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Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality

November 22, 2019

A new study published by The Journal of Pediatrics shows increased rates of implementation of hospital-based breastfeeding initiatives are associated with decreased…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
Neighborhood conditions affect mortality, health outcomes

November 30, 2018

Does  where you live affect your health? Research has shown that neighborhoods with high socioeconomic deprivation also have higher…
Even light drinking increases risk of death

October 8, 2018

Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all, suggests a…
Compassionate intelligence for palliative care

September 24, 2018

She once saw a father look into the eyes of his adult daughter and say, “I love you…
Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

September 20, 2018

Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as…
You’re more likely to die from the H1N1 flu if you were born in 1957

January 25, 2018

If you were born in 1957, you run a higher risk of dying from the effects of influenza…
Tackling Childbirth-Related Mortality in the World’s Poorest Place

July 26, 2017

In Malawi, a small, landlocked nation in southeastern Africa, hardly anyone congratulates a woman who is pregnant. They…
Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

July 10, 2017

America’s most popular search engine could soon be assisting with cancer research. Google search volume across the United…
Popular heartburn drugs linked to higher death risk

July 7, 2017

Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to a variety of health problems, including…
Molecular Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

July 3, 2017

A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer…
Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

June 28, 2017

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new…
Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

March 29, 2017

A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related…
Premature Adult Death Identified in Individuals Born Preterm

December 14, 2016

Almost one in 10 people worldwide are born preterm. It’s known that premature birth is associated with a…
Study Links Athletic Performance to Mortality

November 1, 2016

It’s not the locker room pep talk you’d expect, but new research from the University of Arizona suggests…
Humans acclimating to higher temps, mortality study shows

August 8, 2016

Humans are acclimating to higher temperatures on Earth, according to a study co-led by Kristie Ebi, a University…
Naloxone not enough to solve fentanyl crisis

April 12, 2016

Fentanyl has become a headline-grabbing public health crisis in Canada, but most notably in Alberta. From a handful…
Dance your way to a healthy heart

March 2, 2016

Researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney studied 48 thousand people without cardiovascular disease over…
Medication use in older age increases the risk of death and frailty

February 3, 2016

We typically think that older people constantly have to use some sort of medication. And it is mostly…
The hideout of the Black Death

January 23, 2016

Black Death, mid-fourteenth century plague, is undoubtedly the most famous historical pandemic. Within only five years it killed…
Decades of Bat Observations Reveal Uptick in New Causes of Mass Mortality

January 21, 2016

Reports of bat deaths worldwide due to human causes largely unique to the 21st century are markedly rising,…
Mother’s weight gain between pregnancies may impact baby’s chance of survival

December 4, 2015

Gaining weight from one pregnancy to the next can increase the risk that women will face stillbirth or…
Higher Cigarette Taxes Linked to Fewer Infant Deaths

December 2, 2015

Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States,…
What metabolism could reveal about aging and mortality

October 16, 2015

Why some people live much longer than others is an enduring mystery. Now, based on a study of…
The 14th Century Black Death Mortality Rates may Have Had Causes Other than the Plague

August 6, 2015

The 14th century Black Death pandemic, though to have reached Europe through China, killed 75 to 200 million…
Why don’t men live as long as women?

July 8, 2015

Across the entire world, women can expect to live longer than men. But why does this occur and…
New Study Bears on the Mortality Gap Phenomenon

July 7, 2015

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women live significantly longer than men, regardless of geographic location. This…
Fish Reared in Hard Water are More Susceptible to Columnaris Disease

June 25, 2015

Water hardness can influence the development of columnaris disease in catfish, according to a study by U.S. Department…
Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year

June 17, 2015

Improving air quality—in clean and dirty places—could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each year. That finding comes…
Predicting Tree Mortality

June 11, 2015

A combination of drought, heat and insects is responsible for the death of more than 12 million trees…
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