Cardiology

Cardiac-related calls to EMS down, OHCA up during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a decrease in cardiac-related calls to emergency medical services (EMS) and a corresponding increase in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a report published ...

Cardiology

Machine learning (AI) accurately predicts cardiac arrest risk

A branch of artificial intelligence (AI), called machine learning, can accurately predict the risk of an out of hospital cardiac arrest—when the heart suddenly stops beating—using a combination of timing and weather data, ...

Medications

Pandemic boosts demand for postal delivery of abortion pill

Clinics that mailed mifepristone and misoprostol tablets to patients during the pandemic have experienced a high demand and have been able to safely screen and care for patients via telehealth, according to two studies recently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fiji fears virus 'tsunami' after outbreak found to be Indian variant

A COVID-19 outbreak that forced Fiji's capital into lockdown after the island nation avoided transmission for a year was confirmed as the Indian variant Tuesday, with health officials saying they feared a "tsunami" of cases.

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