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Death Researcher Challenging Science on Resurrection and the Soul

Resuscitation expert Dr. Sam Parnia has shown that, with proper treatment, people can be returned to live even hours after they have died. By cooling the blood and brain after death, brain damage can be prevented while organs such as the heart have more time to be repaired or heal. Instead of being declared dead after 20 minutes without blood...
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Scared of Death? Take Tylenol!

Thinking about death can cause us to feel a sort of existential angst that isn't attributable to a specific source. Now, new research suggests that the over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen may help to reduce this existential pain. Scientists say that BOTH physical and social pain--like bumping your head or being ostracized from friends--...
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What's Your Death Day

Since the end of the world didn't happen, we really don't know. (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).

We all know our birthday, but hospice doctors know something we don't:...
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When We Choose to Die

Most of us don't want to die today (and most of us won't have to), but a lot of us WOULD like to choose when and how we do it, when the time comes.
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Digging Them Up

A record number of buried bodies are being exhumed lately. The body of the former Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat is being tested to see if his sudden death in 2004 was caused by poison (they suspect the Israelis, naturally). Suspicious concentrations of the radioactive isotope polonium-210 were found on his clothes and toothbrush during an...
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Doctors Die Differently From You and Me

Near-death experiencer Dannion Brinkley (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) once said, "In the US, we TORTURE our old people to death." But doctors know this, which is why most of...
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How to Avoid Oscar

AND chupacabras! - How can you make sure that you don't get a visit from Oscar the cat soon? If you want more time, here's what you should know: The same evolutionary genetic advantages that have helped increase human lifespans also make us uniquely susceptible to diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. It...

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How to Live a Long Life

Don't die early - We may not be able to live forever, but there's no reason we need to die young. Many US children face a terrible burden of stressors that can harm the development of their brains and nervous systems. These stressors can lead to health problems and diseases throughout their lives, ultimately causing some to die...

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Can We Live Forever?

Without becoming machines or mole rats? In times like these, it's something to think about. Many contactees have written that they saw alien beings putting on and taking off bodies, with stacks of these bodies folded in drawers and stacked on shelves. Until we can do something similar, we remain victims of our mortal bodies (Or do we?

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Immortality

Will humans eventually live forever? Scientists have grown immortal skin cells in a petri dish?maybe they can someday make us immortal too?but would we want to be? This possibility raises the question of whether this would cause us to spend our lives cowering in our homes, afraid of having a fatal accident.

And it's not just long lives...

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Whitley's Journal: A Heartbreaking Decision

In Whitley?s latestJournal, he talksabout the Schiavo case, and says, "In the past few years,twice had to make similar decisions. In both cases, thevictims had living wills, but, believe me, when you arealone with the question of whether or not to pull the plug,there is always an element of doubt, and that is anagonizing place to be?It is...

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Dead Man Sat at Desk for Five Days

Here's another indication that the recession may be slowing things down inthe workplace: A man sat at his desk for 5 days before his fellow officeworkers noticed he was dead.

George Turklebaum, a 51 year old proof reader, suffered a fatal heart attackat a New York firm of medical publishers. Since he was such a quiet worker,none of the...

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