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Death during sex very rare among those under 50

Death during sex very rare among those under 50

(HealthDay)—It’s a familiar trope of TV and movies—a couple is engaged in passionate sex when the guy’s heart suddenly gives out. “Usually it’s a middle-aged man. Usually he’s cheating with somebody else. It’s funny, there’s this myth in our mind that this can happen,” said cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati, who refers to the concept as …

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Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

People who consume higher amounts of olive oil may lower their risk of premature death overall and from specific causes including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease, compared to people who never or almost never consume olive oil, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The …

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Death rates among people with type 2 diabetes have declined in many countries including Australia, Canada and the US

Death rates among people with type 2 diabetes have declined in many countries including Australia, Canada and the US

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with type 2 diabetes are living longer, with a new study suggesting that health management strategies developed in recent decades may be working. The global study of 16 high-income countries, led by researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, showed that death rates for people with type 2 diabetes …

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Mexico COVID death toll passes 300,000

Mexico COVID death toll passes 300,000

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Mexico’s deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 300,000 on Friday, one of the world’s highest tolls as the pandemic rebounds around the globe. Mexico is the fifth worst-hit country, with the United States the most affected with more than 836,000 fatalities, followed by Brazil (619,000), India (483,000) and Russia (314,000) The Central American …

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Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

(HealthDay)—From 2000 to 2011, the age-adjusted heart disease death rate in the United States decreased 3.7 percent per year; however, the decline slowed to 0.7 percent per year during 2011 to 2019, according to a December data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Anthony Sawyer, …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Machine learning predicts risk of death in patients with suspected or known heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A novel artificial intelligence score provides a more accurate forecast of the likelihood of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease dying within 10 years than established scores used by health professionals worldwide. The research is presented today at EuroEcho 2021, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology …

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Chronic exposure to air pollution may increase risks for ICU admission or death among COVID-19 patients, study finds

Chronic exposure to air pollution may increase risks for ICU admission or death among COVID-19 patients, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had been chronically exposed in their neighborhoods to higher particulate matter—such as smoke, soot, and dirt—had increased risks for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and death compared to those without such exposure, Mount Sinai-led researchers reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care …

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COVID booster cuts death rate by 90%, Israeli study finds

COVID booster cuts death rate by 90%, Israeli study finds

(HealthDay)—Booster doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine set recipients up to effectively withstand the ravages of both the Delta and Omicron variants, a group of new studies suggest. Boosted folks are 90% less likely to die from a Delta infection than people relying solely on the initial two-dose vaccination, Israeli data show. That protection will be …

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Do official vital records of maternal death detect specific effects of new pandemic viruses?

Do official vital records of maternal death detect specific effects of new pandemic viruses?

Using a statistical technique called interrupted time series (ITS), the researchers identified a sustained decline in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) from 1980 to 2009 (blue dots), the year of the H1N1 pandemic. During this event, the MMR increased exponentially (red point) and then resumed an even more accelerated downward trend from 2010 (celestial points). …

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COVID death data can be shared to make it look like vaccines don't work, or worse – but that's not the whole picture

COVID death data can be shared to make it look like vaccines don’t work, or worse – but that’s not the whole picture

Social media posts commenting on data from the UK, Israel and South Africa, among others, claim deaths from COVID (or all deaths) are now higher in vaccinated than unvaccinated citizens. Others make the more moderate claim vaccines do nothing to prevent death from COVID. These reports appear intimidating, because they usually utilise real data or …

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