Misc. Death and Dying News

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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

4/30/2009
4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/24/2009
Abnormal Heartbeat After Bypass a Bad Sign

Atrial fibrillation ups long-term risk of dying, researchers report

4/24/2009
Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds

4/20/2009
Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

Environmental or therapeutic contact also led to poorer outcomes, study finds

4/17/2009
Death Certificates Incomplete for Suicide Victims

Failing to list mental disorders makes prevention more difficult, study finds

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/16/2009
Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close

Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

4/13/2009
Race May Not Be Key in Cancer Disparities

Study finds differences drop or disappear when scale is reduced

4/8/2009
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season

Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

4/7/2009
Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

4/1/2009
Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks

Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/27/2009
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers

Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds

3/27/2009
Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

3/24/2009
Drug-Coated Sponges May Limit Catheter Infections

More than 10% of ICU patients are thought to develop these infections

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/18/2009
Obesity Tied to Poor Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Study finds risk of disease recurrence, death nearly twice that of normal-weight patients

3/18/2009
Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants

Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/17/2009
Most Devout Most Likely to Fight Death to the End

Those with advanced cancer, strong faith more often wanted lifesaving measures, study finds

3/11/2009
Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

Just 1 less gram a day could produce dramatic results, study says

3/11/2009
Fear of Pain Drives Requests for Assisted Death

Symptom control is key, study says, as Washington becomes 2nd state to legalize procedure

3/9/2009
Dying Feel Abandoned by Docs in the End

Continuity of care, closure important for dying, families and docs, study finds

3/6/2009
Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say

3/3/2009
Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack

Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

3/2/2009
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding

Studies find higher death rates, longer hospital stays and greater costs

2/27/2009
Even Mild Strokes Can Do Harm

But many people ignore the 'whisper' of trouble

2/26/2009
Car-Crash Death Rates Depend on Where You Live in U.S.

Northeast is best, south the worst; men and young adults also more frequent victims

2/25/2009
Antibiotic-Resistant Meningitis Reported in U.S.

Health officials worry that overuse of antibiotics may be to blame

2/25/2009
Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

Men who were overweight youths are far more apt to die early, study finds