Cardiology

Study finds improved CPR quality saves lives

(Medical Xpress)—Life-saving CPR has been a foundation of emergency medicine for more than a half century. But researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix are continuing to refine the procedure, ...

Health

Taiwan prosecutor: Cancer patient set deadly fire

(AP)—A nursing home resident upset about being ill with cancer confessed to setting a fire that killed 12 fellow patients, most of them bedridden and too frail to escape, authorities in Taiwan said.

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.

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Being young improves survival odds in cold water

(AP) -- The 12-year-old boy who was rescued after spending 15 minutes or more in the cold Pacific likely survived because of his age, among other factors, experts say.