News Professional Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 — Cardiovascular mortality rates among middle-aged adults are lower in counties in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from April 5 to 6 in Arlington, […]Continue Reading ...
Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of dementia, and it seems to entail a greater death risk than physical frailty or cognitive impairment separately. Despite the potential effect of regular physical activity to slow cognitive decline and its association […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — In older adults, the association between depressive symptoms and mortality is not influenced by the presence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Renaud Péquignot, M.D., Ph.D., from Paris Descartes University, and colleagues evaluated the association between depressive symptoms […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Since 1990, the age-standardized mortality rate for suicide has decreased worldwide, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in The BMJ. Mohsen Naghavi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues present patterns of suicide mortality globally, regionally, and for 195 countries and territories by […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 — Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research. Gang Liu, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues examined […]Continue Reading ...
Economic activity is associated with mortality trends. Credit: chuttersnap on Unsplash In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, the rate of decline increased during the recession years. This acceleration is evidenced by […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 — Marketing of opioids to physicians is associated with increased mortality from opioid overdoses, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Scott E. Hadland, M.D., M.P.H., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a population-based analysis of industry marketing information using data from […]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 ...
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