‘The way this world is going is not for us’: Elderly Northchurch couple’s final words in emotional note before gassing themselves to death

‘The way this world is going is not for us’: Elderly Northchurch couple’s final words in emotional note before gassing themselves to death

An elderly couple asked neighbours to feed their cat and tidied their home before driving to Northchurch Common where they toasted their last moments and gassed themselves to death, an inquest has heard. Kathleen Howell, 72, and her husband David, 73, were found in a final embrace, sat in their Nissan Micra and surrounded by bottles of booze. The couple, who lived at Compass Point in Northchurch…

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‘Government cuts denied me care I need so I’ve chosen to die’

'Government cuts denied me care I need so I've chosen to die'

Wracked with pain, and after eight years on morphine, Marie Lopez has finally chosen death over a life blighted by illness and cruel spending cuts. This once vibrant businesswoman has spent her every last penny paying for her own care after social services left her to suffer in agony.

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Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

A few days before Christmas 2016, a phone call took place that no one could have predicted. One of the world’s most esteemed HIV doctors, Professor Sheena McCormack – whose life’s work as an epidemiologist has been to track and fight the virus – picked up the phone to deliver a message that would make headline news: In the space of 12 months, the number of gay men in London being diagnosed with HIV had dropped by 40%. Across England it was down by a third.

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Five HIV patients left ‘virus-free’ with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

Five HIV patients left 'virus-free' with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

A new vaccine-based treatment for HIV has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients, raising hopes further research could help prevent Aids without the need for daily drugs. Researchers combined two innovative HIV vaccines with a drug usually used to treat cancer in the trial, conducted over three years at the IrsiCaixa Aids Research Institute in Barcelona. After receiving the treatment, the virus was undetectable in five out of 24 participants and its spread was stopped by their immune systems…

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This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike

This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike

A technical breakdown of how my body changed over the course of a monthlong hike on the Colorado Trail. The secret to ultimate fitness isn't all that complicated—just spend a month outside, hiking eight hours per day. Kyle Boelte breaks down how his body evolved into an efficient, fat-burning, testosterone-fueled machine over 29 days on the Colorado Trail.

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