Outdoor World

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

(CNN)A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. “I thought she was dead,” Rohan said in an interview with local broadcaster TV3. “I was trying to feel for a pulse… I couldn’t feel a breath, I couldn’t feel a heartbeat.” Schoeman was taken to Vall d’Hebron, where doctor Jordi Riera was part of the team that treated her. Riera told CNN that the human brain usually suffers irreparable damage if…

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17 gifts for people who don’t drink enough water

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. How much water do you drink a day, really? What about your closest pal, or your family? Be honest. If it’s not the two litres recommended, then we’ve got work to do. We all know someone (or are someone) who refuses to reach their daily H2O quota, so perhaps said rebel just needs a little sprucing up of their water receptacle. Plus, with an estimated…

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Outdoor World

Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer

( CNN) It was a close encounter in 2012 that attained microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy. “Within 48 hours, I had your classic case of poison ivy on my limb. And as a scientist, I mentioned, ‘This is interesting, how bad can it be? I’ll just leave this untreated, ‘” he recollected, sheepishly. “In about 2 week, I had learned just how uncomfortable poison ivy rash could be.” Wash with soap and water within a few hours. This tends to prevent an outbreak in most people.…

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