Misc. Death and Dying News

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4/19/2016
'Palliative Care' Gets a Bad Rap, Study Finds

Rebranding of name might reduce stigma among cancer patients and their families, researchers say

4/16/2016
Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study

A decade after diagnosis, there were 20 percent fewer deaths when compared to women in usual diet group

4/15/2016
Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

4/13/2016
Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

4/12/2016
As States Raise Speed Limits, Road Deaths Rise, Report Finds

Researchers estimate there were 33,000 additional fatalities over past 2 decades

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/11/2016
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

4/7/2016
Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

4/5/2016
Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

4/4/2016
Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

4/4/2016
Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

4/1/2016
Right Neighborhood May Mean 90 Extra Minutes of Exercise a Week

10-nation study shows those in activity-friendly urban areas walk a lot more

3/31/2016
Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

3/30/2016
Study Asks, What Is a 'Good Death'?

Discussions must go way beyond treatments and deal with the patient's sense of peace, experts say

3/30/2016
Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

3/28/2016
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

3/24/2016
FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

3/24/2016
Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs Say

Many unaware that implantable defibrillator can be turned off in final days

3/23/2016
Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients

Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

3/22/2016
Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients

But it's unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only showed an association

3/22/2016
Moderate Drinking May Not Lengthen Life, Study Suggests

But other experts note that numerous studies have shown benefits of alcohol consumption

3/9/2016
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer, experts say

3/8/2016
Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent

Combination of more people walking, more traffic, more distractions could be to blame, report suggests

3/7/2016
Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

3/3/2016
2/24/2016
Brain Cancers Both Common and Deadly Among Teens, Young Adults: Report

But types of tumors start to vary as people age, researchers add

2/18/2016
Fatal Overdoses Rising From Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax

When combined with narcotics, these drugs can be lethal, researcher says

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/16/2016
Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

2/12/2016
5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide

More than half of these fatalities occur in China and India, research shows

2/10/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

2/10/2016
Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

2/9/2016
Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

2/9/2016
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

2/8/2016
Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

2/5/2016
Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other

Quality of life remains the same even after one partner dies, researchers report

2/4/2016
Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime

And, about two-thirds don't see cancer diagnosis as inevitably fatal, Harris Poll finds

2/2/2016
U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other Nations

Americans face 10-fold greater risk of dying by firearm violence, study finds

2/2/2016
For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

1/29/2016
Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll

Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers say

1/29/2016
Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

1/29/2016
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

1/28/2016
More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun Rates

Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

1/25/2016
Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths

Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/20/2016
Eating More Healthy Fats May Extend Life, Study Suggests

Could prevent more than a million heart disease deaths worldwide each year, researchers estimate

1/20/2016
During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

1/20/2016
Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

1/19/2016
Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in Hospitals

Study compares end-of-life practices in seven countries

1/19/2016
Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies Reveal

Findings suggest they understand limits of modern medicine better than the patients they treat do