News tagged with premature mortality

Climate change increased the number of deaths

The increased temperatures caused by ongoing climate change in Stockholm, Sweden between 1980 and 2009 caused 300 more premature deaths than if the temperature increase did not take place. In Sweden as a whole, it would mean ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Hand-grip strength associated with poor survival

Poor or declining handgrip strength in the oldest old is associated with poor survival and may be used as a tool to assess mortality, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The fastest growing segme ...

Feb 08, 2010
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New study rejects mortality-privatization link

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study reconsiders and ultimately rejects a well-publicized claim that mass privatization of state enterprises caused a drastic increase in premature deaths after the fall of communism in ex-Soviet countries.

Feb 01, 2010
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South Africa to treat all HIV-positive babies

(AP) -- South Africa announced ambitious new plans Tuesday for earlier and expanded treatment for HIV-positive babies and pregnant women, a change that could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the nation ...

Dec 01, 2009
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Premature births worsen US infant death rate

(AP) -- Premature births, often due to poor care of low-income pregnant women, are the main reason the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than in most European countries, a government report said Tuesday.

Nov 03, 2009
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