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More Americans Are Dying From Parkinson's Disease

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans who are dying from Parkinson’s disease has jumped by 63% in the past two decades, new research shows. The fresh analysis also revealed that men face double the risk of dying from the progressive and incurable disease than women. […]

Assisted dying: Campaigners renewed hope for change in the law

David Peace has motor neurone disease, a terminal illness which gradually affects the brain and nerves. He says he intends to travel to a Swiss clinic to end his life before his condition prevents him from making the journey. David, who lives in central London, is one of a number of people behind renewed calls […]

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children’s lives at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid pain reliever; so powerful that fentanyl patches are typically only prescribed to patients who require round-the-clock, long-term pain relief, such […]

Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?

Covid-19 has critically affected pregnant women in Brazil, with more than 1,000 deaths. One in five women that died from the virus didn’t have access to an intensive care unit and one in three didn’t have access to a ventilator. So far Brazil has recorded more than 530,000 coronavirus related deaths and only 45% of […]

Dying too young: Maps show little has changed in 170 years

Fast-forward 150 years, and although overall living standards have massively improved, the underlying causes of ill-health haven’t changed, says Prof Sally Sheard, head of department of Public Health, Policy and Systems at the University of Liverpool. Source link

Assisted dying campaigner Noel Conway dies aged 71

The campaign group paid tribute to Mr Conway, saying: “Noel will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, lecturer, mentor and for playing an instrumental role in bringing us closer to having a safe, compassionate assisted dying law in this country.” Source link

India Covid: Dying mother's final message

Dimple Arora was a 34 year-old-dentist with everything to live for when she died of Covid-19. Her husband Ravish told the BBC’s Orla Guerin that his wife’s death should be a warning to the UK. More than 250,000 people have died of Covid-19 in India so far, according to official figures. Source link