Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/17/2001
Murder One Reason for Difference in Life Expectancies

Homicide affects blacks disproportionately, says study

9/14/2001
Flaw Seen in Studies Touting Alcohol

Benefits may be overstated by including ex-drinkers

9/11/2001
An Aspirin a Day…

…Lowers risk of dying of any cause in heart patients

9/10/2001
Life in the Suburbs Is Longer, Healthier

Urban, rural America at shorter end of health stick

9/8/2001
What Kills Preschoolers?

Car accidents and child abuse top the danger list

8/30/2001
Study: Hospital Death Rates Higher on Weekends

Canadian research cites staff environment at facilities

8/27/2001
Defining Death

Once 'brain death' occurs, organs can be harvested

8/13/2001
Fats in the Blood Tied to Sudden Death

Meat, dairy fatty acids can trigger abnormal heartbeats

8/9/2001
School Killings Spike as Semesters Start

September, January are most dangerous months, study shows

8/6/2001
Death Rate Soars With Celiac Disease

It's double that of people who don't have the gastrointestinal disorder

8/2/2001
High Elderly Death Rates Tied to Low Cholesterol

Researchers say they can't explain the findings that defy conventional wisdom.

7/31/2001
Get A Facelift, Live Longer

Mayo Clinic study suggests surgery linked to longevity

7/25/2001
OxyContin Death Draws Guilty Plea

Va. man was charged with murder in friend's overdose of controversial painkiller

7/21/2001
Autopsy Decline Taking Its Toll

Medical research hindered by dramatic post-mortem drop

7/6/2001
When a Husband Dies

Women must learn how to redefine themselves

6/26/2001
Good Grief

Caring for dying loved one can lead to better health afterwards

6/13/2001
Back in the High Life

Study says 1,000 years ago, like today, taller people lived longer

6/12/2001
AIDS Patients Ignore End-of-Life Plans

Fewer than 4 in 10 prepare directives

5/23/2001
Autopsy Decline Taking Its Toll

Medical research hindered by dramatic post-mortem drop

5/14/2001
Grief May Overwhelm You When a Pet Dies

Therapists can help pet owners mourn