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adj. safer, safest
a. Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt: He returned from the voyage safe and sound.
b. Not exposed to the threat of danger or harm: The children were safe at home all through the storm.
c. Usable in specified conditions without being damaged. Often used in combination: a microwave safe container.
2. Affording protection: a safe place.

safe′ly adv.
safe′ness n.


Vox populi Any activity, or element–instrument in the environment for which the risks of its use and disposal are considered acceptable


Cardiology A clinical trial–Safety After Fifty Evaluation


(sāf′tē) [ME. saufte, safety, health]
1. A practice that ensures protection from harm or injury.
2. The condition of being protected.
3. A device that prevents the unintended discharge of a firearm.
safe (sāf), adjective


Acronyn for surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental change. This complex of measures is a strategy for the control of TRACOMA and has been shown to be effective in endemic areas.

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Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

Q. Is Nytol Effective and Safe? I have been under excessive stress for the past few days mainly because of my new office. I find the working conditions quite hostile mainly because I have a social anxiety disorder. I do have an individual cabin where I am isolated from others, but it is the break hours that I dread when people get together. I feel completely out of place and often times the butt of all jokes. These thoughts keep hovering in my mind all the time. I am not able to sleep and my mind keeps churning out negative thoughts all night long. Because of this my productivity at work has reduced a lot. Is there any way I can stop my mind from thinking when I go to bed? My friend recommended <a href="">nytol</a> but I am not sure if this would be effective. Please advice..

Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe? Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

A. Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc -


zinc is a necessary mineral you need for the immune system, brain function and other systems of the body.

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Prevalence of safety-belt use among persons aged [greater than or equal to] 18 years, by area and type of law *--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2002 Sample Always use safety belt Area size (%) (95% CI) ([dagger]) Areas with primary laws ([paragraph]) Alabama 3,088 83.
Direct observational surveys, such as that described in this report, provide valid estimates of safety-belt use.
Findings in this study indicated that a positive attitude toward safety-belt effectiveness was most strongly associated with safety-belt use, both for city and interurban travel.
Editorial Note: Safety-belt use legislation, first introduced in Australia in 1970, is the most effective means of increasing safety-belt use in many countries (3).
Observations in this study indicate that by May 1993, the prevalence of safety-belt use by drivers had increased from that documented by the Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Water Management in October 1992 (6).
The estimated savings in the lifetime cost of injury (direct plus indirect cost) associated with increased safety-belt use for the study population was more than $7.
The proper use of lap and shoulder belts reduces the risk for death from motor-vehicle crashes by 43% and of serious injury by 43%-52%, making safety-belt use potentially the single most effective method for preventing injuries from motor-vehicle crashes [7].
High rates of restraint use for children aged [plus or minus] 1 year were reported by both adults indicating consistent and less than consistent safety-belt use (Figure 1).
From June 1988 through September 1991, the prevalence of safety-belt use on the Navajo Nation increased from 14% to 60% (Figure 1).
Changes in rates of safety-belt use were assessed by examining results from local, state, and national observational surveys.
By December 31, 1991, 41 states and the District of Columbia had laws governing safety-belt use in automobiles, and 23 states and the District of Columbia had laws in effect requiring helmet use by riders of motorcycles (NHTSA, unpublished data, 1991).
Editorial Note: Although the percentage of unrestrained drivers in both alcohol- and nonalcohol-related fatal crashes decreased from 1982 through 1989, the decreases were greater following passage of mandatory safety-belt use laws.

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