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How do they make sure someone has really died before declaring them dead?

You are correct that this happens. It is infrequent (there are not "many", as you say, compared to true deaths), but it occasionally happens that someone - even in a hospital - is thought to be dead ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

All models are wrong, but some are useful. The same is true for the body mass index. In general, people with a higher BMI have a higher chance of getting obesity-related illnesses than those with a ...
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How do they make sure someone has really died before declaring them dead?

Disclaimer anongoodnurse has provided an excellent answer mostly based on the U.S. I will focus on Germany and European countries to provide you with a broader view of the topic. If you ...
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What can you observe from MRI noises?

[TLDR: The gradient coils.] That is a great question. There are three parts to an MRI machine: main magnetic field (1.5 Tesla, 3 Tesla etc), gradient coil system and radio-frequency coil. The ...
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How does a late term abortion work?

8th Month is ~ 32 Weeks, pregnancy is usually ~40 weeks Up to 15 weeks' gestation, suction-aspiration or vacuum aspiration are the most common surgical methods of induced abortion. (Healthwise, 2004) ...
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Rationales behind the order of applying the torso straps of a Kendrick Extrication Device

Kendrick Extrication Devices (KED) are used during extrications (Such as in automobiles) where space is limited, and a backboard can't be used safely. Generally the mnemonic for securing the straps ...
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Therapist vs Psychologist

From PsyD to PhD to MSW to MFT and others, psychotherapists have a wide variety of backgrounds, education, exposures, experiences, philosophies, and approaches to treatment. Much more so than most ...
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I've unprotected acceptive oral sex with 3 partners, two of which were from escort service. What are my chances to get some desease(s)?

I would encourage you to get seen by a healthcare professional for testing/advice. This could be from your family doctor or at a walk-in clinic. There might also be a sexual health center near you ...
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Dentures for my mother

Dentures: In general, there are two kinds of removable denture: Complete and Partial, indicating whether the denture replaces all or only some of the teeth. Purposes: Restore or improve ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

Let's not conflate two different problems with BMI here. One the one hand you can have a low body fat percentage and still have a high BMI, but that only applies to body builders who exercise at a ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

As well as any other measurements it doesn't say much on it's own. You need to use it along with other personal details (and measurements) to get some meaning of it. One of the problems with BMI is ...
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How do they make sure someone has really died before declaring them dead?

Through the collective experience of observing millions of deaths, we have arrived at the following indicators of irrecoverable death, each one a more final proof than the previous: Respiratory ...
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