Some pre-existing conditions triple COVID death risk

Certain pre-existing conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and others can increase the chance of patients dying from COVID-19, research finds.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 death mortality featured health-and-medicine

Tally of nursing home deaths during Irma was too low

Hurricane Irma killed many more people in nursing homes in Florida than officials counted, report researchers.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death hurricanes nursing-homes natural-disasters government health-and-medicine

Pandemic death toll is far higher than 200,000 in the US

The true US death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic may be 36% higher than reported. Racism may be a big factor, the data suggests.

Boston University • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 death united-states health-and-medicine

Antipsychotics for depression may come with higher death risk

Adults who added an antipsychotic to their depression treatment had a death risk compared to patients who added an antidepressant, a new study finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression death health-and-medicine medications

Only 6% without comorbidities? The truth about COVID deaths

A recent CDC report says only 6% of people who died from COVID-19 in 2019 didn't have any comorbidities. That doesn't mean what you'll read on social media.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 death united-states featured health-and-medicine

Success rates for Everest climbers doubled in 30 years

The success rate for climbers reaching the summit of Mount Everest has doubled in the past 30 years while the death rate has hovered unchanged at around 1%.

Michelle Ma-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: death oxygen science-and-technology mountains

More patients in hospital beds ups COVID-19 deaths

"These deaths may not only come from those who are hospitalized, but also from those who should have been hospitalized but were not."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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

Coronary calcium better predicts death risk for diabetic women

New research links higher death rates among diabetic women with coronary calcium scores greater than 100.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes death blood-vessels health-and-medicine sexes calcium

Childhood adversity ups risk of early death

Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood, a new study of one million children shows.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty death anxiety stress childrens-health health-and-medicine

Irregular heartbeat still shortens life even with drop in deaths

Death related to an irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation, have declined over the past 45 years but still take years off a patient's life.

Boston University • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease death health-and-medicine hearts

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