News tagged with death rates
Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (19) | 10 |
(Phys.org) -- Researchers studying mortality rates on over two million people over a forty year time span have found that statistically speaking, people are more likely to die on their birthday, than any other ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a paper soon to be published in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Professor Roger Byard from Adelaide University showed that sporting a tattoo of Ned Kelly or in reference to him ...
Health Jun 17, 2011 | 2.8 / 5 (11) | 5 |
Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a University of Michigan study found.
Cancer Oct 31, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A University of Sussex psychologist is one of the key authors of a major new report that reveals that death rates of men aged 16-64 is twice that of women in the same age range in the European Union.
Health Jun 17, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0
Researchers warn of a looming health crisis in the wake of rising mortgage delinquencies and home foreclosures. The study, released today in the American Journal of Public Health, is the first long-term survey of the impact ...
Health Oct 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(HealthDay)—States with the strongest gun laws have fewer gun-related suicides and murders, a new study suggests.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | 3 / 5 (6) | 28
An unexpected discovery of how the body controls cell death has revealed a potential new therapeutic target.
Medical research Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A woman goes into labor, and gives birth. The newborn is swaddled and placed to sleep in a nearby bassinet, or taken to the hospital nursery so that the mother can rest. Despite this common practice, new research published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from Newcastle University have identified a gene variation carried by 20% of the population which can significantly affect how patients with a rare type of blood cancer will respond to treatment.
Cancer Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Australians will be happier, safer and healthier if they look after the nature spots in their cities, according to new research led by The University of Queensland.
Health Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Feeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can't explain.
Health Mar 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1
Ischemic stroke hospitalization rates in adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 44 increased up to 37% between 1995 and 2008 according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
Neuroscience Sep 01, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in some population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit time. Mortality rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 in a population of 100,000 would mean 950 deaths per year in that entire population. It is distinct from morbidity rate, which refers to the number of individuals in poor health during a given time period (the prevalence rate) or the number who currently have that disease (the incidence rate), scaled to the size of the population.
In regard to the success or failure of medical treatment or procedures, one would also distinguish:
Note that the crude death rate as defined above and applied to a whole population can give a misleading impression. The crude death rate depends on the age (and gender) specific mortality rates and the age (and gender) distribution of the population. The number of deaths per 1000 people can be higher for developed nations than in less-developed countries, despite life expectancy being higher in developed countries due to standards of health being better. This happens because developed countries typically have a completely different population age distribution, with a much higher proportion of older people, due to both lower recent birth rates and lower mortality rates. A more complete picture of mortality is given by a life table which shows the mortality rate separately for each age. A life table is necessary to give a good estimate of life expectancy.
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