Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?
Feature | Health December 5, 2017
A pet food company recalled some of its organic dog food products after samples tested positive for the potentially lethal pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Here are the affected products.
Public Health April 27, 2017
Rizzo, the 19-year-old polar bear at Hogle Zoo in Utah was diagnosed with renal failure, a condition common in older polar bears. Zoo officials eventually have to make the difficult decision to euthanize the animal.
Animals April 9, 2017
Pentobarbital, a drug used to anesthesize and euthanize pets, was found in a lot of dog food that sickened five animals. What are the affected products?
Public Health February 7, 2017
Despite the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a new study found that the practice did not increase in states where it is available. This is contrary to what most people had feared, researchers said.
Public Health July 6, 2016
The Medical Board of Australia has imposed 25 strict conditions on voluntary euthanasia campaigner Dr. Philip Nitschke. The restrictions are designed to effectively prevent Nitschke from providing advice or information to patients on how to carry out assisted suicide.
LIFE October 27, 2015
A dolphin found with a huge blister on its dorsal surface was suspected to have suffered from severe sunburn. The animal had to be euthanized to spare it from a long and painful death.
Animals July 21, 2015
Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug, the 68-year-old former nurse who had spent most of her life in a vegetative state after having been brutally raped, passed away on Monday morning from a fatal heart attack.
Society May 19, 2015
A terminally sick man was allowed to be euthanized without any legal consequences for the doctor by the High Court in Pretoria. Assisted suicide is illegal in many countries in the world, including South Africa.
Internet Culture May 3, 2015
Sultan, one of the most adored dogs working closely with the police and fire department, has now passed on to dog heaven.
Internet Culture February 25, 2015
A woman from Spring Hill, Pittsburgh took her neighbor's Siberian husky while he was getting treatment for stage 3 cancer and had the dog euthanized. She now faces up to ten years in prison.
Society December 30, 2014
George Carey, the former head of the Church of England, announced he is now supporting the right to die for terminally ill patients, setting off a firestorm of controversy on the island nation.
LIFE July 15, 2014
Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium for the past eleven years and the country has now taken the practice to the next level by abolishing age restriction on mercy killing.
Society February 16, 2014