1432 Articles Matching "deaths"

CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak

Jul 20, 2019 , Reuters
Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a health plan intended to provide a more moderate alternative to his competitors’ “Medicare for All” plans. It would build on the Affordable Care Act but would go much further. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this, plus Planned Parenthood’s very bad week, the U.S. House vote to repeal the health law’s “Cadillac tax” on...
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U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

Jul 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three DecadesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades

Jul 19, 2019 , WebMD
For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last...
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Global HIV/AIDS Deaths Are Falling But Experts Say More Needs To Be Done [Infographic]

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
Even though the number of deaths from AIDS is falling, the pace of progress in fighting the disease is actually slowing down amid a decline in resources....
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Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study

Jul 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Two experimental Ebola drugs have been found to be effective in treating the strain of the deadly virus responsible for the deaths of more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to new research published Tuesday....
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Can Autistic Kids Use Computerized Eyewear To Recognize Facial Expressions? Google Glass Researchers Say It Holds Promise.

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Research is being performed to see if children can learn to identify emotions and interact with people by using technology. Other advances like Alexa could also help, researchers claim, adding that rigorous testing needs to take place. Public health news also looks at: simple ways to avoid heat wave deaths; Elon Musk's experiments for paralyzed patients; the link behind fewer children's deaths and universal background checks; a new way to manage menstrual cycles; Latin America's TV ad redo to...
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U.S. overdose deaths post annual drop for first time in two decades

Jul 18, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. overdose deaths dropped last year for the first time in nearly two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday, in a sign that a nationwide epidemic of drug-related deaths is abating....
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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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