Cardiology

Heart defibs in schools are saving staff lives

(HealthDay)—Adult staff in schools are more likely than students to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, but automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are often used and improve the chances of survival, a new study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health needs described after hurricane Irma

(HealthDay)—In the 20 months after Hurricane Irma, 17 percent of households reported a need for a mental health care provider, and 37.9 percent did not receive these services, according to research published in the July ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

16 new cases cause worry in Taiwan, Tsai says don't panic

Taiwan's president on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that the government is capable of withstanding a further outbreak of COVID -19 after 16 local cases were detected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Single Pfizer shot 90 percent effective after 21 days: study

A single dose of the Pfizer vaccine provides "very high" protection from COVID-19 after 21 days—without a 'top up' dose in the recommended time frame, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World dangerously unprepared for next pandemic: monitor

As the world grapples with the devastating coronavirus pandemic, it is doing far too little to prepare for future, possibly even more damaging pandemics, a global health monitor warned Monday.

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