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

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 • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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

Oddly shaped parks cut mortality risk for nearby residents

The shape of parks may be key to getting the most out of them, according to a new study that shows irregularly shaped parks cut mortality risk.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 27, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: parks mortality health-and-medicine

Fewer deaths at hospitals that do more of these heart valve replacements

Researchers have found a link between the volume of transcatheter-aortic valve replacement hospitals perform and lower mortality rates.

Duke University • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease hospitals mortality health-and-medicine hearts

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