Misc. Death and Dying News

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1/10/2006
Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places

But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

12/19/2005
FDA Recalls Drug Used to Diagnose Appendicitis

NeutroSpec linked to 2 deaths, 20 'life-threatening' reactions, agency says

12/16/2005
U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study

Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

12/16/2005
Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Survival Odds

International trial found it made a difference 15 years later

12/14/2005
More U.S. Hospitals Offer Palliative Care

Growth of specialty called a major change in U.S. health care

12/11/2005
Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

Expert offers suggestions to help you deal with the grief

12/9/2005
Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?

Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

12/8/2005
Pacifiers Prevent SIDS Deaths: Study

They cut the risk of mortality by 90 percent, researchers find

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/2/2005
Most Would Trust Doctors if Euthanasia Legalized

Just 20% of Americans surveyed said it would lower their faith in physicians

12/1/2005
Car Crashes Kill Many More People Than Terrorism

In the U.S. alone, the toll is 400 times higher, report says

11/30/2005
Abortion Pill Deaths Probed

Battle continues over Mifeprex's safety after rare cases of fatal infection

11/28/2005
Heart Failure Patients in Two Countries Compared

U.S. patients did better than Canadian ones in short run, but difference disappeared after a year

11/23/2005
Doctors Lack Training for End-of-Life Care

Dying patients pay the price, new study finds

11/17/2005
DNA Identification During Disasters Needs Improving

Investigators involved in 9/11 say better system needed to sort things out

11/15/2005
High-Dose Lipitor Equal to Lower-Dose Zocor

But study found Lipitor did reduce risk of some cardiovascular events

11/15/2005
Daily Aspirin a Smart Move After Menopause

Study suggests it reduced death risk in those with heart disease

11/7/2005
Children Living Among Non-Relatives at Risk for Violence

50 times likelier to die from injury than children living with biological parents, study finds

11/4/2005
Plavix Helps Heart Attack Patients Survive

Clot-buster lowered risk of second heart attacks, strokes and death in large trial

10/23/2005
Preparing for End-of-Life Decisions

Conversations with family, doctor are key

10/21/2005
Younger Retirees Face Higher Death Rate

Experts note health problems might explain trend

10/19/2005
ARDS More Common, More Fatal Than Thought

Study finds higher incidence, mortality rate for acute lung condition

10/19/2005
Prostate Cancer Screening Cuts Death Risk

Study found those patients who had taken PSA test annually had higher survival rates

10/18/2005
Studies Highlight Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Rehospitalization rates increased, and mortality rate higher for Medicare patients

10/17/2005
Quality Gap Widens Between America's Best, Worst Hospitals

Patients at higher death risk in poorest-performing centers, study finds

10/4/2005
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling

Decline since 1990s has been steeper among men than women, new report finds

10/3/2005
More Heart Attack Patients Die in December

Reason why that month is associated with more deaths still a mystery to researchers

9/15/2005
Katrina's Next Challenge: Identifying the Dead

DNA matching will be put to the test, but time is an enemy

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/7/2005
Aggressive Therapy Best for Chest Pain

Large, ongoing British study finds it would save lives

9/1/2005
Health Tip: When Your Children Are Grieving

Signs that they may need professional help

8/30/2005
Body Size Matters After Bypass

Fact that women are smaller than men may explain higher death rate, study shows

8/9/2005
Dutch Doctors Handling Euthanasia Responsibly

Study finds they are following guidelines for requests carefully

8/5/2005
Lung Function Predicts Outcome of Stem Cell Transplant

Low test score linked to raised risk of respiratory failure, death, study found

8/2/2005
Injuries At Home Cause Most Childhood Deaths

Black children twice as likely as whites to die from those injuries, study says

7/15/2005
Incurable ALS Doesn't Doom Sufferers to Despair

Most patients near end of life not in state of emotional collapse, studies find

7/14/2005
Death a Little Easier on the Rich

Wealthy suffer less in final months than poor, study finds

6/30/2005
Smoking Takes Huge Toll on U.S. Productivity

More money needed for cessation programs, experts say

6/27/2005
Culture Influences Cancer Care in Japan, U.S.

Study finds differences in doctors' relations with patients and their families

6/20/2005
Overweight People More Likely to Survive Bypass Surgery

But they have procedure at younger ages, researchers note

6/16/2005
Odds of Second Stroke Are High

Minor stroke increases risk of another attack by 43 percent, study finds

6/16/2005
Lifelong Friends Make Life Longer

Strong bonds may extend life span, study finds

6/6/2005
Violent Deaths Plague Juvenile Offenders

Risk grows eight-fold among girls, study of Chicago children found

6/2/2005
Talking Together Brings Comfort to Terminally Ill

Innovative group sessions may fill much-needed gap in care

5/31/2005
Complicated Grief Complicated to Treat

New therapy that combines depression and PTSD techniques works, study finds

5/17/2005
Chemotherapy Combo Poses Grave Risks

Study of breast cancer treatments halted following two deaths from drug toxicity

5/12/2005
Many Dutch Doctors Support Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Kids

The controversial study has its detractors, however

5/11/2005
Heart Rate During and After Exercise Tied to Sudden Death

Slow response, slow recovery raises risk, study finds

5/5/2005
Cellular Antioxidant Extends Mice's Life Span

This molecule can't be bought in a bottle, however

5/3/2005
Infant Death Rates Puzzle Researchers

SIDS rates have fallen, but overall infant death rates unchanged, researchers find