Rising temps could kill millions a year by century’s end

Deaths due to temperatures rising as a result of climate change could match the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, researchers say.

Edward Lempinen-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change death temperature featured health-and-medicine

Grief tweets about Mars rover sound very ‘human’

New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media robots death emotions science-and-technology society-and-culture

For each COVID-19 death, 9 family members grieve

While it's obvious that each death from COVID-19 has a ripple effect, new research is the first to nail down how many people will face that grief.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

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

Remdesivir can save more COVID patients where hospitals are maxed out

With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 death intensive-care hospitals united-states south-africa featured health-and-medicine medications emergency-medicine

Uncurbed COVID would cost more lives than economic shutdown

New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 death economics money united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Heat may kill way more Americans yearly than we knew

While the CDC estimates heat contributes to 600 deaths in the US each year, new research finds that the number may be many more times that.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: death temperature weather featured health-and-medicine

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

What is a ‘good death’ during COVID-19?

There are ways to prepare your family members have a "good death" during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 death emotions families end-of-life health-and-medicine

Fewer women die when insurance covers infertility treatments

Insurance coverage for infertility treatments reduces maternal mortality by 20% among white women, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pregnancy death insurance infertility health-and-medicine laws births in-vitro-fertilization

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