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Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 2:48pm When a parent or grandparent has a child with seizures to care for, the seizures themselves are enough of a worry without the added possiblity that a sudden death could occur. In a July 27, 2010 article in the New York Times by Aliyah Baruchin, the statistics are given that 18% of all deaths in patients with epilepsy are due to sudden deaths ... Read on »
The Relationship of Drug Abuse to Unexplained Sudden Death by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 2:05pm Another hidden cost of addiction. Read on »
Unexplained Differences in Hospital Death Rates by Medline Plus Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 1:34pm Friday, October 22, 2010    By Lynne Peeples NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most of the two-fold variation between U.S. hospitals in heart attack death rates remains a mystery, according to a new study. Researchers found that factor ... Read on »
Study Shows Possible Link Between Deaths and ADHD Drugs by Cheryl Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Jul 2009 5:05pm By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Children taking stimulant drugs such as Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are several times as likely to suffer sudden, unexplained death as children who are not taking such drugs, according to a study published yesterday that was funded by t ... Read on »
Officals Deny Vaccine Reaction in Child Death by Dr. Steve Nenninger Naturopathic Doctor Posted Sat 17 Oct 2009 10:02pm State probes unexplained death of Kings Park boy, 8 October 15, 2009 By MICHAEL AMON. AND MATTHEW CHAYES. michael.amon@newsday.com ., matthew.chayes@newsday.com The unexplained death of an 8-year-old Kings Park boy at Stony Brook University Medical Center has sparked a state Department of Health probe, authorities said Wednesday. Th ... Read on »
Screening family members for sudden death risk by Dr. Dan Weiss Health Maven Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 6:17am In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers at a specialized cardiogenetics center in the Netherlands have screened the close families of sudden-unexplained-death (SUD) victims and found that a third of them are affected by inherited heart disease. The causes of sudden death are varied, but there is clearly a genetic component which nee ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA is investigating two deaths following injection of long-acting antipsychotic Zyprexa Relprevv by FDA Posted Wed 19 Jun 2013 1:33pm Safety Announcement en Español [6-18-2013] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating two unexplained deaths in patients who received an intramuscular injection of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate).  The patients died 3-4 days after receiving an appropria ... Read on »
ADHD Drugs Can Cause Sudden Death in Kids by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 7:44pm A common prescription for ADHD is a stimulant medication. You’ve probably heard the brand names Adderal and Ritalin. Problem is, stimulants like these make kids who take them 7 times more likely to die suddenly. What we found — to our surprise — is that even if you take out confounding factors, the association between stimulant use and ... Read on »
FDA reviews link between ADHD meds, deaths by Elizabeth .. Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 11:51am I’ve always had a healthy respect for medication. As my mother used to say, “better living through chemistry.” But since I began blogging for the law firm and getting the FDA MedWatch alerts, I’ve become a little skittish. I realize severe adverse reactions are rare, so I still take my favorite painkiller Advil (I had banned it for a few weeks). ... Read on »
IL Child Death Review Teams by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:35pm Illinois established multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Child Death Review Teams (CDRT) in 1995. They consist of a network of 9 regional teams with review and coordination by a statewide Executive Council. As related in their annual report, “in accordance with state statute this system reviews unexpected and unexplained deaths of children 17 yea ... Read on »