taken

Ramallah - The body of Yasser Arafat, former leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), was exhumed early Tuesday morning so samples could be taken as part of an investigation into the cause of his death.

German woman in coma after drinking poisoned Capri Sun

A married couple in northwest Germany fell seriously ill after drinking Capri Sun pouches. The police believe the fruit drinks were tampered with after being purchased, and are treating the case as an attempted murder.

Bad Santa poisoning shoppers at German market

Berlin - Visitors to Berlin's Christmas markets should beware of "Bad Santa" bearing offerings of spiked drinks which have so far poisoned at least eight people.

17 people poisoned in UK hospital

UK police have concluded that 17 people were poisoned by insulin contamination of saline solution at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, UK. Investigators still don't know who did it, or who had access to medical supplies.

Lead poison in China sickens 600, including over 100 children

Beijing - In China’s latest case of mass lead poisoning, at least 600 people have been sickened, including 103 children, from tinfoil processing workshops located in Zhejiang province in the eastern part of the country.

Poisoning by tar balls may have caused ancient peoples’ decline

Los Angeles - A group of researchers are suggesting bitumen, found in tar balls and containing carcinogenic agents, may have led to a decline in health of California’s prehistoric peoples, the Chumash, who regularly used the now-known toxic material.

Auburn official: Reaction to tree poisoning was ‘mostly shock’ Special

Auburn - An Auburn University spokesperson says in an interview that she's seeing a mix of shock and determination on campus following the poisoning of two cherished oak trees. But experts believe “the prognosis is not good” for the oaks.

Men jailed for deliberately poisoning animals

Newham - Two former council workers have been sentenced to jail and fined for deliberately poisoning animals in a UK park earlier this year.

Two children die from contaminated drip at German hospital

Mainz - A contaminated drip is blamed for the death of two children in a German hospital. Five others are critically ill after being poisoned from a bacteria infested drip.

Water supply poisons up to 77 million Bangladeshi's

Dhaka - The World Health Organisation calls it "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history" as a new study shows up to 77 million Bangladeshi's were poisoned by their country's water supply.

Tylenol Case Breakthrough

It appears that there might be a potential break through in the 27 year old case of poisoning of Tylenol capsules that resulting in seven deaths.

21 polo horses dead in South Florida

A vet is saying that the 21 polo horses that died Sunday in South Florida were poisoned. The horses all died from some kind of poison that triggered what is suspected to be heart failure.

Poison Sold As Protein Powder and Introduced to Many Human Foods

Babies have died in China from the same chemical that was found to be killing cats and dogs in the US, now there's admission that this same poison, melamine, has been routinely sold as "protein powder" and introduced into many different human foods.
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At least 45 ISIS fighters have reportedly died after breaking their Ramadan fast with a meal laced w...
At least 45 ISIS fighters have reportedly died after breaking their Ramadan fast with a meal laced with poison.
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Animal herders lace livestock carcasses with pesticides to kill lions and hyenas that have attacked ...
Animal herders lace livestock carcasses with pesticides to kill lions and hyenas that have attacked domestic animals. Scene filmed in Kenya in 2012 shows some of the 187 vultures, 14 eagles, 5 hyenas, and four jackals killed after consuming cow carcass lased with poison.
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Mommy blogger Lacey Spears is accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt
Mommy blogger Lacey Spears is accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt
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A new study from Nationwide Children s Hospital reports that more than 100 000 injuries were suffere...
A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital reports that more than 100,000 injuries were suffered by children due to hydrocarbons between 2000-2009. Hydrocarbons, a chemical compound commonly found in household items from cleaning products to gasoline, are among the top 10 causes of pediatric poisoning deaths in the United States.
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Tar ball on beach.
Tar ball on beach.
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Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
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