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2014-02-12 23:00:58

Group Urges PA AG Not to Appeal Dismissal of Case Against Philadelphia Nurse for Her Dad’s Death. Nurse Barbara Mancini Issues First Statement Since Gag Order Expired Philadelpia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Compassion & Choices urged Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane not to appeal the dismissal Tuesday of an felony “assisted suicide” case against Philadelphia nurse Barbara Mancini for the death of her terminally ill, 93-year-old father, Joe Yourshaw (Court of Common...

2014-02-11 20:22:33

Decision is Victory for Dying Patients and Families Nationwide, Compassion & Choices Says POTTSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices, praised the dismissal today of an unjust felony "assisted suicide" case against a Philadelphia nurse as a victory for dying patients and autonomy at the end of life. Schuylkill County Judge Jacqueline Russell granted the defense's motion to dismiss...

2014-02-07 13:27:10

A study compares mortality among hard drug users A new study analyses the risk factors and excess mortality among heroin and cocaine consumers admitted to treatment in Spain. The results reveal that the fatality rate among consumers of both drugs is 14.3 times higher than for the general population, while among those only using cocaine, it is 5.1 times higher. In Spain the majority of deaths related to cocaine are not correctly certified and therefore up until now very few studies have...

2014-02-05 08:27:14

A call to action to advance suicide prevention field WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) today released a first-of-its-kind national action plan, A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, aimed at prioritizing suicide prevention research. A three-year intensive and collaborative effort by the Action Alliance's Research Prioritization Task...

2014-02-03 23:01:58

Gala Event to Benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Jordan’s Journey 2014 Gala: Imagine a World Without Suicide will take place at Mohegan Sun on March 8, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation (JMPMF). The Mission of the JMPMF is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not...

2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

2014-01-14 23:26:36

New true crime book, A Voice out of Nowhere, reveals how marijuana use contributed to a gruesome mass murder committed by a young man who was mentally ill. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Marijuana and mental illness are a bad marriage, says author Janice Holly Booth, whose recent best-selling true crime book -- A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer -- highlights an example of how excessive marijuana use contributed to violence committed by a young...

2014-01-14 20:21:23

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, a New Mexico judge ignored a majority of doctors, virtually all disability rights groups, a number of high-profile progressive leaders and the majority of Americans when she legalized physician assisted suicide (PAS) in the state. "The court appears to have completely ignored the dangers PAS poses to the disability community," said Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Education and...

2014-01-13 20:21:47

Landmark Case May Set Precedent for Challenging "Assisted Suicide" Laws in Other States ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/DC45788) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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