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Online obituaries are changing the way we publicly remember the dead and how newspapers cover deaths

The ways we deal with death are finding a new life online, according to research being published by a Kansas State University journalism professor and her colleague. "You're accustomed to clipping an obituary from the newspaper and putting it in the family Bible, but with online obituary servic...

How social insects recognize dead nestmates

RIVERSIDE, Calif. When an ant dies in an ant nest or near one, its body is quickly picked up by living ants and removed from the colony, thus limiting the risk of colony infection by pathogens from the corpse. The predominant understanding among entomologists scientists who study insects wa...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Recent Public Debate Comes to Dead End

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Safety Week was March 8-14. Promoting the use of the automated blood pressure device (1979), the pulse oximeter (1983) and the brain activity monitor (1997) was never for personal financial profit. All of these technological devices c...

Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years

Feat represents another advance in stem cell research, experts say MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating cloned mice from mouse bodies that had been frozen for up to 16 years. While the feat may raise the specter of resurrecting lost speci...

Video: The Cigarette Is Dead Social Movement Takes Aim at Deadly Icon

DENVER, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cigarette Is Dead, a social movement rooted in Colorado, has one ultimate objective -- to speed up the demise of the cigarette and snuff it out for good. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/quitdoingit/35430/ Si...

Nanoparticles + light = dead tumor cells

July 25, 2008 -- Medical physicists at the University of Virginia have created a novel way to kill tumor cells using nanoparticles and light. The technique, devised by Wensha Yang, an instructor in radiation oncology at the University of Virginia, and colleagues Ke Sheng, Paul W. Read, James M. La...

Medicare Fraud: How Many Dead Doctors Does it Take to Prescribe $90 Million in Medical Equipment for Medicare Patients?

The Health Insurance Advocate Cary Hall interviews Cato Institute's Michael Cannon to specify why Medicare is not the model to use for National Health Care Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 18, 2008 -- While some politicians are pointing to Medicare as proof that a nati...

Disaboom Survey Reveals 52 Percent of Americans Would Rather be Dead Than Disabled

Survey commissioned by Disaboom reveals that majority of Americans think life with a severe disability is not worth living. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 -- 52 percent of Americans would rather die than live with a severe disability, according to a recent national sur...

More Than 78,000 are Dead and Millions are Homeless After Cyclone Nargis Swept Through Myanmar

Malteser International has been providing assistance in the hardest hit areas of the country WILMINGTON, Del., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 78,000 are dead and millions are homeless after Cyclone Nargis swept through Myanmar. Malteser International has been providi...

ALL: More Dead Babies Found in Michigan Dumpsters

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shortly after the gruesome discovery of aborted babies in a dumpster behind Dr. Alberto Hodari's Womancare abortion facility in early March, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered the mutilated bodies of aborted babies in another dumpster at Wom...

Alzheimers Research Target May Be a Dead End

Amyloid inhibitors cant prevent brain plaque build-up, study suggests SUNDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A once-promising pathway for research into preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease may have been derailed by a surprise chemical finding, researchers report. Scientists in l...

Wanted: Dead Bodies (Fresh, Preferably)

Feature film, "The Doctor and the Devils" to be presented by the Mutter Museum "Up the alley and down the street Fallon and Broom sell bones and meat. Fallon's a butcher and Broom's a thief. And Rock's the boy that buys the beef...

A Medical Miracle: Back from the Dead

49-Year-Old Survivor of Cardiac Arrest Thanks Fast Responders and White Plains Hospital Emergency Care Team and Technology for Saving Her Life White Plains, NY (PRWEB) April 2, 2009 -- Siegrid Buhlheller, a 49-year-old White Plains wife and mother of two children--who r...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

Dengue fever killed 30 people in Myanmar in the first six months of the year, local media said Monday, making it the latest country in the region to experience a surge in the mosquito-borne disease. Than Winn, a senior Myanmar health ministry official, told the weekly Myanmar Times newspap...

Madonna "hooked" to Age-defying Dead Sea Ingredient Israeli Cream

Pop diva Madonna, who has lately been criticised for looking scrawny and gaunt, is "hooked" on an age-defying Israeli skincare product . The 48-year-old singer, was overjoyed when her Kabbalah mentor Karen Berg told her about a "rejuvenating" product which helps keep lines and wrinkles at ba...

Babies Cot Dead - Why?

Dundee University researchers seem to know what makes certain babies prone to SIDS and serious health ailments. Colleagues from Edinburgh University and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow have closed in on the possible risk factors in premature and small babies which expose the...

Newborn Baby Declared Dead by Doctors Found Alive

A premature baby, who had been proclaimed stillborn by doctors in northern Malaysia, turned out to be alive, local press reported Monday. Azmi Masiron, 26, was preparing for the funeral of his newborn baby girl at home in Kedah state when he noticed a movement from the baby placed on the f...

Rats Feast on Dead Patient in Kolkata Hospital

A state-run city hospital witnessed protests on Wednesday after a dead patient's body was handed over to his relatives// with an ear and nose nibbled away by rats. TV reports said Bishom Roy, a man above 60, was admitted to Shambhunath Pandit Hospital a few days back with diabetes. He died s...

200 Cattle Dead in Zimbabwe Due to Anthrax

Masvingo in Zimbabwe has witnessed the death of 200 cattle due to anthrax in the last two months. Wild buffaloes are thought to have spread the deadly disease to the cattle in the province. // The management of the disease took a beating due to severe shortage of vaccines. Infact, the Governo...

3,600 Dead in Iran Due to Air Pollution, in One Month

Tehran - Air pollution has allegedly been the cause of 3,600 deaths in a month, in one of the world’s most polluted cities, Tehran, //which has led city officials to label it as a 'collective suicide.' Air pollution is serious in Tehran, due to the availability of inexpensive fuel that has le...

35 dead in suicide attack on Pakistan army base

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Pakistan Army training centre Wednesday, killing 35 recruits and injuring about 40, state-run and private television channels reported, quoting military sources. // The attack occurred on the elite Punjab Regiment's training centre in the Dargai area of t...

Unknown disease leaves 6 dead in Panama

A national epidemic alert has been declared by the health ministry of Panama following the death of no less than 6 people// due to an unknown disease that has left several others with fever, diarrhoea and partial paralysis. The doctors have not yet found the cause of the disease. However, they ...

Mystery of the dead crocodiles solved

Scientists believe that they might have finally cracked the mystery of the deaths of thousands of baby crocodiles in captivity in the Top End.// Eye and throat disease had killed the young farmed crocodiles at four of the Top End's five crocodile farms in recent past weeks. Veterinary path...

Families of the Dead no Longer Have the Last Say

Families of the dead who carried donor cards no longer have the last say concerning the removal of organs from their loved ones.// Tomorrow new laws will come into force that will make the deceased person’s wishes paramount. Currently, even if people carry a donor card, their relatives can prev...

19 People Dead From Encephalitis In China

The death toll in China from encephalitis has now risen to 19 from 17. The official Xinhua news agency confirmed that the outbreak of mosquito-borne encephalitis was spreading rapidly.// Health officials in Yuncheng in Shanxi Province reported that an additional 38 infections had emerged sinc...

Mother With Supposed Dead Fetus Finds She Is Still Pregnant

Julie Brown, from Livingston has accused the NHS of giving false information since she discovered that she was still pregnant after undergoing treatment// to remove a non-viable fetus. Doctors at the town's St John's hospital had told her that the fetus in her womb was dead. After this she und...

Madhya Pradesh Doctors Remove 15-yr-old Dead Foetus

In a bizarre and medically shocking incident, a 35-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh survived carrying a dead foetus for over 15 years.// She was however operated upon Friday at the government hospital at Khargone, 348 km from here, and the dead foetus weighing a kilo-and-half was finally remov...

Seven Dead in Maharashtra Due to Suspected Chikungunya

Seven people have died due to suspected chikungunya in three districts of Akola, Buldhana and Washim in Maharashtra, hospital sources said. // While four patients died in Akot, two and one expired at Telhara and Ghuser respectively, they said. Many others were believed to have been suffering ...

What to do with the Dead if a Flu Outbreak Happens?

When the 1918 pandemic hit, the death toll was so overwhelming that steam shovels were brought in to dig graves, caskets rented to hold brief //memorial services, trains commandeered to transport dead soldiers and priests could be seen patrolling the streets of Philadelphia. With the threat of ...

Nearly 75 dead in India Due To Malaria and 300,000 sick

The local government has announced that nearly 75 people have died from a malaria epidemic that has gripped the state of Assam, and has left more than 300,000// debilitated by its onslaught. The eastern Lakhimpur district has taken the worst beating with nearly 30 deaths and up to 150,000 sick. ...

Britain Slaughters Chickens After Dead Birds Tested Positive

The British government has ordered the slaughter of some 35,000 chickens at a farm in the south-eastern county of Norfolk after dead birds// tested positive for a strain of bird flu, it was reported Thursday. Early tests showed it was likely to be the H7 strain, virulent among chickens but le...

Mother pronounced dead while delivering twins

Ms Adele McIntosh, 33, single young mother has died of a blood clot her lungs as she gave birth to twin daughters. She was admitted to Simpson's maternity// pavilion, part of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, in the early hours. Ms McIntosh already had a 17-month-old son. Doctors say that a bl...

Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

Coimbatore: Tamilnadu-Kerala border witnessed some excitement today, with nine peacocks found dead near a farm at K G Chavadi//, according to forest department sources. A special team from the department was deputed to hold first level investigations into the death of the birds. Post mortem wa...

Bird Flu Virus in a Dead Mallard and a Gull near Budapest, Hungary

A government spokesman said that new cases of bird flu in a dead mallard and a gull were found in two different places near Budapest, and in two dead swans// in southern Hungary. Previously the government has confirmed eight case of the H5N1 virus detected in swans outside Budapest. The m...

Drink till you drop dead in English Pubs- Restriction on Timings Lifted

London: For the first time in 90 years the timings for the last order for drinks has been lifted from the traditional 11PM to round the clock drinking. Thousands of revelers up and down the country greeted the news with an extra drink in pubs and bars after midnight. // No major untoward inciden...

Bird flu test conducted in dead pigeon found in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is facing a new threat of bird flu panic fallowing reports of a pigeon dead. The Animal and Health ministry is undergoing tests for isolating// and identification of the virus responsible for the pigeon dead. Though there were no earlier reports on isolation of the virulent H5N1 strain of ...

Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead

Kolkata (6th Sept 2005): In an alarming announcement the Health Minister of West Bengal Mr.Surya Kanta Mishra officially declared that West Bengal was facing a Dengue epidemic and the numbers of cases detected were increasing in comparison to last year.// Mishra also said that other than de...

233 Dead in Mumbai and Thane due to Water Borne Diseases

Mumbai, August 15, 2005. The death toll seems to be on constant rise, though the floodwaters seem to be receding in Mumbai and Thane. There were 91 more deaths in the Mumbai and Thane district and now the death toll stands at 233// from leptospirosis and other water-borne diseases according to t...

Malaria Sweeps Tripura, 25 Dead

Agartala, July 13 (IANS) At least 25 people have died of malaria in the last two weeks in Tripura with authorities using helicopters to send medical teams to remote areas, officials said Friday . "We are monitoring the situation. Despite 25 people dying of malaria so far, the situation is u...

New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead

The average Indian may go through an entire life without contributing a huge amount to the world's production of greenhouse gases, but in death his carbon footprint jumps . Alarmed by the fuel-intensive nature of the funeral rites of Hindus who practice open-air cremation using firewood, an environ...
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