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16-Year-Old Girl Dies During Overnight School Trip Due To Toxic Shock Syndrome

A teenage girl died during an overnight school trip in March 2017 due to toxic shock syndrome. A coroner has confirmed that TSS was the cause of the teenager's death a year after the incident occurred.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2018

More Americans Spending Last Days Of Life At Home Rather Than In Hospitals, Study Finds

Where do Americans spend their last days of life? A new study based on the analysis of millions of records of Medicare beneficiaries who passed away between 2000 and 2015 revealed more people died at home, not in hospitals.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Researchers Discover More Than 70,000 People Have Died From Opioid Overdoes In The Past 17 Years

A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh discovered that over 70,000 drug-related deaths were due to opioid overdoses. The researchers of the study claim that these deaths were unaccounted for.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2018

Sign Language Icon Koko The Gorilla Passes Away At 46-Years-Old

The Gorilla Foundation released a tragic news regarding their beloved gorilla, Koko. The 46-year-old gorilla, who mastered over 2,000 English words in American Sign Language, died in her sleep.

Animals June 22, 2018

Houston Hospital Suspends Heart Transplant Program After Patient Deaths

The Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas has temporarily closed its heart transplant program. There have been three deaths and numerous staff complaints that lead the hospital to investigate the program.

Public Health June 4, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

States With Stricter Gun-Laws Have Lower Death Rates Among Young Adults, Study Suggests

A study conducted in Washington DC showed that states with stricter gun laws have a lower mortality rate among its young adults. The states that did not require a background check had higher rate of gun-related deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Aaron Traywick, 'Biohacker' Who Publicly Injected Himself With DIY Herpes Treatment, Found Dead At 28

Aaron Traywick, who was the CEO of biohacking company Ascendance Biomedical, died at the age of 28. Traywick was found facedown in a flotation tank at a spa in Washington, D.C.

Medicine May 1, 2018

27-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Diagnosed With Rare Rodent-Borne Disease 3 Months Ago

A young woman who was fighting for her life at the University of New Mexico Hospital has died. The woman was diagnosed with a rare but fatal virus known as the hantavirus.

Public Health April 27, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

New AI System That Predicts Death Of Patients Can Improve End-Of-Life Care

Are we ready for this? A new AI system developed by Stanford University can predict the death of terminally ill patients with 90 percent accuracy can help improve end-of-life care.

Public Health January 21, 2018

FTC Puts TripAdvisor Under The Microscope Following Reports It Removed Rape Warnings

TripAdvisor is under the scanner of Federal Trade Commission for misconduct. Users have claimed that TripAdvisor deleted their comments on businesses that caused harm to the travelers.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

When You Die And Your Heart Stops, Your Brain Is Still Functioning (Yes, You'll Know When You're Dead)

Researchers have found that even though the heart stops beating, the brain is still functioning. Those who have experienced a heart attack or cardiac arrest are still aware of what's happening around them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2017

Tobacco Still One Of World's Top Killers: Here Are The Other Top Causes Of Death Worldwide

A new report revealed that smoking remains one of the leading killers in the world. Here are the other causes of deaths worldwide in 2016, according to the Global Burden of Disease study.

Public Health September 16, 2017

‘Unacceptable Tragedy’: Measles Claims 35 Child Lives In Europe

In a new statement, the World Health Organization has released details on measles deaths in Europe. The U.N. agency has hit low coverage of the measles vaccine for the spread of the contagious disease.

Public Health July 12, 2017

Drinking Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Pair Of New Studies Confirm

Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, showed a link between coffee and longer life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. Coffee benefits held up even if one drank a decaffeinated cup.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 11, 2017

Your Heartburn Drug Could Be Sending You To An Early Grave

Participants in a new study who took proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) emerged with a 25 percent higher risk of death from heartburn drugs. Learn more about the potential dangers of this class of heartburn medications.

Medicine July 4, 2017

South Carolina Teen Dies From Caffeine Overdose: How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

Last month, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe collapsed in class because of caffeine overdose leading to probable arrhythmia. How much caffeine is enough to result in caffeine intoxication, and how does one stay in the safe limit?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2017

1.2 Million Deaths Among Adolescents Could Have Been Prevented: WHO Report

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among adolescents worldwide, says a WHO report, stating most victims are pedestrians or cyclists. Almost 1.2 million teens lose their life every year, and most teenage death causes are highly preventable.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Female Dragonflies Fake Death To Avoid Sexual Harassment

A zoologist made a surprising discovery while observing odonates in the Swiss Alps. Female dragonflies pretend to die when harassed by males that wish to mate.

Animals April 30, 2017

Despite Normal BMI, Excess Weight Around Waist Could Raise Death Risk

In a new study, people with a normal body mass index but carry excess weight around their middle have the highest death risk from any cause. Find out the dangers of belly fat in this new research confirming previous findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

Atheists And Highly Religious People Least Afraid Of Death: Study

People at the far sides of the faith spectrum are least afraid of dying. Researchers found that atheists and people who are very religious are least scared of death.

Feature | Health March 27, 2017

Your Brain May Still Work After You Die

Canadian researchers suggest that brain activity can continue up to 10 minutes after a person is clinically dead. The paper is based on a human subject whose brain remained in delta activity after being plugged off life support.

Neuroscience March 12, 2017

How Did Legendary Author Jane Austen Die? Experts Find Clues In Her Spectacles

It has been stated by a British Library curator, Sandra Tuppen, that late author Jane Austen may have suffered from arsenic poisoning. She states the theory on the basis of three spectacles that formerly belonged to Austen.

Ancient March 11, 2017

Parents File Charges Over 14-Month-Old Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

The parents of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn who died after a dental procedure in North Austin have filed a lawsuit against the dentist, an anesthesiologist, and the dentist office. Learn more details about the alleged dental malpractice.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Thousands Of Dead Bees Wash Ashore On Florida Beach

Thousands of dead as well as dying bees have washed up on a Naples beach in Southern Florida beach starting this weekend. Here is the likely cause and what to do with a bee sting.

Animals February 9, 2017

Bye, Granddad: World's Oldest Public Aquarium Fish Dies In Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has euthanized Granddad the Australian lungfish. The almost 100-year-old fish is the oldest zoo animal in the city and the longest among aquarium fish worldwide to live.

Animals February 7, 2017

Dentist Faces Court Rap Over Death Of Teen During Wisdom Tooth Removal

A family in Minnesota is now finally filing charges against a dentist for the death of their daughter during routine wisdom tooth removal. It was a change of heart as they have formerly expressed no intention to sue the doctor for malpractice.

Medicine January 29, 2017

Baby Dolphin Dies On Argentina Beach As Tourists Seek Selfies

Argentinean paper La Capital reports another animal death from tourist selfies. Tourists have been seen dragging a baby dolphin from the waters of San Bernardo, located around 200 miles south of Buenos Aires.

Animals January 28, 2017

Skin Cancer Cream Reportedly Kills 5 Dogs

The FDA has released a new advisory warning pet owners of reported dog deaths from the topical cancer drug fluorouracil, marketed under brand names such as Carac, Efudex, and Fluoroplex.

Medicine January 19, 2017

Rural America More Likely To Die From Five Leading Death Causes

Those who live in rural areas have a higher risk of dying from the five leading causes of death than people who are in urban locations, a new CDC study reveals.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Fewer Americans Dying Of Cancer Since 1991, With Obamacare Seen Helpful In Driving Mortalities Down

The annual report from the American Cancer Society shows a 25 percent drop in deaths from cancer since 1991, considered the peak year for cancer mortalities. Obamacare is also seen a major factor in the death reduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Offensive Tweets About Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher's Deaths Prompt Twitter Backlash

As the world mourned the passing of Hollywood icons Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, some tweets about their deaths have sparked outrage. Cinnabon and comedian D. L. Hughley are both under attack for separate remarks, considered offensive and tasteless by some readers.

Internet December 30, 2016

George Michael Dies Of Heart Failure On Christmas Day

British pop star and gay rights advocate George Michael 'passed away peacefully at home' on Christmas Day. He joins other pop music icons, such as David Bowie and Prince, who will be missed.

Celebrities December 26, 2016

Real-Life 'Fault In Our Stars' Husband, Dalton Prager, Dies

Dalton Prager, hailed as a real-life 'The Fault In Our Stars' husband, died on Saturday, Sept. 17 at a St. Louis hospital. The heroic love and marriage of Dalton and Katie despite cystic fibrosis has been awe-inspiring.

Medicine September 19, 2016

All Because Of A Tree Fall: Anthropologists Identify Cause Of Death For Early Human Ancestor 'Lucy'

It all ended for Lucy after a tree fall. An analysis of the early human ancestor’s bones revealed that falling off a tree caused her death.

Ancient August 30, 2016

People Hospitalized For Infection At Increased Risk Of Dying From Suicide

People who were hospitalized with infection have increased risk for suicide death, new research suggests. The risk is higher in those with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis.

Public Health August 11, 2016

Eating More Meat Increases Mortality Risk, But Plant Protein Lowers It

High intake of animal protein such as eggs, meat or dairy is bad for the health and may increase risk of death, a new study has revealed. However, eating plant protein may help reduce the risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2016

Is There Life After Death? Hundreds Of Zombie Genes Come Alive After Life Ends

Among the genes that become active after death are developmental genes that sculpt embryos and those that promote cancer. Does this mean dead organisms can be brought back to life?

Feature | Health June 24, 2016

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise May Extend Life Span

In a new French study, just 15 minutes of physical fitness in elderly individuals translated to reduced mortality risk. Who says low exercise levels are useless?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016

Accidental Deaths Of Americans Reach Record High

Accidental deaths are now more common than ever before across the United States. What is driving this increase in fatalities?

Public Health June 12, 2016

'Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee': Best Quotes From Boxing Icon Muhammad Ali

Here are some of the greatest quotes from Muhammad Ali, who was also fondly called the Lousville Lip for his way with words. The boxing great died on June 3 at age 74.

Life & Style June 5, 2016

Dozens Injured, One Dead In Freak Thunderstorms Across Europe

Thunderstorms are ravaging across Europe, killing one person and injuring dozens more. What is driving these catastrophic events and what dangers do they bring?

Earth/Environment May 28, 2016

Beastie Boys Original Member John Berry Dead At 52

Beastie Boys original member John Berry was confirmed dead Thursday morning. He was one of the first four members of the band when it was formed in 1981.

Life & Style May 20, 2016

Marvel Offers Teaser Videos About Who Will Die On 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season Finale

The season finale of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' arrives on Tuesday and it's likely that someone will die, at least according to the official R.I.P. videos released for the show's characters.

Movies/TV Shows May 17, 2016

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