Misc. Death and Dying News

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3/2/2010
Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

3/1/2010
Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death

Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

2/22/2010
ICU Patients Gain From Team Approach to Care

Care from pharmacists, respiratory therapists and an 'intensivist' increases the odds of survival, study finds

2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/10/2010
Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids

They have double the odds of dying before age 55, study finds

2/9/2010
Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes

Study found larger, for-profit hospitals more likely to insert them

2/8/2010
Handgrip Strength Helps Predict Death Risk in Elderly

As grip declines, so does survival, study finds

2/5/2010
Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Not Cost-Effective: Study

But testing of high-risk couples could be viable, researchers say

2/1/2010
Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients

Little difference in survival found 10 years after therapies, study says

1/29/2010
Fake Drugs Bought on the Web Pose Big Health Risks

2.5 million men in Europe alone may have taken counterfeit Viagra, study says

1/28/2010
Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life

Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

1/27/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide

Trials in Africa, Mexico show it protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

1/26/2010
U.S. Bans Texting by Truck and Bus Drivers

Violators using interstate roadways now subject to fines up to $2,750

1/22/2010
Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

1/21/2010
Genetics Used to Track Transmission of MRSA Bacteria

Method could help fight this and other dangerous infections, scientists say

1/14/2010
Haiti Faces Serious Health Risks in Quake's Wake

Lack of medical care, safe drinking water top list of threats, experts say

1/12/2010
FocusDriven Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

Federal government, safety group target use of cell phones and texting devices

1/12/2010
Doctors Put Off End-of-Life Talks With Terminally Ill

Frank conversations about hospice and preferred place of death are often needed, experts say

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/7/2010
Slim Risk of Death After Joint Replacement

Mortality risk highest within first 26 days after hip or knee surgery, study finds

1/5/2010
Hazards of Obesity Now Rival Smoking in U.S.

Little difference seen in loss of quality-of-life years between the two, study finds

12/31/2009
Her Music Eases the End for Dying Patients

Therapist brings songs and comfort to hospice patients and their families

12/23/2009
Post-Surgical Risks Highest in Older Adults

After common abdominal operations, likelihood of death rises with age, study finds

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

12/18/2009
Spiritual Needs Rank High as Death From Cancer Nears

Being 'at peace with God' affects medical choices, study finds

12/17/2009
Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position

'Back to Sleep' advice most effective when it comes from physician, study finds

12/16/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High

Deaths also at all-time low, government report shows

12/15/2009
HIV Therapy Linked to Fewer Suicides

Better mental health care still needed for those with the virus, expert says

12/11/2009
Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

12/10/2009
Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC

Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

12/10/2009
Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men

Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

12/9/2009
Oxycodone Linked to Rise in Opioid-Related Deaths

Most cases are due to 'inadvertent toxicity,' Canadian study finds

12/4/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Wane

Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

12/2/2009
Health Gains From Lowered Smoking Rates in Jeopardy

Study finds rising incidence of obesity could counter recent increases in longevity

12/1/2009
Half of ICU Patients Suffer From Infections

Highest rates seen in Central and South America, study finds

11/23/2009
Depression May Up Death Risk to That of Smoking

Expert says findings support link between mental and physical health

11/23/2009
Weight May Not Drive Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer

Co-existing illnesses also don't explain why more blacks die than whites, study finds

11/20/2009
Formaldehyde May Endanger Funeral Workers

Leukemia risk is found to increase with longer exposure to embalming fluids

11/20/2009
Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.

But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/16/2009
Families Could Benefit From Gene Tests in Sudden Cardiac Death Victims

Identifying mutation in deceased cuts costs for evaluating risk in relatives, study shows

11/12/2009
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

11/11/2009
Income Inequality Affects Quality of Life for All

Closing gap between rich and poor could save 1.5 million lives a year, study suggests

11/5/2009
Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'

Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

11/3/2009
CDC Finds U.S. 30th in Infant Mortality

Finding is attributed to country's high rate of premature births

11/2/2009
Virulent Strain of MRSA Resists Treatment

Type that causes bloodstream infections can be quickly fatal, study finds

10/30/2009
Patients More Likely to Die While in ICU in U.S. Than in England

More study needed to discern if difference is due to intensive care overuse or underuse

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says