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Professor Nears 70 Marathons Heeding Wife’s Dying Wish

July 22, 2017 |

In 2003, as Christine Guetzloff was dying of ovarian cancer at the age of 34, she sat her husband down for an important conversation. “Tom, you need to do something—you’re just way out of shape,” she told the West Virginia State college chemistry professor. “Look at you, Tom. You’re…

You Can Make Dying Army Vet’s Wish Come True

July 17, 2017 |

The wife of a military veteran suffering from a terminal illness is soliciting calls from strangers to brighten her husband’s last days. Lee Hernandez, an 18-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, is dying of an undiagnosed medical condition in hospice care at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, sight,…

Docs Contradict China, Say Dying Dissident Can Leave

July 9, 2017 |

Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuation would be unsafe for China’s best-known political prisoner. Dr. Markus Buchler of Heidelberg University and Dr. Joseph Herman…

Parents Sue 911 Dispatcher Who Hung Up as Son Was Dying

June 29, 2017 |

The parents of a 17-year-old who was killed in a drive-by shooting are suing the firefighter who hung up on his friend when she called 911 for help, Courthouse News reports. Jaydon Chavez-Silver was at a party in Albuquerque when he was shot in the chest in 2015; Esperanza Quintero,…

Britain’s Top Court Won’t Let Dying Baby Go to US

June 9, 2017 |

The British parents of a dying 10-month-old have just one more chance to win permission to bring him to the US for experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates filed an emergency appeal with the European Court of Human Rights after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled against them on Thursday, reports…

Mom Shares Pic of Dying Son as a Plea

April 29, 2017 |

One mother in Canada is taking the heartbreak of losing her son to a fentanyl overdose and turning it into a poignant PSA on the dangers of the synthetic opioid. In a Facebook post, Sherri Kent shared a photo of her holding her dying 22-year-old son, Michael Kent, in his…

High Numbers of Humpback Whales Dying Off Atlantic Coast

April 27, 2017 |

Federal officials say humpback whales have been dying in unusually large numbers along the Atlantic Coast, the AP reports. According to the News Journal , the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries declared it an “unusual mortality event,” which is called when higher-than-normal numbers of marine mammals die for unknown…

How to tell if your mutual fund is dying

April 9, 2017 |

As many investors pull money from actively managed stock mutual funds, shareholders who stay put may face special risks.

For one, funds must have cash ready to pay investors who are bailing out. That may force a fund manager to sell securities in the portfolio — including stocks that the manager…

L.A. Times – Business

Man Swaddles ‘Dying’ Bear Cub, Attempts CPR

March 29, 2017 |

An Oregon man is being called a hero for saving the life of a bear cub he found while hiking Monday evening, but officials aren’t so sure. Corey Hancock tells the Oregonian he found a baby black bear just off the trail that “wasn’t breathing” and was “barely moving.” He…

‘A sea of despair’: White Americans without college degrees are dying younger

March 27, 2017 |

In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans.

Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend:…

L.A. Times – Business