Misc. Death and Dying News

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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

9/30/2009
Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop 2% Annually

But mortality still higher among black women than white women, U.S. report says

9/29/2009
Could the Recession Be Good for Your Health?

Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows

9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/17/2009
Lack of Insurance to Blame for Almost 45,000 Deaths: Study

Going without coverage greatly increases mortality, researchers conclude

9/17/2009
More Chest Compressions During CPR Improves Survival Odds

Amount of time spent doing them directly related to success, study shows

9/15/2009
Kidney Injury While Hospitalized May Lead to Future Dialysis

An estimated 45% to 70% of these patients die before discharge, study finds

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/11/2009
Report Cards for Hospitals May Be Misleading

Ranking by death rates alone doesn't measure severity of cases, researchers say

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

9/8/2009
Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths

For those who have been hospitalized, risk may double over 7 years, research shows

9/4/2009
Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen in Danish study, but authors say more research is needed

8/25/2009
End-of-Life Advice Not Always Welcome

Many relatives want doctors to keep their opinions to themselves, study finds

8/24/2009
Marital Separation May Hurt Cancer Survival

Married and never-married did the best a decade later, study shows

8/19/2009
Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers

Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

8/19/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits a New High

Deaths also at an all-time low, new government report shows

8/18/2009
Chemo Plus Palliative Care Reaps Benefits

For those with advanced cancer, teaching self-management and empowerment improves quality of life

8/17/2009
Strep Throat May Have Led to Mozart's Death

Reexamination of historical records points to an epidemic at the time

8/11/2009
Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland

Fewer newborns experiencing a fatal lack of oxygen, study finds

8/10/2009
Blows to the Chest Up Death Risk for Lacrosse Players

Injuries are fatal far more often than in other contact sports, study finds

8/6/2009
Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions

8/4/2009
With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying

Expert warns that consequences of osteoporosis go far beyond weak bones

8/4/2009
Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say

7/31/2009
Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR

Students should be taught basic life-support skills, researchers say

7/30/2009
Euthanasia, Palliative Care Work in Unison in Belgium

While assisted dying is legal there, it's rarely implemented, expert says

7/9/2009
Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say

7/9/2009
Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death

Consumers more alert to overdose risks from prescription drugs, survey suggests

7/7/2009
FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills

Drugs like Darvon, Darvocet have been linked to fatal overdoses

7/2/2009
Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

Adjustments for behavior dampen the negative effect, study finds

7/1/2009
CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

Lack of improvement in death rates, experts say, may be because recipients are sicker

6/30/2009
Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End

Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds

6/29/2009
15 Percent of U.S. Teens Think They'll Die Young

Link between risky behavior and pessimistic outlook surprises experts

6/23/2009
Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

6/23/2009
Eat Well, Live Longer

Age-old advice to eat healthy pays off in longevity, study finds

6/22/2009
Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile

Seniors who don't socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say

6/19/2009
Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

New study finds they fared as well as those who unearthed the pain

6/16/2009
Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer

Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

6/12/2009
Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

Study finds mild cases can equate to a longer life span

6/12/2009
Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say

6/11/2009
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly

Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest

6/4/2009
Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Better diagnosis, treatments behind decrease, researchers say

5/29/2009
Video May Help People Make End-of-Life Choices

Seeing what life might one day be like can be powerful, study says

5/27/2009
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/18/2009
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries

Even those who only think they're fat face higher risk, study finds

5/15/2009
An Aid to Tailoring Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study identifies factors to help decide how aggressive therapy should be

5/14/2009
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/8/2009
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer

Altruistic activities could cut the death risk in half, study finds

5/4/2009
Hospital Volume Imperfect Gauge of Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Review finds inconsistent results, questions validity of numbers