Misc. Death and Dying News

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12/16/2011
Presumed Consent Wouldn't Boost U.S. Organ Donation: Study

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

12/7/2011
Some States Make Stopping Smoking Easier Than Others

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

12/6/2011
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

12/1/2011
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

11/23/2011
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

11/22/2011
More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery

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

11/21/2011
Fewer Dying in U.S. From Throat, Mouth Cancer, Study Finds

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

11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

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

11/14/2011
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

11/14/2011
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

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

11/14/2011
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

11/11/2011
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

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

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

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

11/3/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29

Another 139 people sickened in 28 states, CDC reports

11/1/2011
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

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

11/1/2011
Deaths From Abuse of Painkillers Triple in a Decade: CDC

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

10/31/2011
Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?

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

10/28/2011
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

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

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