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Time to teach teens ‘safe’ sexting

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., co-author and a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice within FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry, and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. Credit: Florida Atlantic University Preaching sexual abstinence to youth was popular for a number of decades, but research repeatedly found …

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Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers …

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Six things you can do to keep safe from bushfire smoke

Credit: Lannon Harley For the second time this week, Canberra is the world’s worst city for air pollution as it is blanketed by smoke and hazardous haze from the ongoing bushfire crisis. Here’s six ways you can deal with and protect yourself from bushfire smoke as recommend by ANU professor …

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Just had a baby? A new app helps keep them safe

Barbara Ostfeld and Thomas Hegyi of the SIDS Center of New Jersey developed the SIDS Info app to educate parents and caregivers on safe infant sleep practices. Credit: Nick Romanenko Rutgers scientists and Microsoft volunteers have created a new free mobile app that provides lifesaving tips for safe sleeping practices …

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Spine surgery is safe in patients of advanced age

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spine surgeons from seven institutions in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, conducted a multicenter, prospective study of spine surgeries performed in patients 80 years of age and older. Although the overall perioperative complication rate was high—20%, there were no major systemic complications and no deaths in the patients. …

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Is ivermectin safe during pregnancy?

A community in Mozambique, a malaria endemic region. Credit: ISGlobal Is it safe to give ivermectin to pregnant women? In order to answer this question, researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported …

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Why your generic drugs may not be safe and the FDA may be too lax

Generic drugs can be a great way to save money, but a recent study shows there are risks involved. Credit: HQuality/Shutterstock.com Generic prescription drugs have saved the U.S. about US$1.7 trillion over the past decade. The Food and Drug Administration approved a record 781 new generics in 2018 alone, including …

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