By Honor Whiteman Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But have you ever wondered exactly what these beverages do to your body after consumption? One researcher has created an infographic that explains what happens to the body within an hour of drinking a can of Coca-Cola.
A Right to Die, a Will to Live: As a bioethicist, Peggy Battin fought for the right of people to end their own lives. But what if you were the military officer on the receiving end of that phone call?
Could you refuse the order? If you're worried about the dangers of nuclear war, check out the excellent links alongside this thoughtful piece. The era of medical miracles has created a new phase of aging, as far from living as it is from dying.
I agree with Robin Henig: The longer you live the longer it will take to die. The better you have lived the worse you may die.
The healthier you are — through careful diet, diligent exercise and attentive medical scrutiny — the harder it is to die. Part of the advance in life expectancy is that we have technologically inhibited the ultimate event. We have fought natural causes to almost a draw.
Craig Bowron, Washington Post, Craig Bowron is a hospital-based internist in Minneapolis. Choosing to let a loved one pass away by not treating an illness feels too complicit; conversely, choosing treatment that will push a patient into further suffering somehow feels like taking care of him.
While it's easy to empathize with these family members' wishes, what they don't appreciate is that very few elderly patients are lucky enough to die in their sleep.
Almost everyone dies of something. White women and men in small cities and rural areas are dying at much higher rates than inwhile whites in the largest cities and their suburbs have steady or declining death rates.
From throughthe mortality rate for white women rose in most parts of the country, particularly around small cities and in rural areas.
Rates often went up by more than 40 percent and, in some places, doubled. Mortality rates were most likely to decline in the Northeast corridor and in large cities that anchor metropolitan areas of more than a million people, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, St. But significant increases in white mortality also showed up in the small-town and rural Midwest — such as Johnson County, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa — and in parts of the American West, such as Nye County, Nev.
Foremost is an epidemic of opioid and heroin overdoses that has been particularly devastating in working-class and rural communities.
Deaths of rural white women in their early 50s from cirrhosis of the liver have doubled since the end of the 20th century, The Post found.
The suicide rate is climbing for white women of all ages and has more than doubled for rural white women ages 50 to Life "expectancies continuously rise with income in America: The modestly poor live longer than the very poor, and the super-rich live longer than the merely rich. In some ways, this finding is surprising The Compassionate Friends credo: We need not walk alone.
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Jan and I are haunted by Stone's and Holt's violent, senseless deaths, and all of the wrongs that can never be righted. Including the biggest of them all — we could not save our sons from death. We should have been the ones who died first, not our precious boys.
We carry that guilt in our already shattered hearts, and we relearn every morning when we wake up that the loss of our children is something we will never get over.
Complicated Losses, Difficult Deaths: He spent his life pretending to be someone he wasn't. Now he wanted me to know the real deal. A beloved dog afflicted with the disease of old age brings her owner face to face with responsibility in its purest form Verlyn Klinkenborg, NYTimes, The Death Penalty: Righteous Anger or Murderous Revenge?
Dow and Robert K. After a senseless act of violence in our church, we did not give in to anger.HealthCentral combines medically vetted health information with personal stories about life with chronic health conditions to give you the tools and inspiration to make positive changes, no matter you.
KEY POINTS: The history of the HIV and AIDS epidemic began in illness, fear and death as the world faced a new and unknown virus.
However, scientific advances, such as the development of antiretroviral drugs, have enabled people with access to treatment to live long and healthy lives with HIV. Morgellons (/ m ɔːr ˈ ɡ ɛ l ə n z /) is the informal name of a self-diagnosed, unconfirmed skin condition in which individuals have sores that they believe contain some kind of fibers.
Morgellons is poorly characterized but the general medical consensus is that it is a form of delusional parasitosis; the sores are the result of compulsive scratching, and the fibers, when analysed, turn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 operating divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services, the principal agency in the U.S.
government for providing human services and protecting the health and safety of all Americans. Antibiotic resistance happens when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them.
That means the germs are not killed and continue to grow. 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those.