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Delay in breast cancer treatment can lead to higher mortality rate, says expert
The decision to delay the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer may have grave consequences for cancer mortality in the years to come, say oncologists. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive challenge for the treatment of breast cancer patients.
Kidney disease associated with much higher risk of mortality for COVID-19 patients in ICU: Study
New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) reveals the much higher risk of mortality faced by COVID-19 patients in intensive care who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) or, those who develop new (acute) kidney injury (AKI) as a result of developing COVID-19.
Remdesivir has very little effect on COVID-19 mortality, WHO finds
Remdesivir, one of the big treatment hopes for COVID-19, has very little effect on preventing deaths, according to a large and comprehensive trial run by the World Health Organization.
Study links higher level of exercise to lower risk of all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes patients
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that having a greater exercise capacity is associated with a significantly decreased all-cause mortality risk of between 25-33 percent in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
CDC: Mortality rates lowest for infants of normal-weight women
Infants of women who are normal weight pre-pregnancy have the lowest total infant, neonatal, and post neonatal mortality rates, with increased rates seen for infants of women who are underweight or who have obesity pre-pregnancy, according to the National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Infant mortality rate in NI is the worst in the UK, report finds
Northern Ireland's infant mortality rate remains the highest of any UK region but has decreased, according to a new report.
UNICEF hails Iran's efforts to lower child mortality rate
The United Nations’ Children's Fund (UNICEF) praised Iran’s achievements in reducing child mortality rate.
New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline in US
Overall mortality rates continue to decline, according to the most recent US Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
AI now better at predicting mortality than human doctors
As scientists continue to toil away at creating machine learning algorithms that will one day enslave humanity save us all, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have discovered that computers are outpacing human doctors in a number of important areas.
Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The paper is published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Infant mortality in England, Wales could soar without action, study warns
Infant mortality rates in England and Wales could be 140 percent higher than in comparable wealthy countries by 2030 without concerted action, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warned.
Accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality
Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death?
US's high child mortality rate might be linked to poverty
The US spent $3.3 trillion on health care in 2016 — the most of any developed country. Yet for the past 50 years, it's had the highest child mortality rate of any other wealthy nation, and some researchers say it's all due to poverty.
Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality
Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart disease among vulnerable residents, according to a new study by a team of Chinese researchers.

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