Misc. Death and Dying News

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9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

8/31/2016
FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk

These drugs will now carry 'boxed warning' detailing the threat

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/25/2016
Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

8/24/2016
Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans

Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years

8/24/2016
Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

8/23/2016
'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

8/22/2016
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

8/22/2016
Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study

Social media broaching once-taboo topics in very public forums, researchers report

8/17/2016
Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

Blood condition is common among older patients

8/17/2016
Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

8/16/2016
Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

Smoking, inactivity top the list of culprits, researchers say

8/15/2016
Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations

Gains against heart disease and stroke, especially in Western Europe, likely behind the shift

8/8/2016
U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

8/1/2016
Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?

People who eat more plant-based proteins lower risk of dying younger, study suggests

7/28/2016
Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

7/27/2016
Exercise and Mortality

How dangerous is it really to be a couch potato?

7/26/2016
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

7/18/2016
Can Comedy Kill?

Standup comedians die earlier than actors, study suggests

7/18/2016
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

7/15/2016
Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

7/15/2016
Cancer Patients, Doctors Often Disagree About Prognosis

Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their doctor, study shows

7/14/2016
Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

7/7/2016
7/6/2016
ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half

Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care

7/5/2016
Doctor-Assisted Deaths Didn't Soar After Legalization

Loss of independence, not pain, is the main driver, study finds

7/2/2016
Heat Waves Are Health Threats

Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

6/29/2016
Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

6/27/2016
Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

6/27/2016
Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

6/24/2016
3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080

Action needed to prevent deadly climate-change effects, researchers say

6/24/2016
Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications, cardiology specialist says

6/23/2016
Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

6/22/2016
Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say

6/16/2016
Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

6/16/2016
Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs

Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addiction experts say

6/14/2016
Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

6/14/2016
Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

Much of the risk for early death was related to cardiovascular complications, not overdoses

6/14/2016
Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

6/13/2016
Could Eating More Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?

Three servings a day lessens risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study suggests

6/10/2016
Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

Study found having atrial fibrillation was associated with higher death risk among accident victims

6/9/2016
California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

Move triples percentage of terminally ill patients in U.S. who will now have this option

6/6/2016
Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

6/2/2016
Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites

Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

6/2/2016
Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy

Music superstar apparent victim of opioid epidemic hitting the U.S., experts say

6/2/2016
Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival

Study found most benefit seen in those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis

5/26/2016
Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths

Health-care cuts, unemployment linked to more than 260,000 additional deaths, study finds

5/25/2016
Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

More research needed to explore potential link