Pet Care

Are Succulents Safe to Have Around Pets?

With many people spending more time at home, interest in adding some greenery to indoor spaces has only skyrocketed. And why not? Plants provide numerous benefits, from adding some visual interest, to helping with mental health and some even clean the air. For those with pets at home, having plants may be a little more […]

Pet Care

Once Living in Abhorrent Conditions, Now in Safe Homes

Lucy, a pint-sized terrier mix, and Splash, a yellow Lab-mix, were among 40 dogs removed by the ASPCA from a property near San Angelo, Texas, late last year and are now living their best lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lucy and Splash had been living in substandard conditions with inadequate access to food on the […]

Health News

Non-surgeon medical staff ‘can perform safe operations’

Surgery performed by associate clinicians or medical professionals who are not qualified surgeons are as safe and effective as those performed by doctors, and should be promoted in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study suggests. Faced with a growing shortfall of surgeons, the 68th World Health Assembly passed a resolution in 2015 to promote so-called task shifting […]

Kids Health

Cute Baby Playpens to Keep Them Safe & Secure

Even if parents could have eyes on the back of their heads, there would most likely be things they’d still miss, so the best form of insurance is to safely contain your baby in a playpen to make sure they don’t get into any trouble when you’re not looking. Whether you’re doing chores around the […]

Health News

Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

To prevent spread of the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged social-distancing measures. However, airports and airplanes are not designed for maintaining the recommended six feet of space between people, and location-tracking data has shown the virus spreading along major air traffic routes. Sheldon H. Jacobson, an […]

Kids Health

Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis

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 from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital’s […]