Death & Dying

Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longerTobacco caused 7.1 million deaths worldwide in 2016, and...

Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers sayAlthough older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States,...

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study findsDays spent sitting for hours may increase...

America’s New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Average age of new fathers has risen to 31, study findsNew dads may sport a few more gray hairs than in years past,...

Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study findsCouch potatoes, take note: A new study admonishes older adults to get up from watching...

Patients’ Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study findsMany seniors may not hear everything their doctors tell them, new research suggests, and that could...

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers sayReliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers --...

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC saysThe rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the...

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study findsThere's been a sharp rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths...

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggestsIt may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right...
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