Assisted dying methods can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths

Assisted dying can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths for patients who don’t pass out and some take as long as a WEEK to die Patients may not get the correct dose due to difficulty swallowing or vomiting  International researchers said there is no defined way to achieve humane death Assisted dying is legal in some European countries and US states Assisted suicide […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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Study: Technology and doctors combine to detect patients who don’t take their pills

Almost everyone does it at some point—skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars a year. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify […]

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Rachel McAdams Opens Up About Being a New Mom — but Don’t Expect a Lot of Juicy Details

We may not get a blow-by-blow of McAdams’ life as a mom on Instagram, but it’s totally understandable that she wants to keep this aspect of her life private. And are there more out-of-the-limelight children in McAdams’ future? “I think there is definitely room for more,” she said. Way to be just vague enough, Rachel. We’ll be anxiously awaiting more details […]

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Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid the leafy green due to an outbreak of dangerous E. coli illness. “At this time, the FDA […]

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Suicide more prevalent than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide—and more often involves firearms—but public perception is just the opposite. News reports, movies and TV shows may contribute to the perception of a high risk of firearm homicide, authors of a new study say, leaving a substantial gap between ideas and reality and potentially leading to further danger. Now, […]

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