Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/12/2002
Work Out and Stay Alive

Exercise reduces death risk

12/2/2002
Study: When Death Looms, Nursing Homes Fall Short

Patients aren't getting the pain-free, end-of-life care they want

11/29/2002
Managing the Death of a Spouse

Income, no matter how high, may not help people cope

11/26/2002
Common Kidney Therapy Harms More Than Helps

Diuretics tied to high death rate from organ failure

11/19/2002
Death Rates Higher at For-Profit Dialysis Centers: Study

Research suggests non-profit centers could save 2,500 lives a year

11/11/2002
Forensic Science Brings Closure to Missing Veteran's Family

Two teeth found in Vietnamese gravesite help identify soldier

11/8/2002
Grieving the Stillborn Child

Recent study infuriates women who have lost a baby at birth

11/7/2002
Sunny Outlook Won't Add Days With Cancer

Positive mood might help quality of life, but not its duration, study shows

10/22/2002
Nursing Shortage Can Have Deadly Consequences

High patient-to-nurse ratio linked to more deaths after surgery

10/18/2002
Helping Children Learn Life's Toughest Lesson

Program lets grieving children come to grips with death of a loved one

10/17/2002
Studies Bolster Dirty Air's Ill Effects on Health

Clean measures cut death rate, living near traffic raises it

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

10/3/2002
World Violence Claims 1.6 Million Lives a Year

Suicides account for half the deaths, WHO reports

9/29/2002
So That's Where Mother-In-Law Jokes Come From!

Study of German peasants in 18th and 19th centuries claims they could be deadly

9/23/2002
Cancer Survival Might Be Matter of Race

National study finds some minorities face greater risk of death from disease

9/19/2002
Parasites Suck the Life Out of Males

Study offers explanation for why females outlive them

9/17/2002
Tighter Fire Safety Standards Prove Matchless for Kids

U.S. safety measure has cut cigarette-lighter fires by children under 5

9/13/2002
Black Caucus Targets Unfair Health Care

Panel aims to get equal care for minorities

9/9/2002
Dying on Your Own Terms

Proxy can ensure your wishes are respected if you can't

8/21/2002
Why Terminally Ill Seek Assisted Suicide

Survey finds being in control, not depression, drives requests

8/20/2002
Belief Helps Bereavement

Religious beliefs help people cope with death of loved ones

8/2/2002
'Reliever' Inhalers Tied to Asthma Deaths

Excessive use of short-term beta agonists could increase risk

7/24/2002
Study Raises Thorny Issue for Kidney Transplants

People with no heartbeat can be donors, but are they dead?

7/23/2002
How Consumers Can Help Avoid Medical Errors

Federal agency offers patient safety tips

7/19/2002
Mothers Speak Out on Stillbirth Study

Refuting finding, they say holding their babies makes them real

7/11/2002
Dealing With Grief After Having a Stillborn Baby

Study says practice of seeing and holding the infant may be wrong