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Opioid addiction poses highest death risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 11:45

People who are addicted to opioids had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, say researchers.

Moderate drinking after heart attack lowers death risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:08

Men who drink moderately have a lower risk of death than non-drinkers, especially after surviving the first heart attack.

Obesity nearly doubles death risk tied to sleeping pills

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 11:14

Researchers have warned that obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills.

Even mild cognitive impairment ups death risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 15:43

Even mild cognitive impairment can significantly increase the risk for death, scientists say.

Heart disease raises maternal death risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 17:24

Pregnant women with heart disease face a 100-fold increased risk of death, with the danger for offspring multiplied by ten.

Prostate cancer test doesn`t cut death risk: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 01, 2011, 00:00

The longest study yet on prostate cancer testing provides more evidence that getting screened doesn`t cut the chances of dying from the disease.

Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study

Last Updated: Friday, March 04, 2011, 00:00

People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese.

Cancer drug, when combined, boosts death risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 00:00

The cancer drug Avastin is linked to a higher risk of death when combined with chemotherapy.

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