What to know about water safety and CPR this summer

As people flock to pool parties, sandy beaches and other water adventures to cool off this summer, experts say learning CPR and some water safety basics also should be at the top of the to-do list.


Do you really need compression socks on long flights?

Since the dawn of the jet age, travelers have been warned about the risks of dangerous blood clots while flying. In recent years, those warnings have often been accompanied by advice to wear compression socks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nerve decompression shows promise for diabetic neuropathy patients

Surgical nerve decompression, used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica, could play a role in relieving the pain of diabetic neuropathy patients, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.


A blow to the heart can kill you—or bring you back to life

I first became aware of the notion of the "touch of death" as a teenager—after watching Uma Thurman as the Bride finally kill Bill using the five-point-palm exploding-heart technique. More recently, news has broken that ...

Medical research

Compression of cancer cells is a double-edged sword, study finds

Adhering closely to Darwin's theory of evolution, tumors need to adapt to environmental changes to survive. A new study shows that one of those changes—the compression of cells—can both help and hinder the progression ...


Bystanders less likely to give women CPR: research

Bystanders are less likely to give life-saving CPR to women having a cardiac arrest in public than men, leading to more women dying from the common health emergency, researchers said Monday.

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