Misc. Death and Dying News

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

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/4/2014
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient's family and some health care workers

10/1/2014
'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

10/1/2014
Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

9/25/2014
Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

9/19/2014
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

9/17/2014
Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

9/16/2014
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

9/16/2014
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

9/15/2014
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

9/15/2014
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/29/2014
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

8/28/2014
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

8/26/2014
VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

8/25/2014
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

8/21/2014
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/18/2014
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

8/14/2014
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

8/8/2014
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study

Those with no coverage or Medicaid were diagnosed later, less likely to be alive two years later

8/5/2014
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

7/30/2014
Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

7/30/2014
Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

7/29/2014
Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

7/28/2014
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

7/28/2014
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

7/23/2014
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

7/21/2014
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

7/18/2014
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

7/16/2014
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds

Overuse of these drugs in hospice patients raises concerns about side effects, other issues

7/15/2014
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

7/11/2014
Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

7/8/2014
Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

7/3/2014
Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study

And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

6/26/2014
1 in 10 Deaths Among Adults Tied to Alcohol: CDC

Study also found those who died from drinking-related causes lost roughly 30 years of life

6/25/2014
Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

6/25/2014
Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA

In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says

6/24/2014
Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report

Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers