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Surprising jump in deaths in Britain

London - In parts of the U.K., notably England and Wales, there has been the biggest rise in the death rate in a generation. These figures require government action, according to a health campaigner.

Historic judgement applauded by Dying With Dignity Special

Over 80 percent of Canadians support the idea of physician-assisted death in the event of terminal and painful disease in a mentally competent person.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

Terminal California woman who sought right to die does it her way

Portland - A terminally ill Northern California newlywed who went public about her desire to choose the time and place of her death has died after taking a prescribed fatal dose of medication.

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.

Daughter fakes wedding for dying father

Auburn - Rachel Wolf, 25, is not about to marry anyone anytime soon, she is not even engaged. But she sets up a wedding so that her father who is diagnosed with cancer can have a last dance with her.

Dying teen Zach Sobiech sings 'Clouds' for all to remember him by

The video asks: "When faced with months to live, how do you say goodbye?" Zach Sobiech, 17, with only a few months to live, determined to leave something for all to remember him by. Watch Zach's heartbreaking performance of his song "Clouds."

'Dumb Ways to Die' video a viral hit for Melbourne's Metro

Eating superglue. Selling both your kidneys. Scratching a drug dealer's new car. These are some of the "dumb ways to die" illustrated in a cute video and song released by Melbourne's Metro Trains to promote rider safety.

Tower climbers dying at 10 times the rate of construction workers

Subcontracted cell tower climbers are dying in large numbers in order to build better cell service for the public --- a risky, high-pressure job that is necessary to expand America's cellular infrastructure.

Op-Ed: The dying fish epidemic continues as earthquakes increase

Recently, 10,000 fish died in Missouri’s Blue Springs Lake; the sardine apocalypse continued as 200-tons of dead fish washed up at port, a 6.0-magnitude quake shakes Peru, and Katla volcano continues earthquake activity under icecap.

Watching Too Much TV May Cause Health Problems

Watching too much television may have some negative consequences. It may raise health problems and shorten life. A recent study of those findings was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Music used as medicine for the dying

Professor Sandi Curtis of the Concordia University Department of Creative Arts Therapies published an report showing that music played for dying patients provided pain relief, relaxation, and a improved mood and quality of life.

Facing the end with dignity, Rev. Albert Baldeo lives with honour

Kelowna - In 1971 Rev. Albert Baldeo left Trinidad coming first to Toronto. He and his family moved across Canada finally ending up in Kelowna 10 years later serving Canadians with the United Church.

Battle over dying baby's removal from life support

London - A dying baby in an Ontario hospital, who had been scheduled to be taken off life-support on Monday, may be transferred to a hospital in Detroit.

Thieves allegedly rob woman on video as she lay dying on street

Greater Manchester police have released a CCTV video of two suspects wanted for questioning after they were seen riding bicycles past a woman who collapsed in the street and then approached her from another angle out of the view of the security camera.

Dying man found wrapped in plastic inside van

Sunningdale - Police found a fatally injured man, wrapped in plastic, in the back of a van which they chased and pulled over in Berkshire on Wednesday.

Woman apologizes for taunting dying child

Trenton - A Michigan couple who received death threats after posting grim photos of a dying girl and her dead mother online have apologized for their actions.

Georgia man dies playing Russian Roulette

Dublin - In Russian Roulette a bullet is placed in a chamber of the gun, the cylinder is spun, and one player aims the revolver at their head and pulls the trigger. Play continues until one player blows their brains out and ends the contest.

Jamaican drug war continues in firefight with Coke's Shower Posse

The bloody war in Jamaica continues today with more fires, a rising death toll and gun fire on the streets as the police and Jamaican army battle the Shower Posse drug gang and its' leader Christopher "Duddus" Coke.

London hospital refused to give dying patient glass of water

After nurses refused to give a glass of water to a patient, despite his pleas, the dying man used his cellphone to call the hospital switchboard to beg for some water.

Religious people do more to stop themselves from dying

A new US study appears to indicate that people with a strong faith want doctors to do whatever they can to keep them living as they near death.

Traditional names 'dying out' in England and Wales

Names such as Edna, Gertrude, Walter and Percy have become a rarity in England and Wales, despite being popular more than 100 years ago. Some worry such names will never come back.

Full-term twin fawns delivered from their dying mother

Healthy twin fawns were delivered after their mother was hit by a car and was near death by the side of the road. A wildlife biologist performed emergency surgery in a ditch.

Bats Dying in New York, Vermont

Thousands of bats in New York and Vermont are dying. Scientists that are clueless to the cause fear more than ten thousand of the winged creatures may be dying in abandoned mine shafts and caves in the Northwest.

Last Farewell Makes Randy Pausch An Icon

Randy Pausch is just 47 years old and teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Pausch is a pioneer in virtual reality technology that is used in games and Disney rides. He's also becoming famous because he is dying.

Sharks are Dying. Does That Mean Fewer Scallops?

Scientists report that overfishing of sharks is having a surprising effect. They're no longer there to eat skates and rays -- which are now gobbling up bay scallops. Is the balance of nature threatened?

Dolphin Dying of Broken Heart Over Death of Trainer

The murder of the belover trainer who nursed her to health and took personal responsibility for her care has sent a dolphin into a complete tailspin.

Children make coffin for dying teacher

A Dutch primary school teacher who is dying of cancer is overseeing one last project among her beloved pupils - they are making a coffin for her.

Hospice & Hooker Team Up to Help Dying Man Lose His Virginity

A hospice founded and run by a nun helped a young disabled man attain his one wish before he left this world.

Dying Mom's Keepsake Videos for Son Stolen by Thief

Melanie Worthington was a single mother of a 5-year-old boy who knew she was soon to lose her battle against pancreatic cancer.
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