Misc. Death and Dying News

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Frying With Olive, Sunflower Oil OK for Heart, Study Finds

Type of cooking oil determines fried foods' link to heart disease, death risk

Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims

Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

Study Highlights Features of High-Quality Primary Care

Interventions promoting access to comprehensive, patient-centered care might cut health disparities

Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes

Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds

Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

Why Some People Live to 110

'Supercentenarians' appear to have built-in protection against disease, study finds

Race, Gender, Dementia May Affect Parkinson's Survival

Large study found higher death risk among men

Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report

One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study

This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

'27 Club' Debunked: Musicians Aren't Prone to Die at That Age

But, they do face a higher risk of premature death, researchers report

Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Car Accidents: CDC

Almost half of drug poisonings are now from abuse of prescription painkillers, researchers note

Presumed Consent Wouldn't Boost U.S. Organ Donation: Study

European countries with 'opt-out' donation don't have higher rates, researchers say

Some States Make Stopping Smoking Easier Than Others

Maine, North Dakota are quit-friendly; Georgia is not, lung experts say

Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

Time of Surgery Doesn't Influence Results, Study Says

You're no more likely to die if operated on at 7 p.m. versus 9 a.m., researchers find

Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing

Controversial painkiller was pulled from the market in 2004 due to heightened heart attack, stroke risk

More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery

Racial differences in survival were seen even among those with health insurance, study finds

Fewer Dying in U.S. From Throat, Mouth Cancer, Study Finds

Death rates improved most for patients with more than 12 years' education

Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study

Dronedarone trial cut short after excess of deaths in patients with permanent form of atrial fibrillation

Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

Blood Thinner Xarelto Shows Promise for Heart Patients

Study found it cut odds of death and heart attack, but bleeding risk needs monitoring, experts say

Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29

Another 139 people sickened in 28 states, CDC reports

Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

Deaths From Abuse of Painkillers Triple in a Decade: CDC

Almost two-thirds of overdose deaths are from opioid pain relievers, agency says

Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?

Study shows an association, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28

Another 133 people sickened in 26 states, CDC reports

Breast Radiation After Lumpectomy Saves Lives: Study

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

FDA: Dirty Conditions Likely to Blame for Listeria Outbreak at Cantaloupe Farm

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

Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

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

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

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

Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

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

21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

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

Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks

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

Steve Jobs, Visionary Leader of Apple Inc., Dies at 56

Prognosis for his rare form of pancreatic cancer was poor

18 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

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

Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care

Study also found patients more likely to get hospice services

Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah

Most child abuse homicide suspects are white dads, researchers say

Listeria Outbreak Is Deadliest in More Than a Decade

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

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