Premature death

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

Cold-parenting may lead to premature ageing in offspring

Unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children including premature ageing and higher disease risk later in life, says a study.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Airborne metal pollution linked to premature death

The study, published in the journal Environment International, included data from 11,382 participants living in rural areas throughout France.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:00 AM IST

Single fathers at risk of premature death: Study

The research team tracked 40,500 people across Canada over 11 years and the subjects included 4,590 single moms and 871 single dads who, on average, were in their early 40s when the study began.

Feb 16, 2018, 10:29 AM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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