Premature death

Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults indicative of premature death: Study

Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults indicative of premature death: Study

The researchers found blood pressure declines were steepest in patients with dementia, heart failure, late-in-life weight loss, and those who had high blood pressure to begin with. 

Dec 05, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

The study, led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigated physical activity of women measured over seven days using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer.

Nov 07, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Study associates infertility in women to higher risk of premature death

Study associates infertility in women to higher risk of premature death

The study followed more than 78,000 women for 13 years, 14 percent of whom reported infertility, an inability to conceive for one year or more.

Oct 31, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
Depressed women at increased risk of premature death – Know why

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death – Know why

Though depression has also been linked with poorer diet, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption – all factors that can result in chronic health conditions – did not explain the increased risk of death associated with depression in this study.

Oct 23, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Not gym, but daily chores can keep you healthy, keep death at bay: Study

Not gym, but daily chores can keep you healthy, keep death at bay: Study

The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity", or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity" aerobic physical activity per week.

Sep 22, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
Prolonged periods of sitting can cancel the benefits of exercise, says study

Prolonged periods of sitting can cancel the benefits of exercise, says study

As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

Sep 20, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Early death may befall those who sit throughout the day! - Read

Early death may befall those who sit throughout the day! - Read

According to research, people may be less likely to die young if they break up sedentary time by moving around every half hour.

Sep 12, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

A study has claimed that people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - may have a lower risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

 

Jul 25, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Persistent chronic pain may increase risk of dying early, says study

Persistent chronic pain may increase risk of dying early, says study

Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Attention parents! Childhood head injury may up mental illness, mortality risk

The findings showed that people who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient.

Aug 25, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

BP control may reduce premature death in kidney diseases

A stringent blood pressure control regime may reduce the potential risk of early death among individuals suffering with chronic kidney disease, revealed a study.

Aug 14, 2016, 17:27 PM IST
Migratory birds' stress cause faster ageing, premature death

Migratory birds' stress cause faster ageing, premature death

Migration lets birds take advantage of abundant food resources at high latitudes during the breeding season while escaping the region's harsh winters. 

Aug 05, 2016, 15:35 PM IST

Higher `resting` heart rate linked to premature death

In the study, researchers assessed 46 studies involving 1 246 203 patients and 78 349 deaths from all causes, and 848 320 patients and 25 800 deaths from heart disease.

Nov 24, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

Military personnels have 50% risk of motor neurone disease

It is extremely rare, affecting only five to seven people in every 100,000 in the UK.

Oct 25, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

Single blood test to predict premature death risk

 With identification of a biomarker, researchers have found that a single blood test could reveal whether an apparently healthy person is likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

Swap the couch with treadmill to avoid dying early

 Swapping just one hour of sitting with some physical activity such as walking each day, decreases your chance of an early death by 12 to 14 percent, said a new study that involved over 200,000 volunteers.

Oct 01, 2015, 14:37 PM IST
Elephants' death: Animal rights group seeks PM's intervention

Elephants' death: Animal rights group seeks PM's intervention

Heritage Animal Task Force has appealed to the Prime Minister to order a high-level enquiry into the alleged premature death of seven captive elephants in Kerala since January this year.

Sep 20, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

Wealthy elderly turning into risky alcoholics

 More older adults especially from the higher strata of the society are drinking alcohol at unsafe levels, a study has found.

Aug 24, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Heart scan may predict mortality risk over 15 years

 A simple x-ray test that looks for early signs of coronary artery disease could help doctors identify if you are at risk of dying over the next 15 years, says a new study.

Jul 07, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

Whole grain diets reduce premature death risk

Eating every day a diet high in whole grains and cereal fibres may reduce your risk of premature death, suggests a new study.

Mar 24, 2015, 18:58 PM IST