Tag: Mortality

Study Reveals The Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Everyday To Live Longer

Researchers found that even moderate coffee consumption can help individuals live longer. However, at a certain point, the effects of coffee become more negative than positive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2019

Too Much 'Ultraprocessed' Food Can Lead To Early Grave

Researchers warned that ultraprocessed food increase the risk of early death. In a massive new study, they also found that adults who have a lower income, live alone, and have a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to consume ultraprocessed food.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2019

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

Americans born in 2017 are expected to reach 78.6 years, which is 1.2 months lesser in life expectancy for the third consecutive year. Last year's number of drug overdose deaths also increased from 2016.

Public Health November 29, 2018

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse For Health And Mortality Than Smoking, Heart Disease, And Diabetes: Study

A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Here Are The US States With Highest Infant Mortality Rate

The CDC has made a report that gives information about the infant mortality rates in the United States. Find out which states have the highest and lowest infant mortality rates.

Public Health January 5, 2018

Aging Is Inevitable: Math Shows Humans Can Never Be Immortal

A mathematical proof has shown that it is impossible to stop the natural process of aging. Here's what scientists have to say about human mortality.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2017

Just Thinking You Are Physically Active Even If You Are Not May Extend Your Life Span

New research sheds light into the effects of perception about levels of physical activity and mortality outcomes. They found that more positive perceptions of physical activity even if you are not very active could lead to more positive health outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2017

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Life Expectancy Set To Increase Globally By 2030: But Is The Gender Gap Shrinking?

Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?

Public Health February 22, 2017

Holiday Season Kills: Deaths Spike Between Christmas And New Year's Day

More people die of natural causes between Christmas day and New Year's day. What could be driving the spike in deaths during the holiday season?

Public Health December 22, 2016

Cancer Deaths Among Women Expected To Rise 60 Percent By 2030: Study

A report by the American Cancer Society estimates that as many as 5.5 million women around the world could die because of cancer by 2030. This is a 60 percent increase from cancer-related mortality rates recorded in 2012.

Public Health November 7, 2016

Close Family Relationships More Important Than Friendship In Extending Seniors' Life Expectancy

Being surrounded by more family members and feeling closer to them may be key to a longer life expectancy for older adults, a new study suggests. Researchers compared the effect of family bonds with relationships with friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 22, 2016

Binge-Watching TV Is Great For Entertainment But Bad For Your Health, Study Suggests

We already know that watching excessive amounts of TV is bad. Now, a new study has shown just how bad spending hours binge-watching shows really is.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2016

Being Obese Or Overweight Can Lead To Premature Death: Study

Being obese or overweight can lead to a much earlier death, particularly for men, a new study suggests. The report attempts to find a definitive consensus on the effects of both medical conditions.

Public Health July 14, 2016

Manual Laborers Top List Of Highest US Suicide Rates By Job

Manual laborers such as farmers and lumberjacks topped the list of highest suicide rates by job in the United States, a new federal study has revealed. Researchers say the findings may help industries develop better suicide prevention programs.

Public Health July 1, 2016

Can Eating Tree Nuts Help Cut Risks Of Prostate Cancer Death?

Prostate cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death among males in the United States. Now, new research suggests that eating tree nuts can help patients avoid dying from prostate cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2016

Obese And Non-Obese People Now Have The Same Risk Of Dying Early: Study

Obese and non-obese people now have the same risk of dying early, a new study found. This means that overweight individuals may need not worry too much as before.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2016

More Than 250,000 Patients In US Die Yearly Due To Medical Errors: Report

More than 250,000 patients in the United States die and will die annually due to medical errors, a new report revealed. Researchers say medical errors are the third top cause of death in the country.

Public Health May 4, 2016

More Than 1 Million Kids Aged 5 Below Die In India Annually: Report

Because of the lack of proper health and medical care systems in India, more than 1 million children who are 5 years old and below die each year. The country registers the highest mortality rate in a 15-nation list.

Public Health April 27, 2016

Chemical Fingerprints Identify Origin Of Bat Species Killed By Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are essential in harnessing wind energy, but the devices have been linked to widespread bat mortality. Now, scientists in Maryland have identified the origin of the bat species that comprised the majority of wind turbine-related deaths in North America.

Animals March 19, 2016

People With Autism Die 16 Years Earlier Than General Population

A Swedish study showed that people with autism die 18 years younger on average than others without the disorder. Now a UK charity is adamant about putting more funding into research on autism mortality and optimal treatment.

Life March 18, 2016

Mortality Rates Among Middle-Aged White Americans Are On The Rise And Here's Why

There's a death gap in the expected and actual mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans. Among other factors, socioeconomic standing may be to blame.

Life February 1, 2016

How Will You Die? Visual Chart Shows Likely Cause Of Your Death

Data expert from UCLA created a visual chart that simulates likely causes of death based on sex, race and age. The visual chart has 15 pre-determined causes of death based on the data from the death certificates of Americans between 1999 and 2014.

Life January 22, 2016

Magnesium Intake May Help Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers from Indiana University found that magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing the progression of pancreatic cancer. The team suggested that consumption of foods with magnesium would contribute to fighting the disease.

Life December 20, 2015

Sleeping For More Than Nine Hours May Shorten Your Life

While sleeping may replenish energy, doing it for more than nine hours a day can be bad. Prolonged sleep and sitting, together with too little exercise may increase death risk.

Life December 11, 2015

Bigger And Taller Humans, Animals Have Shorter Lifespan Because Of DNA Changes

Taller animals, including humans, have shorter telomeres, a special DNA structure found at the tip of chromosomes. As the body increases in size, the telomeres erode, affecting the function of cells and tissues, leading to a short lifespan.

Life December 6, 2015

High Resting Heart Rates Linked To Higher Odds Of Early Death

Chinese researchers found a higher pulse is linked to higher mortality risks from all causes and cardiovascular diseases. The results do not establish resting heart rate as a risk factor, but they indicate that the pulse can be an indicator of poor health.

Life November 24, 2015

Belly Fat Deadlier Than Obesity: Proven Ways To Get Rid Of Abdominal Bulges

Researchers found people with normal BMI but carries belly fat have higher health risks compared to people who have even distribution of fat in the body. Here are tips on how to lose the excess fat in the abdomen area.

Life November 16, 2015

Fourth Plague Death In US Reported In Utah

Plague continues to strike the U.S. as the fourth mortality case in the nation had been reported in Utah. The patient's identity and details were not disclosed but health officials said that the person is not believed to have traveled to other areas where reports of plague infection are more common.

Life August 28, 2015

Air Pollution In China Is Worse Than You Think: 1.6 Million People Die Per Year

Fine airborne particles in China can get into the lungs and bloodstream, causing a range of potentially fatal illnesses. An analysis by researchers from Berkeley Earth reveals air pollution kills 1.6 million people in this country per year.

Earth/Environment August 15, 2015

Some Like It Hot... And They Live Longer: Is Spicy Food The Elixir Of Life?

Researchers discovered that eating spicy food may have significant effects on life expectancy. With this, some regard hot treats to be the elixir of life.

Life August 5, 2015

Lack Of Education May Shorten Your Lifespan By 10 Years: Study

Experts discovered that mortality risks may be attributed to the educational attainment of an individual. The new study shows that lack of education may shorten life expectancy by up to 10 years.

Life July 9, 2015

Authorities Report New Ebola Death In Liberia After Country Declared Ebola-Free

A new case of death due to Ebola virus was reported in Liberia after the country was declared free of the disease in May 2015. Authorities say there is no need to panic as contact tracing is already in progress.

Life June 30, 2015

Columbia University Study: Warmer Winters Unlikely To Lead To Big Reduction In Winter Deaths

Warmer average temperatures won't stop the rise in deaths during the winter months, researchers conclude. Several factors are to blame, but global warming won't help reduce winter deaths.

Life June 22, 2015

High milk intake ups risk of fracture in both men and women. Believe it or not

Got milk? It might be better if you don't, according to a Swedish study. Drinking a lot of milk, it turns out, may not be good for your bones as originally thought.

Life October 29, 2014

Ebola-infected British health worker receives treatment in London

A British health worker was flown home from Sierra Leone after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The man is currently getting treatment at a London hospital.

Life August 25, 2014

Weather responsible for 2,000 American deaths a year

A recent report from the NCHS shows that more Americans die from cold-weather related deaths than storms, floods or lightning.

Life July 30, 2014

Male infertility, semen abnormalities may reflect higher death risk, says study

Issues with semen may reflect a short lifespan for men, says new Stanford University study. The male infertility issue could represent some hidden health issues, say researchers.

Life May 16, 2014

Black Death wiped millions but made life better for future generations: Study

The Black Death, which killed up to 200 million when it struck in the 14th century, is often associated with death and suffering but an anthropologist found evidence that people who lived after the pandemic became healthier and lived longer.

Life May 11, 2014

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