Sep 112015
 
Poor diet emerges as the biggest contributor to early death around the world: Study

Poor diet has emerged as the biggest contributor to early death around the world, according to new analysis from the leading authorities on the global disease, with red meat and sugar-sweetened beverages among the foods implicated in 21% of global deaths. Smoking cigarettes still carries the highest risk factor of premature death in the UK, followed by high blood pressure and obesity. But the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) in the US says that a combination of dietary factors, from eating too few […]

6 Body organs that can be donated after death

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Aug 232014
 
6 Body organs that can be donated after death

Organ transplants are one of the most phenomenal accomplishments in the medicine industry. But they entirely depend upon the magnanimity of donors along with their families who are devoted to take this life-saving step for the happiness of others. You would be surprised to know that you can save up to eight lives after your death through organ donation and improve the lives of over a hundred other people through tissue donation. To make a decision whether you wish to become a donor post your […]

One person dies on India’s roads every 5 minutes: Report

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Jul 172014
 
One person dies on India’s roads every 5 minutes: Report

One of the country’s top computer programmers died when he was hit by a speeding car. A policeman perished after allegedly being rammed by an irate driver. And a newly appointed member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet was killed after a car crash left him with a ruptured liver and fractured spine. The deaths illustrate the downside of India’s motorization: its roads are the world’s deadliest, with 15% of all traffic fatalities and only 1% of the motor vehicles, according to the World Bank. […]

6 Body Organs that Can Be Donated After Death

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Jun 082014
 
6 Body Organs that Can Be Donated After Death

Organ transplants are one of the most phenomenal accomplishments in the medicine industry. But they entirely depend upon the magnanimity of donors along with their families who are devoted to take this life-saving step for the happiness of others. You would be surprised to know that you can save up to eight lives after your death through organ donation and improve the lives of over a hundred other people through tissue donation. To make a decision whether you wish to become a donor post your […]

Thinking About Death Can Make You Value Life More

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Apr 202014
 
Thinking About Death Can Make You Value Life More

Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often? It is also impossible to truly know what it is like to die. So here we are, as humans, in this predicament: we have this desire to live, but we ultimately know we will die, and we don’t even know what it is like to experience what can often cause a high level […]

Let’s Know About 10 Leading Causes of Death

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Apr 172014
 
Let's Know About 10 Leading Causes of Death

While some might harbor fears of dying from a lightning strike or shark attack, the cause of your ultimate demise is likely to be much less conspicuous. Here are the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data are based on deaths in 2007, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Septicemia Septicemia, or bacteria in the bloodstream , killed 34,828 people in 2007. It can result from infections throughout […]

Heat Wave Deaths May Triple by the 2050s: Study

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Feb 052014
 
Heat Wave Deaths May Triple by the 2050s: Study

The number of people dying because of heat waves could rise three to four times in some regions by the middle of this century. According to the researchers, the relationship between weather fluctuations and death rates in the past, and projected the results for the decades to come. They found that by the 2050s, the number of heat-related deaths in England and Wales could surge by 3.5 times its current number, which is around 2,000 deaths yearly in these regions. Contributed By Sonia Narula