Desiree got out of the whirlpool at the gym and was on her way to the showers when she felt incredibly dizzy. Next thing she knew, she woke up on the locker room floor with her sister looking over her anxiously. She was pretty scared — what happened? Desiree's sister thought she'd probably fainted.
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An year-old Michigan boy died on Sunday after his parents said he suffocated while playing a dangerous game called "pass out" that has become popular among teenagers. Brandon Stine , of Westland , Mich. The game, known alternatively as "the fainting game," "tap out," "hangman," "elevator," and "blackout," is often played by groups of teens who partner up and cause each other to lose consciousness by choking or other means, but can also be played alone. Investigators who searched Stine's Facebook page said there was evidence that he had played the game before.
Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research shows it may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health, especially when it occurs during the first trimester. The study -- conducted by a team of cardiology researchers that included University of Alberta senior epidemiologist Padma Kaul and University of Calgary cardiology trainee Safia Chatur -- was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers reviewed birth records of , babies born in Alberta between and , as well as medical records of the mothers for one year after delivery, looking for frequency, timing and outcomes of fainting episodes. The team found roughly one per cent of expectant mothers fainted -- about a third of those during the first three months of pregnancy. Among the pregnancies where fainting occurred during the first trimester, the research team observed higher rates of preterm births, and an increase in heart problems and further fainting episodes for the mothers.