Monthly Archives: July 2015

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here’s What We Know

Everybody’s got an opinion on e-cigarettes: ask ten people about their safety and you’ll get ten different answers. Fierce debates can rage because there just isn’t a lot of data yet, but there are a few things experts can agree on. Let’s look at the details. Vaping is controversial because it’s new, which means two… Read More »

Drugs to prevent ‘death rattle’ of dying patients not justifiable if intention is only to reduce distress of relatives, says new guidelines

Drugs used to prevent the so-called “death rattle” of dying patients can have unpleasant side effects and may not be “morally and economically” justifiable if used only to reduce the distress of relatives, according to new guidelines. The death rattle is a common symptom in the final days and hours before death. It is one… Read More »

E-cigarette safety warning after ‘disturbing’ spare of charger explosions

A “disturbing” spate of fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers has triggered a safety warning. The Local Government Association, which represents all 49 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, said many cases of fires caused by incompatible chargers overheating are not being reported. It has called for e-cigarette manufacturers to do more to… Read More »