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1300 Articles Matching "deaths"

Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since...
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EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper, but not commercial use

Mar 16, 2019 , CNN Health
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a ban on retail sales for household use of methylene chloride, a powerful and dangerous paint stripping chemical linked to dozens of deaths. But health advocates were disappointed that the EPA allowed its continued use in commercial settings....
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U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer's disease. That's up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in...
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Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled

Mar 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than DoubledCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00...
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Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017....
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African mothers 50 times more likely to die after c-section than moms in rich countries, study says

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The maternal mortality rate in African countries was "substantially higher than expected": 5.43 deaths per 1,000 operations, compared with 0.1 deaths per 1,000 operations in the UK. Similarly, 1 in 6 African women experienced complications during cesarean surgery, three times the rate of women in the United States....
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Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Mar 13, 2019 , WebMD
Cardiac arrest, an abrupt loss of the heart's ability to pump, leads to death within minutes if not treated. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is...
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Sepsis A Leading Cause Of Death In US Hospitals But Many Deaths May Not Be Preventable

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as well as media coverage of high-profile, sepsis-induced deaths have catalyzed new efforts to prevent and manage the disease. While new ini......
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Air Pollution Causes 800,000 Extra Deaths A Year In Europe And 8.8 Million Worldwide

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Using a new method of modelling the effects of various sources of outdoor air pollution on death rates, the resear......
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Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Mar 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of sudden death for baby, study says

Mar 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths....
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Prenatal smoking tied to higher risk of infant sleep-related deaths

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have babies die suddenly in their sleep as women who avoid tobacco, a U.S. study suggests....
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Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide, report says

Mar 12, 2019 , CNN Health
The deaths of children are a cause for misery, and new research suggests one of the gravest perils comes in the form of falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria, pneumonia and other diseases. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are dying due to a surge of poor-quality or outright fake medicines, the report says....
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SIDS Risk Doubles If Mom Smoked in Pregnancy

Mar 12, 2019 , WebMD
If women didn't smoke during pregnancy, some 800 SIDS deaths a year could be prevented, according to a new report published online in the journal...
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Colorectal Cancer: What You Need To Know To Reduce Your Risk

Mar 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Despite declines in the rates of cancer diagnoses and deaths, colorectal cancer remains prevalent in the United States, with more than 140,000 new cases in Americans each year and the number of new cases on the rise—making colorectal cancer the third most common cancer among those affecting both men......
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U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Substance Abuse Reach Record High

Mar 08, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Substance Abuse Reach Record HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2019 12:00:00...
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FDA: Two deaths linked to malfunction of Zoll's LifeVest wearable defibrillator

Mar 08, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The Pittsburgh medical device company has issued a voluntary recall and is making software, training changes in...
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National Rate Of Suicide, Alcohol And Drug Deaths Hits Record High

Mar 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Advocates say the country needs to better understand what drives "these devastating deaths of despair.” In other public health news: Alzheimer's, the flu, migrant health, depression, and...
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Policies To Address Opioid Crisis Would Cause People To Turn To Heroin, Fentanyl In The Short-Term

Mar 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A new simulation study finds that effective policies to combat the opioid crisis could actually result in more deaths in the next five to ten years. “This doesn’t mean these policies should not be considered," said Keith Humphreys a former senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. News on the national drug crisis comes out of Maryland and D.C., as...
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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

Mar 03, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00...
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