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Marilynn Marchione

Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders: study

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason.

Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45 percent of men, and men were 23 percent more likely to survive, the study found.

Marathons may delay medical care for others

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners.

It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.

Any event that draws a crowd and causes traffic detours parades, ball games, concerts, fairs may cause similar problems, researchers warn.

Jimmy Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer that spread to liver, brain

It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has melanoma, a serious form of cancer.

Carter, who will turn 91 in October, said he has already begun treatments for four small brain tumors.

A look at more about his situation:

WHEN WAS THE CANCER DISCOVERED?