Monthly Archives: August 2011

The story of Botox is a very interesting one indeed, especially its journey from derivative of a deadly poison, to beauty treatment, and on to be part of therapy or even a remedy for various ills. Lately, as this story … Continue reading

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“You wouldn’t let it happen to a dog”

How often have you heard a remark like that made in regard to someone who, despite being in the depths of suffering, is being helped to die well? Last night I had time out to see a movie, The Red … Continue reading

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Mario, Loredana and family

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Good Grief! Defining the Normal as the “Disordered” Raises Euthanasia Risk.

Psychiatrists have recently met to revise their most important diagnostic tool, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). One of the “new” disorders under consideration in the Manual’s newest edition, DSM 5, is grief. Grief includes aspects of … Continue reading

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Nitschke Covering Death with Sedation?

Australia’s infamous promoter of assisted suicide, Dr Philip Nitschke has been at it again this week, and he has the lives of people with disabilities in his sites. Dr Nitschke wants to import the American drug, Nembutal, doubtless with the … Continue reading

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