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 | Feb. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

After domestic abuse, women face 44% higher mortality risk

Women who have experienced domestic abuse are 44% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study from the UK finds.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse death diabetes heart-disease

After spouse’s death, hiding emotion may harm health

People grieving their spouse's death should embrace their emotions, a study suggests. Keeping a stiff upper lip may have health consequences.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death emotions inflammation relationships stress

Sepsis accounts for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide

Twice as many people as previously believed die of sepsis worldwide—and a disproportionately high number of them are children.

Allison Hydzik-Pittsburgh | Jan. 17, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health death immune-systems infections sepsis

Official drug death stats are off by half

"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."

Michele Berger-Penn | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths drugs life-expectancy mortality overdose

Roman Emperors had a really dangerous job

A huge number of Roman emperors never saw the second year of their rule, according to a new study that calculated their "time to violent death."

Kathleen Moore-Georgia Tech | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture death history roman-empire

When auto assembly plants close, opioid deaths rise

The closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, research finds.

Katie Delach-Penn | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine death economics jobs opioids overdose united-states

The 7 metrics of heart disease risk could use a rewrite

The American Heart Association guidelines for heart disease risk should include where a person carries excess weight on their body, a new study suggests.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight death heart-disease

Team links Impella heart pumps and higher death risk

Researchers have discovered an association between the use of Impella heart pumps and an increased risk of bleeding, kidney problems, stroke, and death.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine arteries blood death hearts medical-devices strokes

Air pollution from power plants is killing people

Air pollution from electricity generation led to 16,000 early deaths in the US in 2014, research finds. And there are disparities in impact by race and location.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured health-and-medicine coal death electricity fossil-fuels pollution race-and-ethnicity united-states

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