Sudden infant death syndrome linked to a rare genetic mutation

Researchers believe a rare mutation associated with breathing muscles is the cause of SIDS.

Lead exposure might be responsible for 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought

Scientists have discovered that nearly 412,000 yearly deaths in the US can be attributed to lead contamination.

Death creeps through the brain as a “spreading wave” of silence and inactivity

In a dark way, these findings are quite soothing.

More than half of police killings in the United States were not officially documented

A disturbing new study shows that the government fails to accurately count law-enforcement related deaths in the United States.

Doctors record brain activity in a deceased patient 10 minutes after death

This is totally not normal and nobody knows for sure what happened.

Masaya Nakamura, the “father of Pac-Man” dies at age 91

His work touched millions of lives.

Whales mourn, and grieve, and feel the loss of a loved one — just like you or me

We all know the pain and harrowing loneliness of losing a loved one, and it seems whales do too.

Zombie genes are turned on even days after an organism dies

Even days after we die, gene expression is still active.

People faced with the threat of death go out shopping more

Death is ubiquitous and inevitable, and people have learned to cope with it in various ways. In some places of the world, however, death is a more immediate prospect than in others. A team of researchers at Michigan State University led by marketing  professor Ayalla Ruvio found that people faced with a mortal threat such as a terrorist attack are more likely

Death occurs more slowly than thought, like a wave killing the body cell by cell

Studying death in humans has always been precarious. I mean, it’s not like anyone would volunteer to be live dissected as they slowly die, and even if someone would agree to such a procedure, most likely it would not be allowed. Not in any western hospital anyway. Luckily, death is such a common, as in inevitable, occurrence for all living

Sleeping pills might put you to bed for good: linked with higher death risk

According to a recently released study authored by American physicians, sleeping pills are  linked to a more-than fourfold risk of premature death. If that wasn’t enough, the study goes on to state that people who take high doses are associated with a  35-percent increased risk of cancer, compared to non-users, although a valid explanation as to why this happens couldn’t be offered by the

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Truth About Sitting Down

Guess what you’re doing right now? Same thing I’m doing as I type this in, I know, but sitting down for too long is not at all alright. Actually, sitting down for more than six hours a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%! And no, even if you exercise 30 minutes a day, chances

Everest clean up team goes up again

Everest is known as many things; first of all it’s the highest point in Asia, and in the world. It’s perhaps the peak over 8000 meters that most people try to climb (due to obvious reasons); but it also kills. Despite not being the most dangerous peak on the face of the earth, it has killed over 300 people since