Father’s diet could affect the long-term health of his offspring

https://ift.tt/2BZNrB5 New research has shown that a lack of protein in a father’s diet affects sperm quality which can have a direct impact on the long-term health of their offspring.

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More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique that uses a breathing tube

https://ift.tt/2ogBltF A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital.

Three factors that predict life-threatening respiratory disease in burn patients

https://ift.tt/2NvHCwJ For the first time, researchers have devised a model to predict burn patients who are most likely to develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The prediction model includes three factors: the extent of the patient’s inhalation injury, the percentage of the patient’s body that was burned and whether the patient had high levels of a blood clotting protein called von Willebrand factor.

Chest pain drug falls short in preventing first episode of ventricular arrhythmia or death

https://ift.tt/2MXU5w1 A trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators found that the drug ranolazine (used to treat chest pain; brand name Ranexa (R)) was safe but didn’t decrease the likelihood of the first occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias or death in this high-risk population. The drug did lower the risk for recurrent ventricular tachycardia by 30 percent, suggesting it could be a treatment option for this very sick population for which there are limited therapies.