Incredible survival after man shoots harpoon into head

From TVNZ:


Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho, 34, was cleaning fishing equipment in the city of Petropolis when the speargun accidentally fired and lodged 15 centimetres into his head, through his left eye and deep into his brain.

However, he did not seek medical attention until the next day when a relative encouraged him to go to hospital. He arrived for treatment completely lucid and underwent emergency surgery.

Potential wrist ligament injury in rescuers performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation

From the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock:

Wrist pain in rescuers performing chest compressions as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been reported anecdotally and recently in the literature. Studies have indicated that rescuers apply as much as 644 N of force to the victim’s chest with each compression, while standards require one hundred compressions per minute. Recent research suggests that forces transmitted through the rescuers’ wrists of less than 10% of those seen during the performance of chest compressions significantly strain the scapholunate ligament. Biomechanical research should be performed to further evaluate this possible correlation. Compensation for worker injury maybe involved.

Cinnamon Game Harms Players

From MedPage Today:

The “cinnamon challenge” — a party trick among youths who accept a dare to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon — has led to a surge in calls to poison control centers with reports of spice-induced choking and aspiration, according to a new report.