Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

12/30/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

12/27/2013
Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

12/26/2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.

This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

12/23/2013
Drunk Driving Can Make Holiday Season Deadly

U.S. agencies countering with roadside detection, ignition-lock laws, new blood-alcohol technology

12/17/2013
Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug

Review tied etomidate to higher risk of death and heart problems compared to propofol

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/12/2013
Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report

Many factors converge over time before someone commits such a crime, experts say

12/11/2013
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms

However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

12/10/2013
Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds

Lack of awareness was most common reason cited for not having a living will

12/9/2013
Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality

But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

12/6/2013
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk

Health-care providers should do more to help survivors quit, study says

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/5/2013
Bird Flu Doesn't Spread Easily to Humans, Scientists Say

New analysis of H7N9 strain might ease concerns of possible pandemic

12/3/2013
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade

Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors

12/3/2013
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

12/3/2013
Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report

Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

11/26/2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

11/26/2013
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

11/25/2013
FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection

Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

11/21/2013
Health Disparities Persist in America: Report

CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

11/20/2013
Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years

11/20/2013
Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men

Study found males with levels of the hormone in the mid-range had lowest death risk

11/20/2013
Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought

Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/19/2013
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs

Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath

11/18/2013
Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture

Small study looked at death rates, major complications

11/18/2013
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/15/2013
Racial Differences Seen in Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates

Although dropping for blacks, overall death rates still higher than for whites, study finds

11/14/2013
Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report

And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

11/12/2013
Overweight Men May Face Higher Death Risk From Prostate Cancer: Study

Strongest link seen in patients with more aggressive disease

11/12/2013
Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death

Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

11/8/2013
Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems

Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

11/5/2013
Statin Use Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Canadian researchers say findings aren't proof, call for more studies

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/24/2013
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/23/2013
Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update

CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

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