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Maternal Mortality Ratio without healthcare

What is an estimation of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR, number of mother death per 100000 births) without professional healthcare? In other words, how often women die during childbirth in some wild ...
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How accurate is the death of Caine in Menace II Society?

In the ending of the Menace II Society protagonist gets shot. One of the comments were rather interesting. man Caine's death is as accurate to reality without movies adding the movie death to it ...
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How does alcoholism technically (chemically) kill you?

Moreover, chronic excessive alcohol use is the single most important cause of illness and death from liver disease (alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis) in the United States (1). Furthermore: The ...
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What fraction of people have a “Do Not Resuscitate” order?

Any information is appreciated. Could be in a specific country, could be for hospital patients or for the whole population, etc.
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How do I confirm death and the need for CPR?

How can I confirm that someone is dead with 100% certainty? I have read many articles about this issue but all of them have only what I consider superficial information. All of them focus about some ...
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Gym and Eat less calories [closed]

I have some thoughts that are contradicting each other. Gym <=> Good for health and longevity. Eat less calories <=> Good for health and longevity. Gym or eating less calories - what is ...
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What happens to the heart during cardiac arrest?

I am confused about whether the heart stops beating during cardiac arrest or not. The answer in this question states, "the heart does not pump blood sufficiently to sustain life." Isn't that the ...
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How long does it take to die from drowning?

Here is the text I'm having trouble with (from Foundations of Legal Research and Writing 5th Edition by Bast and Hawkins): To their horror, they saw two bodies in the deep end of the pool. They all ...
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Is death due to drug-induced respiratory arrest painful?

Overdose of many psychoactive drugs (opiates, benzodiazepines and others) can cause respiratory arrest, which may lead to death. This appears in every prescribing information of said drugs, but I was ...
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Does Clinical death experience and sleep paralysis experience the same? did anyone die due to sleep paralysis?

Does Clinical death experience and sleep paralysis experience are the same? did anyone die due to sleep paralysis?
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Can you die from severing your penis?

I recently saw a very disturbing post history on Reddit about a person with the stump of a penis left, and no testicles, as he severed his penis by shooting it off and castrated himself. He said he ...
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Why consciousness is lost immediately when heart stops beating?

When heart stops beating - consciousness is lost in seconds. It is explained that it is due to the drop of blood pressure in brain veins. However, by my understanding - that should only make brain ...
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Circumvent death by hypothermia

What I've read seems to indicate that hypothermia leads to death by stopping the heart, which means your cells slowly die from oxygen deprivation. Is that accurate? Suppose you mechanically pumped a ...
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Is it possible for a healthy person to drown in their sleep without waking up?

In reading about the horrific Battle of Passchendaele during World War One, I came across an anecdotal account of a British officer sheltering in a shell hole in a rain storm. The narrator claims that ...
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What caused J&J's Procrit to be so deadly?

I just finished reading Blood Medicine and I'm wondering, what made Procrit/epogen so deadly, if it was from natural sources? Was it an immune reaction?
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How many people have been instantly killed by smoking?

We all know that cigarettes have killed millions of people, to the extent that just about everyone knows someone who has died from it. Smoking deaths are overwhelmingly medium to long term effects of ...
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Are end-of-life wishes perceived differently by children?

I understand more care and caution are needed in fulfilling end-of-life wishes of children under palliative care. Are there any studies on how the fulfillment of such wishes affect children ...
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Weight loss during death

Yesterday, a family member and myself were discussing the dying process (a family member recently died). It was brought up to me that - supposedly- the human body losses weight at or very near the ...
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What percentage of deaths in the U.S. are accompanied by an autopsy?

What percentage of deaths in the US are accompanied by an autopsy? I know that the deceased's relatives must give consent for an autopsy to be performed (if they do not already know the will of the ...
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When should I drink from the sea?

Just out of curiosity, consider the following situation. I'm going to die out of thirst and there is no source of water, but sea water. Should I drink it? OR it will just make things worse and make ...
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How long do people remain conscious, on average, after massive trauma causing catastrophic internal bleeding?

In movies, people who are shot or stabbed in the chest, especially in or near the heart, generally lapse into unconsciousness and/or death instantly. This doesn't seem to be the case in real life, ...
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Does electrical exposure build human resilience?

So I stumbled on this website about shocking electrical superheroes and I was wondering if a shock was administered every day to a young person, would their heart slowly give out, or would they become ...
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Is it possible to have a smile on the face after death?

A lot of novels state that a person died with a smile on the face, or how relatives/friends notice a smile on the face that remains even after death. Is such a thing anatomically possible? Will a ...
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How do they make sure someone has really died before declaring them dead?

What is the way they determine someone died before declaring them dead? There are stories I've heard of over the years, people who's heart stopped, were brain dead, fell under ice rivers for half an ...
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What is the protocol for allowing euthanasia in a medical facility?

Not many places allow assisted suicide however, when they do, it's for 'special circumstances'. On the other hand, there have been reports of "healthy" individual's, euthanasia requests being granted. ...
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What are the most common causes of death in the profession of computer programming?

Some cancers such as colorectal cancer are said to be associated with sitting too much. I spent most of the day sitting down. While I could remind myself to stand up more regularly, I was wondering ...
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Can you kill someone with a sound?

In the 1973 movie "To Live and Let Die" of the James Bond franchise, a character is killed 1 minute and 50 seconds into the beginning of the film because his headset was hijacked. His death is almost ...
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Do you bleed to death after your penis is cut off?

I wonder If a person without knowledge and tools cuts off somebody's penis and then doesn't call an ambulance immediately, is there a chance a person may not bleed to death within a short time? I ...