Misc. Death and Dying News

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3/23/2017
Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

3/22/2017
Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study

Those with irregular heartbeat are especially vulnerable right after starting the medicine, researcher says

3/21/2017
Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

3/17/2017
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

3/15/2017
Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study

30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked

3/15/2017
Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men

But women suffer more of these broken bones, researchers say

3/14/2017
'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

3/14/2017
Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

3/14/2017
Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

3/10/2017
Severe Low Blood Sugar Episode May Up Death Risk in Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Study also found a jump in heart disease and stroke odds

3/9/2017
Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

3/8/2017
Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

3/7/2017
Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

2/28/2017
Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

2/23/2017
10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

Reductions seen in risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death

2/23/2017
Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

While a few extra pounds doesn't up death risk, weight around the middle does, study contends

2/22/2017
U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030

But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

2/13/2017
Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road

9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

2/10/2017
Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

2/6/2017
Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

2/6/2017
Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise

But those with atrial fibrillation are also more likely to live, study says

2/3/2017
U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes

Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

2/2/2017
Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

1/26/2017
U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

1/26/2017
Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer

Early research suggests anxiety, depression might raise risk of dying from certain malignancies

1/26/2017
Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks

Drug overdoses, liver disease, suicides fuel jump in numbers for whites, U.S. study finds

1/25/2017
Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Had Been Thought

Condition is third-highest cause of death, study finds

1/24/2017
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades

But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

1/19/2017
Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

1/12/2017
Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

1/5/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

1/3/2017
Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

12/22/2016
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

12/21/2016
U.S. Melanoma Rate Is Rising, Study Finds

1 in every 54 Americans will develop invasive form of the skin cancer in their lifetime

12/21/2016
Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

12/20/2016
Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

12/20/2016
Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

12/7/2016
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

12/6/2016
Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

12/5/2016
Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

12/4/2016
Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

11/30/2016
It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/22/2016
Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/22/2016
Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix

Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study finds