Tag Archives: Death

First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Two young women vape outside the shop they work at, Cloud99 Vapes, in Manhattan borough, New York. Melissa Fares | Reuters One person has died after being hospitalized with a severe lung illness after using an e-cigarette, the first death doctors have linked to vaping, Illinois officials said Friday. The death comes as federal and… Read More »

Police violence deemed leading cause of death in men, Black men fare worst

The Louisville Courier Journal reported that of 130,999 traffic stops in Louisville from 2016 to 2018 where citations were given, African Americans were disproportionately stopped and three times as likely to be searched as white drivers. According to a new study on life expectancy and mortality within the nation, researchers found that excessive force by… Read More »

Ireland has one of the highest death rates from asthma in Western Europe

It has been revealed that Ireland had the worst mortality rates when it comes to asthma in Western Europe. The Asthma Society of Ireland has warned that the country is “getting asthma management wrong” and that it is causing a serious economic burden. A new report from the organisation has shown that there were 421,000 specialist and 133,000… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

John Singleton’s death outlines importance of knowing warning signs of stroke

John Singleton attends FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16, 2017 in Century City, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) The death of famed director John Singleton on Monday at age 51 has shocked and saddened both celebrities and fans alike and as Singleton was known for bringing awareness to the… Read More »