Death & Dying

Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggestsNew research suggests that for pregnant women, a weekend delivery...

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study findsOlder women treated for a very early form of breast cancer,...

Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks

Drug overdoses, liver disease, suicides fuel jump in numbers for whites, U.S. study findsPremature death rates in the United States have fallen for some...

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers sayThe risk of premature or early menopause is higher among women who...

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatmentCancer death rates in the United States have dropped 25 percent since the early 1990s, a...

Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'In what sounds like a sci-fi movie come true, researchers say they used gene...

The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death"Don't worry, be happy" is not only a motto for enjoying life, it...

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early deathThink smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless? Think again, a new study...

It’s Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers findYou're never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking,...

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It’s Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggestsSeniors who struggle to make out what people are saying around the...
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