Misc. Death and Dying News

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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

10/29/2009
17,000 Child Deaths Linked to Lack of Insurance

Kids without coverage are more apt to die while hospitalized, study finds

10/27/2009
All New Dialysis Patients at Increased Risk of Death

Higher mortality rates not restricted to those with cardiovascular disease, study finds

10/23/2009
Anesthesia, Exertional Heat Deaths May Be Linked

Malignant hyperthermia occurs with extreme exercise, not just surgery, researchers find

10/22/2009
Dying Wishes Followed More Often for Whites

Better communication needed for black patients, researchers say

10/21/2009
Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery

Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds

10/17/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks

Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

10/14/2009
Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study

Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

10/13/2009
Impaired Vision May Shorten Life Span

Non-correctable problems linked to injury, illness and death, study shows

10/13/2009
Study Compares Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Methods

Ongoing research finds better short-term results for endovascular repair than for open surgery

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives

Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

10/8/2009
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients

Study finds physical activity pays off

10/7/2009
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off

European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

10/5/2009
Do Preemies Benefit From High-Tech Measures?

Despite medical advances since the 1990s, success rate the same for babies born extremely early

10/2/2009
Fresh Blood Boosts Survival in Trauma Patients

Death risk rises when transfused blood is more than 28 days old, study finds

10/1/2009
28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC

Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

9/30/2009
Surgical Deaths Linked to Handling of Complications

Staffing and hospital culture play a role, expert contends

9/30/2009
CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths

Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports