News tagged with terminal illnesses

Ruling will allow doctors to help patients die

Aja Riggs has undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatment for advanced uterine cancer. The 49-year-old remembers the feeling of her skin burning, the nausea and the fatigue so immense that even ...

Jan 14, 2014
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US state judge: Doctors can aid in dying (Update)

Competent, terminally ill patients have a fundamental right under the New Mexico Constitution to seek a physician's help in getting prescription medications if they want to end their lives on their own terms, a state district ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Living with disability—and planning a good death

(Medical Xpress)—Australians have a poor track record of talking about death and dying. A recent survey of Australians who'd just lost a loved one to a terminal illness found just 15 per cent were told how their relati ...

Jun 03, 2013
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