Misc. Death and Dying News

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10/23/2017
Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

Hip fractures are more likely to follow indoor falls in warm weather, study finds

10/23/2017
Poverty Does No Favors for Health

The less wealthy are more likely to become disabled or die early, new analysis finds

10/23/2017
Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short

Life span about three years less than for whites, heart association statement says

10/20/2017
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

10/19/2017
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found

10/16/2017
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

10/16/2017
States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study

Time to 'cool off' may prevent some homicides and suicides

10/16/2017
Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding

Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

10/6/2017
Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest

Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

10/2/2017
How Much Alcohol Is Really OK?

Know your limit to protect your health

9/29/2017
Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

9/26/2017
Health Tip: Making End-of-Life Wishes Known

Things to consider for advanced directives

9/20/2017
Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?

The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds

9/20/2017
Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

9/19/2017
This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

Bystanders often get distracted by a non-life-threatening issue, research shows

9/18/2017
9/15/2017
Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

9/14/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

9/12/2017
Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

9/12/2017
Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study finds

9/6/2017
Uptick in U.S. Stroke Deaths Sets Off Alarms: CDC

High rates of obesity and diabetes are a major culprit, researchers say

9/5/2017
Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Earlier Death

But experts say there may be ways to reduce those odds

8/29/2017
Diet Study Suggests It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you

8/28/2017
Drink Coffee, Live Longer?

Four cups a day could reduce risk by 64 percent, study suggests

8/24/2017
Bicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely Victims

Fatal crashes jumped 12 percent in 2015, report says

8/22/2017
Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

8/21/2017
Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks

Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds

8/18/2017
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

8/17/2017
Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

8/16/2017
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

8/11/2017
Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

8/10/2017
Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

8/10/2017
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/8/2017
U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

7/31/2017
Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

7/31/2017
Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

7/31/2017
7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives

7/21/2017
Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes

Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partners

7/20/2017
Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

Not facing reality raises other troublesome issues, researchers say

7/18/2017
Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study

Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

7/10/2017
Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

7/7/2017
2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

Document lets family members know your wishes

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'