After A Death, Should We Get A Dog? Brain Study Signals 'Yes'
In a small study, the brains of mothers were scanned while they were looking at images of their own children and their dogs. Researchers found that similar areas of the brain were activated -- regions involved in emotion and reward -- whether it was their kid or dog on view.
Aid-In-Dying Loophole: Advocates Want You To Know You Can Stop Eating And Drinking
Most often referred to as VSED -- voluntary stopping of eating and drinking -- the practice of giving up food and drink in order to hasten one’s death is being increasingly publicized by aid-in-dying advocates as a legal alternative to physician-assisted suicide.
Study Finds Fivefold Increase In Alzheimer's Deaths: Why It Matters
The research found that 500,000 people die each year from Alzheimer's -- more than five times the number most recently reported by the CDC. That makes Alzheimer’s the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. Why does it matter? Funding for medical research, new treatments and ultimately, someday, a cure, tends to flow toward the most widespread and deadly diseases.