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Dutch court clears doctor in landmark euthanasia trial

Sep. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia. The doctor, who was not named in court, was cleared of any wrongdoing in...

In landmark test case, Dutch court acquits doctor who carried out euthanasia on patient with 'deep dementia'

Sep. 11, 2019 7:30 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In landmark test case, Dutch court acquits doctor who carried out euthanasia on patient with 'deep dementia'

Scientists rethink Alzheimer's, diversifying the drug search

Sep. 10, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. If they do, "we call it a unicorn," said Donna Wilcock, an Alzheimer's...

Landmark euthanasia trial opens in the Netherlands

Aug. 26, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A landmark euthanasia trial opened in the Netherlands Monday seeking to pinpoint what to do with dementia patients who have previously stated their wish to die under certain circumstances but later might have second thoughts. The court case centers on a 74-year-old woman who...

Court dismisses ex-Viking Noga's concussion claim

Jul. 31, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has dismissed former Vikings defensive lineman Al Noga's claim that his dementia is related to concussions he suffered during his playing years with the NFL team. In a unanimous decision, the high court on Wednesday threw out Noga's workers' compensation...

Watchdog: Death of mentally ill inmate preventable

Jul. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Michael Barton died in the Oregon State Penitentiary last year after catching the flu. In the course of a month, Barton, 54, became sicker and sicker; he stopped eating and witnesses reported he could not stand or walk. Barton eventually suffered from a MRSA infection, resulting in a...