Adding a portable CT scan to emergency rooms could increase the number of stroke patients who get life-saving treatment within the recommended time period.
Researchers studied the amount of time it took for a CT scan to be completed before and after they got a portable CT scan.
They found the time elapsed went from 34 to 15 minutes after they got the portable scanner.
Administration of the clot busting drug TPA needs to happen within three hours of a stroke occurring, but cannot be given to a patient until bleeding in the brain is ruled out.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.