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Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.

Nov 03, 2014
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Secrets of old age revealed

Leading health specialists last night called on the Welsh public to take responsibility for their own health by adopting a healthier lifestyle to help stave off the onset of disease and premature death.

Oct 31, 2014
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Largest ever dataset of causes of death

About two thirds of deaths worldwide are not recorded. A network of hundreds of health and population researchers hopes to change this with a new dataset of 110 000 deaths recorded over two decades in low- ...

Oct 29, 2014
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