Misc. Death and Dying News

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1/18/2016
High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

1/18/2016
U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly Shootings

Crucial questions about firearms safety, training and injuries remain unanswered, experts say

1/15/2016
Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors

Healthy older people have greater risk of death if blood bicarbonate level too low, research suggests

1/14/2016
Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study

Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

1/13/2016
Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?

New commentary says no, but others disagree

1/12/2016
Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

1/7/2016
Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study

That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

1/7/2016
Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

1/5/2016
Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Researchers suspect drug may help prevent spread of deadly disease

12/30/2015
Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

But overall odds are still low, experts say

12/28/2015
Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time

12/21/2015
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

12/21/2015
Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODs

Tougher prescription laws might have also reduced heroin deaths, researchers suggest

12/21/2015
Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death

Study suggests benefits of physical fitness don't overcome risk from obesity

12/21/2015
End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

12/18/2015
Drug Overdoses Hit Record High: CDC

Narcotic prescription painkillers, heroin fueling the increase, researchers say

12/17/2015
Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

12/15/2015
Standing on World Stage Has Its Perils

Elected leaders tend to die prematurely, study contends

12/11/2015
Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients

2 to 3 alcoholic drinks daily linked to reduced risk of death over 3-year study period

12/10/2015
Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

12/10/2015
Unhappiness Won't Kill You

Long-running U.K. study shows it's poor health that's linked to early death

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/4/2015
Death and Disability From Injuries Down Worldwide: Study

Rate has dropped by nearly one-third since 1990

12/4/2015
Making Sense of the Senseless Violence

After latest mass shooting stirs now-familiar fears, experts see growing psychological toll

11/25/2015
Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

More research on individual strains of these good bacteria may be needed

11/25/2015
Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

11/25/2015
Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

11/24/2015
Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

11/19/2015
Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

11/17/2015
Coffee Consumption and Mortality

Your daily fix of java may lower your risk of death.

11/11/2015
Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later

Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found

11/10/2015
Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

11/9/2015
Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

11/6/2015
Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study

Difference is now less than four years, down from six in 1999

11/3/2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

10/29/2015
Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

Study found the more time spent in front of the tube, the greater the risk

10/29/2015
Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

Sanofi's Auvi-Q injectors may not deliver right amount of life-saving drug

10/28/2015
Despite Advances, Type 2 Diabetics Still Face Elevated Death Risk: Study

That's why it's imperative to eat right, control blood pressure and cholesterol, quit smoking, doctors say

10/28/2015
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

10/27/2015
No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

10/25/2015
Gene May Boost Death Risk for People With Mild Epilepsy

Discovery might allow doctors to screen patients and advise them of risk, researchers say

10/23/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

10/14/2015
Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

But researchers say promoting physical activity should remain a public health priority

10/9/2015
Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

10/6/2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

Doctors can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill

9/30/2015
Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

9/30/2015
U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

Under 2009 Pentagon rule, injured soldiers must be transported to treatment centers within 60 minutes

9/30/2015
Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

Experts say poverty may be the root of the problem, interventions are lacking

9/29/2015
Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

9/24/2015
Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues