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Machine learning significantly improves the accuracy of predicting premature deaths, from all causes, in a middle-aged population compared with more traditional models.
More than 80% of patients nearing the end of life reported experiencing dreams that were vivid, meaningful, and transformative. Patients reported the dreams made them feel supported, reassured and helped them to accept their impending death.
Bodily inflammation following the death of a spouse can predict future depression risk in the surviving spouse, a new study reports.
Bereavement is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. However, a low daily dose of a beta-blocker combined with aspirin can help to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Males who contract COVID-19 have 2.5 times the death rate of women. Being males is a significant risk factor for worse disease severity, regardless of age. Researchers found a similar trend in data from the 2003 SARS outbreak. The study speculates the reason why males are more prone to negative outcomes of coronavirus is due to levels of ACE2, which is significantly higher in males than females.
New findings raise the question of whether Neanderthals returned to the same spots in the famous Shanidar Cave to inter their dead. If so, it would suggest a cultural complexity of a higher order.
According to researchers, the emotional experiences of those close to death are both more positive and less negative than most people believe.