On Monday, the Indian Supreme Court lifted a ban that it had implemented earlier last month on Santhara, a religious practice in Jainism which consists of preparing for death by stopping the consumption of water and food. It is commonly practiced amongst very old or terminally ill Jain followers as a form of purifying the […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer On Saturday, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with brain cancer, ended her own life by means of assisted suicide. She had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an evasive and swiftly pervading malignancy that, according to the National Brain Tumor Society, is “the most deadly, most prevalent form.” […]

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