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2014-02-07 13:27:10

A study compares mortality among hard drug users A new study analyses the risk factors and excess mortality among heroin and cocaine consumers admitted to treatment in Spain. The results reveal that the fatality rate among consumers of both drugs is 14.3 times higher than for the general population, while among those only using cocaine, it is 5.1 times higher. In Spain the majority of deaths related to cocaine are not correctly certified and therefore up until now very few studies have...

2013-12-02 21:09:31

The new report, “Maternal Mortality in France,” coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women’s and Children’s Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage—the leading cause of maternal mortality in France—for the 2007-2009 data compared to 2004-2006. Twenty recommendations have been formulated by the French National Expert Committee on Maternal Mortality with the aim of raising awareness among...

2013-11-04 23:00:26

New book addresses high maternal morbidity and mortality rates and factors that affect those rates. Nassau, Bahamas (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 New author and experienced nurse and midwife Clarice Ingraham was inspired to write this guide to healthy living after giving a lecture on healthy lifestyles to a women’s church convention. “Healthy Lifestyles and You” (published by AuthorHouse) specifically focuses on how to lower high maternal morbidity and mortality rates. The book covers...

Elderly Live Longer In Recessions
2013-10-08 12:59:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers analyzed the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 19 developed countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia between 1950 and 2008. They also plotted the GDP figures against the numbers of deaths among 40 to 44...

2013-07-19 14:40:18

As a class, people who don't drink at all have a higher mortality risk than light drinkers. But nondrinkers are a diverse bunch, and the reasons people have for abstaining affects their individual mortality risk, in some cases lowering it on par with the risk for light drinkers, according to a University of Colorado study. Multiple studies have shown that the likelihood of dying for people who drink increases as they consume more alcohol. Those same studies have shown that a person's...

2013-06-25 12:07:19

Hospital performance on publicly reported conditions (acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], congestive heart failure, and pneumonia), may potentially be used as a signal of overall hospital mortality rates, according to a study by Marta L. McCrum, M.D., of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. Using national Medicare data from 2,322 acute care hospitals, the authors examined whether mortality -rates for publicly reported medical conditions are correlated with...

2013-05-14 13:13:31

Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ulrike Boehmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Boston University School of Public Health, is the first published ecological analysis...

Infant Mortality Rates In The US Are Down
2013-04-18 04:48:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The infant mortality rate in the US fell 12 percent from 2005 to 2011, with improvements reported in all major racial and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report issued on Wednesday. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the country´s infant mortality rate fell from 6.87 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 6.05 infant deaths per 1,000 live births...

2013-03-14 16:57:48

Higher mortality rates among Americans younger than 50 are responsible for much of why life expectancy is lower in the United States than most of the world´s most developed nations. The research, by Jessica Ho, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate in demography and sociology, found that excess mortality  among Americans younger than 50 accounted for two-thirds of the gap in life expectancy at birth between American males and their counterparts and two-fifths between...

2013-02-21 23:01:18

According to the World Health Organization, one baby dies every 21 seconds because they are not breastfed. In the U.S., infant mortality rates are more than double for African Americans compared to Whites; breastfeeding decreases the disparity. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 In 2000, 189 heads of state issued the UN Millennium Declaration and established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the most important goals is MDG 4:Reduce child mortality. According to the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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