In the News: Hospital Releases Playlist for CPR, Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Cause Hyperactivity, Boy’s Giggle Fits End Up Being Epileptic Seizures

Your DJ is now your doctor. A New York hospital releases a playlist of songs for CPR. Music can set the mood at a dinner party, date night, and even when you need to save a life – thanks to New York Presbyterian Hospital. They recently released a Spotify playlist of songs that are all 100 beats per minute – the recommended rate for chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR can be easy. Kneel down at the person’s side and place the heel of you palm on the center of their chest. Place your other hand on top and interlace the fingers. Then lean over so your arms are straight and push down about 2 inches to the beat of Beyonce, ABBA, or even Shakira! Watch Dr. Oz teach hands-only CPR so you’re ready if a loved one ever needs it. (CNN)

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy may cause hyperactivity. According to a new study, taking acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol) during pregnancy may increase the chance of having a hyperactive child with emotional or behavioral issues. This ingredient, which is also found in allergy, flu, and sleeping medications may have more of an effect than was once realized. While doctors say that taking Acetaminophen only when needed is safe, they are now looking into other factors to determine if hyperactivity is directly related to this medication. (CNN)

Boy’s giggle fits actually epileptic seizures. Ever since he was a little boy, Justin Cho loved to giggle and laugh all the time. His family always assumed he was just a happy child, until one day the giggles lasted longer and he had a full-blown epileptic seizure. When he went to the hospital, doctors discovered that he had a benign lesion, known as a hypothalamic hamartoma inside his brain. This type of mass can cause development problems, cognitive disorders, and rage disorders as well, making it extra important that he was diagnosed at the age of nine and not any later. Six months since his surgery, Cho is no longer having any seizures and living life as a regular boy. (ABC)