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ReStart DC Launches Life-Saving Public Access Defibrillation Program

...ses by about 10 percent. After the first few minutes without defibrillation, not many attempts at resuscitation are successful, so it is critical that bystanders take immediate action if someone suffers an SCA in a public place. Technological advances make AEDs lightweight, portable and easy-to-use by virtually...

Association Wants One Million People to Commit to CPR Training

...ne third of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. There is a great need for more CPR and AED training. Seventy percent of bystanders who respond to a cardiac emergency have either never received CPR and AED training or their training was more than five years ago, according to a 2008...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

... more likely to be repeatedly victimized, and to victimize others." Thus, write Beaver and his colleagues, victims of crime are not always innocent bystanders targeted at random, but instead, sometimes actively participate in the construction of their victimization experiences. "However, we're not sugge...

Women More Likely to Experience Non-Traditional Stroke Symptoms

...dden onset of numbness or weakness on one side of the body, trouble talking, loss of vision, or coordination problems. But in women, doctors and bystanders should be paying attention to something else, says Lynda Lisabeth, Ph.D., MPH, researcher in the department of neurology at the University of Michiga...

Fruit flies soar as lab model, drug screen for the deadliest of human brain cancers

...most cancers, gliomas arise from changes in a person's DNA that accumulate over a lifetime but sorting changes with wide-ranging impacts from innocent bystanders has been a challenge. "While these initiatives give us big lists of altered genes they don't tell us much about which ones are really important," says...

Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest

... team reporting the findings in the Nov. 25 issue of Circulation . Many bystanders don't recognize abnormal breathing as a danger sign, Ewy said. "They call 9...na study found gasping in 39 percent of the cases of sudden cardiac arrest. bystanders performed emergency cardiac measures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation...

Getting Tough on Bullying

...he teachers and support staff. When kids come in with complaints, they can't be ignored. You also have to involve parents, and you need the innocent bystanders to intervene and let other kids know that this behavior is not OK." "Bullying used to give kids some sort of status at school, but a bully shouldn'...

The Most Ordinary Things Can Cause the Most Extraordinary Eye Injuries, Says Texas Ophthalmological Association

..."Each year hundreds of people end up with terrible eye injuries and burns from fireworks that are set off in the backyard. The majority of victims are bystanders and children. There's just no way to use fireworks at home safely, even sparklers because they burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt go...

The Most Ordinary Things Can Cause the Most Extraordinary Eye Injuries, Says the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology

..."Each year hundreds of people end up with terrible eye injuries and burns from fireworks that are set off in the backyard. The majority of victims are bystanders and children. There's just no way to use fireworks at home safely, even sparklers because they burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt go...

Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

...trimmers. Check your yard and remove debris before mowing. Turn off power tools when near an unprotected bystander, especially young children. bystanders and helpers should have eye protection when tools are in use. Wear goggles to protect your eyes from fertilizers, pesticides and other yard chemic...
bystanders in Biological News

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) researchers at the University of Utah have created a prototype device that could make it possible for anyone ?even those with no emergency medical training ?to perform life-saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The just-in-time support, or JITS, devic...

Study on toxin that tainted spinach reveals treatment possibility

...ent method that would give human cells the ability to become resistant to the toxin, too, said Hennessey. The fact that humans appear to be innocent bystanders in a microbial war between virus-containing bacteria and their predators plays a major role in developing ways to treat patients stricken with the tox...

Small-scale fishing in Mexico rivals industrial fisheries in accidental turtle deaths

... SANTA CRUZ, CA--Industrial fishing operations take plenty of blame for both depleting fish stocks and inadvertently catching innocent bystanders such as dolphins, sharks, seabirds, and sea turtles--a phenomenon known as "bycatch." But new research shows that a small-scale Mexican fishery--op...

Research shows loggerhead sea turtles threatened by small-scale fishing operations

... oceanic species such as the loggerhead, these are incredibly dangerous times. It is partly the longevity of these creatures that makes their death as bystanders among the global fishing fleets feel so tragic, a truly colossal waste of life. North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles travel more than 7,000 miles ...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

... like all the other dominant males again. bystanders and rivals The fights were staged in a squar...lationships? To find out, eight different bystanders were tested in the familiar square tank and in a n...ar male indicates bystander 'preference,' and that bystanders spend more time near the rival they perceive to be...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

... simple visual cues, steps and not being able to decipher elevator buttons." (She noted that less than 10 percent of the blind read Braille.) Further, bystanders who aim to help - "there are five steps there; it's the third door on the left" - are often wrong, especially people with good vision, Goldring said. ...
bystanders in Biological Technology

Open Letter: Blasted Worm

...oftware in the past few days. All in all, it was a pretty good week for the system software and tools providers. Meanwhile a whole lot of innocent bystanders got screwed. Nearly everyone in my circle of associates lost at least a few hours' productivity thanks to your brilliant plan to cripple Microsoft. Me...

The Old Economy Vs. the New Economy

... death of the Old Economy. In round two, the Old Economy rose up and threw the New Economy out of the ring, crushing many innocent and not-so-innocent bystanders in its fall. Of course, anyone who watches B-movies knows that no monster is ever really dead. Even now, the New Economy is stirring and it will be ba...
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