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Prince sends note to suicide couple's familyupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 07:18:00

Prince Charles has sent a condolence message to the family of a wealthy British couple who ended their lives together at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland, according to media reports.

British couple die at assisted suicide clinicupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 07:38:00

An elderly British couple who died together at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland died "peacefully" after receiving "wonderful and humbling care" from their doctors, the couple's family said.

UK woman loses assisted suicide appealupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 09:15:00

A British woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis has lost her appeal to clarify Britain's laws on assisted suicide, a charity working with the woman said Thursday.

Comatose woman in euthanasia debate diesupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 07:49:00

An Italian woman who had been in a coma for 17 years and whose right-to-die case was being debated in the Italian Parliament has died days after doctors began removing her feeding tube.

Italians protest coma deathupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 07:49:00

Italians protest the death of a comatose woman after her family wins the right to remove her feeding tube.

MS sufferer challenges suicide rulingupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 10:51:00

A British multiple sclerosis sufferer is attempting to clarify the law on assisted suicide, an option she has said she wants if her pain becomes unbearable.

TV channel to broadcast assisted suicideupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:05:00

A British TV channel was scheduled to air a controversial documentary Wednesday night showing a terminally ill man committing assisted suicide.

British debate: Suicide on TV?updated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:05:00

British TV airing of assisted suicide documentary sparks debate over broadcast standards. CNN's Aphonso Van Marsh reports

Q&A: Assisted suicide in Britainupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:04:00

British television audiences will be shown an assisted suicide for the first time Wednesday, when a documentary is aired about a man taking his own life at a Swiss clinic.

UK woman loses suicide court challengeupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:17:00

A woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis lost her legal bid Wednesday to clarify Britain's laws on assisted suicide.

UK debates assisted suicideupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 08:45:00

The death of a rugby player has sparked debate over assisted suicide in Britain. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

UK parents may be charged over assisted suicideupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 08:45:00

UK prosecutors may charge the parents of paralyzed rugby player Daniel James with helping their son end his life. A New Fight to Legalize Euthanasiaupdated: Fri May 16 2008 20:00:00

Former Washington State governor Booth Gardner is crusading to make physician-assisted suicide legal in his state. It won't be an easy battle

Suicide machine sparks outrageupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 14:03:00

A former top-level German politician has invented what he calls a "suicide machine" for terminally ill patients who want to die.

Suicide machineupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 14:03:00

A German politician says he has invented a "suicide machine" for terminally ill people. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Euthanasia debate woman found deadupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 17:44:00

A French woman severely disfigured by facial tumors has been found dead just two days after a court rejected her request for an assisted suicide. Death Sets French Euthanasia Debateupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 12:00:00

The terrible agony of Chantal Sebire is over, but the cause she championed may change laws after her death

Kevorkian Case: Kevorkian trial setupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:05:00

Pleading not guilty on all counts, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, assisted suicide and delivery of a controlled substance for the assisted suicide of Thomas Youk and learned he will face trial in early March 1999.

Kevorkian Case: Judge agrees to drop assisted suicide charge updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:04:00

A Michigan judge has granted prosecutors' request to drop the assisted suicide charge against Dr. Jack Kevorkian leaving only the murder charge intact for his upcoming trial.

Kevorkian Case: Kevorkian delivers his own openingupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:04:00

Representing himself in his murder trial, Dr. Jack Kevorkian argued in his opening statement that he did not intend to kill Thomas Youk, but rather felt compelled to do so because his duty as a physician demanded it.

Kevorkian Case: Prosecutors rest their short caseupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:04:00

Dr. Jack Kevorkian may need to testify on his behalf to avoid a conviction for first-degree murder when his trial resumes Thursday.

Kevorkian Case: Kevorkian found guiltyupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:03:00

After three acquittals and a mistrial, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was found guilty of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance for his role in the death of Lou Gehrig's disease patient Thomas Youk.

Kevorkian Case: Kevorkian sentenced to 10 to 25 yearsupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:03:00

A Michigan judge sentenced Dr. Jack Kevorkian to 10 to 25 years in prison for second degree murder and three to seven years for delivery of a controlled substance.

Kevorkian Case: Judge denies request for new trial updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:03:00

In a ruling anticipated by Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his appellate lawyers, the trial judge who sent the reputed "Dr. Death" to prison in April rejected his request for a new trial.

Kevorkian Case: Appeals court dismisses defamation suit updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:02:00

Calling him "libel proof," a Michigan appeals court Monday dismissed Dr. Jack Kevorkian's defamation suit against two medical groups that called him a killer in their literature.

Kevorkian Case: Video of killing shown to juryupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:02:00

Confident that they have proven intent to kill, Michigan prosecutors rested their case in the murder trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian after playing the videotape of Thomas Youk's death and calling the medical examiner and investigators in the case.

Sources: New Orleans nurses offered immunity in deathsupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 18:50:00

Two nurses accused in the post-Katrina deaths of four patients at New Orleans' Memorial Medical Center have been offered immunity to testify before a special grand jury, sources close to the investigation tell CNN.

New Orleans hospital deaths still stump coronerupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 20:51:00

The Orleans Parish coroner said Thursday he cannot classify as homicides the deaths of four patients who died at a New Orleans hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Coroner: Katrina hospital deaths going to grand juryupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 19:24:00

A New Orleans grand jury will decide if a doctor and two nurses intentionally killed patients with injections before the hospital was evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish coroner Frank Minyard said Tuesday.

'They pretended they were God'updated: Tue Jul 18 2006 11:33:00

In the desperate days after hurricane Katrina struck, a doctor and two nurses at a flooded New Orleans hospital allegedly killed four patients by giving them a lethal drug cocktail, Louisiana's top law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Three charged with second-degree murder in Katrina hospital deathsupdated: Tue Jul 18 2006 05:41:00

A doctor and two nurses were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday after Louisiana's attorney general launched an extensive investigation to uncover whether hospital staff euthanized some patients after Hurricane Katrina hit, a source close to the case told CNN.

New Orleans hospital operator has checkered pastupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 12:21:00

The nation's second-largest health care company -- besieged for years by allegations of Medicare fraud and overbilling taxpayers -- now finds itself as the operator of a New Orleans hospital where some doctors and staff are under investigation for deliberately killing patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina investigation focuses on more than one person updated: Wed Dec 21 2005 12:42:00

More than one medical professional is under scrutiny as a possible person of interest as Louisiana's attorney general investigates whether hospital workers resorted to euthanasia in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina shattered New Orleans, a source familiar with the investigation has told CNN.

Dozens subpoenaed in hospital deathsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 20:35:00

Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. has issued 73 subpoenas in an investigation into allegations that euthanasia may have taken place at one of the hospitals flooded by Hurricane Katrina, he told CNN Wednesday night.

New Orleans doctor recalls dire scene at hospitalupdated: Sat Oct 15 2005 10:30:00

The Louisiana attorney general's office is investigating allegations that three days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, staff at Memorial Medical Center discussed euthanizing patients they thought might not survive. The attorney general has requested that autopsies be performed on all 45 bodies taken from the hospital.

Staff at New Orleans hospital debated euthanizing patientsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 18:08:00

Three days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, staff members at the city's Memorial Medical Center had repeated discussions about euthanizing patients they thought might not survive the ordeal, according to a doctor and nurse manager who were in the hospital at the time.

Experts discuss ethics of ending lifeupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 14:46:00

When and how to end one's life is one of the most emotionally charged and divisive issues of our times.

Supreme Court enters Roberts eraupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 06:39:00

The Supreme Court's 2005-2006 term got off to an eventful start on Monday with John Roberts hearing his first case as chief justice of the United States and President Bush naming his pick to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Your e-mails: The debateupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 10:28:00 asked its users for their views on the national debate surrounding the rights of patients and their families. Here is a sampling from thousands of responses, some of which have been edited.

Choosing their timeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 12:45:00

The next contentious end-of-life issue: assisted suicide. How Oregon offers a way out.

Spanish film put focus on euthanasiaupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 06:02:00

The film "Mar Adentro" -- or "The Sea Inside" -- tells the true story of a quadriplegic who wanted to end his life, and in the process became Spain's most famous case of euthanasia.

Judge gives Schiavo attorneys 3 weeks to appealupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 15:51:00

The father of a brain-damaged Florida woman said a judge's ruling Friday ordering his daughter's feeding tube to be removed March 18 is "a temporary relief."

Dutch ponder 'mercy killing' rulesupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 16:39:00

Dutch health officials are considering guidelines doctors could follow for euthanizing terminally ill people "with no free will," including children, the severely mentally retarded and patients in irreversible comas.

Prosecutors plan cannibal appealupdated: Fri Jan 30 2004 03:15:00

German prosecutors say they will appeal against the manslaughter conviction for a self-confessed cannibal who killed and ate a man who had asked to die.

Money Magazine: The Wild New World of Health Care for Your Pet From CAT scans to doggy braces, almost every procedure for humans can now be requupdated: Fri Apr 01 1994 00:01:00

Soaring medical bills. Limited insurance coverage. Expensive care for the aged and critically ill. Sounds like the familiar list of problems being addressed in Washington, D.C., right? Not so fast....

Fortune: Mixed reviewsupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

A few months before Theodore Levitt, 63, took over as editor of the Harvard Business Review in 1985, a disgruntled reader of 30 years wrote to cancel his subscription. The journal had become, in hi...

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