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Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

MOUND, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen and Sheryl Hill of Mound, Minn., today announced the official settlement of their civil action for wrongful death of their 16-year-old son, Tyler Hill; invasion of privacy; and fraud against Ambassadors Group Inc., People to People International...

Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says,,,, TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When seniors stop taking proper care of themselves, their risk for death increases nearly sixfold, a new study shows. In addition, elderly people who are abused physically, emo...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety has successfully launched a hand hygiene compliance (HHC) pilot project with the help of two Michigan-based technology businesses who specialize in health care real-time locatin...

Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the high death rates from breast cancer in American Indian and Alaskan native women are linked to cultural beliefs, not barriers such as...

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

IRVINE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Masimo jointly announced the launch of a new international health and safety initiative aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbo...

Critical link in cell death pathway revealed

The role of a protein called XIAP in the regulation of cell death has been identified by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers and has led them to recommend caution when drugs called IAP inhibitors are used to treat cancer patients with underlying liver conditions. A team led by Professor ...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

The biggest tragedy is that the deaths could have been prevented, mourns highly experienced New York personal injury attorney, David Perecman. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- Three workers, including a father and son, were killed on June 29, 2009 in a gruesome pe...

Finnish study identifies factors that increase death in stroke patients ages 15 to 49

Heavy drinking, being 45 to 49 years old, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection are associated with more than twice the risk of death in stroke patients 15 to 49 years old, according to a Finnish study. Furthermore, heart failure was associated with seven times the risk of death and ac...

Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say,, THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults who suffer a stroke are more likely to die if they are heavy drinkers, have heart failure, cancer, type 1 diabetes or an infection before their stroke, Finnish researchers r...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

SARASOTA, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At 51, Charles Daniels had a lot to live for. A thriving construction business, a precious 11 year old daughter and a happy long-term relationship. When he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, he was determined to beat the odds. According to TMD, a medical ...

Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

Hypoglycemia likely a sign of additional illness, suggest experts,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Being a diabetic and having just one episode of low blood sugar during a hospital stay was associated with a significantly increased risk of dying, both in the hospital and up to a y...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Pop star Michael Jackson probably did not die on Thursday of a heart attack but perhaps something even more deadly -- sudden cardiac arrest, experts say. It's not yet c...

Michael Jackson's Death Underscores the Tragedy and Impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association said Thursday that pop singer Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50 underscores the tragedy of sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year and is the nation's leading cause of death. ...

Study finds cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in individuals with schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia die from cancer four times as often as people in the general population. That was the conclusion of a new study published in the August 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results suggest that extra efforts should...

Smallpox -- the death of a disease

For more than 3000 years, hundreds of millions of people have died or been left permanently scarred or blind by the relentless, incurable disease called smallpox. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson became director of a worldwide campaign to eliminate this disease from the face of the Earth. SMALLPOXTHE ...

Having a higher purpose in life reduces risk of death among older adults

CHICAGOPossessing a greater purpose in life is associated with lower mortality rates among older adults according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study, published in the June 15 issue of the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine , is available online at www.psychos...

ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds,,,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with an increased risk of sudden death, but those deaths are still ra...

Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer heart damage after vascular surgery face a higher risk of dying within the next few years, even if they show no symptoms of heart problems, a new study has fo...

Randall Terry: How Tiller's Death and office Closing Can Help Propel Pro-Life Movement, Derail Sotomayor and Overturn Roe; Four Key Senators Will Be Targeted to Vote Against Sotomayor; Catholic Bishops Will Play a Role to Defeat Sotomayor

Press conference 1 PM, Thursday, to announce details of how Pro-life groups can derail Sotomayor, and root out hypocrisy in pro-life ranks. Also: Emergency Pro-life leadership training to be held in DC, June 12-14, with Randall Terry, Dr. Alan Keyes, Norma McCorvey, and Fr. Norman Weslin. Pro...

Alzheimer's and Even Mild Dementia Hasten Death

But researchers determine that race has no bearing on life expectancy in such cases TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease have a shorter life span than other older adults, but the risk of death is no greater for whites or...

GECKO Founder to Race 135 Miles Across Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon to Raise Funds and Awareness for New Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Kids Get Outdoors

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13, 2009, founder of GECKO and ultra runner, Morgan Murri, will run the Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley to raise awareness and funds for his non-profit organization, GECKO, whose outdoor scholarships are intended to get kids "unplugg...

Health Department Reports Pennsylvania's First Death Due to 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 Virus

Public Urged to Take Same Steps They Would During Any Flu Outbreak HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first death in Pennsylvania associated with 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 was reported today in Berks County. Currently, the state has 269 confirmed cases and 101 probable c...

Easing the Pain of Father's Day Without Dad, Highmark Caring Place Helps Children Cope With the Death of a Parent

PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since one child in 20 will have a parent die before he or she graduates from high school, many young people will experience a Father's Day without dad on June 21. For children and families in need of additional support to help ease the pain at this time, the High...

HRT Ups Death Risk for Women With Lung Cancer

Shortened survival points to estrogen's potential role in the disease, experts say SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- The current use of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with a higher risk of dying for women diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, a new stu...

Anemia associated with greater risk of death in heart disease patients

Wagga Wagga, Australia - May 28, 2009 A new study appearing in Congestive Heart Failure has found that the presence of anemia in patients with chronic heart failure is associated with a significantly increased risk of death. The findings also show that anemia is associated with a poorer degree ...

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Some 650,000 people are alive today who wouldn't be were it not for advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment over the past 15 years, new statistics show. The Ame...

U.S. Swine Flu Death Toll Now at 5

Two new deaths occurred in Arizona, Texas, health officials say FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, including two new deaths linked to the H1N1 virus, bringing the nationwide total to five. "Today we had our...

Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests people who suffered fatal cardiac arrest were more likely to have taken antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs than those who survived heart attack...

Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say SUNDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- An unidentified man in his 30s from Snohomish County, Wash., is the third person in the United States to die from swine flu, state health officials said late Satu...

Massive decline in rates of coronary death in Iceland are largely attributed to risk factor reductions in the population

In the 25 years between 1981 and 2006 mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iceland decreased by a remarkable 80% in men and women aged between 25 and 74 years. How could such a huge decline be explained? Were the health services of Iceland so much better, or were its citizens reduc...

Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

It tripled the 3-month odds among heart attack patients, study found TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- People treated for heart attack who experience abnormal heart rhythms during artery-opening procedures such as angioplasty may be at increased risk of death, a new study suggests. ...

Texas Officials Report 2nd Swine Flu Death in U.S.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials say there's no longer a need to close schools due to outbreak TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- A Texas woman who lived along the U.S.-Mexico border and had chronic health problems died this week after contracting swine flu, state health officials said Tuesd...

Video: New Survey Finds 97 Percent of Women Understand Weight Increases Heart Disease Risk - The Leading Cause of Female Death in the United States - Yet 55 Percent Remain Overweight

Actress Caitlin Van Zandt Joins Health Education Campaign to Share Her Weight-Loss Journey and Inspire Other Women to Live Heart Healthy WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Until last year, actress Caitlin Van Zandt of "Guiding Light" and "The Sopranos" was one of the 35 million obese women in ...

Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly

The cause of the potential connection is unclear, researchers say FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) --New Japanese research suggests that elderly people who get up two or more times a night to urinate face a higher risk of death. The findings don't offer a possible explanation for the ...

Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients

Latest findings support recent label warnings for Procrit, Aranesp, experts say,, THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies provide more evidence that drugs such as Procrit and Aranesp, often used by cancer patients to fight anemia-linked fatigue, may boost the risk of dea...

Pandemic study of 1918-1919 outbreak provides background and death rates for 14 European countries

A French study of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, which analysed mortality rates in approximately three-quarters of the European population, has concluded that it is unlikely that the virus, often described as Spanish Flu, originated in Europe. Published in the May issue of Influenza and Oth...

First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.

23-month-old boy from Mexico had traveled to Houston for medical treatments, reports say WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- A 23-month-old Mexican boy who had traveled to Houston for medical treatment has become the first fatality in the United States in the spreading swine flu ou...

Dog Lovers Share Memories of Beloved Pets Lost to Canine Cancer at Cure Canine Cancer Web Site - Disease Is No. 1 Cause of Death in Dogs Over Age 2

Sharing and Celebrating Dog's Life Eases Pain and Loss -- Canine Cancer Web Exclusive Provides Latest Information on Treatment Options DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog lovers and pet parents whose dogs are suffering from or have been lost to cancer or whose dogs are successfully beati...

Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds,, FRIDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Preventable or treatable health conditions account for nearly 70 percent of the difference in death rates between blacks and whites in the United States, a new study shows. Ov...

Team Uncovers Discrepancy in Death Certificates Listing Suicide

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though suicide outranks homicide as a cause of death in the United States, incomplete death certificates thwart healthcare policymakers who want to create prevention strategies - especially for black and Hispanic populations, a WVU stud...
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