Death sentence

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  • Lewis Thomas, in his semi-autobiographical book The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher, reminisced about his father, an internist in the early twentieth century who would sit by his patient, holding his hand while nature affected the cure. There was little else he could offer. Now, after almost 100 years, we have crossed vast frontiers in medicine, from hormones to the immune system to unlocking the promise of genomics. We have relegated diseases such as erythroblastosis to the history books and transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic illness.

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  • Gynecological cancers are most distressing to the patient and the family. This is so all over the world, but in resource-poor countries, it may be a death sentence with a painful journey from diagnosis to death itself. The economy of the country in which we live at the time of diagnosis, has a huge effect on our access to treatment.

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  • In the 1980s and early 1990s, receiving news that one was infected with HIV was a literal death sentence. No vaccine or cure for AIDS exists. Back then, people with HIV could expect to become ill with AIDS within about ten years after becoming infected, and then live only one to two years on average after that. The virus destroys immune cells, leaving those infected vulnerable to a whole host of opportunistic infections. Eventually, one of them causes death.

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  • One of the most important steps in transforming the Thésaurus into an ontology is to represent the concepts and their connections in a machine processable way. In our ontology, each concept is given a formal designator and the relationships between them are formalized in the base ontology language. This overcomes any ambiguity between natural language based descriptive text, and formal concept names. In the NCI Thésaurus, names of entities are semantically rich. Some...

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  • In October 2005, an Angelina County, Texas, court held a woman accountable in an automobile crash that resulted in the death of her 1-month-old son who was not properly restrained in the vehicle. The woman forgot the child’s car seat and let a friend hold the child in her lap while a 14-year-old, unlicensed, uninsured driver drove the vehicle. The car slammed into an oncoming pickup truck and rolled over, killing the boy. The woman pleaded guilty to negligent homicide charges and was sentenced to a deferred three-year prison sentence and is required to attend...

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  • I n June 1993, Jose ErnestoMedellin participated in the rape andmurder of two girls in Houston, Texas. He was subsequently arrested by the Texas police, and informed themthat he was aMexican national.He was convicted of murder in September 1994 and sentenced to death in Oc- tober of the same year. Medellin appealed to the Texas Court of Crimi- nal Appeals, which affirmed both the conviction and the sentence.

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  • I’ll wager that no one reading this essay knows (or perhaps wants to know) the author of the ridiculous sentence in its title. Since the publication of Roland Barthes’s “Death of the Author” 40 years ago, many readers have acquired a seasoned skepticism about the authority and dependability of the authorial voice.1 Although Barthes suggests that the emergence of the reader comes at the expense of the author, authors (and artists) did not die.

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  • On 19 August 2002, Amina Lawal of Kurami village in northern Nigeria’s Katsina State, a divorcee of 30 years of age, lost the appeal of her sentence of death by stoning for extramarital sexual intercourse, which had been imposed by a sharia court in the town of Bakori in March of the same year on the strength of a pregnancy out of wedlock. The upper sharia court that handled the appeal did not accept Lawal’s withdrawal of her initial confession and confirmed the verdict of first instance....

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  • Negative life events, such as death of a family member, argument with a spouse and loss of a job, play an important role in triggering depressive episodes. Therefore, it is worth to develop psychiatric services that can automatically identify such events. In this paper, we propose the use of association language patterns, i.e., meaningful combinations of words (e.g., ), as features to classify sentences with negative life events into predefined categories (e.g., Family, Love, Work).

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  •  Heywood, the relict of the late Captain Peter  Heywood, the Editor is indebted for those beautiful and affectionate  letters, written by a beloved sister to her unfortunate brother, while a  prisoner and under sentence of death; as well as for some occasional  poetry,  which  displays  an  intensity  of  feeling,  a  tenderness  of    .

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