Tag: death

New Jersey veteran tested positive for rare tick-borne virus before death, daughter says

A New Jersey woman says her 80-year-old Marine Corps veteran father is the individual that health officials said tested positive for a rare tick-borne illness before his death in May. Dianne Rude, whose father, Armand Desormeaux, died on May 16 at Newton Medical Center, said she was told last Monday that

Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24: official

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government rallies, with protesters calling

Want to age gracefully? Diet is the key to disease prevention

As people age, they become more conscious of their well-being. It isn’t without reason, given that they are now prone to more health conditions. One of these is coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death among older adults. The condition is preventable, and changes in diet can reduce the

Low sodium levels found to contribute to cognitive impairment, decline

Low levels of sodium in the blood known as hyponatremia can play a role in the impairment and decline of cognitive function in older adults, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Mild hyponatremia is commonly found in older adultsand was found to be associated

Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death

Fried foods are full of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. According to research, consuming things like French fries at least twice a week can significantly increase the risk of premature death. For the study, which was conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers monitored 4,400 men and women for eight years. The participants were aged 45 to

Major global study determines 1 out of every 5 deaths is caused by poor diet

A study in The Lancet revealed that poor, unhealthy diet has now become the primary cause of one in five deaths worldwide. The research, carried out by the University of Washington‘s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) showed that a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds, and fish oils, and

Depression can be remedied with natural extracts

Depression is a huge problem in modern society, not only because it’s very unpleasant for sufferers and those around them, but also because safe and effective treatments are hard to come by. A study published in Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs, however, points to a natural extract that could make a

Nearly 300 crocodiles killed in Indonesia after man’s death

People armed with knives, hammers and clubs have slaughtered 292 crocodiles after a man was killed by one of the reptiles at a breeding farm in West Papua, Indonesia. Photographs released by the Antara news agency showed a large pile of bloodied carcasses in the Sorong district. The head of Indonesia’s