Pregnancy

Flu Season Safety Tips

Flu season is starting to ramp up, and that raises an important question: How can you keep yourself and your baby safe from this year’s flu? The flu can be serious for everyone, but the elderly, pregnant women and babies are at a greater risk of developing serious complications from the flu, says infectious disease […]

Food & Nutrition

Chipotle, McDonald’s, and Starbucks Just Earned Top Honors for COVID-19 Safety Measures

The best fast-food chains offer hand sanitizer, contactless payment, and other COVID-19 safety precautions. Remembering fast food in a pre-COVID-19 world feels like imagining an alternate universe—one where no one stands six feet apart, where face masks are primarily used in hospitals and, of course, you can eat in the restaurant. But right now, we […]

Fitness

Researchers cut chloroquine study short over safety concerns, citing a ‘primary outcome’ of death

Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Citing a “primary outcome” of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 […]

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NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, there were 11 million where information from a previous […]

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Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic closed by CQC amid safety concerns

A cosmetic surgery was forced to close after the health watchdog raised concerns about the safety of its practices. Smethwick’s Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic’s registration was cancelled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year. The health watchdog’s report into the practice is yet to be published, but inspectors have written to other practitioners expressing concerns. […]