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UK study shows increasing proportion of younger adults with type 2 diabetes, with younger cases having a worse metabolic profile
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Deprivation associated with increased risk of death following hospital admission with type 2 diabetes
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Deaths halved among infarct patients attending Heart School
Patients who attend 'Heart School', as almost every patient in Sweden is invited to do after a first heart attack, live longer than non-participating patients. (2019-09-16)
Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet -- new study
Men and ethnic minorities are less likely to wear cycle helmets and more likely to suffer from head and neck injuries in accidents, according to new research published in Brain Injury. (2019-09-13)
The danger of heat and cold across Australia
Cold temperatures are not nearly as deadly as heat, with around 2% of all deaths in Australia related to heat, according to new research from the University of Technology Sydney. (2019-09-10)
Bones of Roman Britons provide new clues to dietary deprivation
Researchers at the University of Bradford have shown a link between the diet of Roman Britons and their mortality rates for the first time, overturning a previously-held belief about the quality of the Roman diet. (2019-09-10)
Scottish study shows that autoantibody test followed by CT imaging may reduce lung cancer mortality
A combination of the EarlyCDT-Lung Test followed by CT imaging in Scottish patients at risk for lung cancer resulted in a significant decrease in late stage diagnosis of lung cancer and may decrease lung cancer specific mortality, according to research presented at IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). (2019-09-09)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Mortality rates in Ebola survivors after hospital discharge could be five times higher compared with the general population
In the first year after hospital discharge, mortality in Ebola survivors was five times higher than would be expected in general Guinean population (55 deaths versus 11 deaths), according to an observational study of 1,130 people published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (2019-09-04)
Heart attack care in Sweden superior to UK
People suffering from heart attacks in Sweden were less likely to die from them in the short and long-term than those in England and Wales, according to a new study. (2019-09-02)
How bees live with bacteria
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. (2019-08-27)
Australian men on top when it comes to life expectancy
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). (2019-08-21)
Study finds air pollution linked to risk of premature death
A new international study has found that air pollution is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates. (2019-08-21)
Leading experts in high-risk pregnancies issue report on reproductive health services
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), hosted a two-day workshop entitled 'Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality.' The workshop was held in conjunction with SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in February 2019 and was co-sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellowship in Family Planning, and Society of Family Planning. (2019-08-21)
Examining the link between caste and under-five mortality in India
In India, children that belong to disadvantaged castes face a much higher likelihood of not living past their fifth birthday than their counterparts in non-deprived castes. (2019-08-20)
Unmet family expectations linked to increased mortality among older Chinese Americans
New Rutgers-led study explores the link between mortality and the discrepancy between older Chinese Americans' expectations versus receipt of filial piety. (2019-08-16)
Premature mortality is partly predicted by city neighborhood
A new in-depth study from Ryerson University called 'The influence of environmental and health indicators on premature mortality: an empirical analysis of the City of Toronto's 140 neighborhoods' assesses the impact of several environmental, health, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics on lifespan. (2019-08-15)
Risks of novel oral prostate cancer therapies and pre-existing conditions
Common prostate cancer therapy may increase short-term risk of death in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions. (2019-08-13)
Osteoporosis drugs linked to reduced risk of premature death
A large cohort study has revealed a common osteoporosis drug significantly decreases premature mortality risk, likely related to a reduction in bone loss. (2019-08-12)
Aspirin may help some breast cancer survivors, but changes in DNA may mean harm for others
Previous studies have shown that while some women who use aspirin and are later diagnosed with breast cancer may live longer, a portion of aspirin users with breast cancer appeared to have a higher risk of mortality following breast cancer. (2019-08-12)
Rapid coral death and decay, not just bleaching, as marine heatwaves intensify
When ocean temperatures rise, corals are put at risk of a phenomenon known as bleaching, in which corals expel the algae living in their tissues and turn white. (2019-08-08)
Air pollution cuts are saving lives in New York state
Lower air pollution levels saved an estimated 5,660 lives in New York State in 2012, compared to 2002 levels, according to a new study. (2019-08-07)
Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths
A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths. (2019-08-07)
Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees
A new paper in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in honey bees. (2019-08-05)
Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research. (2019-08-04)
Most deaths related to noncardiac surgery occur after surgery and after discharge from hospital
It's not the operating room that is risky for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery; it's the recovery period. (2019-07-29)
Mortality rates of major league baseball players
Major league baseball (MLB) players had lower death rates overall and from many underlying causes of death compared with men in the general US population, differences that could be associated in part with the physical fitness required for their jobs. (2019-07-22)
BU finds workplace injuries contribute to rise in suicide, overdose deaths
A new study finds that workplace injury significantly raises a person's risk of suicide or overdose death, contributing to a trend that has lowered US life expectancy in recent years. (2019-07-22)
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. (2019-07-16)
Strict state laws and universal background checks linked to lower pediatric firearm-related deaths
States with stricter firearms laws had lower firearm-related deaths among children and adolescents, finds research led by faculty at Children's National in Washington, D.C. (2019-07-15)
Training trials
First national study shows cutting residents' training hours has not resulted in lower performance for new doctors. (2019-07-11)
For non-Hispanic whites in the US, life expectancy outlook worsens
For nearly a century, life expectancy in the United States has been increasing. (2019-07-11)
Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have lower risk of mortality
A United Kingdom study designed to examine the association between primary care practitioner empathy and incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among type 2 diabetes patients found that those patients experiencing greater empathy in the year following their diagnosis saw beneficial long-term clinical outcomes. (2019-07-10)
Nutritional supplements and diets not always protective, WVU research suggests
Do the nutritional supplements people take or the diets they adhere to actually protect them against cardiovascular problems and death? (2019-07-08)
Adults with type 2 diabetes face high risk of dying from cancer
Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death in Scottish adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. (2019-07-03)
Antidepressants reduce deaths by more than a third in patients with diabetes
Antidepressants reduce deaths by more than a third in patients with diabetes and depression, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-07-02)
NCI study finds increased risk of cancer death following treatment for hyperthyroidism
Findings from a study of patients who received radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism show an association between the dose of treatment and long-term risk of death from solid cancers, including breast cancer. (2019-07-01)
NLST follow up reaffirms that low dose CT reduces lung cancer mortality
The authors of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial report on an extended analysis of the patient cohort that was followed up on after the 2011 study was published. (2019-07-01)
Opioids study shows high-risk counties across the country, suggests local solutions
Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States, say University of Michigan researchers. (2019-06-28)
Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents
Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. (2019-06-27)
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