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World's first 'home grown' African first-aid guidelines

A new set of evidence-based guidelines that comprehensively address how basic first responders should be trained to manage emergency situations in an African context has been released, published in this week's PLoS Medicine. ...

Other

Waking the dead? Some things you should know about dying

Not content with saving lives, doctors are now credited with (accused of?) bringing the dead back to life. But how true are the stories we hear about people "coming back" from being dead and how does it work?

Other

Medical tattoos offer important health information

(AP) -- Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions.

Cardiology

Only a third of US state police agencies equip cars with AEDs

Just 30 percent the nation's state police agencies reported that they equip their vehicles with automated external defibrillators, and of those, nearly 60 percent of said only a minority of their fleet have the lifesaving ...

Health

US lawmakers move to help stricken 9/11 workers

The US Congress voted Wednesday to create a 10-year, four-billion-dollar program to help September 11 emergency workers sickened in the ruins of the worst terrorist attack on US soil.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Louisiana virus cases surge; Edwards plans primetime address

The number of Louisiana residents confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus spiked Monday to nearly 1,200 people, and the virus's death toll in the state grew dramatically overnight, in a troubling trend that had Gov. ...

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