Misc. Death and Dying News

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10/26/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28

Another 133 people sickened in 26 states, CDC reports

10/20/2011
Breast Radiation After Lumpectomy Saves Lives: Study

Recurrence rate halved compared to those who undergo breast-conserving surgery alone, research shows

10/19/2011
FDA: Dirty Conditions Likely to Blame for Listeria Outbreak at Cantaloupe Farm

Toll now stands at 25 people dead, 123 sickened in 26 states

10/17/2011
Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

10/12/2011
Death Toll From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak Now Stands at 23

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, CDC says

10/12/2011
Survival Less Likely for Black Victims of Assault, Study Finds

Racial disparities seen in death rates for trauma center patients with gun, knife, blunt injuries

10/10/2011
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

10/7/2011
21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say

10/6/2011
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks

Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

10/6/2011
Steve Jobs, Visionary Leader of Apple Inc., Dies at 56

Prognosis for his rare form of pancreatic cancer was poor

10/5/2011
18 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say

10/4/2011
Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care

Study also found patients more likely to get hospice services

10/3/2011
Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah

Most child abuse homicide suspects are white dads, researchers say

9/28/2011
Listeria Outbreak Is Deadliest in More Than a Decade

Illnesses linked to tainted cantaloupes have already claimed 13 lives, CDC reports

9/28/2011
End-of-Life Directives Do Not Hasten Death, Study Finds

Patients aren't more likely to die if they talk about end-of-life care

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death

Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

9/26/2011
Bone Drug Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Routine use of Zometa not warranted, but some postmenopausal cancer patients may benefit

9/21/2011
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth

Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

9/21/2011
Mother-Child Death Rates Down But Still Short of 2015 Goal

Few countries will meet deadline, study finds

9/20/2011
Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke

Study found the mental health condition is linked to a 55% raised risk for fatal brain attack

9/20/2011
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood

Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/19/2011
Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate

New study suggests insurance, funding issues may be the culprit

9/17/2011
Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass

Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

9/15/2011
Heavy Drinking Ups Odds of Death in House Fire

Roughly 60% of fire victims were intoxicated, Australian study finds

9/15/2011
Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds

More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

9/13/2011
Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear

People with bicuspid aortic valve at low risk of aortic dissection, but high risk of aneurysm, researchers say

9/13/2011
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among 16-Year-Olds

But 18-year-olds don't fare as well, study finds

9/12/2011
Heart Devices Like Pacemakers Linked to Infections

Complications from these devices put patients at greater risk for death, study suggests

9/12/2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist

Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

9/8/2011
Losing Child in First Year Might Raise Early Death Risk for Parent

Study found mothers in particular remained vulnerable decades later

9/7/2011
Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: Study

And belly fat puts even normal-weight women at risk, findings show

9/7/2011
Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study

Women less likely to shoot themselves in face or head, researchers find

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

8/30/2011
Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

8/26/2011
C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots

Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

8/26/2011
Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live

Study found it was slightly more reliable than opinion of a doctor or nurse

8/25/2011
Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends

At ordinary hospitals, survival odds dip on Saturdays, Sundays, but not at certified centers, study finds

8/23/2011
Mainstay Meds Often Cut Off Accidentally After Hospital Stay

ICU patients most likely to go off their regular regimen, study finds

8/17/2011
Being Overweight May Take Years Off Seniors' Lives

Excess weight -- once thought to cushion elderly from illness -- emerges as a health risk in new study

8/16/2011
Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life

The reason, experts say, might be that people eat more, move less when in front of the tube

8/15/2011
For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly

Mindset spurs risky behaviors and is most prevalent in U.S. South and West, study shows

8/15/2011
Survival After Cardiac Arrest in ICU May Depend on Cause

Researchers hope findings will help families with end-of-life decision-making

8/13/2011
Heat Safety Precautions May Save Student Athletes

As practice resumes, players need to defend themselves from the elements

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/11/2011
Getting Along With Coworkers May Add Years to Your Life

In study, people unhappy at work were more than twice as likely to die over a 20 year period

8/9/2011
Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds

Finding belies longstanding belief about treatment for kidney failure

8/4/2011
Numbers of Autopsies Performed in U.S. Falls

Although one in five people were autopsied in 1972, by 2007 that figure dropped to one in 10

8/2/2011
Americans No Longer Outliving Europeans: Study

Smoking, obesity are major reasons for decline in U.S. life expectancy, researchers say