Kids Health

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. According to the study published in Pediatrics, any amount of smoking […]

Health News

Costs of lifesaving drugs rising faster than inflation: Study

Prescription drug prices are rising much faster than inflation rates in the United States, and patients who need life-saving medications are suffering the consequences – sometimes fatally. Newer, safer products entering the market are one reason that costs are going up, but they’re not the only one. Drug companies are also inflating the price of […]

Personal Health

On the prepare to Die

Each wüwant to get a gnäa joyful death. But what is it actually? What is the meaning of the für Dying and their Angehömembered? How we each other farewell köcan Life night: no one deals with death. But a good preparation can ease the way past You have to live genießen, as long as you […]

Health Problems

Can you really be scared to death?

Every year around Oct. 31, as horror films, haunted houses and pranksters in creepy costumes try their best to give you a fright, the question arises: Can a person literally be scared to death? The answer is a very conditional “Yes.” But, experts say, it’s extraordinarily unlikely to happen from Halloween hijinks. “Those circumstances are […]

Health Problems

Preventing sudden cardiac death with genome editing

Each year, at least 3 million people worldwide die of sudden cardiac death. In the U.S., this number reaches up to 450,000 people. Although sudden cardiac death is more common in older adults, younger people also are significantly affected. In the 1 to 40 age group, up to 9 per 100,000 people are affected each […]

Kids Health

Chicago sudden infant death cases never make the news

While news media reporting traffic crashes and fire-related deaths of infants and children is routine and often leads to preventative measures to reduce these deaths, there is little or no news coverage of sleep-related or sudden infants deaths, which contributes to the lack of efforts to prevent these deaths, according to a Rush physician. Dr. […]

Health Problems

Genomic autopsy can help solve unexplained cardiac death

Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study published in Circulation. Following guidelines set by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) can help assess the risk of certain genetic variants, enabling proper counseling […]

Health News

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, CVD Death

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 — Midlife fitness is associated with reduced risk of depression in later life and with reductions in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and CVD mortality after later-life depression, according to a study published online June 27 in JAMA Psychiatry. Benjamin L. Willis, M.D., M.P.H., from The Cooper Institute in […]