Misc. Death and Dying News

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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

6/23/2014
Quitting Smokeless Tobacco May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Swedish study found those patients were half as likely to die within two years

6/21/2014
For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

6/18/2014
Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study

But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

6/18/2014
Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?

But experts aren't sure that vitamin D is responsible for lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer

6/16/2014
After Death of a Spouse, Friends Might Help More Than Relatives

Family relationships can feel obligatory, not reduce stress, researcher explains

6/16/2014
Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

6/12/2014
Low Cholesterol Levels May Spell Trouble for Kidney Cancer Patients

Study found it was associated with spread of disease, raised death risk

6/10/2014
Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

6/6/2014
Use Prescription Painkillers Safely

Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

6/6/2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues

Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

6/4/2014
Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study

Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

6/4/2014
Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100

Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

5/30/2014
Stopping Statins for Terminal Patients a Safe Option: Study

They didn't die sooner, had better quality of life than those who kept taking cholesterol drugs, researchers say

5/28/2014
Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures

Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

5/23/2014
Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

5/20/2014
Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study

Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

5/19/2014
Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

5/19/2014
Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

5/19/2014
Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study

Treating these dangerous conditions also uses up a fifth of hospital expenditures, researchers found

5/19/2014
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients

Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

5/19/2014
2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease

Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

5/16/2014
Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans

Men with 2 or more defects have more than double the risk of dying early, study suggests

5/15/2014
Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women

Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

5/9/2014
Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

5/9/2014
Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You

Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

5/6/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/6/2014
Motorcycle Accidents Claiming Fewer American Lives

Statistics show drop in fatalities last year, but poor riding weather, not better safety, may be reason why

5/5/2014
Readmission to Another Hospital May Threaten Patient Safety: Study

Canadian review found increased death rate compared to patients readmitted to same hospital within 30 days

5/5/2014
In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

4/30/2014
Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study

Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

4/24/2014
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

4/24/2014
Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

4/23/2014
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

4/23/2014
People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer