‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman... Read more »

Ottawa Health Team model will improve patient care, minister pledges

On Friday the Ontario government unveiled the new Ottawa Health Team. The organization’s goals include improving the way patients transition from hospital care into home care. (Darron Cummings/The Associated Press) A new... Read more »

Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don’t realize

New research suggests dogs can recognize more language than we thought and even help kids better learn to read. (Submitted by the University of British Columbia) This is an excerpt from Second... Read more »

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in... Read more »

How students are making hospital intensive care units less intense for patients and their families

In the Bridge Program, student volunteers staff desks at ICU entrances from early morning through late evening. Dr. David Hornstein, right, came up with the idea for the program. (David Gutnick) All... Read more »

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes

(Reuters Health) – Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study... Read more »

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in... Read more »

These THC vape brands were most commonly linked to hospitalizations, CDC says

Boxes of vaping products labeled with the Dank name, seen left, for sale at a retail vaping store in Los Angeles in August. Dank is not a licensed product coming from one... Read more »

Bristol-Myers, bluebird therapy for multiple myeloma succeeds in mid-stage trial

(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and bluebird bio Inc said on Friday their experimental therapy for a type of multiple myeloma met the main goal in a mid-stage study. The study evaluated... Read more »

Brushing your teeth could be good for your heart

(Reuters Health) – People who brush their teeth three times a day are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation or heart failure than those with less consistent oral hygiene habits, a Korean... Read more »