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Is AstraZeneca having better safety record than Pfizer or Moderna?

Recently, AstraZeneca vaccine got some bad press for few cases of blood clouts as side effect leading some countries to even suspend its use for people younger than 56 (see here). I am not a medical ...
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Sport in the time of pandemics - what is the risk

For context, Australia, where I live, currently sits at ~130 confirmed cases, which makes me feel relatively safe for now, but naturally this will get worse with time as other countries' examples ...
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Is SM-102 a safe ingredient in the Moderna vaccine, despite these safety warnings?

I recently saw a post online which called into question the safety of the Moderna vaccine through an interesting argument. One of the ingredients in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is the ionizable amino ...
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Is it safe to see smartphone first thing in the morning? [closed]

Well, I'm a student and have many interesting things to learn, but not enough time. So, one thing I'm trying is that I pick one of the things that I really want to learn, but can't make time for, then ...
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Probiotic expired Oct 2013 [closed]

I was doing some cleaning and came across sealed and packaged probiotic that expired Oct 2013. Is it safe/effective to consume in Oct 2015?
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How resistant to moist heat is SARS-CoV-2

At one of FB groups I have found the following figure: As the efficiency of disinfection methods has been tested against E. coli, I wonder, how resistant SARS-CoV-2 is? Is it safe to reuse FFP2/3 (...
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How do you know if an over the counter drug is safely processed and safe to use?

How do you know if an over the counter drug is safely processed and safe to use? I have not heard of the brand SDA Laboratories before, so tried searching online to see if it has any safety ...
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Why is dehumidifier water not fit to drink? [closed]

Looking at the instruction manual for a dehumidifier, I note that it says the condensed water is not fit for drinking and should be disposed of. Okay, but why? This is literally distilled water, ...
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Is there solid data whether abandoning information technology in healthcare increases adverse events or errors made?

Hello fellow scientists, I work in a hospital where a lot of processes are digitalized (e.g., electronic health records, QR-code assisted workflow for prescribing medication etc.). I am looking for ...
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Adding an essential oil to WHO Handrub Formulation

I'm not a chemist, so I prefer to ask this question to some people, who definitely have knowledge in that area. WHO Handrub Formulation is available here. Ingridients: Ethanol 96%, Hydrogen peroxide ...
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What's the lowest height falling from which into clear deep water can theoretically cause any injury on impact?

I'm researching it for a computer game mechanics change (the game is free and open source, I'm not doing it for profit). The question is: at what height it is theoretically possible for an average and ...
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What thresholds apply for labelling of possible contaminants in a sanitizing product?

In labelling an isopropanol hand sanitizer in the UK (which I gather would be regulated as a biocide in the EU, not a cosmetic), should a contaminant of one of the ingredients be listed on my ...
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Why is it that psychoactive drugs tend to be dangerous?

I'm personally not a big fan of recreational drugs, illicit or otherwise, but there's an interesting medical question buried in their use. Why is it that substances that make you feel good tend to be ...
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Studies on safety of different inert gases?

Accidental exposure to high concentrations of inert gas results in annual deaths from asphyxiation due to accidental exposure. And, "Hazards with inert gases and the risks of asphyxiation are well ...
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Help me understand these descriptions of coal tar

I have read the Wikipedia article on coal tar. I started reading the article thinking that the principal use of it was in construction, such as in roofs and sealed roads. I found out that it was first ...
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How much caffeine intake a day is still safe for health?

My question is: how much mg of caffeine (as found for example in Nescafe) consumed per day is still considered safe for health? When taken in excessive amounts what can be the harmful effects? Are ...
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Touching Concrete while pouring by hands [closed]

I was pouring concrete 2 weeks ago when I start holding the concrete by my hand so I can close hole in an unreachable place. The next day, I start feeling pain in my fingers and even in the bones of ...
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Is it safe to eat more Vitamin B than you need?

My uncle who worked in pharmaceutical factory, says it is safe to eat more Vitamin B than you need, because people have limited absorption of Vitamin. Is this ture ?
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

I read some facts that Ibuprofen is safe to take during breastfeeding as it transfers in very little amount into the breast milk. Can the milk of a mother taking motrin/advil or some other ibuprofen ...
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Defibrillator from China

I would like to have defibrillator in my summerhouse, but I found that it cost a lot (1000USD) and it is overpraised since it contains almost nothing inside. I decided to look for one in China online ...
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Are e-cigarettes any good if you have asthma?

I have ashtma. From my experience, smoking kills my lungs. After a few weeks, I simply have to stop, or otherwise I got such bad coughs that I have to puke sometimes. Though, my asthma is not there ...
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Up to what temperature can you work without damaging yourself?

Currently here in the Netherlands we're having quite warm weather, I work in a greenhouse in which temperature's rise quite fast. I had to work in 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit) last weekend. ...
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Patient safety culture

I would like to ask if anybody here can suggest me places where I can get open access to papers under the topic of the behavior of patient safety. I am doing a research on this subject but the ...