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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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2011) ("To establish harmlessness beyond a reasonable doubt, the Commonwealth must show that other properly admitted evidence of guilt is 'overwhelming' .
This reasoning comes dangerously close to shifting onto [the a]ppellant the burden of proving harmlessness.
In hindsight, the seeming harmlessness of the media culture of the 1950s and early 1960s is striking, but it is a fake harmlessness, a sugary coat on events that were too horrible to be touched.
The absolutely necessary prerequisite for the choice of procedure was the present proof of harmlessness in hygienic drinking water with regard to physiology and microbiology.
In fact, it may be an advantage, a sort of instant indication of harmlessness and good nature.
According to Mast, the Hutterites were more indebted to the antagonistic dualistic rhetoric of the Schleitheim Articles of 1527, while the Mennonites employed a rhetoric of helplessness and harmlessness to differentiate themselves from revolutionary Anabaptist movements associated with the Munster debacle of 1534-1535.
It is as if the speaker is talking to herself in two different voices, and the calm clarity of the answer, not to mention the actual harmlessness of the community members, only heightens the sense of the speaker's irrational fear and feeling of vulnerability: "I am nude as a chicken neck, does nobody love me?
Adomo claims that in the twentieth century, "evil broke through the civilizatory hurdles with a bestiality compared to which Baudelaire's outrageous blasphemies took on a harmlessness that contrasts grotesquely with their pathos" (257).
The practice involves deep, reflective thought and the principle of harmlessness, coupled with an ecologically sound lifestyle.
Even so, and despite today's sophisticated consensus about the harmlessness of internet pornography, it is not hard to imagine a future consensus that casts a far colder eye on that substance than does our own--including for reasons that we in 2009 are only just beginning to understand.
Este baile en circulos alrededor de lo abundante y lo escaso, la copia y la cornucopia, lo clasico y la parodia, el humanismo y el barroco, la utopia y la realidad, lo culto y lo popular, el ideal y su inadecuacion, la esencia y la apariencia, es uno de los mayores atractivos de esta novela, y esta presente ya en el escurridizo prologo de las Novelas ejemplares, donde "Cervantes's insistence on the moral harmlessness of the novelas has the additional and perhaps unintended effect of creating, as it were, a counter-text or intertext to his own" (Sears, 21).
In addition, American Jews took umbrage at calls for "total temperance," and often pointed to their own widely held reputation for sobriety not only to prove alcohol's essential harmlessness, but also to imply that Jewish self-control and moderation of habit could serve as a model of enlightened citizenship in a pluralistic liberal democracy.