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 ...
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 ...
(HealthDay)—Alcohol consumption per capita is positively associated with overall cancer mortality among older men and women over a 20-year period, according to a study published online July 13 in JAMA Network Open. Heng Jiang, Ph.D., from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined temporal associations of alcohol and tobacco consumption with overall cancer […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Consumption of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids was associated with lower risks of early death in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. In the study of 240,729 men and 180,580 women who were followed for 16 years, 54,230 men and 30,882 women died. Higher fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intakes […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 A study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, found that despite death rates in the UK now being much lower than in the 1990s, the relationship between higher levels of frailty and mortality remains unchanged. Reduced mortality rates in older age appear to apply […]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 ...
August 1, 2018 Bottom Line: The global age-standardized lung cancer mortality rate among women is projected to increase by 43 percent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The global age-standardized breast cancer mortality rate is projected to decrease by 9 percent in the same time frame. Journal in […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 Bottom Line: Analysis of cancer death data from 2008-2014 in New York state revealed high cancer mortality rates among U.S.-born blacks and Puerto Ricans and relatively low cancer mortality rates among Hispanic South Americans and Asians. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 The American Cancer Society is outlining its vision for cancer control in the decades ahead in a series of articles that begins publishing today. The series of articles forms the basis of a national cancer control plan; a blueprint toward the control of cancer and a mortality reduction goal for the year […]Continue Reading ...
Patients undergoing emergency surgery who are treated by older surgeons (aged 60 or over) have slightly lower death rates in the first few weeks after their operation than patients treated by younger surgeons (aged less than 40) within the same hospital, finds US study published by The BMJ today. There was no evidence that death […]Continue Reading ...
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