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Up to 40% of premature deaths in US are preventable, says CDC

If all US states achieved the same death rates for the top five causes of death—heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injury—as those achieved by the states with the lowest rate for each cause, 20% to 40% of premature deaths in the United States could be prevented, the Centers …  
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over 7 years ago
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Death rates fell significantly after Massachusetts implemented 2006 health reform

Death from all causes in non-elderly residents of Massachusetts—those age 20 to 64—fell by 2.9% in the four years after it implemented its 2006 health reform law, and deaths from causes amenable to healthcare interventions fell by 4.5%, a new study says.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Why the UK has a high child death rate - BBC News

The UK has one of the most advanced health systems in the world, but one of worst child mortality rates in Western Europe.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury

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over 7 years ago
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COPD and mortality after acute myocardial infarction

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over 7 years ago
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Oncologic Emergencies: Neutropenic Fevers

A brief introduction to neutropenic fevers. They are a common cause of mortality in cancer patients. Quick and appropriate treatment can reduce mortality.  
YouTube
over 7 years ago
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Worldwide maternal mortality rate falls by 45% in 13 years

The number of women dying in labour has nearly halved since 1990 but a lack of data is hampering efforts to reduce maternal mortality, a report from the World Health Organization has said.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Frequent arguments are linked to premature death, Danish study says

Arguing with family, friends, or neighbours, particularly if you are a man and out of work, increases the risk of premature death, a study has shown.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Constant arguing 'increases premature death risk' - BBC News

Having frequent arguments with partners, friends or relatives can increase the risk of death in middle-age, say Danish researchers.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Frequent arguments are linked to premature death, Danish study says

Arguing with family, friends, or neighbours, particularly if you are a man and out of work, increases the risk of premature death, a study has shown.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Screening for lung cancer using low dose computed tomography

Screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography can reduce mortality from the disease by 20% in high risk smokers. This review covers the state of the art knowledge on several aspects of implementing a screening program. The most important are to identify people who are at high enough risk to warrant screening and the appropriate management of lung nodules found at screening. An accurate risk prediction model is more efficient than age and pack years of smoking alone at identifying those who will develop lung cancer and die from the disease. Algorithms are available for assessing people who screen positive to determine who needs additional imaging or invasive investigations. Concerns about low dose computed tomography screening include false positive results, overdiagnosis, radiation exposure, and costs. Further work is needed to define the frequency and duration of screening and to refine risk prediction models so that they can be used to assess the risk of lung cancer in special populations. Another important area is the use of computer vision software tools to facilitate high throughput interpretation of low dose computed tomography images so that costs can be reduced and the consistency of scan interpretation can be improved. Sufficient data are available to support the implementation of screening programs at the population level in stages that can be expanded when found to perform well to improve the outcome of patients with lung cancer.  
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over 7 years ago
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Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury

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over 7 years ago
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COPD and mortality after acute myocardial infarction

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over 7 years ago
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Bariatric surgery for obesity and metabolic conditions in adults

This review summarizes recent evidence related to the safety, efficacy, and metabolic outcomes of bariatric surgery to guide clinical decision making. Several short term randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of bariatric procedures for inducing weight loss and initial remission of type 2 diabetes. Observational studies have linked bariatric procedures with long term improvements in body weight, type 2 diabetes, survival, cardiovascular events, incident cancer, and quality of life. Perioperative mortality for the average patient is low but varies greatly across subgroups. The incidence of major complications after surgery also varies widely, and emerging data show that some procedures are associated with a greater risk of substance misuse disorders, suicide, and nutritional deficiencies. More research is needed to enable long term outcomes to be compared across various procedures and subpopulations, and to identify those most likely to benefit from surgical intervention. Given uncertainties about the balance between the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery in the long term, the decision to undergo surgery should be based on a high quality shared decision making process.  
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about 7 years ago
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How can closing stroke units improve survival rates? | Richard P Grant

Richard P Grant: According to a paper published in the BMJ, the future just got a little brighter for victims of stroke – and London is leading the way  
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about 7 years ago
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Oncologic Emergencies: Neutropenic Fevers

A brief introduction to neutropenic fevers. They are a common cause of mortality in cancer patients. Quick and appropriate treatment can reduce mortality.  
YouTube
about 7 years ago
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Mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission with mild head injury

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about 7 years ago
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Global child health: Why kernicterus is still a major cause of death and disability

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about 7 years ago