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California Department of Public Health Reports Large Increase in Pet Euthanasia

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) , a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased ...

ALL: Stimulus Provision Endangers Seniors, Opens the Door for Euthanasia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Judie Brown, president of American Life League, on the eugenics element woven into the healthcare provisions of the stimulus package agreed upon by the House and Senate Feb. 12 as reported by the Associated Press and...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this weeks BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur an...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance// and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this week’s BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur annu...

Consider Euthanasia For Severely Disabled Babies, College Tells Doctors

An issue which is likely to arouse strong feelings either way has been brought up by senior doctors at a medical college in Britain - the proposal suggests mercy killing of// new borns who are severely disabled. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology put forth this recommendation ...

Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed

United Kingdom is being nudged by a Swiss organization to rework on the laws governing assisted suicide, or euthanasia, so that it can be considered for patients// suffering chronic mental ailments and depression. Dignitas, who has Ludwig Minelli at the helm, is petitioning the Swiss Suprem...

Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus

A study conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shows that patient trust over their doctors would still be strong even if a law to legalize physician-assisted // death were to be enforced in the near future. The study is based on the results of a telephonic survey conducted a...

Italian Court Presides Over the Judgment of Incurably Ill Italian Man, Pleading Euthanasia

Rome – A decision is awaited from the Italian court, presiding over a milestone case regarding a patient named Piergiorgio Welby - suffering// from muscular dystrophy, paralyzed and terminally ill – who has petitioned the court to allow the doctors to disengage him from the respirator, and allow hi...

Religious Leaders Come In The Way Of Euthanasia

The law which stated that doctors can give drugs to end the life of those who are terminally ill was blocked by the upper house of British parliament//. The assisted dying bill of Britain was based on the law in US. It stated that doctors can prescribe lethal drugs to patients who are suffering unb...

Physicians Say No to Euthanasia

According to the survey conducted among the doctors of the Royal College of Physicians it was found that they were against the proposed legislation of Euthanasia. //It was found that about 73% of the doctors were against this law. Lord Joffe's issued a bill for assisted dying where it states that t...

A case for euthanasia

My daughter 'Terri Schiavo, is in the building behind me, starving to death, " Mark Schindler said. " We laugh // together, we cry together, we smile together, and we talk together. She is my life..................” said the mother of Terri in the court. Members of the US Congress said on Sat...

Euthanasia, Palliative Care Work in Unison in Belgium

... THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Legalizing euthanasia for terminally ill people doesn't lead to reduced ...al three months of life were more likely to choose euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide than those who recei...ings suggest that, instead of opposing each other, euthanasia and palliative care complement one another and oft...

Catholic Charities, Vincent De Paul Society Supporting Abortion-Providing Healthcare Plan, Says ALL

...ry abortion coverage, contraceptive services, and permissive sex education, euthanasia and eugenics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/2008110..."Millions of taxpayers will be forced to subsidize abortion, contraception, euthanasia and bureaucratic denial of health care to the poorest of the poor." ...

Animal Shelters Worldwide Join North Shore Animal League America and Spokesperson Cesar Millan for 15th Annual Pet Adoptathon(R) 2009

...ages animal lovers worldwide to adopt mixed-breed shelter dogs as a way of taking a stand against inhumane puppy mills and helping to curb the rate of euthanasia of healthy adoptable shelter animals due to lack of space. Millan has created "Sessions with Cesar," an online training course for dog owners. He...

Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right

... and a right to assistance in committing suicide. In addition, the judge did not impose any restrictions on the practice, leaving room for the active euthanasia of patients by their physicians. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of AUL stated, "It is appalling that the district court has attempted t...

Veterinary Specialist's Business Growth A Bright Spot in Dull Economy

...ced medical treatments for all kinds of disorders like seizures in cats as well as cancers, spinal surgeries and brain tumors that would have led to euthanasia not too many years ago." According to a study released by the American Veterinary Medical Association in January 2008, 49.7 percent of 50,0...

New Animal Book on Veterinary Medicine Features Patients That Don't Play by the Rules

...pay/neuter clinic for small animals in Tampa in 1971, and introduced the first Pet HMO for his patients in 1981. This animal doctor developed a humane euthanasia chamber for rabid animals which enabled animal control personnel to safely and humanely handle and euthanize rabid animals. He also designed spec...

Americans United For Life Denounces Montana Court's Assisted Suicide Decision, Urges Appeal

...the decision to the Montana State Supreme Court. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President and CEO, stated, "This ruling begins the descent toward euthanasia and even a duty to die in Montana. We have already seen cases in Oregon where patients are denied state insurance coverage for life-saving treatments...

Europe seeks consensus over 'living wills'

...he case not just for the highly topical matters of euthanasia and assisted suicide, but also for administration ...relating to advance directives relate naturally to euthanasia and assisted suicide. While euthanasia involves administration of a lethal dose by a doct...

High quality of life in spite of very severe disease

...his means that the proportion of depressive disorders is only slightly greater than in the overall population. In view of the public discussion on euthanasia and assisted suicide, the authors think it essential that there should be a scientific investigation of the quality of life, as seen by the patient. T...

6 Nobel Prize Winners at International Congress of Genetics

...reditary diseased offspring", which was implemented on the 14th of July in 1933, and which gave grounds for the inhuman, forced sterilizations and the euthanasia program. The German Society for Human Genetics comments on the scientists involved then, and takes a stand regarding the current position of German ge...

Bob Barker's 'Right' to Free Speech Comes with a 'Price'

...zation, which costs upwards of $200 in the City of Los Angeles, unless subsidized by the City. Voluntary programs, on the other hand, have reduced dog euthanasia by 74 percent in the last six years in Los Angeles alone. About CDOC: The mission of Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC) is to provide infor...

Deep Sedation Becoming More Common for Dying Patients in Holland

... clear if practice is being carried out in lieu of euthanasia FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- C...tinuous deep sedation is becoming more common than euthanasia in the Netherlands when treating terminally ill pa...o are nearing death, Dutch researchers report. euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but it's not clear fr...

Vulnerable groups are not at higher risk of physician-assisted death

...d risk of physician assisted death are not supported by evidence, says an expert in this weeks BMJ. Physician assisted death (both voluntary active euthanasia and physician assisted suicide) has been openly practiced in the Netherlands for more than 25 years and was formally legalised in 2002. Physician assi...

Californians Against Assisted Suicide: Assisted Suicide 'Study' From Biased Author is Questionable at Best

...ay in which you won't impose a burden on others" was a real possibility if euthanasia was legalized ... ... Those least capable of withstanding the pressure to request euthanasia or commit suicide would be people who have been the least self-determining...

Doctor-aided suicide: No slippery slope

...ble suffering, Battin says. Physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia have been openly tolerated in the Netherlands since the 1980s under guideli...y. Battins team analyzed data on assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia in the Netherlands during 1985-2005 data taken from four government studie...

Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles

...trine of the Faith, in his latest string of speeches denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of 'terrorism with a human face.' He called abortion clinics as sl...ven a harmless, even attractive, name: 'centre for reproductive health' and euthanasia is blandly called 'death with dignity'.' The Catholic Church has deci...

French 'euthanasia Doctor' Avoids Jail

...,000 doctors and nurses came out in support of the doctor and demanded that euthanasia be made legal in France. Active euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland....

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

...f double effect as a real and essential phenomenon in end of life care. Using double effect as a justification for patient assisted suicide and euthanasia is not tenable in evidence-based medicine, he says. In end of life care, double effect is a myth leading a double life. Source-Newswise SM ...

Doctors’ Own Fear of Death Linked to Hastening Death of Very Sick Newborn

...rn’s suffering. In an accompanying editorial, Martin Ward Platt points out that the findings should not be interpreted as indicative of rampant euthanasia on neonatal units. Rather, he says, the study shows that “In relation to neonatal death and dying, doctors’ fear, or lack of it, matters. It mat...

Euthanasia : ‘Merciful’ Terminatin

...nd religion are unanimous in this, and rightly so. euthanasia would be a long step backward in civilization.' -...d to terminally ill individuals, and the misuse of euthanasia by its perpetrators, are some of the reasons that euthanasia is not yet legalized in most countries. The s...

More Caffeine Could Mean a Greater Acceptance Tendency

...eas // . The results of the study were published in the European Journal of Social Psychology. The study enquired about the people’s attitudes towards euthanasia before and after reading persuasive arguments against their initial beliefs. Before reading the arguments, the participants were given orange jui...

Euthanasia Should Be Legalised feels An Ethics Professor

...or the legalisation of voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia in the UK//. Len Doyal a professor of medical ethi...ed that it is ironic that much of the debate about euthanasia has been so focussed on competent patients and not...ve debate blocked a bill that would have legalised euthanasia in the UK. The Assisted Dying for the Terminally I...

Coffee Stimulants Could Make us to Change The Attitude

...g about 140 students, according to the online edition of The Sydney Morning Herald. The students were questioned about how they viewed voluntary euthanasia and abortion. They were then asked to read persuasive messages about the subject that were opposed to their opinions. Before reading the argume...

Caffeine Makes People Persuade Easily

...t //of stimulants increases people's willingness to be persuaded. About 140 students participated in two experiments about how they viewed voluntary euthanasia and abortion. They were given either straight orange juice or juice laced with the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee before reading the ...

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke could faces criminal conviction

... The Medical Council of New Zealand said that the euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke does not possess a license for practising med...l said that Dr Nitschke needs to be registered as a doctor to carry out his euthanasia workshops. On the other hand Dr Nitschke denies that he needs a licence...

Bishop Warns Against Change in Mercy Killing Laws

... The Bishop of Manchester has come out strongly against euthanasia saying that the proposed changes in the law would increase the cases of mercy killing of "unwanted children." // "As some paediatricians have said...

Dare Not Mercy kill – Courtesy: The Care Not Killing Grou

...n that purports to introduce assisted // suicide / euthanasia in the United Kingdom. The Care Not Killing tea...ity of palliative care while vehemently denouncing euthanasia and physician assisted killing. Their conviction to reject euthanasia has gained momentum following the death of Dr Anne...

Kiwi veterinarians angry Over Doctor's Advice

... The New Zealand Veterinary Association is on war path against Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke for his advise to use vets to get deadly drugs//... barbiturates prescribed to put animals down are the same as those used for euthanasia in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Dr Nitsc...

Euthanasia To Be Permitted In Swiss Hospital

...n the premises of a hospital in Switzerland, even though the conditions for euthanasia will be very strict. // This has been revealed by the University Hospital a...se access to an external doctor or to a member of Exit, the Swiss voluntary euthanasia society. Terminally ill patients will be allowed in this hospital to tak...
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