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Physician-assisted death should be listed on medical certificates of death in Canada
Physician-assisted death should be recorded on medical certificates of death in Canada in the event that assisted dying becomes legal, according to an analysis in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2015-12-14)

International conference on death, dying and disposal
Two hundred of the world's leading experts in death, dying and disposal will meet at a conference at the University of Bath this week to present and discuss their latest research findings. (2005-09-12)

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)

Deaths after fracture have not declined in 20 years
Death rates among elderly people after fracturing a thigh bone (neck of femur) have not declined appreciably during the past 20 years, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-10-02)

Pulmonary hypertension deaths and hospitalizations on the rise
New research indicates an increase in the number of US deaths and hospitalizations related to pulmonary hypertension. (2012-10-22)

Cellular self-destruct program has deep roots throughout evolution
In what seems like a counter-intuitive move against survival, within animals, some cells are fated to die from the triggering of an elaborate cell death program, known as apoptosis. Now, Sakamaki et. al., have honed in on understanding the evolution of caspase-8, a key cell death initiator molecule that was first identified in humans. (2014-10-16)

Oral bacteria may help forensic scientists estimate time since death
Accurately determining the time since death is an important aspect of forensic sciences and casework. (2017-08-01)

No increased risk of brain cancer from electromagnetic fields
Exposure to electromagnetic fields does not increase the risk of developing a brain tumour, finds a study of electricity industry workers, reported in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2001-09-10)

Used mattresses may increase risk of cot death
Babies who routinely sleep on an infant mattress previously used by another child may be at increased risk of cot death, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-31)

Increased parental mortality after death of a child
Danish authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide strong evidence for the first time that experiencing the death of a child increases the mortality rate of parents-with mothers being far more likely to die early than fathers. (2003-01-30)

Postmortem guidelines are frequently not followed
Guidelines for completing death certificates and seeking consent for a necropsy are frequently not followed, and many of these activities are being undertaken by junior medical staff, concludes a study in Journal of Clinical Pathology. (2003-06-30)

Death on film
Death is a subject that is frequently dealt with on film, arousing strong feelings in many viewers. Despite this, film researchers have rarely paid it much attention. Film researcher Andreas Jacobsson at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, uses a comparative perspective in his thesis to analyze the motif of death in different film cultures. Death is understood and presented in different ways in different cultures. (2009-02-17)

Training may increase nurses' anxiety about death in the short term
Educational programs on death and dying are available to help nurses learn how to care for dying patients and their families. But according to a recent study by Jane M. Kurz, Ph.D., R.N., initially, such programs can actually increase nurses' anxiety about death. (2004-07-15)

How you think about death may affect how you act
How you think about death affects how you behave in life. That's the conclusion of a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers had people either think about death in the abstract or in a specific, personal way and found that people who thought specifically about their own death were more likely to demonstrate concern for society by donating blood. (2011-05-19)

Doctors' own fear of death linked to hastening death of very sick newborns
Doctors who fear their own death say they are more prepared than other doctors to hasten death in sick newborns for whom further medical treatment is considered futile, reveals research published ahead of print in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2007-02-05)

Doctors over-estimate survival of terminally ill patients
Doctors tend to over-estimate the survival of terminally ill cancer patients, but become more accurate closer to the date of death, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Accurate prognoses are important so patients can plan for death. (2003-07-24)

Immunisation is not linked to sudden infant death
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis is given at ages 2, 3 and 4 months in the UK, which coincides with the peak age for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A study in this week's BMJ finds that immunisation is not linked to sudden unexpected death in infancy and may even protect against it. (2001-04-05)

MRSA deaths on the rise
Infections due to MRSA seem to be an increasing cause of death in England and Wales, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-12-12)

Caesarean delivery of twins may prevent deaths
Second twins born at term are at higher risk of death due to complications during labour and delivery than first twins, but planned caesarean section may prevent such deaths, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-31)

Over 500 sudden unexplained deaths every year, mostly in young men
Every year there are potentially more than 500 sudden unexplained deaths in England, reveals a nationwide study published ahead of print in the journal Heart. This figure is around eight times higher than previously thought, the data suggest. (2006-12-13)

Place of death influences hospital league tables
Geographical variations in facilities for the dying may explain some of the differences between hospitals in league tables of death rates, according to new research from Oxford University. (2004-03-28)

Sudden cardiac death without recognizable cause
In about 10 percent of cases, sudden cardiac death in young people is due to a cardiac gene defect. This was the conclusion drawn by Silke Kauferstein of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and her co-authors in the current Deutsches Arzteblatt International. (2009-01-29)

The clock is ticking: New method reveals exact time of death after 10 days
A new method for calculating the exact time of death, even after as much as 10 days, has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of Salzburg. Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death after approximately 36 hours. Initial results suggest that this method can be applied in forensics to estimate the time elapsed since death in humans. (2015-07-02)

Sickness records can predict employee deaths
Employees who take long spells of sick leave more than once in two years are at a higher risk of death than their colleagues with no such absence, conclude researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-08-14)

Doctors are often strongly affected by patient deaths
Doctors are often powerfully affected by the deaths of patients for whom they care, and some may need emotional support, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-07-24)

Doctors happily cite alcohol as cause of death, but not smoking, for fear of stigmatization
UK doctors are willing to cite alcohol as a cause of death on death certificates, but not smoking, for fear of stigmatizing the deceased, shows research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. (2011-10-24)

Does death of a sibling in childhood increase risk of death in surviving children?
Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new article published by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-04-24)

People with near death experiences can differ in sleep-wake control
People who have had near death experiences often have different arousal systems controlling the sleep-wake states than people who have not had a near death experience, according to a new study published in the April 11, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-04-10)

What's behind near-death experiences -- science, myth or miracle?
In popular understanding, the expression 'near-death experience' refers to the transition between the states of life and death. But how should such experiences be interpreted? Are they verifiable with scientific methods? If so, how can they be explained? Attempting to relate matters of scientific knowledge to subjective experience and the realm of belief is a difficult balancing act, and has led to a variety of approaches to the topic. (2014-03-20)

Steep falls in deaths from meningococcal disease
There has been a sharp fall in the risk of dying from meningococcal disease, reports research from Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2001-10-21)

When 'reaper' gene comes, cell death follows
In what may be the cellular equivalent of watching the Grim Reaper in action, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have shown that two (2004-05-17)

Call for closer examination of 'brain death' as the end of life
The medical diagnosis of brain death is at odds with our traditional view of when death actually occurs, says a leading academic speaking at an international conference on death, dying and disposal in Bath Sept. 12, 2007. (2007-09-11)

After child dies, mom's risk of early death skyrockets: study
In the first two years following the death of a child, there is a 133 percent increase in the risk of the mother dying, a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows. (2012-06-27)

Nursing professor receives funding to better estimate child fatalities due to abuse and neglect
During a 13-month health policy fellowship at the National Center for Health Statistics, an MU nursing researcher will investigate better ways to identify child maltreatment deaths on death certificates then use this data to estimate a more accurate number of child fatalities due to abuse and neglect nationally. (2013-08-22)

One in 2 dies in hospital
In an Original Article in the current issue of Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International, Burkhard Dasch and his co-authors analyze for the first time the place of death records for Germany. What they found was that every second person died in a hospital; only one in four died at home. (2015-08-13)

Risks and benefits of alcohol consumption vary with age as well as sex
The health benefits of alcohol only occur in middle aged and older people, finds a study in this week's BMJ. For men aged up to 35 and women aged up to 55 even light drinkers have a higher risk of death than those who do not drink at all. (2002-07-25)

New book on Cell Death Techniques from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Cell Death Techniques: A Laboratory Manual' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press provides a comprehensive suite of step-by-step protocols for inducing, detecting, visualizing, characterizing, and quantifying cell death in a variety of systems. The authors also provide guidance on interpreting and presenting the results of cell death experiments, as well as advice on complementary procedures that may be required to confirm the results of a given experiment. (2015-09-17)

Cell death during mammary involution
Pregnancy and lactation induce dramatic changes to the function and morphology of the mammary gland, including proliferation of breast epithelial cells, elaboration of secretory ducts and alveoli, and onset of milk production. Once nursing ceases, all of these changes are reversed, returning the tissue to a condition much like its pre- pregnant state. In the involuting mammary of the mouse, the death of differentiated epithelial cells occurs in at least 2 defined stages. (2000-11-12)

Doctors may need support to cope with patient death
Doctors could benefit from support to help them cope with the trauma of patient death, says a psychologist speaking at the death, dying and disposal conference organized by the University of Bath today. (2007-09-12)

Sudden Cardiac Death May Run In Families
Researchers have shown, for the first time, that sudden cardiac death in men runs in families, according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-04-20)

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