Lifestyle Factors Can Significantly Affect Cancer Mortality
Most cancer deaths among white Americans could be prevented through four healthy lifestyle changes, according to a study published online May 19 in JAMA Oncology.
LexisNexis Risk Classifier – An Effective Indicator of Mortality Risk (Munich RE)
Munich Re, US (Life) (Munich Re) assessed LexisNexis® Risk Classifier, which is a predictive modeling tool that was developed by and is proprietary to LexisNexis. LexisNexis allowed Munich Re access to the Risk Classifier in order to perform an objective review of its ability to accurately assess mortality risk using publicly available and easily obtainable non-biometric criteria.
Excess Weight May Not Equal Early Mortality After All
The body mass index (BMI) linked to the lowest rate of all-cause early mortality is rising, according to a study published in the May 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
NAFLD and Obesity: What Is the Mortality Risk?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was highly prevalent in morbidly obese patients who underwent weight loss surgery even when those patients didn't have metabolic syndrome, according to researchers here.
Fewer Deaths from Leading Causes
The number of fatalities caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries and diabetes - the five leading causes of death in the US - has fallen, according to a report published in JAMA.
Occupational Risk of Bladder Cancer on the Rise
Despite efforts by lawmakers and manufacturers to protect workers and provide safe working environments, the risk of bladder cancer is still rising in certain industries, according to a review published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Oncology.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Parkinson Disease — United States, 2000–2013
The age-adjusted death rates for Parkinson disease increased for males from 8.8 per 100,000 population in 2000 to 11.0 in 2013 and for females from 3.9 in 2000 to 4.8 in 2013.
Life Expectancy Substantially Drops With Disease Combo
While having one major health problem -- such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, or stroke -- can increase the risk for an early death, new research warns that the risk of dying prematurely goes up significantly for individuals with more than one of these conditions.
Impaired Risk Review: Lung Cancer
Approximately 200,000 people in the United States in 2010 were diagnosed with lung cancer, and almost 160,000 died of the disease, according to the National Vital Statistics Report.
Marijuana: Not Just Blowing Smoke (RGA)
As more governments liberalize cannabis regulations, the mortality and morbidity impacts of this drug as well as its potential benefits when used for medicinal purposes will be of great interest to the insurance industry. This research presents statistics on marijuana use and the results of several studies on its effects.