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Method To Improve The Effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Researchers have developed an innovative method that seeks to improve the quality of chest compressions and established an algorithm to guide an effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuver. Based on chest acceleration, it calculates the depth and frequency at which the chest compressions are being performed. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Bacteria Improve Health Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

According to study, research analyzed that group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber die. The study was published in Science.

Alirocumab Reduced Rates Of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Among patients with persistently high cholesterol despite high-intensity statin therapy, the proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin 9 inhibitor alirocumab reduced rates of major adverse cardiovascular events by 15% compared with placebo. The drug's effect was even greater for patients at highest risk those who started the study with LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, of 100 mg/dL or higher who saw a 24% reduction in cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, compared with placebo.

Experts Debate Whether Acupuncture Relieves Pain

A new study reveals that acupuncture is a safe alternative to drugs and is under-researched because of a lack of commercial interest, while another study found no convincing evidence of clinical benefit and potential risks of the procedure. So should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ.

Estimate Sound Sources Accurately Can Be Crucial For Survival

According to a new study, researchers have invented a novel mechanism that is employed by humans to estimate their relative distance from sound sources. The ability to estimate distances to sound sources accurately can be crucial for survival. The investigation reveals that humans can perform this task more efficiently when they are allowed to move. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).