Tag Archives: Dying

Marijuana Users At A Higher Risk Of Dying From High Blood Pressure?

The results of a new study are making headlines with claims that marijuana users are connected to a three-hold higher risk of dying from hypertension (high blood pressure) than someone who doesn’t use marijuana. There is one small catch to the findings of this new marijuana study. Namely, there are some limitations with the study’s findings. One of the more ...

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Sherri Kent: Calgary Mom Shares Photo Of Son Dying Of Fentanyl Overdose To Warn Others About Opioid Abuse

Calgary woman Sherri Kent is still grieving after losing her son Michael to what may have been a Fentanyl overdose. But with a photo of her lying next to her dying son on a hospital bed having recently gone viral, she hopes the photo and its accompanying message will raise awareness of the dangers of opioid abuse. According to a ...

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Counterpoint: Dying Is (Probably) Okay

Photo credit: AP My smart colleague George Dvorsky over at Gizmodo published a defense of “radical life extension” this morning. This is a largely pseudo- or quasi-scientific pursuit favored by billionaire parasite Peter Thiel (among others), based upon the idea that, essentially, death is a pathology rather than a natural fact of existence, and thus can and should be eliminated ...

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Counterpoint: Dying Is (Probably) Okay

Photo credit: AP My smart colleague George Dvorsky over at Gizmodo published a defense of “radical life extension” this morning. This is a largely pseudo- or quasi-scientific pursuit favored by billionaire parasite Peter Thiel (among others), based upon the idea that, essentially, death is a pathology rather than a natural fact of existence, and thus can and should be eliminated ...

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Delhi hit-and-run victim robbed as he lies dying

A man bleeding to death at the side of a busy road in the Indian capital, Delhi, was ignored for over an hour and later robbed, police said. The victim was on his way home from a night shift when he was struck by a small van, reports said. CCTV footage circulating on the internet shows cars driving by without ...

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Bo Kimble To Chris Bosh — Time To Retire … NBA Ain't Worth Dying For

Ex-NBA player Bo Kimble is pleading with Chris Bosh … RETIRE IMMEDIATELY … saying he doesn’t want to see Bosh die on the court like his friend and college teammate Hank Gathers. The Heat shut Bosh down on February 9th when the clotting issues that ended his ’14-’15 season returned … this time showing up in his calf. Bosh is ...

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Finally Some Good News About When People Are Dying

Photo: Flickr When it comes to discussions of mortality rates, it seems like all we hear these days is “middle-aged white Americans are dying more.” Okay, fine—but here’s the good news. A new research paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives digs into our nation’s county-level mortality data and finds that, sure, the trends might not be so hot for ...

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Prince Feared ‘Dying Alone’ Confidante Reveals As His Estranged Family Heads To Court Over $300 Million Fortune

The mysteries surrounding Prince’s death continue to unravel in the weeks following his unexpected passing. While Prince’s family battles it out in court over his massive fortune, the pop star’s longtime confidante Neal Karlen shed some light on the music legend’s biggest fear. According to Us Magazine, Karlen sent a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that revealed Prince feared ...

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Little Richard Health Update: Singer Refutes Report That He’s Dying, Says He Is ‘Still Singing’

Little Richard is not dying — in fact the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll said he is still singing. After rumors this weekend that the 83-year-old singer is on his deathbed amid an undisclosed health crisis, Little Richard himself reached out to give a health update refuting the reports. William Sobel, who has served as Little Richard’s attorney for the ...

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