Misc. Death and Dying News

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10/1/2013
Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds

Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

9/27/2013
Drugged Driving Plays Major Role in Traffic Deaths

Alone or combined with alcohol, study finds it multiplies the risk for road fatalities

9/27/2013
Diabetes Ups Risk for Death From Breast, Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Best defense: Maintain healthy diet, normal weight, one expert says

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

9/25/2013
Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says

Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

9/25/2013
Parenthood May Reduce Diabetes-Related Death Risk, Study Suggests

Benefits more pronounced for women than men, researchers contend

9/20/2013
Spinal Injuries to Soldiers Much More Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

About 11 percent of U.S. combat wounds now involve spine, study finds

9/20/2013
Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia

Study found these patients declined mentally and physically

9/20/2013
'Intensifed' Global Effort Needed to Further Cut Child Deaths: Report

While mortality rates are dropping among children under 5, researchers says more could be done

9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/17/2013
New Understanding of Racial Disparities and Diabetes

Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in study

9/17/2013
Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer

Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off

9/13/2013
Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population

Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says

9/12/2013
States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Murders: Study

Researchers looked at 30 years of data from all 50 states

9/11/2013
Most Doctors Oppose Physician-Assisted Suicide, Poll Finds

MD's role in helping patients die remains subject of debate

9/11/2013
Racial and Ethnic Differences Seen in Survival, Care Needs With Certain Strokes

Hispanic patients had lowest death rates after subarachnoid stroke, study found

9/10/2013
FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers

Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

9/10/2013
Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say

Costly treatments are not always in line with patient's prognosis, researcher contends

9/9/2013
Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death

Birth defects, poor fetal growth appear to be primary risk factors, study finds

9/3/2013
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says

9/3/2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

8/29/2013
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder

New therapy may combat amyloidosis, the potentially deadly disease caused by protein build-up in organs

8/29/2013
Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds

Buprenorphine responsible for 2,380 poison cases, 4 deaths in less than 3 years, study found

8/26/2013
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice

Large study found more readmissions, higher death rates

8/26/2013
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy

8/20/2013
Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

Decade-long study covered 2.5 million U.S. patients

8/15/2013
Obesity's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study shows 18 percent rate of related deaths in U.S. adults aged 40 and up, compared to earlier estimates of 5 percent

8/15/2013
8/14/2013
18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia

8/14/2013
Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients

Study looked at those who also have the respiratory condition COPD

8/14/2013
Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated

In large U.S. study, body weight mattered more for non-diabetics

8/14/2013
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/13/2013
Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study

Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say

8/8/2013
Kidney Dialysis Patients May Fare Better When Docs Have Lighter Caseloads

Study found a 2 percent increased risk of death for every 50 additional patients

8/8/2013
Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC

South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

8/7/2013
China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

8/1/2013
U.S. Gun Violence: Murders Down, Suicides Up, CDC Reports

Limiting access to guns is the only solution, expert says

7/30/2013
Pond Scum Holds Dangers for People, Pets

Water with 'blue-green algae' can cause liver failure, and possibly death, in dogs

7/30/2013
Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study

A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

7/29/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

7/23/2013
Details Emerge on Rabies Transplant Death

Organ donor had trapped raccoons, was bitten at least twice, investigation reveals

7/23/2013
Bright Lights, Safe Cities

Risk of death from injuries higher in rural areas of U.S., study finds

7/18/2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study

Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

7/18/2013
Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC

Race also influences your healthy life expectancy, researchers say

7/17/2013
Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study

Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

7/17/2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

7/16/2013
Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide

More than 400,000 cases annually expected by 2050, study shows

7/16/2013
Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds