November 19, 2012
Genetic “switches” determine much about our bodies, including hair color, blood type, and susceptibility to certain diseases. Now, researchers believe they have found a gene that regulates something far more eerie: the time of day a person is likely to die.
In an study published in the November 2012 issue of the Annals of Neurology scientists studying the body’s biological clock (a.k.a. the circadian rhythm) report the discovery [...]
Carlisle Brigham, 29, found bleeding in stairwell of Lower East Side building in New York City
Discovered around 11 a.m on Monday dressed all in white and lying in a pool of blood on the floor
Police initially thought the extent of her wounds indicated she had been murdered
Investigators ruled that she was the victim of a tragic accident
She was the daughter of City’s former budget director
Was staying in building with male [...]
Losing a child sends a mother’s risk of an early death soaring, according to researchers.
A U.S team found there was a 133 per cent increase in the risk of a mother dying in the two years following the loss of a son or daughter.
Researchers William Evans from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and Javier Espinosa of the Rochester Institute of Technology, studied 69,224 mothers aged 20 to 50 for [...]
The A(H1N1) “swine flu” 2009 pandemic probably claimed over a quarter of a million lives — 15 times more than the 18,500 reported, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal said Tuesday.
The elevated toll underlined the need for better planning and vaccine distribution, said a team of epidemiologists and physicians who made a statistical model based on population and infection estimates to present what they believe is a more [...]
Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death.
BY AFRINISA KANKUDTI | MAY 26, 2012
Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death, says a new study.
Nearly, one-fourth of all suicide cases studied reported that the victim had blood alcohol levels of at least 0.08 g/dL.
Previous studies have said [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army investigators said Monday they found no bullet wound nor evidence of foul play in the death of a soldier in Afghanistan who died during a Skype video chat with his wife.
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark collapsed while speaking to his wife on May 1 from his base in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul. His wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, has suggested that Clark was shot, citing [...]