Death & Dying

Lack of Health Insurance Can Shorten Lives: Study

Review of U.S. data shows more illness and death when adults are uninsuredIn the midst of another struggle over U.S. health care coverage, a...

Is Potential Human Life Span Unlimited?

Maybe, says biologist, especially if technology and medicine keep improvingHave you ever thought about what it might be like to live into your hundreds? Now,...

Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors sayIf you have heart disease, unrelenting stress might hasten your death, researchers report. Adults...

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focusIn a finding that might bring older Dads some peace of mind about their sons'...

Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail

Potent synthetic opioid now responsible for more than half of overdose deaths, study suggestsNew research suggests that more than half of all drug overdose...

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher saysAmericans who are 100 years or older have lower rates of...

Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal People who drink at even moderate levels may see some of their mental skills slip faster...

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official countsU.S. medical examiners and coroners may not accurately classify some sudden unexpected...

New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causesNewly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the...

Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological agingLimiting calorie intake may slow aging, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown...
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