Genetics

New screening test for those at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

New research from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute will allow families around the world to discover if they are carrying genetic mutations that cause sudden cardiac arrest—a condition that kills 9 out of 10 victims.

Medications

Providing naloxone in the emergency department can save lives

Overdose deaths continue to be a national tragedy. More than 800,000 Americans died from an overdose between 1999–2019, and the annual rate of overdoses has increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to the latest ...

Cardiology

AI predicts if—and when—someone will have cardiac arrest

A new artificial intelligence-based approach can predict, significantly more accurately than a doctor, if and when a patient could die of cardiac arrest. The technology, built on raw images of patient's diseased hearts and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Recalled experiences surrounding death: More than hallucinations?

Scientific advances in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to a major evolution in the understanding of death. At the same time, for decades, people who have survived an encounter with death have recalled unexplained lucid ...

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