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The Criminal Corpse, Anatomists and The Criminal Law

Parliamentary attempts to extend the dissection of offenders in late eighteenth-century England. Produced by the SafetyLit Foundation in cooperation with San Diego State University and the World Health Organization.  
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over 5 years ago
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Not One More: Protect and Empower Trans Youth

The recent loss of San Diego transgender teen Taylor Alesana to suicide, marks the seventh such death in 2015. While trans visibility is increasing, and ...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 5 years ago
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Spinal reflexes in brain death

 
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over 5 years ago
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Where Does Your Cadaver Come From? – in-Training, the online magazine for medical students

“Hello there,” I thought upon meeting my first patient in medical school. I did not get a response. Not that I was expecting one; my first patient was, as are most medical students’ first patients, a cadaver. She was draped with a bed sheet. Even when we began making the first cuts on her back, we kept her covered from the waist down.  
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over 5 years ago
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Mental health and the death of the 'headclutcher' picture - BBC News

A campaign backed by Stephen Fry has been launched to try and change media portrayals of mental health. But what is wrong with the ones currently used?  
bbc.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Defying Death... - The Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists - 13th Apr 2015 - Defying Death...  
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over 5 years ago
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Leading campaigner for legalising assisted suicide dies from starvation

Debbie Purdy, the leading campaigner and activist for the legalisation of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 51 after starving herself to death.  
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over 5 years ago
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No action is taken against anaesthetist who confessed to falsifying patient’s records

A UK fitness to practise tribunal has taken no action against an anaesthetist who panicked after a patient’s death during surgery and wrote a false account of her actions in the patient’s notes.  
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over 5 years ago
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ADHD 'doubles the risk of early death'

The symptoms of ADHD itself increase the risk of a premature death, in addition to a raised risk of substance use, a large study shows. Relative risk of early death was doubled.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Paternal alcohol problems, death from liver disease, signal offspring risk for cirrhosis

While the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is known to increase with heavy drinking, a number of people who drink large quantities of alcohol seem to escape developing the disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Poor girl child survival in India due to abortion of female fetuses and more death among girls

Modern ultrasound technology and economic pressure leads to female fetuses in the Ballabgarh area of northern India being aborted more often than male fetuses.  
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over 5 years ago
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Serious life events in childhood can triple risk of developing type 1 diabetes

New research from Sweden published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that serious life events (SLEs) in childhood, such as death or...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?

Study compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of early death in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Fear of terrorism increases resting heart rate and risk of death

A new study of over 17,000 Israelis has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people's resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying.  
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over 5 years ago
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Safety lapses at government labs raise serious bioterror concerns

Recent safety lapses at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH) facilities illustrate a new and grave bioterror threat: the risk for disease and death...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Shape-shifting molecule tricks viruses into mutating themselves to death

A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus's genetic material.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Applied physics helps decipher the causes of sudden death

Sudden cardiac death accounts for approximately 10% of natural deaths, most of which are due to ventricular fibrillation.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Men who kept highly fit in midlife reduced their cancer death risks in older life

Keeping fit is good for the heart, and now oncologists have evidence that keeping fit in midlife may reduce the risk of death from cancer after the age of 65 years.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Emphysema on CT an important independent risk factor for death

Emphysema-like lung found on computed tomography (CT) is associated with an increased risk for mortality among people without airflow obstruction or COPD, according to a study published in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Median age at death up, death rate down for Canadians with cystic fibrosis

Canadians with cystic fibrosis are living almost 20 years longer than they did two decades ago.The median survival age was 49.7 years in 2012, up from 31.9 years in 1990, Dr.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago