Tag Archives: Safe

Efavirenz in pregnancy is at least as safe as other antiretrovirals

The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration includes data from 24,963 pregnancies ending in singleton live births between 2002 and 2015. Cohorts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Kingdom provided data. In 1200 pregnancies (4.8%), the mother received efavirenz at the time… Read More »

Are supplements safe and do they work?

The story of a man who ended up needing a liver transplant after taking green tea capsules has brought the topic of dietary supplements back into the news. What are some of the dangers of supplements and what are the health benefits? When Jim McCants started taking green tea pills he had hoped he was… Read More »

Non-Toxic Nail Polish May Not Be So Safe

When you think of the hazards of being beautiful, what comes to mind is likely painfully thin models or trying to walk in six-inch stiletto heels. What probably would never cross your mind is going for your weekly manicure. Yet even if you are careful and only stick with certain safe brands of nail polish,… Read More »