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Doug Blasdell Cause Of Death
Heart disease: Number of deaths for leading causes of death •heart disease: 599, 413 •cancer: 567, 628 •chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137, 353 •stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128, 842 •accidents (unintentional injuries): 118, 021 •alzheimer's disease: 79, 003 •diabetes: 68, 705 •influenza and pneumonia: 53, 692 •nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48, 935 •intentional self-harm (suicide): 36, 90. ...Read more
Heart Disease: The #1 cause of death in women is heart disease. It is a universally under-appreciated problem, but specifically in the United States. Diet, excercise, "baby aspirin", and regular checkups with your doctor are good preventive measures, particularly if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more
Many possibilities: If injury to the head, or separation of the skull from the neck bones, does not result in death, then injury to the chest organs, or burning, are the common causes. One task of the medical examiner is to determine whether the pilot died because the plane crashed, or vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC site: Check this cdc site: https://isearch.Avg.Com/pages/abt/tb/search.Aspx?Q=causes+of+death+women+us&sap=dsp&lang=en&mid=b3b5deb80c5847d0b6cdd1585747d71e-466ec35eae5e30de17ce347538481a73b3240a25&cid=%7b5f969c91-8d84-4a0c-8196-d22cbac773d1%7d&v=22.214.171.124&ds=qw011&d=10%2f19%2f2012+8%3a03%3a42+pm&pr=sa&snd=hdr&sap_acp=1&tc=test4.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The bacterial infection called cat scratch fever sometimes kills especially by causing an encephalopathy. An aggressive bacterial infection due to a cat scratch, as by some staphylococci, can kill in a few days; or an untreated infection by a more common bacterium might also turn septic and cause death. Of course these are rare; just do first-aid for the injury and watch it. ...Read more
Car crash: From 1-10, the leading cause of preventable death in the us in automobile crashes. Lack of, or inappropriate use of passenger safety seats is a contributing factor. While most understand infants need a protective seat, even that group has ~90% errors in proper use when evaluated at car seat checks.Morbidity is highest when parents are those that choose not to use a seat belt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many of my classmates died from auto accidents in their 20s. Is that the major cause of death then?
Yes, and now, too.: Auto accidents/trauma: number one cause of mortality in that age group. Interestingly, it's the basics that are advised for intervention. Seat belt closure, designated driver if etoh involved, the usual. Facts of life. ...Read more
Is it possible to literally 'tickle someone to death' ? If so, what would the cause of death be called ?
Probably not: Extreme tickling is of course uncomfortable for the victim and i can imagine a scenario in which it is so intense that the person loses consciousness from poor breath control. At which point the tickling ceases to be effective, breathing starts normally and the person revives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that every 13.7 minutes someone commits suicide. It is the third leading cause of death and beat out auto related deaths. Why world so bad now?
Suicide reason: There are many reasons someone tries suicide, but i think they all can be summarized as the person feels that it is the best option. Their thinking is impaired by mental illness, short sightedness or prejudice. This is why people need help to envision other solutions to their problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers