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Does taking cold showers put one in risk of a potentially fatal cold shock?

Taking cold showers is being recommended here and in many other places (Healthline, MedicalNewsToday, MSN to name just few) in the Internet. However, I've heard a strong contrary opinion from a ...
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How to assess the risk of “cardiac event” for a healthy runner? [closed]

It appears to be dreadfully not uncommon that seemingly healthy people suddenly die of "cardiac events" when doing physical exercises. Here is just another sad example: a healthy and regularly running ...
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What happens to the heart during cardiac arrest?

I am confused about whether the heart stops beating during cardiac arrest or not. The answer in this question states, "the heart does not pump blood sufficiently to sustain life." Isn't that the ...
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What is the effectiveness of the precordial thump?

The following paper https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23994203 states that there was no effectiveness of the precordial thump in their study, if I read it correctly. Questions: Is this the medical ...
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Can Asthma lead to a Cardiac Arrest and thus require CPR?

I recently read a story, in the story, there was a person that had a severe asthma attack. Another person came into his rescue and performed compressions and mouth to mouth. It wasnt stated whether ...