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1091 Articles Matching "deaths"

The Medical Minute: Suicide: A Public Health Crisis

Sep 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis. Hameed, a psychi......
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A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths - U.N.

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday....
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Viewpoints: Zero Politics Involved In Calculation Of Deaths From Hurricane Maria; Thumbs Up To The FDA On E-Cig Crackdown

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages look at these health topics and...
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Nairobi governor orders investigation into deaths of 12 babies at maternity hospital

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
The governor of Nairobi found the bodies of 12 infants in the mortuary of a hospital in the capital - an unusually high figure even amid declining standards of health care in Kenya - when he made a surprise visit to the facility at the weekend....
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As Earth Warms, Heat-Related Deaths Will Multiply

Sep 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: As Earth Warms, Heat-Related Deaths Will MultiplyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Global Cancer Deaths, New Cases Expected To Jump As Populations Age, Lifestyles Change

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"These new figures highlight that much remains to be done to address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally and that prevention has a key role to play," said Christopher Wild, director of WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer. In other news on cancer, researchers unlock the mysteries of the BRCA1 gene...
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Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates

Sep 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report....
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Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday....
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A Deadly Side Effect To Climate Change: Thousands Of Deaths From Inhalation Of Wildfires’ Smoke

Sep 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new study projects that worsening wild fires could lead to more than double the amount of smoke deaths a year. Meanwhile, experts discuss the lingering public health threat from the California fires....
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Lack of surgical care in U.S. prisons may cost lives

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Poor healthcare in America's prisons may be leading to avoidable deaths, a new study suggests....
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FEMA official: Puerto Rico knows more about hurricane deaths than it has told the public

Sep 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Puerto Rico appears to know more than it has let on about who died because of Hurricane Maria, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official told CNN....
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NYS Sepsis Reporting Mandate Appears To Improve Care, Reduce Deaths

Sep 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A New York State requirement that all hospitals report compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality from one of the most common causes of death in those who are critically ill, according to a new study published online in the American......
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Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns

Sep 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates....
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Study: More Than 14,000 Americans Die Each Year From This Preventable Cancer

Sep 11, 2018 , Forbes
A new study reveals that 28% of deaths from colon-cancer could be prevented every year if all doctors and hospitals matched the screening rates of America’s highest-performing health...
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Perspectives: During Opioid Epidemic, Boost Funds, Efforts To Reverse Number Of Overdose Deaths

Sep 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on issues surrounding the opioid...
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CDC: Majority of heart-related deaths in 2016 were preventable

Sep 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The U.S. is losing ground on its efforts to combat heart disease, and federal officials found that more than 80% of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged Americans are...
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Avoidable sepsis infections send thousands of seniors to gruesome deaths

Sep 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Year after year, nursing homes around the country have failed to prevent bedsores and other infections that can lead to sepsis, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune has...
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Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Seniors To Gruesome Deaths

Sep 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal. But the toll — both human and financial — is enormous, finds an investigation by KHN and the Chicago...
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'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency

Sep 06, 2018 , CNBC Health
A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward...
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'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

Sep 05, 2018 , CNBC Health
A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward...
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