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3-Year-Old Dies After Trip to Dentist

Finley Boyle was supposed to undergo several root canals

(Newser) - When Ashley Boyle took her 3-year-old daughter to Hawaii's Island Dentistry for Children in November, she says she was told the child needed six fillings and four root canals. They returned for the root canals on Dec. 3; on Friday, Finley Boyle died, a month after suffering brain damage...

Woman 'Dead' for 42 Minutes Brought Back to Life

Thanks to high-tech CPR machine

(Newser) - An Australian woman was brought back to life after being clinically dead for 42 minutes, the Herald Sun reports. Vanessa Tanasio, a 41-year-old mother of two, collapsed while getting her kids ready for school a week ago. She'd had a heart attack, and was declared clinically dead soon after...

In Rat Brains, a Clue to Near-Death Experiences

 Clue to Near-Death 
 Experiences Uncovered 
study says

Clue to Near-Death Experiences Uncovered

Scientists find rats' brains go into overdrive after cardiac arrest

(Newser) - A fascinating (and somewhat macabre) new study may explain the so-called "near-death experiences" described by many people. Scientists studied the brains of nine rats as they were being euthanized and found that just after the rats' hearts stopped, their brains became more active than normal, NPR reports. This sort...

Guy Has Heart Attack While Driving, Gets 3 Tickets

And court will only dismiss 2

(Newser) - It sounds like a joke: a doctor's note reading, "Please forgive Mr. Langley's tickets due to his unfortunate experience of having a heart attack seconds prior to having his car accident." But no, this note really was delivered to a New Jersey municipal court, the Asbury ...

Heart Attack Grill Megafan Dies of ... Heart Attack

Restaurant owner shaken, but will not change high-calorie menu

(Newser) - The Heart Attack Grill's owner has no plans to change his menu, even in the face of the death of a man the Las Vegas Sun is calling the restaurant's "unofficial spokesman"—to an apparent heart attack. John Alleman, 52, didn't actually work for the...

Clown Dies in Front of Macy's Parade Viewers

Robert Blasetti went into cardiac arrest while making balloon animals

(Newser) - A sad footnote to yesterday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade : A man dressed as a clown died while marching in the event, beside his similarly dressed wife and in front of spectators. The New York Post reports that Robert Blasetti, 67, went into cardiac arrest while making balloon animals...

Odds of Getting CPR Lower in Poor Areas
 Odds of Getting 
 CPR Lower in 
 Poor Areas 
study says

Odds of Getting CPR Lower in Poor Areas

Blacks and Latinos less likely to get help anywhere: study

(Newser) - Sudden cardiac arrest is America's top killer—but in the few minutes after it occurs, CPR can save a life. But cardiac arrest victims in lower-income, largely black neighborhoods are just half as likely to receive CPR as those in wealthier, white neighborhoods, a study finds. Those who suffer...

Heart Attack Side Effect: PTSD
 Heart Attack Side Effect: PTSD 
New Study

Heart Attack Side Effect: PTSD

Research also shows PTSD makes second attack more likely

(Newser) - Having a heart attack can leave you pretty messed up in the head, and being messed up in the head may actually make you more likely to have another heart attack, a new study suggests. By surveying 24 earlier studies, researchers found that roughly one out of every eight patients...

Yes, Tasers Can Cause Death: Study

But sample was only 8 people, Taser rep points out

(Newser) - Tasers can indeed cause cardiac arrest and death, a study shows for the first time. The study, published in the American Heart Association's journal, looked at eight cases involving the Taser X26 ECD; of those eight cases, seven people died. The electronic stun guns can cause an abnormally fast...

Heart Attack Grill Strikes Again

Owner unconcerned after woman drops in ridiculously unhealthy restaurant

(Newser) - You can't say they didn't warn her: A woman collapsed at the Heart Attack Grill this weekend, just two months after the last time someone had a heart attack at the cheerfully morbid Las Vegas eatery. The woman was whisked away by paramedics and her condition is currently...

Cheerleader Dies After Collapsing at Game

Autopsy planned for Angela Gettis, 16

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Los Angeles high school cheerleader died after mysteriously collapsing at a weekend football game. The team "had just tied the game up, and the cheerleaders were pumped up,” said a witness. Sophomore Angela Gettis appeared “to just pass out. All of her friends were in...

Flier Suffers Cardiac Arrest; Ryanair Offers Sandwich

Crew then requested payment for snack: stepdaughter

(Newser) - When a man on a Ryanair flight went into cardiac arrest, the cabin crew graciously offered him ... a sandwich, a soda, and nothing else, his stepdaughter tells The Local . “They said he had low blood pressure and gave him a sandwich and a soda. And they made sure he...

Save the Hot Tub for the ... Summer?

 Save the Hot Tub 
 for the ... Summer? 
study says

Save the Hot Tub for the ... Summer?

Rate of cardiac arrest during bathing is much higher in winter

(Newser) - For those seeking luxury and romance, there are two tried-and-true ways to warm up on a cold winter's night: by a fireside or in a hot tub. Sadly, a Japanese study now shrinks that list by one. The team found that the mixture of a hot bath and a...

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...

Near-Death 'Heavenly Lights' Linked to CO 2
 Near-Death 'Heavenly 
 Lights' Linked to CO2 

Near-Death 'Heavenly Lights' Linked to CO2

Study ties carbon dioxide to eerie visions

(Newser) - That "heavenly" light at the end of the tunnel may have more to do with carbon dioxide than an afterlife, a new study finds. Slovenian researchers studying near-death experiences found that people who reported seeing their life—or light—flash before their eyes had higher levels of CO2 in...

When Shoveling Increases, So Do Heart Attacks

Studies show exertion-related cardiac deaths surge during storms

(Newser) - Take it easy, snow shoveler—your activity causes heart attacks. Well, not exactly, Slate reports, but 2 studies show a strong correlation between heavy snowfall and an increase in heart attack deaths. In one, deaths went up 22% in the week of Northeastern blizzards and remained up in the next...

Nancy Kerrigan's Dad's Death a Homicide: DA

Charges against Olympic figure skater's brother may be amended

(Newser) - The death of Nancy Kerrigan's father was a homicide, but the DA in the case hasn't decided whether to charge the Olympic figure skater's brother with murder. Mark Kerrigan was charged with committing assault and battery against their 70-year-old father just before he died. He pleaded not guilty and has...

Sharks Kill Kite-Surfer in Florida

Victim was in cardiac arrest when lifeguard brought him to shore

(Newser) - A kite-surfer died yesterday after being bitten by sharks in the waters off a southern Florida beach. A lifeguard swam out to find Stephen Schafer, 38, bleeding profusely from multiple wounds with a group of sharks in the area. The guard got him to shore, but he died at a...

Bears DE Gaines Adams Dead at 26
Bears DE
Gaines Adams Dead at 26

Bears DE Gaines Adams Dead at 26

No. 4 pick in 2007 NFL draft suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died early this morning in South Carolina. He was 26. Adams, the Buccaneers' first-round draft pick in 2007, suffered cardiac arrest resulting from an enlarged heart, the local coroner said. The condition had not been diagnosed, and he had no known medical issues. The...

Men at 40 Face 1-in-8 Chance of Cardiac Death

Most causes preventable, many cases have warning signs

(Newser) - A 40-year-old American male has a one-in-eight chance of sudden cardiac death in his lifetime, according to a new study that's stunned even cardiologists, one of whom calls it "fairly astonishing data." The study shows women's odds much lower at one in 24, and black men's risk even...

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