Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/13/2003
Pollution a Danger to Your Heart

Chronic exposure linked to increased cardiovascular disease death rates

11/12/2003
Dementia Caregivers Go From Distress to Relief

Most feel weight lifted when patient dies, research finds

11/11/2003
Wee Hours Deadliest for Heart Attacks in Hospital

Survival lowest during overnight hours, study shows.

11/10/2003
New Possible Link to SIDS Found

High levels of protein in infants' brains provide clue to cause of fatal syndrome

11/5/2003
Palliative Care at a Palatable Cost

Specialty hospital units offer better, more affordable care for terminally ill

10/31/2003
Older Women at Greater Risk of Death in Childbirth

While the numbers are small, the threat exists

10/30/2003
Mad Cow Disease Halted for First Time

Fatal brain disorder reversed in mice

10/3/2003
Americans Living Longer, Lazier Lives

Checkup finds big increase in diabetes, obesity

9/29/2003
Ecstasy Alone Can Kill

Illegal drug doesn't need to be combined with other drugs to be fatal, study finds

9/26/2003
A Helpless Vigil

Peter Putnam has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, but how did he get it?

9/22/2003
Death Be Not Painful

Stress hormones don't rise due to fear or physical suffering, study says

9/17/2003
When to End Life Support Not Set in Stone

'Patient-centered' movement taking hold in ICUs

9/11/2003
Smoking Claimed 5 Million Lives in 2000

International report says toll was similar in developed and undeveloped countries

9/4/2003
Exercise Testing Predicts Heart Death

Patients slow to recover twice as likely to die, study says

9/2/2003
Decrease in Cancer Deaths Levels Off

But U.S. report sees declines in leading cancer killers

8/29/2003
U.S. Pedestrians, Cyclists Tempting Fate -- or Worse

Both pursuits are much safer in Europe, new research says

8/21/2003
Depression Doubles Death Risk in Bypass Patients

Feeling blue before and after surgery worsens the odds

8/11/2003
Breast Cancer Doesn't Preclude Pregnancy

Having a baby doesn't increase risk of death after women diagnosed with disease

8/6/2003
Depression Can Be Deadly for Cancer Patients

Symptoms cut survival time, study found

7/30/2003
London's Cold Days Can Be Killers

Study found winters there more harsh than in capital of Bulgaria

7/28/2003
Deaths from Pulmonary Embolisms Fall Sharply

Study finds rate drops 30% over 20 years

7/24/2003
Euthanasia Easier on Loved Ones, Study Says

Having time to prepare and say goodbye may ease the grief

7/23/2003
A Time to Die

Some hospice patients quietly stop eating, drinking

7/14/2003
Doctors Detail Their Role in Physician-Assisted Suicide

Study describes 80 cases of helping patients to die

7/11/2003
When Domestic Violence Turns Deadly

Study finds unemployment, access to guns and threats to kill major predictors of trouble

7/11/2003
Homeless More Likely to Die Early

Study finds transient lifestyle takes a toll

7/1/2003
Methadone Blamed in Dozens of N.C. Deaths

Study finds sixfold increase in four years

7/1/2003
Quick Conception After Pregnancy Cuts Stillbirth Risk

New study flies in face of traditional thinking

6/25/2003
Mediterranean Diet a Lifesaver

It cuts death risk from heart disease, cancer

6/23/2003
Diabetics Can Walk for Life

Study finds simple exercise can lower death risk

6/10/2003
Gun in Home Hikes Gunshot Death Probability

Study confirms what many people already believe

5/20/2003
Chocolate May Extend Your Life

Moderate amounts seem to be healthy

5/16/2003
Blue Blood Won't Buy Extra Years

Peer study finds those at highest rung don't live longer

5/1/2003
Senators' Lifespan Mirrors Constituents'

Study finds top politicians don't die early after all

4/29/2003
The Risky Lives of American Men

They're far ahead of women when it comes to dying, study finds

4/1/2003
Overweight, Obese More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks

Experts advise slimming down despite surprising results

3/25/2003
Heart Drug Carries Dangers

Study says protamine after bypass surgery causes blood pressure to drop

3/19/2003
Newborn Killings Happen More Than Imagined

About 85 are killed or left to die by parents each year, new study says

3/14/2003
Americans Living Longer

Experts cite better treatments for heart disease

3/11/2003
Anorexics' Lives Not Shorter

New study finds milder cases don't end in more deaths

3/5/2003
Physician-Assisted Suicide Still Rare in Oregon

In five years, 129 ill people chose to die with physician's help

2/18/2003
Younger Heart Patients Face Grim Prognosis

One in three diagnosed with heart disease under age 40 died within 15 years

2/13/2003
Study: Foodborne Illnesses Deadlier Than Thought

Risk over long term higher in those afflicted

2/12/2003
Record Number of Cancer Cases Predicted

But death rates for top killer cancers expected to decline

2/10/2003
Poor Sleep Can Be Deadly for Elderly

Study finds increased risk among those with bad slumber habits

2/5/2003
Death of Child Raises Mom's Risk of Dying Early

Grieving fathers' mortality rate not as high, Danish study finds

1/29/2003
Dearth of Autopsies Reported

Study examines trends and benefits of autopsies

1/20/2003
Carbon Monoxide to the Rescue?

Deadly gas may be lifesaver for some heart patients, rodent study shows

1/7/2003
As Weight Goes Up, Life Span Goes Down

Grossly obese at greatest risk

1/6/2003
Aging Boomers' Medical Costs May Be Less Than Thought

Death in old age doesn't include expensive procedures, study finds