In the first effort to predict the future burden of colorectal cancer mortality globally, researchers note that colon and rectal cancer mortality rates are projected to decrease in most countries apart from some Latin American and Caribbean countries, but increases are predicted for several countries from Europe, North America and Oceania. The findings are published […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 27 2018 Better data collection, analysis reduces apparent declines in death rates in very old Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of Australia National University […]Continue Reading ...
A paternal grandfather’s access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic – that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations. If a paternal grandfather had good access to […]Continue Reading ...
In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug resistant (XDR) pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella […]Continue Reading ...
There are known racial and ethnic disparities in death due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a new study has now examined if there is an association between TBI mortality and where a U.S. veteran lives. The study showed that, among veterans with TBI, mortality was higher for those living in the U.S. territories compared […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Preventable cardiovascular events place a considerable health and economic burden on the United States, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Matthew D. Ritchey, D.P.T., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 — The total excess mortality attributed to Hurricane Maria is estimated at 2,975 deaths, according to a report issued by George Washington University. Researchers from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University estimated the excess total mortality adjusting for demographic variables and seasonality that resulted from […]Continue Reading ...
The consumption of dairy products has long been thought to increase the risk of death, particularly from coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and cancer, because of dairy’s relatively high levels of saturated fat. Yet evidence for any such link, especially among US adults, is inconsistent. With the exception of milk, which appears to increase […]Continue Reading ...
Declining life expectancies in the U.S. include Gen X and Y Americans, in addition to the older Baby Boomers. But the causes of premature mortality vary by race, gender and ethnicity, according to a new study from Duke University. “We identified late-Gen X (38- to 45-year-olds) and early-Gen Y (27- to 37-year-olds) as age cohorts […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Dementia is associated with mortality in most older adults with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Neurology. Rosalyn Hithersay, from King’s College London, and colleagues examined the correlation between dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease and mortality among 300 adults aged 36 years and older […]Continue Reading ...
A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, says addressing social isolation holds promise if studies show interventions […]Continue Reading ...
A child seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision (MVC) may not have the same chance of survival as one injured in a different state, or even a neighboring county, where there is a closer proximity to available trauma centers and quicker emergency response times, according to new research findings. The first study to map […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers in Columbia, South America, conducted a retrospective observational study within six hospitals to identify risk factors of maternal mortality in mechanically ventilated pregnant patients. The study included 2,116 obstetric patients, with the median age of 26, who were admitted to the ICU and who required mechanical ventilation for more than 24 hours between. Survivors […]Continue Reading ...
A recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle highlights the successes of the Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, the engine behind the state’s dramatic reduction in pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths over the last decade. California’s maternal mortality rate peaked in 2006 at 16.9 maternal deaths per 100,000 births; as of 2013, the most recent […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — Both high and low percentages of carbohydrates in diets are associated with increased mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in The Lancet Public Health. Sara B. Seidelmann, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the correlation between carbohydrate intake and mortality among 15,428 […]Continue Reading ...
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- DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus
- Breast cancers more likely to metastasize in young women within 10 years of giving birth
- Blood vessels can now be created perfectly in a petri dish
- Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana
- Young-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Increased Hospitalization Risk
- For-profit nursing schools associated with lower performance on nurse licensure test
- Considering the culture of consent in medicine
- Researchers identify comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis
- Analyzing proteins in blister fluid may classify burn severity more accurately
- Study finds higher suicide rates among youth who were Medicaid enrollees
- Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons
- New biodegradable wound dressing material accelerates healing
- Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles
- Bulldogs’ screw tails linked to human genetic disease
- Immunotherapy target identified for pediatric cancers
- Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans
- Scientists solve another piece of Ebola virus puzzle
- New project finds how endocrine disruptors interfere with thyroid functions
- Research finds decline in ketone body utilization when coronary circulation is reduced