Misc. Death and Dying News

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Article Title
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

5/2/2005
Meditation Study Shows Life Gains

Researchers say long-term study found those who practice TM live longer

4/27/2005
Homicides More Likely at Workplaces That Allow Guns

Study found almost seven times greater risk of death in these settings

4/22/2005
Wanted: Organ Donors

An estimated 70 percent of people on waiting lists need a kidney

4/19/2005
Obesity Not as Life Threatening as Thought

Many cardiovascular risk factors among obese are declining, researchers find

4/14/2005
U.S. Executions by Lethal Injection May Not Be Humane

Study found prisoners may not have gotten enough anesthesia in some cases

4/5/2005
Health Tip: Making End-of-Life Decisions

What every family should know

4/2/2005
Pope John Paul II Dies

Charismatic leader had been struggling with breathing problems in recent weeks

4/1/2005
Terri Schiavo's Legacy

The end may well be more painful for those still living, experts say

3/31/2005
Terri Schiavo Dies

Her death came 13 days after the removal of her feeding tube

3/24/2005
Schiavo Dilemma: Brain Death vs. Physical Life

Family members clash over meaning of the word 'alive'

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/17/2005
How Lifesaving Transplants Turned Deadly

Review of rabies case in Texas last year highlights challenges of organ donation

3/16/2005
Obesity May Shorten Americans' Life Expectancy

Reduced life span could save Social Security, researchers note

3/15/2005
Higher Elevations Healthier for Hearts

Study finds lifespan increases with altitude

3/2/2005
European Doctors Often Withhold Life-Extending Care

But study finds frequency varies widely between countries

2/17/2005
Health Tip: Deal With Grief

So healing can begin

2/14/2005
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought

Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

2/10/2005
Suspension of Adderall XR Sales Not Likely In U.S.

FDA says evidence of deaths, strokes doesn't indict hyperactivity drug

2/2/2005
July Fourth Most Dangerous Day on U.S. Roads

Holiday has highest average death toll of any day of the year

1/28/2005
Seatbelts Save Police Officers' Lives, Too

Those who don't wear them 2.6 times more likely to die in crash

1/26/2005
U.S. Leads in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate

Deaths, disabilities three times higher than other developed nations, study finds

1/21/2005
Elevated Phosphate Levels a Danger for Kidney Patients

After three years, those with highest levels had highest mortality rates

1/21/2005
New Colon Cancer Marker Found

Levels of molecule may predict severity of disease and survival, researchers say

1/17/2005
Inappropriate Drugs Can Harm Nursing Home Patients

Wrong ones used intermittently linked to higher hospitalization, death rates

1/11/2005
Do Pharmacy Errors Spike at Start of the Month?

Study suggests rise in death rates may be due, in part, to drug mishaps