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A Reassuring Touch Could Improve Mood In People With Low Self-Esteem

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 20:21

People who have low self-esteem might not be able to deal with the concept of death as well as others. A new study finds that touch might alleviate those woes.

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Testosterone Therapy Could Increase Risk For Heart Problems, Death In Older Men

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:50

Older men who took testosterone had an increased risk for death, or heart attack or stroke, compared to men who didn't undergo the therapy.

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Want To Tell If Someone Is Likely To Die? Check Their Movements and Appearance

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:24

Self-reported health assessments were always believed to be biased, but it turns out that doctors' assessments aren't as accurate either. So who's assessments are the most accurate?

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Tikker Watch Counts Down The Seconds Of Your Life

By | Mon, 10/07/2013 - 19:39

The Tikker watch synthesizes biological and environmental data to predict your final hour, minute, and second.

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Driving While On Drugs Causes 31% Of Fatal Car Crashes

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 20:38

Depressants, such as opioids, were among other drugs that made drivers three times as likely to be in a fatal car crash.

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'Microbial Clock' Pinpoints Time Of Death

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 20:01

Our "microbial clock" offers an accurate and reliable tool for forensic analysis and crime investigation, a new study suggests.

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The Impact Of Social Isolation On Older Adults

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 17:22

Humans are so eminently social beings that being isolated has as much of a damaging impact on one's health as high blood pressure and smoking do.

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Mom Preserves Son's Corpse For 18 Years Using Vodka [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 17:45

Joni Bakaradze, who died at age 22, has has been preserved for nearly two decades by his mother, Tsiuri Kvaratskhelia, so that his grandson could one day see what his late-father had looked like.

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200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars: Would You Take A One-Way Trip To The Red Planet?

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 15:39

Would you take the trip of a lifetime to Mars if it meant that you could never come back?

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How Good Weather Killed The Australian Funeral Business

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:15

After an unseasonably warm Australian winter, climate-related deaths are down, and the nation's funeral business is experiencing massive losses.

What Did The Great American Writer Really Die Of? Accident, Suicide Or His Genes?

The Ongoing Mystery Of Hemingway’s Misdiagnosed Death: Accident, Suicide Or Genetic Disorder?

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:29

Ernest Hemingway’s death marks the beginning of National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month, the same disease that scientists question as a possible root of the great writer’s death.

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MERS Virus Hits Death Toll Of 33 As New Cases Continue To Plague Middle East; Scientists Look To Newly Mapped Genetic Codes For Answers

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 14:09

Three new confirmed cases of the MERS virus have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, with one more dead.

Researchers Develop First Test to Accurately Evaluate Motivations Behind Suicide

Researchers Develop First Test to Accurately Evaluate Motivations Behind Suicide

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:40

A new questionnaire is the first accurate and scientifically tested tool for evaluating a person's motivation for attempting suicide.

Marshall Lytle Dies: Lung Cancer ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Comets Bassist

Marshall Lytle Dies: Lung Cancer Claimed ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Bassist

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:38

Marshall Lytle dies of lung cancer at the age of 79. The bassist played with Bill Haley & His Comets on American classics like “Rock Around the Clock” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

Former Laker Flynn Robinson Dies at 72 After Multiple Myeloma Battle

Former Laker Flynn Robinson Dies at 72, Battling Multiple Myeloma Cancer

By | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 21:04

Former Laker Flynn Robinson dies at 72, after fighting the uncommon cancer multiple myeloma for two years. Fans mourn Robinson, who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their first NBA championship.

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