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Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

Health
May 8 (UPI) -- People suffering severe traumatic brain injury may have a better chance of surviving when emergency medical responders follow certain guidelines before getting to the hospital, new findings show. When EMS workers focused on preventing low oxygen, low blood pressure and hyperventilation, survival rates for severe TBI patients doubled, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. Survival rates tripled for people with TBI when EMS workers inserted breathing tubes, the researchers say. "This demonstrates the significance of conducting studies in real-world settings and brings a strong evidence base to the guidelines," Patrick Bellgowan, program director at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, said in a news release. "It suggests we can systema...
Revised U.S.-S.Korea free trade deal takes effect

Revised U.S.-S.Korea free trade deal takes effect

World
SEOUL, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The revised free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea will take effect this week, Seoul's trade, industry and energy ministry said. The two countries will notify each other Tuesday that legal procedures to ratify the revised trade deal have completed, according to the ministry. The U.S and South Korea began renegotiation for the trade pact earlier this year after U.S. President Donald Trump called the trade agreement a "terrible deal." Under the revised deal, the U.S. extends a 25 percent tariff on imports of Korean pickup trucks by another 20 years until 2041. South Korea will apply moderate emission standards for U.S. car imports when setting a new emission standard between 2021 and 2025. It will also allow eased emission restrictions for U.S. compani...
UK economic growth revised downwards

UK economic growth revised downwards

Business
The UK economy expanded by less than previously thought in the last three months of 2017, official figures say.GDP grew by 0.4% in the October-to-December period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, down from the initial estimate of 0.5%.The revision was due to slower growth in production industries, the ONS said. In 2017 as a whole, the economy grew by 1.7%, also slightly lower than previously thought and the weakest since 2012.The ONS had previously estimated that the economy grew by 1.8% last year.The statistics body said that household spending grew by 1.8% last year, also the slowest annual rate since 2012. It said the slowdown was partly because of shoppers facing higher prices in stores."A number of very small revisions to mining, energy generation and service were enough...
UK growth for second quarter revised down

UK growth for second quarter revised down

Business
The UK economy grew by a weaker rate than earlier reported in the second quarter of the year, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said while it continued to measure quarter-on-quarter growth of 0.3% between April and June, the annual growth rate for gross domestic product (GDP) was 1.5%.It had given an earlier estimate of 1.7% and said it represented the weakest annual growth performance since 2013.Perhaps of greatest concern will be a decline in output in the country's powerhouse service sector - responsible for the vast majority of UK growth since the financial crisis.Image:Shoppers are facing pressure from weaker wage growth and rising prices for many goods and servicesThe ONS charted a 0.2% fall following growth of 0.3% in the previous month.Wider dat...