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'I saw my entire life': People describe 'death experiences' after cardiac arrest in new study

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People undergoing CPR may have consciousness despite the absence of visible external signs of consciousness, a study suggests. View this email in your browser Welcome to your evening edition of West Coast Health. Postmedia   Science   'I saw my entire life': People describe 'death experiences' after cardiac arrest in new study One survivor remembers people placing the electrodes and then the shock. Another could feel “someone rubbing the bony bit” on his chest. It’s been assumed that people lose awareness or consciousness soon after their hearts stop beating. But in a new study, some cardiac arrest survivors reported having lucid experiences, including a “purposeful review of their lives” while being revived by CPR, even though their brains had “flatlined” and they had no visible external signs of consciousness. In some cases, brain activity returned to near normal physiological levels at different points up to an hour into CPR, “suggestive of the emergence of consciousness and resumption of a network-level of cognitive activity,” the researchers report. They describe their work as the “first report of biomarkers of consciousness during CPR.” Read more The Canadian Press   National   Thirty-seven kids hospitalized: The E. coli outbreak that has raged through nearly a dozen Calgary daycares Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, speaking to reporters on Friday, cried as she spoke about the E. coli outbreak in 11 Calgary daycares that has put dozens of children in hospital. “I’m heartbroken by what these family families are going through,” Smith said in announcing the province will give families $2,000 for each child who became sick. She said the province would also look into new regulations for shared kitchens and food safety. Investigators were still looking for the source of the outbreak that began on the Labour Day weekend, but health officials have said it almost certainly came from a central kitchen used by the daycares. Read more From our partners at Healthing.ca • What it feels like: Crohn’s disease ‘doesn’t define who you are’  Getty Images   World   What is Nipah virus? India rushes to contain outbreak The Indian state of Kerala is racing to contain a new outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, which has killed two people so far and infected at least five, according to government officials. Schools in the affected Kozhikode district are closed, several villages have been declared containment zones, and 950 contacts have been identified, 213 of which are considered “high risk.” Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday confirmed the fifth person infected, a 24-year-old health-care worker. An infected 9-year-old remains on ventilation, government media said. In a statement on social media, Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala, told residents not to panic but to “face this situation with caution” and “fully cooperate with the restrictions” to contain the disease. Kerala has seen four outbreaks of Nipah since 2018, the last of which occurred in 2021, as the state was also fighting a wave of covid-19 cases. Read more Headlines • Why you shouldn't trust AI to identify your mushrooms • Chris Selley: Public health officers are still oblivious to their self-destructed COVID credibility • Bangladesh is struggling to cope with a record dengue outbreak in which 778 people have died Have a thought you'd like to share? Send your feedback to [email protected] Sign up for more Vancouver Sun newsletters here Print subscribers: A reminder to visit vancouversun.com/mysubscription to: · Access your account online 24/7 to manage your payments and delivery service · Activate your complimentary access to vancouversun.com and nationalpost.com, included with your home delivery subscription © September 15 2023 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. 365 Bloor St East, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L4 You received this email because you are subscribed to Vancouver Sun or The Province Newsletter, registered as [email protected] • • • Contact us • Digital Ad Registry © September 15 2023 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved.  
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