Tag Archives: Safe

Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aid

If you’re familiar with the plant hop or hops, you’re probably aware that it gives beer its characteristic bitter flavor and acts as an antiseptic to inhibit spoilage.1 However, as an essential oil, it has several uses and offers a number of health benefits. Read on to discover more about the uses and benefits of… Read More »

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 »