Misc. Death and Dying News

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Article Title
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

1/5/2005
Elderly Women With Cervical Cancer Face Tough Battle

They're more likely to die of the disease than younger women

1/5/2005
Some Cases of Sudden Cardiac Death May Start in Brain

Disrupted signals to heart may be fatal in stressful settings, study finds

1/4/2005
Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs

Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist

12/29/2004
Study Urges End to Racial Gap in Health Care

Finds it could save far more lives than technological advances

12/27/2004
Long-Term Survival Not Tied to 'Excellence' Centers

Study compares five-year death rates at National Cancer Institute-designated facilities

12/22/2004
Obese People Can't Run From Health Risks

Physical activity doesn't reduce death rates, study finds

12/21/2004
Study Refutes Notion That Death Takes a Holiday

No spike or drop in cancer deaths seen around Christmas or birthdays

12/21/2004
Ill Loved Ones Deserve Special Care During Holidays

Listening to their needs, wants may be best gift you can give them

12/14/2004
A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding

Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

12/13/2004
Death Rates Highest During Holidays

Study finds bump on Christmas and New Year's

11/30/2004
Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid

Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment

11/30/2004
Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke Death

'Silent strokes' may be behind the emotional turmoil

11/29/2004
Scans Cite Scurvy as Cause of Settlers' Deaths

Imaging technology confirms it brought about French colonists' end

11/18/2004
Older Americans Can Expect Longer, Healthier Lives

Big gains in longevity for those over 65, report finds

11/17/2004
Researchers Closing In On 'Death Clock' Gene

It holds important clues to both cancer and aging

11/16/2004
Ozone Pollution Raises Death Risk

Study finds it's dangerous even at present EPA standards

11/15/2004
Stopping Breast Cancer in its Tracks

Chemical attraction behind spread of malignancies could be drug target

11/12/2004
Exercise Cuts Death Risk Later in Life

Study finds 35% less chance of dying in next 8 years

11/10/2004
Morphine Increases Death Risk for Heart Patients

Study found chances of trouble go up by almost 50 percent

11/10/2004
Vitamin E Linked to Higher Death Rates

Touted antioxidant may be harmful in doses of 400 IUs or more

11/10/2004
Gender, Ethnic Gaps Found in Heart Care

Men, blacks usually fare worse, studies find

11/8/2004
Minnesota Tops State-by-State Health Ranking

Improvements in Americans' health have slowed since 2000

11/7/2004
Stents Don't Lengthen Life

They don't increase long-term survival rates after angioplasty, study finds

11/5/2004
A Four-Legged Hospice Worker Eases the Suffering

Maggie the therapy dog offers unconditional love to all her patients

11/5/2004
Study Faults Popular Hypertension Drug

Atenolol doesn't prevent heart deaths, Swedish researchers say