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  • Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds

    03/26/2017 5:22:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 March 2017 | Betsy Mckay
    Increases in ‘deaths of despair’—from drugs, alcohol-related liver diseases and suicide In 2015, two Princeton University economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline, a startling development for an economically advanced nation. Now a new analysis from the same pair, released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, paints an even bleaker picture of the nation’s largest-population group. Mortality has been rising since the turn of this century for an even broader swath of white adults, starting at age 25, the researchers found, driven by troubles in a hard-hit working class. Death...
  • Study finds association between eating HOT PEPPERS and DECREASED MORTALITY

    01/16/2017 2:33:16 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality - primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke—in a large prospective study. Going back for centuries, peppers and spices have been thought to be beneficial in the treatment of diseases, but only one other study—conducted in China and published in 2015 - has previously examined chili pepper consumption and its association with mortality. This new study corroborates...
  • Drudge Headline: U.S. life expectancy in decline for first time in decades Heart disease [tr]

    12/08/2016 3:52:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Drudge ^ | December 8, 2016 | Drudge
    U.S. life expectancy in decline for first time in decades... Heart disease, accidents and overdoses all rise...
  • Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs (chemo may kill up to 50% patients

    09/07/2016 3:33:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 158 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08/30/2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs (cancer drugs may kill up to 50 % patients) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/30/chemotherapy-warning-as-hundreds-die-from-cancer-fighting-drugs/ Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 30 August 2016 Patients should be warned about the dangers of chemotherapy after research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals. For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer. In Milton Keynes the death rate for lung cancer treatment was 50.9 per cent,...
  • [Vanity] CDC 2013 Mortality Data re Guns and Accidental Deaths

    12/04/2015 8:05:29 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    CDC Center for Disease Control 2013 Death Mortality data tables ^ | 4 December 2015 | self vanity from CDC data
    [Vanity] Hi folks, here is some data pulled from CDC data tables. Number of Deaths Rate per100,000 population Cause of Death 130,557 41.3 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 37,938 12 ~~ Transport accidents 35,369 11.2 ~~ ~~ Motor vehicle accidents 1,000 0.3 ~~ ~~ Other land transport accidents 1,569 0.5 ~~ ~~ Water, air and space, and other and unspecified transport accidents and their sequelae 92,619 29.3 ~~ Nontransport accidents 30,208 9.6 ~~ ~~ Falls 505 0.2 ~~ Accidental discharge of firearms 3,391 1.1 ~~ Accidental drowning and submersion 2,760 0.9 ~~ Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames 38,851 12.3 ~~...
  • Are You Over 70? Are You Ready To Die?

    09/30/2015 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Where did this headline come from, you may ask. All in good time, my little pretty. All in good time. We must start with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, coming out of the United Nations. A few months ago, this column examined the dubious and somewhat contradictory notion of “sustainability,” shortened from the original 1987 version “sustainable development.” The best working definition of this term, which is then invoked countless times in hundreds of documents, is “Sustainability calls for a decent standard of living for everyone today without compromising the needs of future generations.” Good luck finding any further clarification...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

    12/25/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent.</p>
  • Are Democratic Presidents Better for Babies?

    02/18/2014 2:03:47 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 31 replies
    Livescience.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Rachael Rettner
    Having a Democratic president in the United States is linked with a reduction in infant mortality rates, according to a controversial new study. Researchers analyzed U.S. infant mortality rates from 1965 to 2010, a period that spans nine presidencies (four Democratic and five Republican). They found that infant mortality declined significantly during that time, dropping 75 percent over the nearly 50-year period. But when the researchers used statistical methods to focus on short-term changes during this time period, they found that infant mortality rates were about 3 percent higher during years in which a Republican was president, compared with the...
  • China's coal burning cutting lives short by years

    07/09/2013 2:11:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Nature News ^ | 08 July 2013 | Richard A. Lovett
    Historical study links higher levels of pollution to higher mortality. High levels of particulates from coal burning in China’s highly polluted north may have cut more than five years from life expectancy for the 500 million people who lived there in the 1990s, scientists report today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The study can help to forecast the health effects of pollution in present-day China — where air quality has only gotten worse — as well as in other countries. Chinese air pollution made global headlines during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and again this winter, when particulate...
  • Anthony Weiner now top mayoral choice among male Democratic voters: poll (NYC males love Weiner)

    05/29/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/13 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Men may be ready to forgive Anthony Weiner. Although women continue to have their doubts about the scandal-scarred pol, a new poll released Tuesday found that Democratic men named Weiner as their top choice for mayor more than they did any other candidate. And men are leading the way for Weiner as he gains altitude among all Democratic voters, dramatically cutting into front-runner Christine Quinn’s lead and underscoring the dramatic impact the ex-congressman has had on the race in mere days. “Weiner is clearly a factor to be considered in the mayoralty,” said Lee Miringoff, who directs the Marist College...
  • The big fat truth - More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life...

    05/22/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Nature News ^ | 22 May 2013 | Virginia Hughes
    More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life — but some public-health researchers would rather not talk about them. Late in the morning on 20 February, more than 200 people packed an auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of the event, according to its organizers, was to explain why a new study about weight and death was absolutely wrong. The report, a meta-analysis of 97 studies including 2.88 million people, had been released on 2 January in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1. A team led...
  • This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart

    04/05/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-5-2013 | Grace Wyler
    This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart Grace WylerApr. 5, 2013, 6:31 PM In a speech at the Women In The World summit Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a startling fact: Women in the U.S. are living shorter lives than women in almost every other industrialized country. And worse yet, female mortality rates are actually rising in many parts of the country. "Think about it for a minute. We are the richest and most powerful country in the world," Clinton said. "Yet many American women today are living shorter lives than their mothers, especially...
  • Simple sitting test may determine your mortality (bad title...video at source)

    12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/13/2012
    A simple sitting and standing test can determine your mortality, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. The test screens for musculo-skeletel fitness and is an assessment of your ability to sit and then rise – unaided – from the floor. The study was performed in Brazil by Dr. Claudio Gil Araujo and his team at the Clinimex-Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro. Araujo and his colleagues looked at more than 2,000 middle-aged men and women in 2002. He followed up with them approximately six years later, or until their date of death. RELATED:...
  • Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics

    09/25/2012 2:32:40 AM PDT · by neverdem
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind. The change is not exactly cause for alarm. Death rates for both cancer and heart disease have been dropping for Hispanics and everyone else. It's just that heart disease deaths have fallen faster, largely because of improved treatment and prevention, including the development of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Overall, cancer will probably replace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death in the next 10 years, said Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer...
  • Today's teens will die younger of heart disease

    11/16/2011 3:06:05 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    Northwestern University ^ | November 16, 2011
    High blood sugar, obesity, poor diet, smoking, little exercise make adolescents unhealthiest in US historyCHICAGO --- A new study that takes a complete snapshot of adolescent cardiovascular health in the United States reveals a dismal picture of teens who are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults do today, reports Northwestern Medicine research. "We are all born with ideal cardiovascular health, but right now we are looking at the loss of that health in youth," said Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., chair and associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a...
  • Certain dietary supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

    10/10/2011 3:03:13 PM PDT · by decimon · 53 replies
    JAMA and Archives Journals ^ | October 10, 2011 | Unknown
    CHICAGO – Consuming dietary supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron and copper, among others, appears to be associated with an increased risk of death in older women, according to a report in the October 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals... The use of dietary supplements in the United States has increased considerably over the last decade, according to background information in the article. "At the population level, dietary supplements contributed substantially to the total intake of several nutrients, particularly in elderly individuals," the authors write. Jaakko Mursu, Ph.D., of the University of Eastern Finland,...
  • Angler lands his 'fish of dreams,' has heart attack, dies

    09/01/2011 3:02:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 39 replies
    Outdoorpressroom.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Justin Burnett
    Friends say Dan Dodds of Coupeville, WA, fought the big king salmon nearly 20 minutes, running up and down the beach at Keystone Spit and wading waist-deep into the water before finally landing the 28-pounder he called "the fish of my dreams." Minutes later, Dodds, 62, suffered an apparent heart attack and fell face down in the water. Efforts by fellow anglers to perform CPR failed, and he was pronounced dead at Whidbey General Hospital. "If I have to go, I’d like to go in that manner," said angler and friend Joe Biller. Whidbey News Times.
  • Study Shows that Black Men Are Safer Locked up than Walking Free

    07/15/2011 8:40:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 34 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 07/15/11 | Chuck Wolk
    The July issue of the Annals of Epidemiology reports the results of a study about the mortality rate of men incarcerated in prison. From 1995 to 2005 an in-depth study was done of both black and white men, between the ages of 20 and 79, who were incarcerated in North Carolina prisons. The statistics were then compared with an identical study done of black and white men who were not incarcerated in the state during the same 10-year period. The results showed that black men who were incarcerated had a 30-to-40% chance of surviving longer than their black counterparts...
  • What Happens When You Die?

    06/25/2011 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 63 replies
    Logos Apologia ^ | June 22, 2011 | Cris D. Putnam
    What happens when you die? The Bible uses the word death in different senses. Jesus said: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt 10:28). Also in Revelation 20:6, John speaks of a “second death,” apparently distinguishing it from the first death or the usual understanding of death. It is important to note that the only way to escape the second death and Hell is through the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 11:26). Make sure to be in on that one! Now...