Tag Archives: Safe

With two major exceptions, overlapping surgeries are safe overall

A surgeon sometimes moves from one operation to the next before the first one is completed, leaving junior surgeons, residents, and physician assistants to complete the noncritical portions of the procedure. The practice happens tens of thousands of times a year in U.S. hospitals, but are such overlapping operations safe? For the most part they… Read More »

Is amyl nitrite safe?

Poppers are a liquid drug that can give an instant high when inhaled. Other names for it are amyl nitrate, butyl nitrite, and liquid gold. The effects of poppers appear quickly and include dizziness, warm sensations, an increased heart rate, and headaches. Poppers have a widespread recreational use. The drug can cause euphoric effects and… Read More »

Medical News Today: How safe are probiotics?

Amid the increasing rise of probiotic use in Western society, a recent journal article asks whether we should evaluate the products’ safety with a little more scrutiny. Probiotics are popular, but what does the evidence say? For millennia, humans have consumed foods rich with live bacteria. Yogurt, for instance, dates back to at least 5000… Read More »