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Death and dying
June 30, 2016
New Mexico high court: Doctors can't help patients end lives
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ...
June 08, 2016
California aid-in-dying law concerns some Latinos, blacks
California on Thursday becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising ...
June 06, 2016
Assisted dying about to be legal in Canada
Doctor-assisted dying is about to become legal in Canada without clear legislation on how it would work. Canada's Supreme ...
June 06, 2016
When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?
Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had ...
June 03, 2016
THINGS TO KNOW: California's new rules for end-of-life drugs
California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill has the strictest requirements of any of the five ...
June 03, 2016
California doctors uneasy about prescribing lethal drugs
Terry Petrovich asked her oncologist point blank: "Am I going to count on you to help me achieve a good death?" To her ...
June 02, 2016
Ex-hospice head pleads guilty to Medicare, Medicaid fraud
A former head of a suburban hospice who was accused of using patients who weren't terminally ill to collect millions of ...
May 19, 2016
PM Trudeau apologizes again in Parliament after elbow
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized before the Canadian Parliament for a third time Thursday, saying he expects better ...
April 14, 2016
Canada's new assisted suicide bill doesn't allow visitors
Canada on Thursday introduced a new assisted suicide law that will apply only to citizens and residents, meaning Americans ...
April 13, 2016
APNewsBreak: Non-Canadians not eligible for assisted suicide
Canada's new assisted suicide law to be announced on Thursday will exclude non-Canadians, which means Americans won't be able ...
March 10, 2016
Ill Californians may take life-ending drugs starting in June
Terminally ill California residents will be able to legally end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor beginning ...
March 04, 2016
The Latest: Many of same drugs found in Brown, Houston cases
The Latest on the death and autopsy report of Bobbi Kristina Brown. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A comparison of autopsy ...
February 25, 2016
Husband of Brittany Maynard lobbies for NY right-to-die bill
Dan Diaz has lobbied lawmakers across the country and gone on Oprah, all to fulfill a promise to his late wife, Brittany ...
February 24, 2016
Stocks erase an early loss and manage modest gains
The stock market reversed steep declines and ended slightly higher on Wednesday, thanks in part to a pickup in the price of ...
February 04, 2016
Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law
A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an ...
January 27, 2016
French lawmakers approve terminal sedation, not euthanasia
France's Parliament has approved a bill that will let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes but ...