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Sometimes rescuing is not an option – doctors should focus on providing comfort to dying elderly

August 23, 2018

What has a beginning always has an end. It is the case with life itself – we‘re all…
Worms experience rigor mortis while they are still alive – how this may eventually help humans?

March 7, 2018

Death is not a single event. It is a series of events as life fades away. Part of…
Why are there no human taxidermies?

December 1, 2017

Taxidermied animals are everywhere. Hunters are decorating their houses with their most impressive pieces, museums are displaying animals,…
Turning to religion helps dying people to find meaningfulness in life

August 18, 2017

Dying is extremely mystified phenomenon in our world. We are scared of dying and we would do anything…
Mixing opioids and sedatives steeply raises overdose risk

July 18, 2017

Patients who are prescribed opioids and sedating drugs such as benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants, drugs commonly prescribed for…
Virtual Support Groups Help Grieving Spouses With Depression

May 12, 2017

As the U.S. population ages, it’s estimated that half of women older than 65 are widows, while one-sixth…
‘I miss you so much’: How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning

August 20, 2016

Death and mourning were largely considered private matters in the 20th century, with the public remembrances common in…
High and low levels of ‘good cholesterol’ may cause premature death

August 15, 2016

Commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and…
Medication use in older men linked to risk of death and frailty

February 1, 2016

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, the study supports previously reported risks of both long…
In Married Couples, Death May Not Entirely Do You Part

January 14, 2016

As married couples spend day in and day out together, they begin to experience a level of interdependence…
Fitness in young adults associated with lower long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, death

December 2, 2015

Young adults who had greater endurance in treadmill tests lived longer and were less likely to suffer heart…
Study shows increase in infant deaths attributed to crib bumpers

November 30, 2015

A new study shows that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked…
Children’s loss of parents doubles the risk of suicide

November 13, 2015

A new study from Aarhus University shows that losing a mother or father before you reach the age…
Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

September 14, 2015

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual…
Researcher explores first-responders’ role in end-of-life calls

July 14, 2015

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are trained to save lives. But they sometimes enter situations where a…
Extra Heartbeats Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Congestive Heart Failure

July 8, 2015

Common extra heartbeats known as premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) may be a modifiable risk factor for congestive heart…
Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care

May 5, 2015

If a million black Americans who died prematurely had been alive to vote in the 2004 elections, the…
Deaths from fentanyl up sharply in Detroit-Ann Arbor area, prompting warning from experts

April 14, 2015

So far this year, 58 people have died from drug overdoses involving the prescription painkiller fentanyl in two…
Study: Near-death brain signaling accelerates demise of the heart

April 7, 2015

What happens in the moments just before death is widely believed to be a slowdown of the body’s…
Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous to dementia patients than we think?

March 19, 2015

Drugs aimed at quelling the behavior problems of dementia patients may also hasten their deaths more than previously…
Study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions

September 3, 2014

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda Troy Fedderson | University Communications   A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more…
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