There are some interesting facts concerning the dead, those who have died before us, and the whole idea of assisted death.
There are many things about death that do not get discussed because the topic is often abandoned.
Those that suffer from suicidal thoughts often feel that there is no one who understands.
Death is a topic that peaks students attentions and causes adults to pause and wonder why anyone would contemplate risking social status for ending a sad or guilt-ridden life.
There are many traditions and myths surrounding those who have died and those who are near death.
It looks to be that the practice to bury their dead may date back as far as 350,000 years ago based on the evidence from Atapuera, Spain.
There are many causes of death and may support groups set up to lend a hand to those who need s listening ear.The topics that circulate the Web, books, magazines and other materials sell because people are interested in the subject.
Did you know that the USA does not classify "old age" to be a cause of death although dying of old age is very common?
An interesting fact is that there are over 200 euphemisms for death. With all of the sayings floating around the issue of death, you would think that it is a common, well understood condition.
So much more is being written, and spoken about the subject that most individual can be exposed to events.
The one common cause in all incidents of death is lack of oxygen.
After death the decaying process involves the enzymes that once digested your meals, will then begin to digest the tissues of your body. This digestion begins within 3 days of death.
The average burial in the U.S. puts approximately 827.060 gallons of embalming fluid into the soil. Embalming fluid contains formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol.
Cremations are not much better when it comes to polluting the earth. Cremation puts harmful gasses into the air including dioxins, hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide.
Death can be harmful to our environment as a final insult to us.
As many as 80% of all U.S. deaths occur in hospitals despite the emergence of the popularity of dying at home through hospice and home healthcare.
In New York, NY, USA, more people commit suicide than are murdured, yet the news are filled with reports of deaths by murder.
A twelve step screening process can detect risk for sudden death in athletes.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can happen to seemingly healthy infants who suddently die in their sleep. There is no known cause when autopsy is performed.
Computer technology is now being used to determine an individuals risk factor for sudden cardiac death and doctors are using this information to help individuals who might otherwise become just another death statistic.