Misc. Death and Dying News

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7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

7/10/2017
Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

7/7/2017
2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

Document lets family members know your wishes

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

7/5/2017
Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care?

Caregiver survey finds disparities between minority and white patients

7/3/2017
Can Your Heartburn Meds Shorten Your Life?

Study found association between prolonged use of certain drugs and increased risk of early death

6/29/2017
Lack of Health Insurance Can Shorten Lives: Study

Review of U.S. data shows more illness and death when adults are uninsured

6/29/2017
Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

6/28/2017
Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

6/28/2017
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/19/2017
With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike

Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

6/16/2017
Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail

Potent synthetic opioid now responsible for more than half of overdose deaths, study suggests

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

6/6/2017
Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years

Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

6/5/2017
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

6/2/2017
Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

6/2/2017
Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

5/31/2017
Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the U.S. Opioid Crisis?

Doctors may have been misled by report calling painkiller addiction 'rare'

5/24/2017
Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

5/24/2017
Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/23/2017
At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

5/19/2017
Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them

Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

5/17/2017
Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

5/17/2017
Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

5/16/2017
Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

5/15/2017
Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span

2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

5/12/2017
Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

5/11/2017
Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

5/2/2017
Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

5/1/2017
Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

4/27/2017
'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die

An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends

4/26/2017
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies

4/25/2017
Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study found less disability, lower risk of early death

4/25/2017
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

4/24/2017
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

4/24/2017
Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies

Chance of death is greatest in year after the loss of a brother or sister, researchers report

4/24/2017
The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

4/24/2017
In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

4/21/2017
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

4/18/2017
Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road

Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

4/13/2017
Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

4/6/2017
Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015

Discussing their death wishes is paramount for most, not actually hastening their demise, expert says

4/3/2017
As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says