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How Lincoln's Death Saves Lives Today

Young doctor tried mouth-to-mouth, made it popular

(Newser) - The young doctor treating Abraham Lincoln knew the bullet wound was mortal, but 23-year-old Charles Leale managed to keep the president alive for nine hours. In doing so, Leale used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—and helped make it the standard lifesaving technique it is today, a public health official recounts in the... More »

Dog Eats Nasty Toad, Gets 'Mouth-to-Snout' CPR

Florida dog had fallen unconscious in a canal

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a Florida dog owner gave his pooch mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—or "mouth to snout," he calls it—in an effort to save the dog's life, the Miami Herald reports. Andrew Burtschin, 29, returned from a boating trip to his Key Largo home on Oct. 1... More »

Study: Skip Mouth-to-Mouth During CPR

Doing only chest compressions saves more lives, say researchers

(Newser) - Might the days of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation be numbered? Yet another study suggests that sticking only to chest compressions saves the lives of heart attack victims more reliably, the Wall Street Journal reports. The results, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, complement existing evidence that skipping mouth-to-mouth in favor... More »

Travolta Recounts Effort to Save 'Autistic' Jett

Continuing testimony could be key in $25M extortion case

(Newser) - John Travolta appeared in a Bahamian court today and recounted his efforts to save dying son Jett earlier this year, E! reports. He also publicly acknowledged Jett's troubles for the first time: "He was autistic. He suffered from a seizure disorder." After a nanny woke them to say... More »

Skip Liplock, 'Go for the Heart' to Save a Life

Chest compressions key in heart attack CPR, says health group

(Newser) - Reluctant bystanders can skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they witness someone collapse from a heart attack, but should attempt "hands-only" CPR to save a life, the American Heart Association has recommended.  With less than a third of cardiac arrest victims receiving any form of CPR before it's too late,... More »

Med Student's Kiss of Life Saves Tiger Cub

Cub passes out, med student mom leaps into cage

(Newser) - A medical student sprang into action when she spotted a tiger cub choking on a piece of meat at a German zoo—and gave the animal mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, or as Der Speigel reports, "mouth-to-muzzle" CPR. "The little baby tiger was gnawing meat off a bone. All of a... More »

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