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Anything that impairs or adversely affects the safety of patients in clinical care, drug therapy, research investigations, or public health. Harms include adverse drug reactions, side effects of treatments, and other undesirable consequences of health care products and services.


n the condition of promoting injury or damage. The injury or dam-age can be described as physical, psychologic, or both.

Patient discussion about harm

Q. If the baby movement is quick, will it be harmful …..? Hi to all here…….I am 24 and 3 week pregnant. I am so happy because pregnancy is vital in every women’s life. I am curious to know when I could feel the baby movement and how it will be. If the baby movement is quick, will it be harmful …..?

A. First, congratulations for Olivia..

You should feel your baby's first movements, called "quickening," between weeks 16 and 24 of your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you may not feel your baby move until closer to 24 weeks. By the second pregnancy, some women start to feel movements as early as 13 weeks (this varies in every pregnant moms).

So when you reach your second trimester later, you need to monitor your baby's movement sometimes (just like saloni explained to you). Feel free to consult with your OB-GYN doctor whenever you feel a problem with your pregnancy.

But I wish you all the best for your pregnancy. Good luck! Stay healthy always..

Q. Is coffee so harmful? I am Saloni, 17 and a keen coffee-lover. Now-a-days, I drink lot of coffee which my brother has noticed and advised me to minimize the quantity. He also blames coffee for heart diseases and addiction status of the person. Is coffee so harmful?

A. The last response says "coffee is bad for you". This response gives no basis for its conclusion.

Coffee is served in hospitals. If coffee was really bad for you, then hospitals are doing bad things to patients and would have been sued for malpractice. A judge would laugh you right out of court for trying.

There are no FDA health warnings on coffee.

Coffee is served in restaurants everywhere in the world. Its everywhere in the work place. There aren't any rules concerning coffee.

Q. I am going for my first mammography, Is this test harmful? I am going for my first mammography on coming Tuesday…….just was worried as the doctor is suspecting a tumor….Is this test harmful?

A. Generally there is no harm. It may be harmful when you have them during or a week before the menstrual periods as due the tenderness of the breasts may cause discomfort.

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Positing the thesis of harmlessness of informational scepticism is not consistent with the content of this thesis.
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Harmlessness was at the core of right livelihood, she said, and referring to Albert Schweitzer, stated that one's livelihood "must not injure the rest of creation any more than can be helped" ("Right Livelihood").
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Detailing the way the camps were controlled, their connections to prisoner of war camps, the identity and experiences of internees (mostly Jews), and the policies of the decision-makers, the author aims to dispel the myths about the relative harmlessness of fascist racism in Italy.
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After agreeing that the liquid has illegally high amounts of wormwood, hyssop and fennel, the two proved in court the harmlessness of fennel unless consumed in extremely large amounts.
Despite the harmlessness of this bill, an editorial in this newspaper claimed it "poses dangers" because it would protect "flamboyant and provocative sexual behavior that would run afoul of community standards," and no longer allow landlords to "publicly object to behavior they find morally repugnant.
In those cases where the record does not reflect Barker prejudice, as a practical matter, the burden to establish harmlessness may be more easily attained by the Government.