Tag: Safe

Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice

Astudy published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults—contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media—tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners. This is not to say that young adults make risk-free choices, but they appear to consider both the risks and benefits of

New PET radiotracer proven safe and effective in imaging malignant brain tumors

A first-in-human study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 Annual Meeting has demonstrated the safety, favorable pharmacokinetic and dosimetry profile of 64Cu-EBRGD, a new, relatively long-lived PET tracer, in patients with glioblastomas. The radiotracer proved to be a superior, high-contrast imaging diagnostic in patients, visualizing tumors that express low or

Safe & Sensitive Baby Formulas for Happier Tummies

Whether you’re choosing to bottle feed or just want something to supplement breastfeeding,  it can be tricky to find the right formula for your little one that won’t upset their tummy and will nourish them at the same time. If your newborn has a super sensitive stomach, you’ll want to make sure you have a

The Best Bikes for Kids That Are Chic, Speedy & Safe

National Bike Month ain’t over yet, people. (What? You didn’t know that was a thing?) And as such, it’s high time your kids put the pedal to the, um, shoe — and got moving. In fact, now that the sun is making a more frequent appearance, it’s a great time to hop off the stationary

What is sodium lauryl sulfate and is it safe to use?

If you’ve ever Googled the causes of a skin complaint or damaged hair, chances are someone on the internet has pointed the finger at SLS, or sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common ingredient in beauty products, washes, toothpastes and even cleaning products. So what does this ingredient do, why is it in everything, and

Holding intubated infants in ICU found to be safe, beneficial

(HealthDay)—Holding intubated infants in the intensive care unit is well tolerated and does not increase adverse events, according to a study published in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse. Laura Ortmann, M.D., and Anne Dey, D.N.P., R.N., from the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha in Nebraska, examined the safety of a holding intervention

Is It Safe to Use Coconut Oil as Lube? Ob-Gyns Explain

Coconut oil makes for a solid cooking oil, facial moisturizer, and makeup remover. But this popular oil is earning a rep for a totally different reason: as a sexual lubricant. Coconut oil lube can supposedly enhance sensation, help couples last longer, and make sex feel more pleasurable overall. On one hand, it makes sense to bring

Electric shock therapy approved to treat depression is not safe

Controversial electric shock therapy approved on the NHS to treat depression is not safe and should be stopped, leading researcher argues Electroconvulsive or ‘shock’ therapy induces seizures to treat mental illnesses Professor John Read said its use is based on positive studies as old as 30 years  It can cause memory loss and has been badly

Differences in intent of pediatric injuries underscore importance of safe firearm storage

Firearm-related injuries are a leading cause of injury and death in children and adolescents. Knowing more about the differences in the intent of pediatric firearm-related injury, for instance, unintentional injuries compared with injuries related to assault, can guide injury-prevention efforts. The study abstract, “Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injury: By Intent of Injury,” will

The HPV vaccine IS safe

HPV vaccine IS safe: Study finds just 0.001% of those given the life-saving jab proven to protect against several forms of cancer will experience ‘serious’ side effects Just 0.001 per cent of people have a ‘serious’ reaction to the HPV vaccine Experts confirm the life-saving jab is safe and causes no unexpected side effects Of those

Is It Safe for Breastfeeding Moms to Use Marijuana?

Considering that marijuana is the most frequently used recreational drug among breastfeeding moms, experts know surprisingly little about what impact pot might have on nursing babies. But a small new study published in the journal Pediatrics is helping to build on what we do know. The study, which analyzed breast milk samples from 50 mothers who used marijuana,

How safe is vaping?

A survey of adolescents carried out by researchers at Coventry University has shown that than less than half of e-cigarette users knew that vape products contain nicotine or that they are addictive, raising the possibility that they could be a gateway to smoking normal cigarettes. Nicotine addiction is a real problem but the health issues