Teen’s Death Linked to Caffeine-Induced Heart Failure

Sixteen-year-old David Allen Cripe collapsed at school after drinking a McDonald’s latte, a large diet Mountain Dew, and an energy drink in just under two hours. He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead two hours later. Cripe didn’t have a diagnosed heart condition and had no family history…

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Belgium Reports First Case Of Doctor-Assisted Death For A Minor

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A 17-year-old has committed doctor-assisted suicide in Belgium, the first minor to do so under rules adopted in 2014 allowing euthanasia for people of all ages, the head of the national committee for euthanasia said on Saturday. Wim Distelmans, who chairs Belgium’s Federal Control and Evaluation Committee on…

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Love Will Be The Death Of Us

Notes On The End Of My Marriage Author’s note: This is a sincere attempt to learn the end of a relationship, a final love letter, of sorts. Some of the names have been changed and my former partner has consented its publication. 8.2011 — The Beginning There is no easy…

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‘Till Death Do Us Part’

Last week would have marked my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although my former husband and I have been parted now for many years, when the date rolled around and I did the math, I felt it as a momentous occasion. Right away I was transported to the Rose Garden in Kansas…

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