1423 Articles Matching "deaths"

How The Department Of Homeland Security Found Itself At The Heart Of Deep Moral Dilemmas

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times takes a look inside the agency that so often is the face of President Donald Trump's immigration strategy that has led to national outrage over how it is being implemented. Meanwhile, Border Patrol is investigating those involved with a secret Facebook group that included posts joking about migrant deaths. Other news from the border crisis focuses on the companies running the shelters, pediatricians' concerns over the health of children, and the conditions at the facilities....
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Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives

Jul 17, 2019 , WebMD
Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, a new study...
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Stricter gun laws tied to fewer childhood gun deaths

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunition may have fewer children die from shootings, a new study suggests....
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State Highlights: Barriers Slow Investigation Of Deaths At St. Louis County Jail; Health Insurance Scam Impacts Dozens In Massachusetts

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Missouri, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, California, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Texas, Michigan, Mississippi and Nebraska....
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Disney Channel Star’s Tragedy Shines Light On Rare But Devastating Reality Of Epilepsy-Related Sleep Deaths

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While an autopsy report is forthcoming, the most likely cause of his death was SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. A severe seizure can temporarily shut down the brain, including the centers that control respiration, and if a person is sleeping and lying face down, death can occur, experts say....
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Storm Deaths Often Result From People Ignoring Too-Familiar Emergency Warnings. So How Do Officials Combat ‘Response Fatigue’?

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Social scientists are on the hunt for answers, and are interviewing storm survivors trying to piece together ways to get through to people who have gotten used to ignoring emergency warnings. In other public health news: stem cell treatments, autistic travelers, internet addiction, silent heart attacks and more....
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What Does Quitting Opioids Actually Look Like Inside The Brain?

Jul 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists hope that studying the way the brain reacts during and after addiction will help them develop best practices for getting people to quit. In other news on the epidemic: debates about what to do with fentanyl; medication-assisted treatment; a decrease in opioid deaths; and...
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Antidepressant Use Cuts Deaths by a Third in Those With Diabetes

Jul 10, 2019 , RxList
Most antidepressant classes are associated with reduced mortality risk among people with both diabetes and major depression, new research...
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Antidepressant Use for Diabetes Patients

Jul 10, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Antidepressant Use Cuts Deaths by a Third in Those With...
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The Steep Financial Toll Of Cancer Deaths: Lost Earnings Costs U.S. $94B

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In 2015, 600,000 Americans died of cancer. Compounding the losses to loved ones, the country's economy also took a hit from the estimated $94.4 billion in lost earnings that year. In other cancer-related news: scientists aim to use "nanobodies" as a potential new treatment against the disease; and new physical activity guidelines for breast cancer...
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Study: Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Moms

Jun 19, 2019 , WebMD
In the study based on data from California, drug overdoses and suicide causes accounted for nearly 20% of the deaths of women who died within a year of giving...
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State Highlights: R.I. Lawmakers To Fund 911 Call Takers For CPR Training Following Deaths; Southern States Grapple With Threat Of Increased Tobacco Restrictions

Jun 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona, Minnesota, Louisiana, Massachusetts, California, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan and...
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'Deaths Of Despair' From Drugs, Alcohol And Suicide Have Reached A Record High, Warns New Report

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
A new report says the U.S. has hit a record high for drug, alcohol and suicide "deaths of despair," with a state-by-state analysis revealing alarming ongoing trends for many parts of the...
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Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials

Jun 14, 2019 , WebMD
Opioid overdose death rates among millennials increased by more than 500% between 1999 and 2017, and deaths caused by synthetic opioids increased by a staggering...
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As ‘Deaths Of Despair’ Soar Among Millennials, Experts Call For Targeted Programs To Address Their Unique Needs

Jun 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say millennials are dealing with "burdensome levels of education debt," the cost of housing and the challenge of building careers during the "great recession" and the opioid crisis. More broadly, rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United...
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Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda: WHO

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
There has been no known person-to-person spread of Ebola in Uganda despite the deaths of two people there who arrived with the disease from Congo, the top World Health Organization (WHO) expert told Reuters on Thursday....
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Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't curb opioid overdose deaths, study says

Jun 11, 2019 , CNBC Health
Lawmakers and marijuana advocates have argued that legalizing weed to manage chronic paid can help reduce opioid addiction, but researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine say...
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Medical marijuana no longer tied to fewer opioid deaths

Jun 11, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Legalizing medical marijuana no longer appears to be linked with a drop in fatal opioid overdoses, according to a new U.S. study that calls into question the potential for cannabis to help fix the opioid crisis....
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Medicaid expansion tied to fewer heart disease deaths

Jun 08, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, fewer middle-aged people are dying from heart disease, a U.S. study suggests....
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Study: Fewer Heart Deaths Tied To ACA's Medicaid Expansion

Jun 06, 2019 , Forbes
Medicaid expansion is linked to “lower cardiovascular mortality" in states that expanded such coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a JAMA Cardiology study shows....
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