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Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, experts say

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
There is no US system for coding these deaths, but Martin Makary and Michael Daniel, researchers at Johns Hopkins University's school of medicine, used studies from 1999 onward to find that medical errors account for more than 9.5% of all fatalities in ...
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Serious case review to probe whether toddler battered to death by foster mother could have been saved - ‎13 hours ago‎
Social services are facing questions after a “barbaric” woman beat an 18-month-old girl in her care to death, inflicting 200 injuries on her and trying to blame her eldest son for the child's death. Kandyce Downer, 34, was found guilty murdering Keegan ...
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Women 'Tortured To Death In House Of Horrors'

Sky News - ‎11 hours ago‎
The woman died on 1 August, 2014 and the body was cut up and stored in freezer. Pieces were removed over time and burned in the fireplace, police said.
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Lazarus trial hopes to REVERSE death: 'Reanimation' firm gets 'ethical' approval to bring brain-dead people back to life

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or 'brain death.' And although this sounds final and absolute, a company in the US believes it doesn't have to be ...
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Prince reportedly was scheduled to meet with addiction doctor day after death

Fox News - ‎5 hours ago‎
An attorney with knowledge of Prince's death investigation said the music icon was scheduled to meet with a California addition doctor the day after his death, according to a published report Tuesday. William Mauzy, a Minneapolis attorney working with Dr.
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The Reporting on Prince's Death Reveals That We Have No Idea What “Addiction” Really Means

Slate Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
Although many of the facts surrounding the death of Prince remain to be established, one thing is clear: He had been treated for an extended period of time with pain-relieving drugs.
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There's no proof opioids caused Prince's death. The specter is still revealing

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
For the past six days, reports that opioids were found in Prince's home (or “on him”, according to some news sources) at the time of his death have dovetailed one national tragedy - the untimely death of a revered musician - with another: the so-called ...
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Two arrested after death of teenage girl who took ecstasy

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
The teenager's death comes just over a month after that of a 16-year-old, Sky Nicol, who died in Darwen, Lancashire, after she was suspected of taking ecstasy.
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Baidu may face tough penalties in fallout from student's death: Analysts

CNBC - ‎3 hours ago‎
Internet search giant Baidu could face stiff penalties and health-care-industry digital ads could be subject to tougher controls in the aftermath of a university student's death, according to analysts. Shaanxi computer science student Wei Zexi, 21 ...

Appeal to increase death crash driver's sentence is refused

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
An appeal to increase a drink-driver's four-year prison sentence for killing a motorist and seriously injuring his wife has been refused.
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Sudden death at Corner Brook hospital being investigated - ‎15 hours ago‎
Police in Corner Brook are investigating a death at Western Memorial Regional Hospital that was reported Monday morning. RNC said a staff member at the hospital reported the death around 11:30 a.m., under the requirements of the Fatalities ...
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Heroin overdose eyed in death of 'Catfish' star

Page Six - ‎10 hours ago‎
Drug use may have factored into the death of a woman who appeared on MTV's reality show “Catfish,” police in Alabama said Tuesday.
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Prince's death, Day 13: Woman reported Prince had bad cocaine habit in 2011

USA TODAY - ‎17 hours ago‎
The latest on the investigation into the singer's death, his estate and tributes: 4:30 p.m. ET: Carver County sheriffs investigating Prince's death released more details on their 47 service calls to and from Paisley Park in the last five years ...
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Argument over Facebook picture led to Good Samaritan's death - ‎5 hours ago‎
Quinisha Johnson says she's is in a lot of pain both physically and emotionally, a day after her husband allegedly shot her in the leg and killed an armed Good Samaritan who tried to intervene in the domestic dispute.

Watling Tyres: 'Shambles led to Matthew Hoare's death'

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
A "miserable catalogue" of health and safety failures contributed to the death of a young tyre fitter at a Kent company, a court has been told.
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Man facing death after pig makes him 2nd victim in as many hours

New York Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOWNSEND, Mass. - A pig attacked and seriously injured a man less than two hours after the same animal attacked a woman at a Massachusetts farm.
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Prince Minneapolis FD Adds 'Save Shot' After Singer's Death - ‎12 hours ago‎
502-prince-getty-08 The Minneapolis Fire Dept. just made a big change ... a life-saving drug for people who OD is now part of its emergency toolbox ... just weeks after Prince's death. The brass says NARCAN has been on their radar for months, so the ...

Prince's 'biggest fear was dying alone' reveals pal following singer's tragic death - ‎18 hours ago‎
Almost two weeks after Prince's tragic death, a long-time friend of the singer has revealed his greatest fear was "dying alone".
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Inmate's family 'horrified' by video of death in Harnett jail - ‎12 hours ago‎
"It is our opinion that the cause of death in this case is complications of conducted energy device application," the medical examiner wrote.

We think our attitudes to death are unchanging. They're not

The Guardian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Dr John Troyer, who heads the Centre for Death & Society at the University of Bath, is currently spearheading the Future Cemetery project in conjunction with Arnos Vale cemetery in Bristol.