Misc. Death and Dying News

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12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/23/2014
When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/18/2014
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

12/15/2014
Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/9/2014
Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

12/5/2014
Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

12/3/2014
Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

12/2/2014
Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S.

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

11/24/2014
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

11/21/2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/19/2014
Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

11/19/2014
Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

11/19/2014
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/17/2014
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/17/2014
Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital

Percentage of STEMI deaths among inpatients three times higher than among outpatients, researchers report

11/17/2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/12/2014
With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/7/2014
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

11/5/2014
Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

11/3/2014
Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late

A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say

11/3/2014
End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

10/30/2014
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

10/30/2014
World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

10/30/2014
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

10/29/2014
10/29/2014
Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

10/29/2014
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

10/28/2014
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

10/27/2014
CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

10/22/2014
Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

10/16/2014
1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

10/16/2014
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

10/15/2014
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

10/15/2014
Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

10/14/2014
Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say

10/14/2014
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

10/13/2014
Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

10/13/2014
Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

10/13/2014
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

10/13/2014
Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say