Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/11/2002
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Show Racial Gulf

Black babies are about 2.5 times as likely as whites ones to die

7/8/2002
Will Ted Williams Be the Comeback Kid?

Dispute over plans to cryogenically freeze slugger's body

7/8/2002
Pessimism Can Be Kiss of Death

Particularly if you're suffering from a chronic illness

6/27/2002
Higher Power Helps Bereaved Heal

Spirituality is key to faster recovery from death of loved one, finds study

6/24/2002
Proof Positive

Attitude makes a difference in average lifespan

6/24/2002
Couch Potato Alert

Turn off the TV and start exercising

6/4/2002
Your Risk of Dying, Quantified

Researchers chart your chances, putting odds in context

5/28/2002
Chromosome Failure Tied to Death of Cloned Animals

Study says inactivation of an X chromosome may explain early demise

5/22/2002
Euthanasia in the Netherlands Stirs Concern

1-in-5 patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease chooses early death

5/21/2002
Experimental Therapy, End-of-Life Care Can Coexist

Survey finds quality of life goes up with both

5/9/2002
It's Not Hot Air, But...

While air bags help save lives, seat belts save many more

5/1/2002
When Feeling Bad Might Do Some Good

Study: Mild depression lowers death rate for older women

4/23/2002
It's Not Black and White With Cancer

Study says other health problems may explain higher death rates among blacks

4/15/2002
Inflammatory Protein Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Decision looms on whether CRP should be deemed a risk factor

4/3/2002
Quality of Life a Priority for the Deathly Ill

How they survive is an overriding concern, study finds

3/29/2002
Answered Prayers

Study links regular worship to protection against disease and death

3/28/2002
Cataracts Seen to Boost Women's Death Rate

Surprising finding may be linked to second, unknown risk factor

3/7/2002
Infant Slayings Most Common on Day of Birth

Account for 9% of all child slayings, CDC says

2/20/2002
Cooling the Body to Save the Brain

Lowering temperature reduces cardiac arrest damage, studies say

2/14/2002
Early to Bed, Early Demise

Death rate found higher in people sleeping eight hours or more a night

1/29/2002
Four-Shadowing Death?

Heart attacks spike on fourth of month for Japanese, Chinese

1/17/2002
We're Living Longer

Nine years was once middle age

1/17/2002
End-of-Life Care Falls Short for Minorities

Review finds whites receive better palliative treatments

1/10/2002
No Global Consensus in Brain Death Diagnosis

Procedures vary in different parts of the world

1/4/2002
Losing a Pet Is Painful -- No Matter Who You Are

Former First Family isn't alone in mourning the death of a pet

1/4/2002
The Danger of Dropping Out

Lower education level linked to increased risk of death

12/21/2001
I'd Like to Thank the Academ… (Clunk)

Oscar-winning writers die earlier than losers

12/13/2001
Afterlife 101

Near-death experience can't be written off by medical science, researchers say

11/6/2001
Top N.M. Doctor in Ethics Flap Over Execution

Watchdog group says he should lose license for helping state

10/23/2001
King Midas' Tomb Could've Used Golden Arches

Monarch's meaty diet blamed for decay of his burial place

10/17/2001
The Manly Art of Mercy Killing

Women targeted the most, researcher contends; euthanasia advocate disagrees

10/10/2001
Life Span in U.S. at All-Time High

Average person can expect to live to age 77, report says

9/28/2001
Spiritual Health Hazards

Study links conflicted religious beliefs to early deaths

9/24/2001
Terrorism Fatalities to Spike Homicide Rate

Decade-long national decline expected to be dramatically reversed because of two hours of carnage on Sept. 11

9/20/2001
Study: Pain Can Forewarn of Cancer Death

Mortality rate higher for those who hurt chronically

9/18/2001
Better Prenatal Care Needed

Maternal deaths could be prevented, experts say