How long do viruses survive in dead bodies?

How long do viruses like the one that causes COVID-19 last in dead bodies? An expert explains what we know and what we don't.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~21 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 death viruses

Work stress may be killing you

If you've got too much on your plate at work or feel like you don't have control over your job, the stress may lead to depression or a higher risk of death.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine death depression jobs managers stress

Death rate for people with COVID-19 symptoms is ‘staggering’

COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, a new study in the United States shows. "We can put that debate to rest," says Anirban Basu.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 deaths pandemics united-states

Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 death economics jobs laws pandemics seniors viruses

Model: COVID-19 deaths won’t peak in most states for weeks

It may be several weeks before COVID-19 deaths peak in most of the United States, according to a model that relies on US data.

Christine Sinatra-UT Austin • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 deaths pandemics prediction states united-states

A pandemic of grief may hit in COVID-19’s aftermath

The deaths COVID-19 causes may just be the first blow. The next may be coping with all the loss and grief, researchers warn.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 death depression emotions families pandemics

This approach could cut lung cancer deaths by 14%

"Smoking cessation interventions at... lung screening could result in many additional lung cancer deaths prevented and considerable life-years gained."

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cigarettes death lung-cancer smoking

States with gun license laws have 56% fewer mass shootings

In states with gun licensing laws that require an in-person application and giving fingerprints, there are fewer fatal mass shootings.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture consumers crimes deaths guns laws weapons

More than 99K opioid deaths in U.S. may have gone unreported

Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths opioids overdose united-states

More education may mean a longer life expectancy

Education is the best way to predict life expectancy, researchers report. The more education people have, the longer they tend to live.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine death education life-expectancy race-and-ethnicity united-states

Page 1 of 7